Tabancos tour in Jerez de la Frontera
Tabancos are the traditional bars in Jerez de la Frontera, believed to have started in the 17th century. Before Sherry wine was bottled, it was sold by casks and cellars used to sell it to these tabancos in Jerez de la Frontera. Tabancos were “Sherry offices” where they sold Sherry wine to the final client and where you could taste it as well. Another main thing you could buy in these traditional bars was tobacco, which is partly where the name comes from.
It used to be more about the drink and not about food, although nowadays you can try all kinds of traditional food. Tabancos are the most traditional bars you can find in Jerez. Here they mix the love for Spanish Sherry, local food, and flamenco. One of the requirements to being called a tabanco is that 60-70% of the business is selling Sherry wine in bulk
There are many tabancos in Jerez de la Frontera, all of them have unique features, however we will recommend five.
Tabanco El Pasaje
We will start with the oldest tabanco in Jerez, from 1925. Open everyday with lots of flamenco shows, this is one of the only tabancos where you can book a table as long as you spend over €40.
Tabanco San Pablo
Beautiful traditional decoration from the beginning of the 20th century. This tabanco opened in 1934 in Jerez and the same family has been running it since then. It has very friendly staff with good Sherry and a perfect location.
Tabanco el Guitarrón de San Pedro
The Spanish Sherry wine menu is just outstanding. It is one of the only tabancos where it is completely run by women and the service is wonderful.
Here you will be able to taste lots of Very Old Rare Sherry, known as VORS (>30 years old) by the glass, and for an affordable price, which can sometimes be difficult to find.
It has a modern design compared to the other tabancos and therefore has a younger clientele. Some of the food goes a little away from the traditional and they innovate with food.
Tabanco Las Banderillas
If you want tradition and culture, here is where you should go. They have all kinds of local traditional food and, of course, Spanish Sherry. This tabanco is very influenced by bullfighting as you can see in the decoration. Food is exquisite and they have a large menu to choose from.
Full day tours in Jerez de la Frontera and Cadiz province
If you are looking for Andalusian culinary food, cultural and Sherry wine experiences for sightseeing Cadiz province after appreciating this historical walk through Jerez de la Frontera, then keep reading. I will now take advantage to show off to you the great food tours in Vejer de la Frontera and throughout Cadiz province that we do. Officially, Vejer de la Frontera is one of the most beautiful villages of Spain, you should come and meet us!
Cultural and culinary food tours
If you want to learn the whole process of the Almadraba and Bluefin tuna in Cadiz province check our Bluefin tuna tour. You will learn the history of Bluefin tuna in the area since Phoenician times. You will go in a private boat ride to visit the Almadraba (if you are lucky it may be active); visit a local food market; and taste different parts of bluefin tuna in all ways, salt-dried, grilled, raw.
If you want to learn more about Jerez de la Frontera, its traditions and gastronomy book our tabancos tour! Learn about sherry wine, wine tastings, and how to pair it with traditional local food from the area. Taste different types of Spanish Sherry wines and local foodin traditional tabancos buildings. The tour includes 5 tapas and 5 Andalusian wines/Sherry wines.
If you would like to visit other beautiful white towns like Vejer, we can do a tour of the white towns in Cadiz province. On the other hand we can mix a visit to a beautiful white village with a visit to an olive oil mill. Or you can choose to do a private tour that we can design especially for you based on your interests. Come and join Explore la Tierra in Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz, Spain!
Our latest addition is our become an artisan for one day tour. Make your own cheese and your own leather souvenir in Ubrique and enjoy its great history and panoramic views. This white village is famous worldwide for its importance for the international leather companies.
Sherry wine tours
Would you like to learn more about Sherry wine and immerse yourself in the local culture and traditions? If you want to learn and experience it with the company of a local guide and turn your visit to Cadiz into an exciting culinary adventure, book with us. Sherry wine love is very contagious, surely you will also become one!
If you have your own transport we can accompany you while learning about Sherry. Enjoy the best Sherry wine bodega tours, local culture and traditions and the local gastronomy. In case you do not have a car we can arrange transport, restaurant and the rest of your trip for you.
If you would like to learn all about Jerez-Sherry-Xeres D.O. then join us for our Ultimate Sherry wine Tasting tour. We can design a private tour just for you and your family.
If you are staying within Cadiz province we can organize a private Sherry wine tasting with local gourmet tapas for your group. We will go to your place and do a Sherry wine or Andalusian wine tasting for you privately. We can focus on premium Sherries; VORS and premium Sherries; or Andalusian wines in case you do not like Sherry wine.