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Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour

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

Overview

Enjoy Spain's legendary nightlife and mouth-watering tapas culture during this 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. 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 10 guests, also includes visits to multiple 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
  • 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 10 people
  • Visit typical bars and restaurants with the drink and tapas free in first bar

What's Included

  • Drink and Tapas in the first bar (3 tastings and 1 drink min)
  • Guided visit to 4 bars/restaurants
  • Assistance with language translation
  • Advice on Spanish food and beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure & Return

Departure Point

  • Opera, 28013 Madrid, Spain

    Right between the 2 metro entrances of Metro Opera in Plaza Isabel II . Your tour guide will be carrying an A4-sized bright yellow Adventurous Appetites flier

Return Details

  • Neptuno, 28014 Madrid, Spain

    End point is orientative only. Tour concludes at the last bar/restaurant, however a taxi back to your hotel can be organized by the guide (not included in tour price).

What To Expect

Get a taste for the lively tapas culture and raucous nightlife in Madrid, Spain's capital of commerce and cuisine, during this small-group walking tour to the city's many tapas bars, limited to just 10 guests. Over the course of your tour, you 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 right beside the statue of the Oso y Madroño (Bear and strawberry tree) in Puerta de Sol. Meet your guide, who helps to explain the traditions of Madrid's famous eating and drinking culture, helps translate when ordering and provides suggestions of the best local specialties.

During your tour, stop at various bars to sample a variety of food and drink. A drink and tapas are included in your first stop (min. 3 tastings and 1 drink), after which you can choose how much or how little you'd like to purchase to consume at the subsequent stops. Along the way, you're likely to taste local specialties 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.

When you finish your evening, make your own way back to your hotel or talk to your guide, who can help arrange a taxi (at your own expense)

Adventurous Appetites Tapas Tour

You will visit 4 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 1st bar you'll visit. You can then choose how much or how little you'd like to eat and drink at the other places you'll visit. For a satisfying night out you should expect to spend around 30euros per person. Along the way, your guide will explain the traditions behind Madrid's food and wine, advise on local specialties and give you tips for the rest of your stay, while providing interesting facts about Madrid's history, culture and customs. As the average maximum group size is 10 pax, you´ll 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!

4 hours Admission Ticket Free

Opera

THIS ITINERARY IS AN EXAMPLE ONLY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE. ------------------- FIRST BAR: 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!

40 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 17 years
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note that some tapas will be shared with other travellers
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This tour/activity will have an average maximum of 10 travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Operated by Adventurous Appetites Ltd

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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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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Traveler Tips


