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Immerse yourself in Madrid’s captivating culinary scene on a 4-hour tapas walking tour led by a gastronomical guide. Discover the favorite foodie haunts of locals and explore three vibrant neighborhoods as you gain insight into culinary and cultural traditions. Taste some of the most tantalizing tapas in town and uncover the fascinating history of Madrid’s literary quarter. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere and personalized attention on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to 12 people. 

Highlights

  • 4-hour evening tapas walking tour of Madrid
  • Soak up the hustle and bustle at a local market and learn about Spain’s rich gastronomic scene
  • Discover the history behind tapas and savor several delicious dishes across the city
  • Visit old-world taverns and trendy, modern tapas bars
  • Wander through the city center, Madrid’s literary district and the multicultural neighborhood of Lavapiés
  • Small-group tour limited to 12, ensuring personalized attention from the guide

What You Can Expect

Madrid Market and Tapas Walking Tour Including Lavapiés Visit

Discover some of Madrid's most popular tapas venues on this walking tour

Greet your gastronomical guide at Plaza de la Villa, a picturesque square located in the heart of the city. Begin your epicurean excursion at a vibrant local market and browse stalls bursting with exotic ingredients and fresh produce; feel your mouth water at stacks of cured meat and creamy cheese and listen as you guide offers insight into the history of these renowned ingredients. Hear about the origin of tapas and pleasure your palate with some tasty tidbits from food stalls. 

Next, venture to an atmospheric tavern that dates back to the 19th-century. Sip a glass of fine wine or a tangy aperitif as you feast upon another Spanish specialty. Stroll through the serpentine streets of Madrid’s literary district and learn about the artistic former inhabitants of the enclave; engage with tales of prominent poet Cervantes and join locals in a popular bar for another tapas dish. 

Return to the charming streets to visit a rustic restaurant dedicated to serving traditional Adalusian food; sample delectable cheeses and delicately cured meats while enjoying wine or soft drinks. 

Conclude your tour in the cosmopolitan neighborhood of Lavapiés, an area replete with restaurants influenced by a range of cultures. See African eateries, Asian shops and Indian cafes on your way to the final food spot, one of Madrid’s oldest taverns. Savor the rich flavor of your last dish then bid your guide and group farewell with a fully stomach and content heart. 

Customer Reviews

Andy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This was a lot of fun and an unbelievable amount of food. I would highly recommend this tour in the first day or two you're in Madrid because you'll want to go back to many of the places for more tapas.

AnnMaree Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

What a wonderful experience! It really is a must. It opened our eyes to a lot of posibilities when it comes to dinning in Spain. We have travelled over 2000 km in Spain and dined at lots of places before we came to Madrid and this is our best experience yet. Cecilia, our guide, had made it even more memorable with her passion about her Country, the food and wine produced from different regions of Spain. Thank you Cilia for a marvellous culinary experience. We will definitely recommend it to family and friends.

William W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Cecilia was absolutely wonderful! She was so knowledgable about the history of Madrid, and the best places for tapas. We had so much good food! We would definitely recommend this as a must do tour in Madrid.

Maree B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We did this on our first night in Madrid and can recommend it is a great way to get a taste of all the old city of Madrid has to offer.
David our guide had a great knowledge of the area and was really a fun person to show us around. One of the best tours we have done !

Robert S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Excellent

Jennifer W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Easily the best booking I made. Small friendly group accompanied by a knowledgable , lively guide, visiting several diverse spots to sample .' specialities' was simply divine.

Deborah K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour was a high light of our stay in Madrid for my husband and myself and Cecelia our guide was excellent. She made it so much fun and gave us a real incite into the local foods and wine. We were treated to a feast of food and wine so don't eat much before and we discovered hidden gems that we may not have found on own.

Lauren E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Cecilia from Urban Adventures was AMAZING. We ended up having a very small group and learned SO much about the city, the neighborhoods and the food and wine we were having. We got sooo much food and generous amounts of wine, I could barely walk by the end of the night! The tour was so outstanding that I booked a market tour with Cecilia for the next day, which was equally as fabulous. WELL WORTH the money and met some awesome folks that I continue to keep in touch with. Definitely recommend Cecilia, Urban Adventures, and this tour to anyone visiting, whether it's your first time or a repeat visit.

James H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was a fantastic tour. If you take ot, make sure you bring your appetite because you definitely will need it. We were taken to several restaurants places in central Madrid which most novice tourists wouldn't be able to find so easily on there own. The guide was fabulous. She was personal and courteous. A wide variety of foods were served including cheeses, seafood, and meat dishes, as well as deserts and various types of wines and local drinks. She explained the details and the significance of each dish that was served. Fun night for all who took the tour.

Matthew R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this tour! Our tour guide, David, was informative about the food, wine, culture, and history of Madrid. We were fortunate enough to be the only ones on the tour and loved all five of the stops. While walking to each new taste, David spoke about the history of Madrid and showed us historical buildings. It is more than worth the money and we highly recommend this tour!

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