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“A great, enthusiastic, and genuine performance!”

Tablao Flamenco Cordobes
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, managed by a family of artists is a tablao known all over the world by its high quality standards and for keeping the most traditional flamenco features, in a market corrupted by the appearance of many deformed products targeted towards the ever increasing amount of tourists of Barcelona. It is a flamenco show known internationally and appreciated by flamenco experts for its devotion to the authentic flamenco tradition in Barcelona. Its high artistic level and rock solid values, resulting from more than 46 years of history, make Tablao Flamenco Cordobes a clear leader in flamenco in Barcelona, both for the experts and the most valued artists in the flamenco world both nationally and internationally, producing in a tablao, every night, an elite and professional flamenco show, while respecting the traditions that requires the most authentic flamenco. Our Grand Tasting Festival, composed of more than 40 typical dishes from every region of our homeland, with an explanation of its origin and its nutritional composition for customers with different dietetic choices, is a gastronomic show that, together with the flamenco show, makes the experience in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes a cultural and fascinating adventure for all the family. The flamenco show in Tablao Flamenco Cordobes is a unique experience, highly valued by our visitors. It is no secret that the most authentic flamenco can only be seen in a tablao. In the best flamenco tablao in Barcelona, Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, we bring you the best flamenco show, performed by a cast full of international elite artists. Tablao Flamenco Cordobes in Barcelona is a must-see for fans of flamenco in Barcelona. On Cordobes' stage have performed the most famous flamenco legends: Camarón, Farruco, Farruquito, El Güito, Manuela Carrasco, Lole y Manuel, Manolete, La Tati, Juan Villar or Chocolate, among others. Tablao Flamenco Cordobes has kept adapting alongside these legends, but has held fast to the roots and traditions of authentic flamenco. If you are looking for a flamenco show in Barcelona, traditional and loyal to the flamenco roots and a quality flamenco restaurant with the most typical dishes of Spain, do not hesitate to visit Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, a cultural and gastronomic show.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I was hesitant to take this recommendation from my hotel concierge. When we arrived and was told "cash only" I thought for certain the show would be a disappointment. But I could have not been more wrong! The show was GREAT! (We did not have dinner).

The performance lasted for about 1 hour and the performers were marvelous! They each did their own thing (dancing, singing, playing instrument) but came together as a group and put on a standing-ovation type of show. The room was quaint and we were seated center in row 2 - very close to the stage. With a decent size crowd, the environment was nice and the performers put on a show for the memories. The best flamenco dance I have ever see.

Highly recommended. Would likely see it again when next in Barcelona.


Thank Jeremy F
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I was expecting to see really good show with nice pace and huge for paying 45 euro just entering see the smallest hall in the world the ceiling its to low and there is no privet chais (no tables) everyone in hall stick to other knees and that make overcrowded and over all the show was bad i cant recommend for any one i wish if i take photo for the people you will see everyone was upset and surprised for the show and every one was waiting to finish to get out (FOR MY RECOMMENDATION DONT THINK ABOUT IT )

1  Thank Arch J
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TablaoCordobes, Customer Service at Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear Arch JayTe,

We are very sorry that you left with such an impression. It is our fault for not conveying to you the concept of what a tablao is and it is a shame you couldn’t enjoy it fully. We try to explain to all our guests what a tablao before going in so they understand what they are experiencing.

We like to say that a tablao is to flamenco what a jazz club is to jazz. It is the most authentic environment to enjoy a flamenco show, a recreation of the family parties in caves where flamenco was born, where the inspiration between the artists and the connection with the audience is special. When flamenco was professionalized, flamenco artists used to perform in what were called “Cafés Cantantes”, which later evolved to become tablaos. Tablaos are always small venues, preferably with good acoustics (vaulted ceiling) with the audience very close to the stage to convey the feelings of the performers from up close. That intimacy that is created with the audience cannot be experienced anywhere else and is why a tablao is the best setting to enjoy an authentic flamenco show. The closeness to the artist, the reduced audience, even the humble wicker chairs are all part of the experience of a tablao, as we always try to deliver the most authentic experience to our guests.

Usually, our guests leave our show excited and inspired by the experience and that is why we have very good reviews on our profile, but we are sorry that you left with such an impression.

Again, we are sorry we weren’t able to explain this to you before, but rest assured that what you experienced was an 100% authentic flamenco show, we hope that this will make you feel better about your experience with us.

Kind Regards,

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Excellent Food. Excellent service. Good variety on the buffet. Very Entertaining evening. Very talented dancers. Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Me and my friends had a really great time here!!! Food was excellent (more than 40 typical plates ) and was a buffet where you can eat all you want. After the dinner we went to the show room and had a very nice seats :) OMG the show was so GREAT!! Even the dancers and the singers were so professional and we could see that they like what they do! I would repeat again and again! THANK YOU for these great time :)

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

I really don’t understand why this show has so big ratingSorry,but I think school’s pupils play more realistic than actors in this show!! The price for this show is one of expensive one in Barcelona,btw,and from then on it doesn’t prove it.My recommendation is not to go to this “homemade” show,it will be better to walk around the city.than sit in a tiny and muggy hall and waste your precious time watching this terrible stuff

1  Thank melalina1
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TablaoCordobes, Customer Service at Tablao Flamenco Cordobes, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Dear Melanina1,
Thank you sharing your opinion with us, but we are surprised to read such an impression from one of our shows. We bring to our stage only the best flamenco performers out there and it is hard to understand for us why you would leave with such an opinion, except that you are reviewing the wrong show.
We feel the need to defend our cast, as they are well-known professionals in their craft. While, unfortunately, flamenco is usually seen as a folkloric, stereotyped dance, flamenco is a deeply complex musical genre, there are even several famous jazz musicians that were surprised by the depth and complexity of this art form when collaborating with flamenco artists. Most of the time, it requires a lifetime of practicing to achieve the necessary technique to perform, not to mention the complicated cultural idiosyncrasy of the genre, which makes it very hard for performers who didn’t grow up in a flamenco environment to stand out. For example, there are many countries, such as Russia or Japan, where flamenco is very popular and a lot of performers try to become professionals, but it is very hard for them to stand out because of the musical and cultural complexity of the genre.
We would like to invite you to give it a try and take a couple of flamenco lessons to understand the depth behind what you saw on the stage. During this month, we have had the luck to welcome three of the best flamenco dancers in the world: José Maya, a very charismatic dancer with a personal body language, who has collaborated with artists such as Mark Anthony, Beyoncé or Björk; Juan de Juan, one of the most authentic and wild dancers and a regular in the big flamenco festivals in Spain and Karime Amaya, with an impeccable technique and fiery power, considered the heiress to the best female flamenco dancer in history: Carmen Amaya. You can check out the professional trajectory of our cast online and you will see that they are top professionals with a consolidated prestige.
Even if you didn’t enjoy the show, because not everyone has to like flamenco, we hope that these explanations helped you understand that what you saw was an authentic, professional, quality show and value better your experience with us.
Kind Regards,

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