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One Week Trip: Madrid, Seville, Granada, Cordoba

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Hi all. My partner and I are headed to Spain for a quick trip later this week. We'll have 3 nights in Seville, two in Granada, one in Cordoba and two in Madrid.

We're not looking for stuffy, fine dining experiences, but we would love some suggestions for your favorite non-touristy spots with local character and delicious food. Thank you!

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  1. I am also doing a similar trip and was waiting to see if anyone responded to your query . I am surprised that nobody has ! Have you obtained information ?

    1. I am traveling through Granada, Cordoba, and Seville Christmas week. I would appreciate any ideas.

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      1. re: f1i2s3c4h5e6r7

        There is a decent
        Granada thread if you do a search. I also made updates to it from my trip.

      2. In Granada, check out El Ladrillo for seafood in the Arab Quarter. First go for their tapa, and then on to dinner. (In Granada, they offer you a tapa free with a drink.)

        In Cordoba, go to Bodega Campos for their great ajoblanco, marinated dogfish, and the fried cod. Also go to Casa Mazal for Sephardic food. Rice with lentils, chicken with dates, lamb cakes and swordfish kabobs. Located near the Casa Sefarad, very much worth visiting as is the nearby Casa Andalusi.

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        1. re: Steve

          thank you Steve. we will be driving through the whole area and also wonder if you have any recommendations in the smaller towns .

          1. re: karen gold

            El Ajibe in Priego de Cordoba. It was a fine, rustic meal full of highlights. Goat with almond sauce, monkfish with a seafood sauce of shrimp and clams, red peppers stuffed with fish paste, and Sephardic salads.

        2. For Sevilla: Contenedor on c/ San Luis. My favorite spot in town. Runners up include Mata 24 (near the Alameda) and Duos Tapas (if you're looking for something non-stuffy, festive, and very tasty).