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

Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour

Enjoy Spain's legendary nightlife and mouth-watering tapas culture during this 4-hour, small-group walking tour in Madrid. Follow your expert foodie guide as you trace the typical evening rituals of your average Madrileno, stopping along Madrid's hard-to-find side streets for snacking at some of the city's incredible array of tapas bars. You'll come away from your evening with a renewed appreciation for the lively people and tantalizing food and drink on offer in the Spanish capital. This small-group walking tour, limited to just 8 guests, also includes visits to four bars, a drink and tapas at the first bar and language assistance and advice when ordering.


  • 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

Get a taste for the lively tapas culture and raucous nightlife in Madrid, Spain's capital of commerce and cuisine, during this 4-hour, small-group walking tour to the city's many tapas bars, limited to just 8 guests. Over the course of your tour, you'll get a chance to taste a variety of delicious regional foodstuffs from across the country, learning about the city's unique culture and rituals as you go.

Begin your evening at 7 or 8pm (depending on the tour option selected) in front of the city's famous Statue of the Bear (Oso y Madrono) located in Madrid's Puerto del Sol area. Meet your guide, who will help explain the traditions of Madrid's famous eating and drinking culture, help translate when ordering and provide suggestions of the best local specialities. 

During your tour, you'll stop by four different bars to sample a variety of food and drink. One drink and a tapas is included at your first stop, after which you can choose how much or how little you'd like to purchase to consume at the subsequent stops. A satisfying night out typically costs around 30 to 35 euros per person. Along the way you're likely to taste local specialities like chorizo in cider, Galician octopus, Asturian cider or Andalucian sherry, among other favorites. Take a look below for a sample itinerary of your trip.

Finish your evening at your fourth tapas bar or restaurant, after which you'll make your own way back to your hotel or talk to your guide, who can help arrange a taxi (at your own expense).


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 November 2015

The walking tour was fantastic. James was very friendly and funny. He took our small group to places we would never have found on our own. We tasted a variety of delicious food, some things I personally would never have been brave enough to order. Our group stayed together for more than four hours and included people from all over the world. This was a 5 star tour !!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

WOW!!!!!!! this was once again amazing, we ate so much that it did not matter we kept on eating and eating.. and our guide James is very welcoming, warm, informative and just a great guy who loves what he is doing!

United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

James was great! Multiple bars, tapas and experiences. What a nice group of people! I'm very pleased to have joined a fun group and learn something of Madrid along the way. Thank you Adventurous Appetites!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our best night in Madrid. James was extremely knowledgeable and gave a true taste of Madrid tapaas scene.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

James is great! He was so great at tayloring the tour to our taste but remember COME HUNGRY AND OPEN MINDED! This tour only works if you don't mind stepping out of your comfort zone. Go with James' recommendations! He knows what he's talking about. THANK YOU

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

James was a very fun, informative tour guide! I don't eat meat, but it was no problem at all. Plenty of other food. And James always remembered who had food preferences/allergies and accommodated them. I recommend anyone traveling to Madrid for the first time to take this tour at the beginning of their trip. Understanding the local customs is important to having an enjoyable experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Brilliant way to start our trip in Madrid. Host was informative and fun and we tried some things we never would without him. Thanks James

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour. Our guide was fantastic and took us great places where the locals go.

United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Miriam was amazing! She was knowledgeable, led us to interesting sites as well as great taps bars. We were a diverse group from Australia, Canada, Africa, England, and of course the USA. We had a lot of laughs, a lot of food, and yes, a lot of wine. SALUD to Miriam and Viator for a memorable evening!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Brilliant tour of different tapas bar within the city. A lot of walking but it built up an appetite for the next bar. It was lovely trying all the different food from different regions in Madrid. Met some lovely people on the tour as well. Tour guide was brilliant, his English was excellent!

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