Restaurants - Córdoba

Salmorejo © Michelle Chaplow
Salmorejo, a typical Andalucían dish.

Cordoba - Restaurants

Just like most large cities in Spain, Cordoba has a rich variety of restaurants, tapas bars and cafés. Among them are some hidden gems, serving some of the best food in Andalucia. The vast majority are centrally located near the business and cultural districts of the city. Below, we have listed some of our personal favorites, providing value for money and serving simply the best food in this part of Andalucia. 

Noor - Cordoba
Chef Paco Morales, who worked at Mugaritz and El Bulli, conjures up dishes from Andalucia's long multicultural history - cocina andalusi. His passion is the region's forgotten gastronomic heritage, focusing on the Arab period in the 10th century when Cordoban caliphate was at the peak of its power; this was in turn influenced by earlier Phoenician, Roman and Visigothic cultures.
At Noor, which means "light" in Arabic, you can enjoy contemporary dishes using historic recipes researched by Morales. One of his missions is to rediscover and reinterpret centuries-old ingredients and artisan techniques - pistachos, goat's milk, bitter oranges, turmeric and coriander, and carob instead of chocolate, all with an avant-garde approach - roast pigeon and duck foie gras on desert sand, turmeric, hawthorn berries and tahini. The Arabic theme also runs through the restaurant's design and décor; Morales calls it a "cultural project". Open Wednesday to Saturday.
Calle Pablo Ruiz Picasso 8, Esquina Pinto Muñoz Lucena, Cordoba. Tel 957 964 055.


Choco CordobaChoco Cordoba - One Michelin Star

Kisko Garcia's restaurant offers cuisine which combines traditional and modern elements using high-tech methods. c.c.´s accepted.
Calle Compositor Serrano Lucena, 14. Córdoba
Tel: +34 957 264 863. Map 


El ChurrascoEl Churrasco

Located in what was the heart of the historical and artistic Jewish quarter, El Churrasco is decorated in different styles which vary in accord with the dining room. 
Calle Romero, 16 (Judería). Córdoba
Tel: +34 957 290 819. Map 


Bodegas MezquitaBodegas Mezquita

Specialising in fine wines, this bodega serves fresh, delicious tapas dishes, as well as fish and meat dishes. Lunch & dinner. 
Ronda de Isasa 10, local 8, 14003. Córdoba
Tel: +34 957 107 859. 

 

© Michelle Chaplow
 

 

AlmudainaAlmudaina

The Almudaina restaurant is housed in a small 16th century palace built by Leopold of Austria. It serves traditional Cordovan food. Lunch only, dinners in July & August. Closed Sundays. c.c.´s accepted. 
Jardines de los Santos Mártires, 1. Córdoba
Tel: +34 957 474 342. Map 

 

Caballo RojoCaballo Rojo

The Caballo Rojo, set up by the "patron" - José García Marín -  serves traditional Andalucian cuisine with Arabic, Jewish and Christian influences. Lunch & Dinner. c.c.´s accepted. 
Calle Cardenal Herrero, 28. Córdoba
Tel: +34 957 475 375. 

 

Federación de las PeñasFederación de las Peñas

Started in 1986, this restaurant has long been an important part of Cordoba gastronomy. It has space to accommodate big groups and parties. Lunch & Dinner. c.c.´s accepted. 
Calle Conde and Luque, 8. Córdoba
Tel: +34 957 475 427. 

 

La TranqueraLa Tranquera

Serving the very best of authentic, home-made Spanish and Argentinian tapas, La Tranquera is a popular and trendy place to eat. Try the different empanadas or the wide variety of chorizo dishes.
Corregidor de la Cerda 53, 14003. Córdoba
Tel: +34 957 787 569.