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  • Location:Madrid, Spain
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour

Sample Spanish nightlife and Madrid's tasty tapas on an evening walking tour that will tantalize your taste buds! Led by an entertaining foodie guide, this walking tour is the best introduction to the laid back Madrileno lifestyle. You'll visit Madrid's tucked-away corners and feast on tasty treats you would never discover on your own, leaving you with a lasting feeling for Madrid and its people, and an appetite for its fabulous food and drink!


  • Evening walking tour of Madrid's tapas bars and restaurants
  • Visit four typical bars and restaurants
  • First drink and tapas free
  • Insightful commentary about Madrid's history and traditions
  • Entertaining and knowledgeable local guide, who can provide assistance with language and translation when ordering food and beverages
  • Small group tour with a maximum of eight people

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What You Can Expect

Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour

Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour

On the walking tour you'll visit four traditional bars/restaurants to try authentic Spanish delicacies. It might be chorizo in cider, octopus from Galicia, cider from Asturias, sherry from Andalucia or other regional specialties. The tour price includes your first drink and tapas at the first bar you'll visit. You can then choose how much or how little you'd like to eat and drink at the other bars/restaurants you'll visit on the evening walking tour. For a satisfying night out you should expect to spend about 30 to 35 euros per person.

Along the way, your English-speaking guide will explain the traditions behind Madrid's food and wine, and advise on local specialties. Your local guide will also assist with language and translation, while providing interesting facts about Madrid's history, culture and customs.

As the average maximum group size is eight people, you will enjoy a unique personalized experience on this special evening walking tour of Madrid's fabulous tapas bars and restaurants. It's the perfect way to discover local insights, while sampling traditional food and drink in great company. Ultimately, adding more color and flavor to your Spanish sojourn!


First stop:
An authentic Asturian bar, frequented by Spaniards of every age and description. A great place to kick off the evening trying their specialties of cabrales (blue cheese), chorizo and cider, which is poured in a very original way!

Second Stop:
A typical, very traditional "fino" or Sherry bar. This hostelry has changed very little in the last century with standing room at the bar or seating at wooden tables at the back. The bar is complete with the authentic oak sherry casks. "Fino" and "Manzanilla" sherries of various hues and tastes are served by the glass or from bottles filled directly from the kegs. Drinks come with complimentary olives or bread sticks.

Next stop:
This intimate local bar gives you a real taste of Madrid, with bulls' heads on the wall set off by various football shirts, and sawdust on the floor where locals deposit their olive pips before a final clear up at the end of the night. On the bar there is a huge selection of "tapitas" and "pinchos" (similar to canapes). Beside the bar is a model ship full of prawns which are usually provided as your complimentary "tapita" with drinks.

Final stop:
A very popular bar/restaurant serving wonderful "tostadas" and great salads, meats, cheeses and Tapas. This is a fantastic eatery with very good quality, no nonsense food and a great atmosphere with orders being shouted from waiter to waiter to bar to chef!

After this the night is yours! With the largest density of bars and restaurants per square meter in Europe, Madrid is famed for its vibrant nightlife. Even at 4 o'clock in the morning the streets are teeming with revelers, some only part way through their night out, others going to partake of the traditional "chocolate y churros" (gloopy hot chocolate and deep-fried doughnut twists) before bed. Madrid is not a place to sit back and watch the world go by, but rather somewhere you should throw yourself into the melee!


Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Best night I had on our whole trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great fun and a great way to be introduced to the food of Spain. James was a knowledgeable and convivial host. We ate and drank in the locals bars --- terrific experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

James was awesome! This tour is a must do when visiting Madrid. Take this on your first day and you will be well oriented to Madrid. The tour is 5 hours long and involves a lot of walking so take a power nap before you go. Thank you James for giving us the confidence to walk into any bar and order tapas during our Spain trip. Also the hot chocolate and churros place that you recommended was unbelievable! Loved it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Really enjoyed the tour. This tour would be perfect for someone on their first or second night to Madrid. Tour guide was interesting and easy going. Took us to some places that I would of never known or thought of.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A great night out. Perfect introduction to Madrid and to share travel tales with the rest of your group. We did this tour within hours of arriving in Madrid and it was an excellent way to get a feel for the city. Highly recommend!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We had the best time on the tapas tour. Great fun and the perfect way to spend our first night in Spain. Good information on how and what to order. Miriam was fabulous would recommend this to everyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

excellent tour guide we loved it!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was a fantastic way to spend our first night in Madrid. James was a great guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A great night meeting people from all over the world. James host was great!

United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour. James was knowledgable, affable, affordable, and had such a friendly manner. He handled the participants admirably, knew good places to go for the tapas, and explained a great deal about Madrid, the spanish way of life, and the food. An unforgettable experience. Thoroughly recommended.

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