Mercado Victoria

Top choice food hall in Córdoba

The Mercado Victoria is, yes, a food court – but an unusually classy one, with almost everything, from Argentine empanadas and Mexican burritos to sushi and classic Spanish seafood and grilled meats, prepared fresh before your eyes. The setting is special too – a 19th-century wrought-iron-and-glass pavilion in the Victoria gardens just west of the old city.

With beer and cocktail bars, a wine-and-cheese bar, a coffee-tea-cakes cafe and even a nightclub, it's all hugely popular with the locals from morning till late at night. This being Córdoba, there's even a stall dedicated to multiple varieties of salmorejo, made with beetroot, mushrooms, avocado and many other ingredients.