It’s not easy to find a traditional place in Cordoba that not only has good food, but also a beautiful setting and professional waiters.
Well the one I stumbled upon, also had a nod from the Michelin Guide and a few other awards to their name.
Let me introduce you to Casa Pepe de la Juderia!
This restaurant with a charming facade was at the end of the street where my apartment was, and I never even thought about trying it, as it looked very formal.
On my last night in Cordoba, the place I booked originally messed up my table reservation, so me and my husband went to Casa Pepe for a quick drink. We decided on the spot that we would stay there for dinner, as we were impressed by how professional the staff was – that’s something we rarely experienced while staying in Cordoba.
The restaurant has quite a few different dining spaces separated into various rooms, including a roof terrace. We were seated on a small but bright patio and ordered our food.
I had my work cut out for me – as I don’t eat meat, my options were pretty limited. I was adventurous and went with leeks with sardines, and my husband picked the duck cannelloni.
We also shared a small starter of anchovy toast with sheet butter – this was super tiny and it cost 4.50 euros each, but it was very delicious!
My meal was a real surprise.
I thought I was taking a gamble and would get fed up with the flavour of leeks after a few spoons, but it actually had such mild and delicious taste!
I never thought leeks could taste so good! The leeks were roasted and served with smoked sardines and black garlic – I mean, what a dish! This one (Puerros asados, sardina ahumada y ajo negro) was 16.50 euros and I think really well priced.
My husband proclaimed that this was the best duck meal he ever had, which is quite something as he eats duck at any given chance in a restaurant.
His meal (Canelones de pato con bechamel de foie) was served with two sheets of pasta and foie béchamel, priced at 24 euros.
Now prepare to get hungry as you peruse the images – I apologize for the quality, I only had my phone camera with me. At the end of the article you will find details for the location and reservation for the restaurant – I highly recommend you do not leave this one out when visiting Cordoba!
Casa Pepe de la Juderia, Cordoba
Location: Calle Romero 1, Cordoba (short walk away from the Mosque Cathedral)
Reservation: always book a table, this place is very popular. For reservations call (+34) 957 200 744 or fill in their online form here.