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Madrid Food Tour: Gastronomy & History with Lunch or Dinner

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Treat your taste buds to this 3.5-hour walking tapas tour of Madrid! Gain insight into the cherished Spanish culinary tradition from your local guide as you visit four or five eateries around the city on a lunch or dinner tour. Sample authentic tapas like Iberian ham, locally produced cheeses and paella, accompanied by regional wine or beer at each stop. All tapas and drinks are included, so be sure to bring your walking shoes and your appetite!
  • Explore Madrid's culinary scene on a 3.5-hour walking food tour
  • Choice of lunch or dinner tour
  • Get insider tips on the best tapas spots from a local
  • All tapas and drinks are included for a satisfying meal

What's Included

  • You will taste 4 Spanish Wines.
  • You will taste a full High Quality Lunch or Dinner visiting 4 different traditional Bars/Taverns. 16+ Flavours.
  • Be ready to taste flavours from all over Spain in just one Night ( Dinner Tour) or Morning ( Lunch Tour
  • Gastronomy Specialised Guide.
  • Other drinks not mentioned above
  • Transportation to the meeting point
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
  • Gratuities

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Plaza de Isabel II, Pl. de Isabel II, 28013 Madrid, Spain

    Directions: Tour departs from Queen Isabel II Statue right in the middle of Isabel 2nd Square. Your guide will be holding a sign saying Madrid Tapas Trip beside the statue.

