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One Week Trip: Madrid, Seville, Granada, Cordoba

kyleyng Oct 20, 2013 02:04 PM

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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    LadyRed Dec 3, 2013 11:39 PM

    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).

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      Steve Oct 28, 2013 06:39 AM

      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
        karen gold Oct 28, 2013 08:50 AM

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

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          Steve Oct 28, 2013 11:55 AM

          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.

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        f1i2s3c4h5e6r7 Oct 26, 2013 08:57 AM

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

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          Agrippa Oct 26, 2013 04:56 PM

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

        2. k
          karen gold Oct 24, 2013 06:07 PM

          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 ?

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