The amazing processions of Holy Week were really closing in on us by our third day in Jerez. The quiet little plaza across from the hotel was transformed by a lively crowd of people and several processions the entire day. It's a wonderful sight, but trying to find a place for a drink or meal became next to impossible.
So I did some quick searching on my phone and found a restaurant a bit out-of-the-way. After taking in the processions for a few hours, off we went, against the massive flow of people to get dinner.
La Taberna del Segura is a tiny little place, set in an old house. Indeed you feel like you're in someone's home. Not a tourist in sight, from my perspective. But rather, filled with locals and families.
We had such an excellent and sizeable meal at lunch at La Cruz Blanca that we realized we weren't all that hungry. Strange, I know. It seemed like a good opportunity to have a sensible meal with some Andalusian classics.
Along with a few glasses of local vino tinto, we had a simple potato salad. You'll see potato salad on many menus. It sounds like it will be unexceptional, but in fact it's quite delicious. I have to think this has something to do with the fact you're eating it in Spain, and not at your neighbor's summer BBQ.
Albóndigas con papas fritas is another dish you'll see at many places. Meatballs and french fries with gravy. Real comfort food here, and perfect with a few glasses of wine. Super tender meatballs and an excellent gravy.
That was it for this meal. I think the bill wasn't more than 15 euro.
We headed back to the hotel and the processions were still in full swing. Every plaza around the hotel was packed. These typically sleepy and quite spaces were on fire with excitement. Just an unbelievable sight. A few hours later, the scene outside the hotel had quieted down, but just up the block it was in full swing.
La Taberna del Segura : Calle Juana de Dios Lacoste, 18, 11403 Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain