Wandering amid old Andalusian homes, narrow streets, and flowery courtyards, it might be a little difficult to find Taberna El Juncal. Its rustic touches, like the thatched roof, wooden barrels, and portraits of bullfighters, recall memories of Cordoba from another time. In warmer months, the atmosphere becomes louder, more vibrant with the energy of the locals, the flow of wine and clinking of glasses, and the culinary traditions upheld by the owners. The menu features mostly family recipes of rabo del toro, oxtail stewed in a hearty meat and wine sauce; croquetas de pringá, made with pork belly, chorizo, and blood sausage; and manitas de cerdo, traditionally-prepared pig’s trotters. Be sure to try one of their homemade desserts, like the tiramisu or caramel cream.
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