Jerez is claimed by some to be the birthplace of tapas, which means going out for tapas here is an absolute must!
Of course, one of the items on your list of things to do in Jerez has to be getting out and enjoying the tapas culture! But where are the best tapas bars in Jerez found? We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites to help you embark on your own tapas tour.
1. El Almacén
This modern wine bar that’s decorated in a distinct vintage style is one of our favorite places to dine in the center of Jerez. El Almacén is popular both for its great selection of wines and sherries by the glass, and for its delicious food! We love how they create typical Andalusian dishes using a modern approach. If we had to choose a favorite it would definitely be the buñelos de bacalao, salt cod fritters.
Address: Calle Latorre, 6
2. Bar Juanito
Hidden in a back street amongst the bustling squares and monuments in the center of Jerez, Bar Juanito is an absolute must-try. Open since 1943, this tapas bar in Jerez specializes in artichokes, but has many delicious options on its menu. You can’t go wrong with the varieties of pescaíto frito, or fried fish—an absolute staple in the Andalusian diet. We also love the albóndigas (meatballs) cooked in a sauce made with Oloroso, a variety of sherry.
Address: Calle Pescadería Vieja, 8-10
3. La Cruz Blanca
Located squarely in the heart of the city, La Cruz Blanca is one of the most-loved tapas bars in Jerez, popular among locals and visitors alike. The menu features typical favorites alongside dishes with a modern flair. If you’re looking to try one of these, go for the carrillada, or stewed pork cheeks. Made from the renowned Iberian pig, this classic plate’s contemporary twist is the apple compote that comes with it!
Address: Calle Consistorio, 16
4. Las Banderillas
For a lively, local place to enjoy a typical tapas experience, Las Banderillas is the perfect choice. Sip on sherry poured straight from the barrel and select from a wide range of simple cold cuts and freshly prepared cooked tapas. The rabo de toro (stewed ox tail) is the specialty of the house, so make sure you work that dish into your tapas selection!
Address: Calle Caballeros, 12
For one of the most modern tapas bars in Jerez, you can’t look past Atuvera. This gastrobar is located in between the train station and the city center. And while modern creations are the name of the game here, the bar does give a significant nod to the traditions of Jerez with its name. “Atuvera” is the name of a song by Lola Flores, a flamenco icon who was born in Jerez in the 1920s.
Address: Calle Ramón de Cala, 13
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Ashley fell in love with the Spanish language, culture, and food while studying in Madrid—and basically never left! Besides a two year stint in southern Spain, the rest of her time has been spent exploring the bars and restaurants of Spain’s capital city, and the mountains and countryside that surround it.