Cortijo de Pepe is a traditional Spanish restaurant, popular even with locals despite its location on the southern edge of the very touristy Plaza de la Merced.
With a rich history dating back to 1971, this establishment has been serving popular local cuisine for over five decades.
The restaurant’s rustic décor, featuring wooden beams and traditional Andalusian tiles, creates an authentic Andalusian ambience (along with just how loud it is!) for anyone that steps inside.
Authentic Spanish flavours
At Cortijo de Pepe, the menu is a celebration of authentic Spanish flavours and culinary traditions.
That said, your experience there will rather depend on where you choose to sit. In fact, there are separate menus for bar, dining room and terrace.
The bar is definitely tapas territory. Choose any one of the delicious dishes proudly on display and wash it down with a nice cool beer.
Alternatively, you might want to enjoy a stew or grilled meats in the salón on a (not so) chilly winter evening, or soak up the sun on the terrace with some fresh seafood and a glass of wine.
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