The Best of NileGuide
- Since Cordoba is a university city many of the best places to eat are aimed at students - are are certainly worth checking out. If higher end restaurants are what you are looking for, it has to be said that the choice is limited but there are exceptions. San Honorato is just one of those - housed in a converted bakery it reliably comes up with exquisite and inventive cuisine, in a city where pasta and pizza are the regular fare. The food, wine and service are impeccable and every meal starts off with a session down in the stone-lined cellar, where all manner of delicacies are sampled over a glass of sparkling wine. It was the obvious choice for top pick. Downtown is full of little places serving traditional fare but one of the best places for a delicious salad or a well grilled steak is Cafeto, which also offers a charming little patio for alfresco dining - it is our number three pick. Those student haunts we mentioned are myriad but one of the most commendable has to be Mandarina, just a short skip from the cathedral and the main square, on a lively pedestrianized street. The beer flows freely while the picadas (platters of cold cuts and cheeses) are excellent. It easily qualified for the number four spot in our top 10.