Some of the Local wine we like
If you want to visit a bodega in Jerez, we recommend you Bodega Lustau
The have a visit for 15 euros with 8 different wines and another one at 25 euros with 11 wines. We particularly like their red Vermuth. The overall information about the wine process is very good.
Here are the different visits in English :
From Tuesday to Friday
10.30 English Basic Tour
11.30 – Español, visita Cata Básica
13.00 English Full tasting
Monday and Saturday
11.00 Spanish tour
13.00 English tour
and their web site : http://www.lustau.es/en/
The bodega Tradición is also a good visit to our point of view but more in Spanish.
Here is the details of the visits in Spanish : http://www.bodegastradicion.es/index.php/es/visita-guiada
Another option for local wine directly from the barrel (en rama) is
Calle Arcos, 4. Jerez de la Frontera Tel 722 745 529
Not a place to have dinner, but the wine is awesome. Give a try to the Palo Cortado or amontillado.
If you want to try some wine from different area in Spain, we suggest you Ribera del Duero, Almansa, Jumilla, Toro, not as know as Rioja but very often interesting
We do like wine ! So we pretty often we buy them online (not for the local ones) on the website www.decantalo.com, or http://www.vivino.com
And some cheese :
Other casual places for a drink and tapas (even some warm ones):
If you feel like having a beer, here you have a wide selection, and you will obviously find the international classics. They do have as well a nice selection of authentic tasty german sausages.
A little bit further away of the plaza Plateros, in front pf the best fruits shop of Jerez. They specialized in seafood in can from a couple of very good factories in Barbate and they have a very good tap Vermuth
Check out if they are open (and do not trust just the web site), they change all the time; on a Friday and Saturday evening it is safer to book in advance, as well as in July and august, Easter, during the flamenco festival …
The first restaurant, right after, is really something you can’t miss at the only condition that high gastronomy interest you
Plaza Aladro, 7, 11402 Jerez de la Frontera, Tel: 856 652 739
What telling you without being over positive ?
This restaurant has only 6 tables (so yes reserve it in advance), 3 waiters very professional, 3 cooks and 3 gastronomic menus. Menus are in between 36 up to 68 euros and matching wine in between 30 euros (for 7 glasses) to 40 euros(for 10 glasses). The chef really put all its talent to magnify local products. It is already on its way to star Michelin restaurant, so yes, it is affordable today. Everything is perfect, the service, the attention, the food obviously and amazing wines. So If you have something to celebrate it could be the place.
Calle Zaragoza 2, Jerez de la Frontera Jerez de la Frontera, Tel: 695 40 84 81
Many of our guests have recommended us this restaurant, but we have not tried it yet.
Calle Beato Juan Grande, 9, 11403 Jerez de la Frontera, Tel: 646 96 65 69
Aside of the Paella they do in the middle of the patio every friday and saturday lunchtime (check it before), they have a couple of delicious dish : ensaladilla de gambas, Presa iberica, tarta banofee This is what we like most. Service has up and down when the owner is not there, so better go there end of the week.
Calle de Pescadería Vieja, 8. 11403 Jerez de la Frontera, Tel: 956 34 12 18
Just on the side of El Bichero. Aside of the classicals, they have some very good vegetables (arcichokes ..) and they are renowned for that. You can try the different “guiso” : carrilada, menudo, albondigas… For fried fish El bichero is better
Calle Guita, 9 11408 Jerez de la Frontera
They are pretty active on internet and seem to have a lot of reviews on trip advisor, so the small german community of Jerez appreciate very much this place. It is very good anyway! this is an option a little bit outside the city center. The area seems a little bit wild but is is very safe don’t worry !
Calle Angostillo San Dionisio 2, Plaza de la Asunción , Tel 956 331 620
Just behind the city hall and on the side of the churchde San Dionisio, this restaurant features an excellent traditional cuisine at reasonable price. Their sea side rice (arroz a la marinera) was well done (if they don’t put too much tomato, it happed once), good selection of wine. If you like white wine give a try to their Entrechuelos.
Eating real beef (T bone, entrecote …in Andalucia is not so obvious) There is no culture of letting the meat rest during 30 days here. They find their meat in the sierra of Cadiz (in between Grazalema and Bolonia to simplify) For a nice piece of good meat, this is one of the place, not the cheapest but value is ok. You can try as well the different option of Iberic pork which is much more in the culture of the area
Calle San Francisco de Paula, 2. 11401 Jerez de la Frontera, Tel: 956 34 74 75
When you go down to the cathedral, on the left hand side sidewalk you ll find a bar much more than discreet. If you do not enter you can’t see they have actually 5/6 table to have lunch at the back of the bar.
It is wild in a sense that they don’t have any menu (even in Spanish), they do not advertise at all and are full all the time with policemen, workers of the area and neighbours. The two owners for the past 25 years are Manolo and Juan and Manolo’s wife is in the kitchen. Try the fried fish, guisos (carrilada, pollo en limón, albondigas…), and for desert you’ll be able to choose between an apple, melon, arroz con leche or natilla, pretty straightforward
Calle Jose Luis diez, right in front of the police station (Plaza del arroyo)
A meal will cost you 5/6 euros, the complete menu less than 10 euros, many people eat at the bar directly
La rosa de oro
calle consistorio, at the level of plaza arenal; tel 956 905639
Chocolate and orange chocolate are actually very good
Jerez de la Frontera is well known for horse exhibitions, where to go
You’ll have to book your ticket on their web site before https://www.realescuela.org/en/ The same day it is always full because they have many deals with tour operator
Av Duque de Abrantes, 11407 Jerez de la Frontera
The essential aim of this breeding farm is to preserve the genetic heritage that holds this lineage and to contribute to the improvement of the Andalusian Horse. They have visit of the compound 4 times a month.
The best moment by far is during the two weeks dedicated to International flamenco festival (end of February and beginning of March), and it is totally amazing.
Flamenco is a generic word gathering many type of danse, rhythm very much different called palos :
You think you know about Flamenco, think it gain !
Apart of that magical moment, many places (called Tablao) are dedicated to flamenco events all the year or just the week end
The only professional show with a permanent team all the year. It is touristic but with a very good quality, the owner is a dancer we saw several time in the Flamenco show in Jerez (2005 / 2007)
The food is clearly not their specialty, so if the option is open (depending the time of the year) just get a drink with your entrance ticket. They speak English.
More gipsy/local flamenco shows:
Peña La Buleria Calle Empedrada, 20 Jerez de la frontera. Tel: 856 05 37 72
Both of them have the same policy, no entrance fee. If you want a table you have to order a minimum of 6 euros per person. If you stay at the bar you ‘ll just pay for your drink. Quality of food is ok, so generally we have dinner before at Abaceria cruz vieja (15 meters away) and at the tabanco we finish our dinner with cheese and amontillado.
Ask them what is the plan for the days of your stay, they usually have live music and dance Thursday, Friday and Saturday by 10h30 pm. If you do not feel comfortable in Spanish, we ll call them. Let us know !
Go as well to the Tourist Office (Plaza del Arenal, Tel 956 33 88 74 Office hours: 9am-3pm, 5pm–7pm and they let you know very well in your own language.
The different Association Flamenco in Jerez de la Frontera are here : http://www.turismojerez.com/index.php/es/que-visitar-menu/flamenco-jerez/penas-flamencas-jerez