Top things to do

Top Choice Plaza in Córdoba

Parque de 21 de Mayo

You don't come to Córdoba’s main plaza to tick off a list of 'sights.' You come here to live life. The square vies with Veracruz city's as the region’s most jazzy and vibrant. It’s far larger than the port city’s pl…
Top Choice Mexican in Córdoba

Roof Garden Restaurant

Creatively crafted and presented contemporary Mexican cooking with flashes of inspiration from a sun-soaked Mediterranean, this informal, plant-filled and cheery little restaurant out in the western reaches of the c…
Museum in Córdoba

Museo de Antropología

This museum, which is a part of the city university, has a modest but interesting collection of artifacts including a fine Aztec ball-court marker and some Olmec figurines. There's also a replica of the magnificent …
Mexican in Córdoba

Crepas y Carnes Los 30s

A sprawling and hugely popular place amid a long stretch of restaurants along Av 9. Terming itself 'cocina del barrio' (cookery of the quarter), it has a colonial feel, and its walls are decked with art and old phot…
Parrilla in Córdoba

El Balcón del Zevallos

The upper floor of the beautiful former Hotel Zevallos claims the prize for Córdoba’s most famous restaurant. It has a refined inner sanctum, a balcony overlooking the plaza, an extensive wine list (the usual Spanis…
Cafe in Córdoba

Calufe Café

If only all cafes could be like this. Calufe occupies the interior of an agreeably peeling colonial mansion with eclectic nooks arranged around a dimly lit plant-filled courtyard. Guitar and vocal duos provide a mel…
Mexican in Córdoba


Eating downstairs at the Zevallos puts you in among the marimba players and wandering salesmen, but mixing in the street-level melee brings down the prices seen upstairs by a good 20%. Tabachín’s specialty dish is t…
International in Córdoba


Mulata was named after a beautiful African slave who, according to legend, escaped from prison through the picture she drew in her cell. Appropriately, you’ll find a gorgeous mural here, as well as creative, interna…
in Córdoba

El Interior

This café provides respite from the city in a little alleyway off the square. It sells pretty espresso drinks, unique souvenirs, books in Spanish and useful maps.
in Córdoba


Cordoba does sushi. And loves it. You might have to wait for a table at this hole-in-the-wall hot spot.