This post is dedicated to the gluten free part of being in Córdoba. We were only here for one long day, taking a train in early in the morning (to get into the Mezquita free) and leaving just after an early dinner. Towards the bottom of this post I show other blogs and recommendations I found ahead of time.
For information on where we stayed, how we traveled, and what we saw, check out THIS post.
What I ate
For basic information and tips for traveling gluten free in Spain HERE.
Los Patios de la Marquesa
C/ Manriquez, 4 – 14003
14003 Córdoba, Spain
Near the Mezquita, we found this beautiful little inner courtyard that is surrounded by individual restaurants. We snuck in for a coffee, but found that Café Te Ria also had some gluten free, dairy free marzipan. We tried the chocolate and pistachio. We thought they were maybe chocolates…so I was a little surprised to bite into the almond flavored marzipan, but still a fun little treat.
Calle Corregidor Luis de La Cerda 73
14003 Cordoba, Spain
We were actually looking for one of the other restaurants I have listed below in the places we didn’t get to. We couldn’t find it so we stopped in Las Piconeras (wouldn’t you know, the one we were trying to find was 2 doors down). Although they didn’t have an allergen menu, there was a sign with the allergens listed that said to ask. This is the restaurant where we first discovered the difference between “gluten” and “cereales” (see my general information page on Spain for more info). We noticed that some of the allergens menus listed “gluten” and some listed “cereales”. Cereales means all grains. This was the first time we really relied on the gluten free card from Legal Nomad and it was extremely helpful. When I first said “soy celiaca”, she pointed to things on the menu that had no grains. I asked about the paella and she laughed and said no. Then I gave her the card and she excitedly started pointing to all of the things on the menu with grains, but that were gluten free.
So I got to order the seafood paella…which was like, WAY seafoody – full baby octopus, shrimp, etc. I’m not a big seafood person but figured, when in Rome! I have read that paella is really just a tourist thing, but we wanted it anyway. This was one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen – I have no idea what prompted me to get a seafood filled dish. But my husband happily ate everything – apparently some people find that appetizing.
We also ordered the tortilla de patatas, because I freaking love this stuff. It’s just an egg and potato bake, but those two things baked together is like magic. We also tried the carne con tomate tapa which was quite flavorful and sort of like a stew.
At the train station
At the end of the day we stopped at La Barrilla for, you guessed it, a coffee. They even had iced lattes, something I hadn’t seen in Spain yet. We had just eaten, but they did have a sign posted with a few gluten free items.
Restaurants I researched
These are restaurants I wrote down, but didn't end up visiting (yes there are a lot - I mentioned I like researching ahead of time, right?)
We did more than just eat! If you are interested in what we did while in Cordoba, check out THIS post!