Transport from Jerez Airport
There are no buses from the Airport into the centre of Jerez. You will have to get a taxi which will cost 10 euros (during the week) 14 euros on a sunday. The journey takes about 15 minutes.
However, the price is a fixed price and you dont have to worry about getting ripped off !!!
Breakfast is an institution here in Jerez
Here in Jerez breakfast is very important. People usually just take a coffee before leaving their homes in the morning, and then at 10-11am they stop to have breakfast in one of the many bars in the city. If you are walking down Calle Larga, you can see terraces full with people having their breakfast while looking at the people pass by.
Typical breakfast is coffee and toast, but it is not as simple as that, let me try to explain it to you. For example lets start with the coffee ... it is served in a glass, and depending on the ammount of milk you want it has different names ... solo (no milk), cortado (coffee with just a bit of milk), con leche (more coffee than milk) or manchado (more milk than coffee).
Toast also can be "entera" if you want both halves of the bread, or "media" if you only want half. And depending on the kind of bread, you can ask for normal bread, mollete or tostada campesina.
On top of the toast you can spread mantequilla (butter), mantequilla salada (salted butter), aceite de oliva y sal (olive oil and salt), mantequilla colorá ( this is some kind of red fat typical from here), zurrapa (fat from roast beef), foei gras, or con jamón (with cured ham).
This way, when you want to order your breakfast in one of these terraces in downtown you would ask for .... Un manchado con medio mollete con jamón ( a coffee with more milk than coffee, half toast and cured ham).
Hope this helps you :)
My hotel mentioned that they have "tapas of the more unusual kind, like grilled artichokes with Pedro Ximenez dressing, aubergines in honey and tuna fish mousse. You can't reserve a table..." When I arrived on Sunday this place was open - being jetlagged I didn't connect this place with my list and every day afterward found it closed for lunch and didn't open till 9 pm. Walking home from Gaitan they were opened - so I was able to try their grilled artichoke heart's with pedro jemeniz sauce (4.00E) with a glass of amontillado (1.50E). The slight vinegary/sour taste of the grilled artichoke was a nice counter point to the rich Pedro.
Plaza de la Asuncion
The church you can see in the photo is San Dioniso , and the leafy and shady plaza can be found behind the commercial area of the town not far from the Alcazar. There are plenty of places to eat local dishes or drink here or if you want to try something different there is a bar which has many German and foreign beers and a Mexican Restaurant just off the plaza on Calle Chapineria.
The Cathedral may not be the most interesting or important in Spain, but if you like architecture and churches and cathedrals in general then why not visit Jerez's in Plaza Encarnacion. It is open Mondays to Fridays 11-13:00 and at 18:00