One block west of Avenida Gran Capitán and down an unpromising side street, El Blasón has a Moorish-style entrance bar leading onto a patio enclosed by ivy-covered walls where tapas are served. Downstairs is a lounge with a red-tile ceiling and old polished clay plates on the walls. Upstairs are two elegant dining rooms where blue walls, white silk curtains, and candelabras evoke early-19th-century luxury. The menu includes lomos de merluza con ciruelas (hake steaks with prunes) and magret de pato al perfume de vinagre de frambuesa (duck breast with aroma of raspberry wine vinegar). Innovative tapas (€4) are also available such as the crujiente de trigueros con queso de rulo (asparagus in filo pastry with goat's cheese).
Calle José Zorrilla 11, Córdoba, 14002, Spain