Return Details

  • Pasadizo de San Ginés, Pasadizo de San Ginés, 28013 Madrid, Spain

    Tour finishes at Chocolateria San Gines - 3 minutes walk from the Starting Point. The guide would explain you how to come back to the Starting Point if you needed.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour has been designed to taste a wide range of flavours - Sorry, the tour is not suitable for vegetarians
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Please provide details of any special requirements (dietary, allergies or otherwise) at the time of booking
  • This tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Drinking and eating are key in this city and country, so getting to know their culture when it comes to tapas and wines is key.
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Def Recommend!
Erica_G, Jul 2022
Our tour guide had a lot of knowledge and history to share! We also learned a lot about the culture in conjunction with learning about the delicious food! Definitely recommend!
Great Intro to tapas
Mary_P, May 2022
This was a great tapas and wine tour. Knowable guide, great selections of both food and wine and a little history as well. Very helpful understanding the different quality of ham. Great variety. A great start to exploring tapas.
Best experience ever
emalfonso, May 2022
Pedro our tour guide was awesome. he took us to several places which served all spanish tradional dishes like spanish omelet, chorizo, patatas brava and a cosido madrileno that was to die for. this included cava, wine, vermouth, sherry etc. I highly recommend this one.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best Food Tour in Madrid
Anonymous, May 2022
It was so such a great experience learning about wine and the food pairing. A 3 hour tour became a 4 hour tour because the group got along so well and had so much fun! I highly recommend this tour!
Perfect evening!
Anissa_A, May 2022
This tour exceeded my expectations. Pedro didn’t take us just for ‘some’ tapas, but he hand picked only the very iconic spots for a traditional sampling, all the while giving us an easy history overview and walking tour. From the creamiest croquettes of cod, excellent wines, to the the best liquid chocolate you’ll ever sample, it was so enjoyable. I really appreciate all the detail with visual illustrations to identify the types of iberico, as well as the side by side tasting so that you can truly appreciate the differences. Highly recommend Pedro’s tour!
Wonderful!
Dawn_K, Apr 2022
Pedro was wonderful! We learned so much from him about the history of Madrid and the food and wine in the area. Definitely recommend!
The food of Spain and the history of Madrid tour
michael_l, Apr 2022
Pedro provided us with wonderful samplings of true Spanish food and drink. During our excursion he told us the history of the Village of Madrid. Once you experience the trip you will understand why I call it a village. If you only take one tour in Madrid, this is the one to take
Fun night
Nedra_E, Mar 2022
Dan was knowledgeable and informative and was able to impart the history of Spain and Madrid in some interesting stories. And the food & drink were tasty.
Madrid history and food tour
Richard_H, Mar 2022
Pedro's enthusiasm and excellent knowledge of city. Fantastic wine and lovely tapas. Was a very enjoyable afternoon and would certainly recommend to friends visiting the city
Amazing Tour!
Steven_J, Oct 2021
Very much enjoyed the lunch Food Tour in Madrid. Pedro led us through the “old town” of Madrid giving us both history and exposure to many food and drink items. This included the oldest restaurant in the city and those with long lines (that we didn’t have to wait in!). After two very filling stops with food and multiple drinks, we ended the tour with traditional churros and drinking chocolate…..It was Simply Devine. Highly recommend this tour!
A “must do” tour in Madrid!
Ishyh_O, Oct 2021
Our guide, pedro was was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He show us the best places for tapas and chocolate with churros. We skipped long lines at very popular restaurants. He also added some history to the food tour and visited some famous sites. We highly recommend this tour for all ages.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A Great intro to the Tapas Scene in Madrid
William_L, Jan 2020
Great experience! It was a Sunday night and the only other couple scheduled had cancelled, so we basically had a private tour. Our guide Alfonso was extremely knowledgeable about the local food scene and the historical setting. We sampled a great selection local tapas, Jamon and other meat products, and then a variety of seafood. There was a great selection of excellent Spanish wine to go with it all, and some very good advice about wine choices. The whole thing was capped off with a visit to the famous Chocolateria San Gines for churros and hot chocolate. We had a great time chatting up Alfonso about all things spanish. None of the venues, except the Chocolateria, were touristy places. The meeting point was easy to find and only about 100' from the Opera Metro station. We highly recommend this tour.
Great First Day in Barcelona
Connor_M, Jan 2020
This was a great first day in Madrid. Ate a lot of good food and drank delicious wine! Alfonso showed us some really cool sites in Madrid I wouldn’t have been to otherwise!
Fun
Mary_C, Dec 2019
We had a great night trying four completely different tapas and some great restaurants / bars. Our host was incredibly informative and fun. He really knew his stuff and took great care of us. We were just getting over an illness and were worried it would be a long walk, but he adjusted to our pace, which make it completely doable. Would highly recommend.
Great Tour
Simon A, Dec 2019
There was some great food, nice wine, great local places and Alphonso was a great guide. Highly recommend this tour
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great food, fun, and conversation
David_C, Nov 2019
Ana was such a great guide for our first real activity in Madrid. The tour is a great introduction to Madrid, and the food is varied for all tastes. Even though it was pouring rain while we were there, we had such a great time with Ana. Highly recommend!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Lunch Time Tapas Tour Madrid
Andrew_H, Oct 2019
Perfect way to spend a afternoon, great company, excellent wines & stunning food, interspersed with historical information about the city of Madrid and origins of Tapas
Best thing we did in Madrid
Mariana_G, Oct 2019
We absolutely loved this tour! Alfonso is just the best guide and made everybody feel welcomed and included. I think this tour would be great for any type of tourist, if they want to learn about food and Madrid, or just to have a fun evening out. We were a small group (3 couples), different ages and nationalities but somehow the whole time we felt like friends out eating and talking to each other. And I'm not the most social person out here. Food wise everything was tasty, interesting and it was a big quantity - I was extra full at the end. Wine was also very good. Tasted a traditional stew, some tapas (at a clasic old restaurant), different types of jamon, ciorizo (at a traditional jamoneria), some traditional olive oil, sea food tapas and churros with chocolate + had 2 glasses of red wine, 1 glass of white wine and 1 cava cup. So yes, it's worth it! This tour has great value and and the highlight of our trip to Madrid.
So much fun!!!
Nancy_R, Sep 2019
Our guide Alfonso, was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable and so fun. He answered all our questions and gave great information. Great way to see Madrid!
Great starting point for your Madrid Experience
AngiemilleL, Jul 2019
Drinking and eating are key in this city and country, so getting to know their culture when it comes to tapas and wines is key. You will experience great variety and history. Alfonso, was a spectacular guide. He was knowledgeable and super fun. Totally made us felt like insiders on what was just our first day. Don't miss this great opportunity.
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