Córdoba Food and Wine Tours

A Mecca of Andalusian Cuisine and Architecture

Córdoba is a city where Christian traditions meet Islamic influences, ancient meets modern, and Spanish and Arabic cultures combine. Its most famous architectural wonder, the Mezquita, is a popular destination for travellers from all over the world and is a stunning testament to Córdoba’s past as part of the Islamic empire. Once you’ve marvelled at the beautiful interior of the Mezquita, there’s much more to see, from ancient churches such as the Santa Marina de Aguas Santas to Roman remains and the Jewish Quarter.

If all that sightseeing is making you hungry, you’re in the right place. Córdoba is a Mecca not only for architecture and culture, but also for food. Traditional Spanish dishes abound, with an Andalusian flair. One typical summer dish is salmorejo, a cold, garlicky tomato soup first introduced by the Romans. Other Cordoban specialities include flamenquín (jamon serrano wrapped in pork loin), snails and seafood including coquillas (clams) and even sea anenomes. Enjoy a cold glass of locally-produced Pedro Ximénez sherry or taste some of the many wines from the Andalusian region. The wine festival held every year in the city is the perfect way to get to know some excellent Spanish wines. In fact, Córdoba plays host to a variety of festivals and foodie events each year. If you have a sweet tooth you’ll find a range of different pastries and other treats to get your mouth watering. The Arabic influence is particularly strong in Cordoban desserts, including pastries such as alfajores, pestiños and the famous Pastel Cordobés (a puff pastry with an angel hair filling). 

The sunny climate and rich river-valley soil make Córdoba and its surrounding an excellent source of a variety of different produce as olive oil, sherry, and cured meats. Local olive oil is excellent, with a variety of different subtle flavours and varieties, from rich to sweet to mild. High quality vinegars, too, are produced nearby using a centuries-old process of oxidation in oak barrels. The area is also famous for its delicious meat products including chorizo, cured hams and traditional dishes such as cochifrito (deep fried cubes of pork).

There are dozens of great places to eat all around Córdoba. If you want to try its famous dish, salmorejo, you could do worse than to head to the Salmorejería Umami where you can try a surprising array of varieties of the cold soup, with ingredients such as anchovies, peas or even chocolate added. Choco offers gourmet cuisine without the Michelin-style price tags, with highly inventive tasting menus to give you a crash course in modern Andalusian dining. Or indulge in some Cordoban classics at Garum 2.1 where you can taste typical bull-tail stew or of course salmorejo with sherry.

If you want to get to know the flavours of Córdoba better, why not go on a foodie experience in the city with us?

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