This Cordovan town, of enormous archaeological wealth, had a flourishing Jewish community. Eating in Lucena offers you the chance to try typical recipes from the locality such as the roña de habicholones, explained in the next section. Its restaurants and bars offer a wide selection of dishes with a lot of tradition
To know what to eat in Lucena, we must know that this is a town that offers the opportunity to enjoy traditional cuisine at its best. Taste their products and recipes of the land, among which stand out spoon dishes such as the roña de habicholones (habicholones left over from the stew), the chestnut stew or the potatoes in ajopollo.
To continue, you can try their famous meatballs of anchovies, very popular at Easter. If you have occasion, try the carnival filling, a typical dish made with a mixture of meats and served as a sausage; a classic of the locality. You can accompany these recipes with a variety of side dishes, such as the esparragados, the cauliflower salad and the ajogaos peppers. Water all this gastronomic experience with a glass of Montilla-Moriles wine, an excellent variety that also gives rise to the Montilla-Moriles Vinegar, both with Denomination of Origin.
To sweeten the farewell, do not leave without savoring the magnificent varieties of bakery from Lugo: pestiños, sopaipas, roscos melados (wine), alegrías, porridge of croutons (with cinnamon and honey) or the typical quince. Do not forget that this town has one of the largest quantities of olive trees in the Spanish geography, which is why the Lucena Oil, with D.O.P, stands as the flagship of its gastronomy
If you like sandwiches, going to Caramba bar is the best option. A nice place with good treatment by the staff. On the other hand, El Tonel is a good place to have some tapas. In general, the offer is very traditional: Russian salad, patatas bravas … You can also order some portions. To continue with the tapas we recommend the bar La Casa Arriba.
The options for eating in Lucena are many. From tapas bars to select restaurants where you can try the best of Cordoba’s gastronomy. The restaurant Tresculturas offers a quality cuisine, traditional with contemporary dyes, in which there is no lack of fresh seasonal products. An elegant establishment in which to order from a lasagna of black pudding to a millefeuille of sardines and roasted peppers.
El Valle is another classic restaurant when it comes to lunch in Lucena, it has a long history behind it and presents a quality cuisine based on local recipes. Delicious the salmorejo.
Araceli prepares a market cuisine in which fish and fresh seafood have leading roles. They feature a daily menu and hearty dishes in an elegant establishment.
A must for eating in Lucena is Los Bronces restaurant; It has three different spaces and an extensive menu with products from the sea and the land. Good grilled vegetables.
The Olympo restaurant is located in the center of the town and its cocona is specialized in the Andalusian recipes with a correct relationship between quality and price. The menu of the day is very complete.
In Lucena there are also several large-capacity establishments specialized in holding banquets for all kinds of celebrations and where, in addition, it is easy to find a table. One of them is Jardines Aguanevada, which offers all possible means to ensure the success of a special day. Another is the La Cepa Vieja lounge, managed from El Valle restaurant, mentioned above.
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