The oldest tavern in Jerez serves tapas and wine to the beat of improvised flamenco.
A typical Jerez tavern.
One of the most authentic places to visit in Jerez is the Tabanco El Pasaje in the heart of the city and only a few metres from Villamarta Theatre. A 'tabanco' is a traditional Jerez tavern which, in the late 19th century, served wine in barrel loads, along with tastings and flamenco singing. The Tabanco El Pasaje, which has two entrances on Santa María Street and Mesones Street, is the oldest in Jerez and has remained standing since 1925. Back then it was a grocery store and singing club. Its current decor is reminiscent of this time with old wine barrels that decorate a room filled with wooden tables and chairs. It is also fairly common to hear impromptu outbursts of flamenco! The meal consists of traditional and homemade hot and cold tapas, with the perfect accompaniment from their extensive wine list.