Jerez de la Frontera – Eating & Drinking West of the Centre

I’ve written several posts on Jerez. You’ll find the index here and the Google map here.

This place was recommended by Alejandro, the helpful receptionist at my guest house, La Fonda Barranco. It’s a down-to-earth place in a working class area within walking distance of the centre. It’s slightly hard to find but definitely worth the effort for their seafood.

Bar Arturo (Elementary A), 9 Calle Guita

I got great service from one of the waiters here who was looking to practice his English. On his suggestion I started with a tomato salad, served with raw garlic and olive oil (B+)…


… and followed up with their renowned fried fish platter (A).


I finished with a shot of PX (B+) I hadn’t had before called El Candado from Valdespino, one of the oldest bodegas in Jerez.


The final bill was very cheap and I’d definitely come again. Worth the short walk if you want a real neighbourhood experience.

2 thoughts on “Jerez de la Frontera – Eating & Drinking West of the Centre”

  1. Top local spot. We were recommended Bar Arturo by a couple of different people (including the excellent Alejandro). Got there just after they opened for lunch and within half an hour it was heaving with families and friends all having a good time. Great atmosphere, great tomato salad and fried fish (especially the pieces cooked en adobo). If the waiter was shaven-headed it was probably Pepe: really friendly and helpful guy.

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