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Cordoba restaurant - Terra Olea

Has anyone dined at Terra Olea? We have just one full day in Cordoba and would like to make a reservation here for the 14 course meal. Time is precious though and wondered how how we would be at the restaurant for this.

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If Larry chimes in he was the first to recommend this restaurant. We have reservations for October.

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My wife and I dined there last October and we consider it one of the best meals (and definitely the best value) we’ve had in 20 years of visiting Europe. If your time is short, tell the staff in advance, and I’d be surprised if they don’t tailor the menu to fit your schedule. I don’t want to oversell this, but the food and service were outstanding.
And Barbara, I hope you have as good as experience there as we did. Enjoy!

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Larry, Thanks for responding, but I still would like to know about how much time to plan? 3 or 4 hours? 2 Hours?

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Renee -
My wife and I weren’t rushed to leave, so we were there about 2 hours. They were offering a 12 course menu then; it looks now to be 14 or 18. I’m sure they are still small plates. You might call the restaurant and let them know your time schedule before booking.

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We just finished our meal at this restaurant. Worth every minute and euro. It was fantastic. We arrived around 2:40 for a 3:00 reservation and they seated us right away. They only have 5 tables and one seating during the weekdays. We finished there around 5:00. You could definitely eat faster if only 2 people. We had the 14 course menu @ €44 pp. we were 4 people. With bread (they charge extra €1.80 and very chewy and crusty, 5 glasses of wine, 2 beers, coffee and tea the bull totaled €212. We were very satisfied with every course.

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Oh, wow! It looks like I'm treating myself to a nice lunch next month! Thanks, Barbara for bumping this post and bringing it to my attention.

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Oh. My. God!

I’m still dazed from my lunch here this afternoon, and wanted to thank again the posters that brought it to my attention. It was particularly exciting after a week of “traditional Spanish” food, which I do love, but it can grow monotonous.

It will go down as one of life’s “meals to remember”, and for that, I spent about as much as I might on an average Friday night at my local ‘bar & grill’. In addition to the amazing food and wine, the people were so lovely. I recognize that this is a privilege of my speaking Spanish, but the chef and I had an actual chat about each plate as he served them—the waitress was equally warm under her formality. (The table next to me, also North Americans, were given just basic explanations of each dish in his basic/functional English.)