If you do not like to try new foods, this might not be the tour for you.
Definitely recommend doing the tour at the start of your stay in Madrid.
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personalized experience...
bstamo, Jun 2022
personalized experience with a local. Learned about food and history. truly unique and extremely fun evening with two families with individuals aged 17 to 50.
The story behind Spanish tapas
Juleann_L, Jun 2022
At the start of the tour and at every stop, we learned the stories behind Spanish tapas, or the neighborhood, or the time period. Very informative, and entertaining. Also, customized to the participant’s interest and tastes.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
We aim to help you discover how Spanish people do tapas and introduce you to Madrid's culinary, cultural and historical background on a fun and social night out. Our pay-as-you-go system allows us to personalize things to the group's likes/dislikes on the night. Many thanks for your review and do come back and join us again!
What a fun evening! The...
Carol_G, Jun 2022
What a fun evening! The food selections were most unusual and enjoyable. I highly recommend taking this tour!!!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
So glad you enjoyed it and thank you for taking the time to write us a review. Madrid has loads of great and lesser-known tapas and we always aim to take you to bars you might not otherwise visit, to get you eating food you might not otherwise eat and to give you the confidence to get out and explore on your own. Do join us again one day as there's lots more to show you!
Yummy and fun!!!
Karla_M, Jun 2022
James was a super knowledgeable and entertaining guide! Great food options, and customizable to our group. Would absolutely recommend and do again!
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Many thanks for your review and so glad you enjoyed the tour. Our pay-as-you-go system allows us to personalize what we order to the likes/dislikes of the group on the night and we have had to do lots of intensive research on your behalf so we can advize on what is best in each place!! Do come back again as we have lots more to show you.
Do not miss tour w James. Awesome
Frederick_W, Jun 2022
James was spectacular. We enjoyed so many places anf tried s lot of different food and drink. His local knowledge was fantastic and the entire experience was like hanging out with an old friend.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
So glad you enjoyed it and thank you for your review. A bit of local knowledge is always useful, particularly post pandemic when lots of things have changed and guidebooks etc haven't caught up. Do come back again as there's lots more to discover.
Wonderful time, highly...
Sahil_S, May 2022
Wonderful time, highly recommend. Went to four wonderful restaurants and the guide was great and explained everything.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for your review and so glad you enjoyed the tour. We have a probably unhealthy knowledge of Madrid's bars and aim to share 4 of our favourite each night while we get you to try some of the best food and drink and give you suggestions for the rest of your stay. Hope to see you back this way one day.
Good time 4.5/5
ihrwolltmich, May 2022
We had a good time, and the guide was very knowledgeable, but I was not too fond of some of the places we went to. At some of the places we did not have a place to sit and were standing in the middle of the restaurant which wasn't great and you felt uncomfortable. I think less places but more time at each place and an opportunity to sit would be better
Response from Host, May 2022
Many thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed the tour in general. One of the joys of tapas is moving from bar to bar to try the specialty dishes in each place and whilst we do get tables for you to sit down particularly at the beginning of and the end of the tour, tapas is really traditionally done standing up, elbow to elbow in the bar area trying lots of food. This can sometimes be a bit strange if you are not used to it but we try to give you an authentic experience and show you how the Madrileños do tapas!!
Worth it!
Daniella_S, May 2022
We had the most amazing experience with James! Great anecdotes and food selections! Very personable and knowledgeable tour guide. He even waited with us to get a cab ride and gave us some tips for our trip to Barcelona. We also enjoyed meeting with and getting to know our fellow tour mates :)
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for your review and so glad you enjoyed your night of tapas. We try to mix a bit of light history and culture with some of Madrid's best food and drink, and give you tips on what to see/eat/drink during the rest of your stay so you can get out and explore on your own! Hope you enjoyed Barcelona too!!
FUN FUN FUN
Seun_B, May 2022
We had such an amazing time. The guide was knowledgable, friendly, funny, etc...no wonder it always sells out. Cant wait to do it again!
Response from Host, May 2022
So glad you enjoyed it and thank you for your review, it is a real help as we seek to build things up again after Covid! It is always great to meet nice people and show them a bit of Madrid, its history, culture and above all food and drink. We look forward to the next time!
Awesome
LVALLE8979, May 2022
Miriam, our tour guide was great! We had a great time! Visited 4-5 places …. Tapas and drinks. Delicious.
Response from Host, May 2022
So glad you enjoyed it and Miriam will be delighted...!! Our aim is to get you a bit off the touristy track trying lots of great Spanish food and drink in authentoc local Madrid bars. Thank you for your review and do come back again!
Good food and great guide
Rochel_B, May 2022
I really enjoyed the different tapas bars we visited and the different neighborhoods they were in. Our guide was great and very informative in each neighborhood. He gave great suggestions of what to order, but for me, the vegetarian substitutes were not always good (I did not need to have bread with cheese as a substitute more than once). The seafood options at the last bar were good. The group was small and very diverse, and we had fun together!
Response from Host, May 2022
So glad you enjoyed the tour and thank you for your review. It is always fun to show people a bit of the city, its food, drink culture and history. While Madrid is a very carnivorous/fishy place we can find great vegetable options to order and although in some places you may eat more and others less we are confident vegetarians will not go home hungry! It is is true that in terms of free tapas that bars give out to people with their drinks, vegetarian options are more limited and might well be some cheese, but we do try and order a variety of vegetable dishes when necessary so that vegetarians have plenty to try.
Absolute fun!
Shalini_P, May 2022
James is an amazing and engaging guide. He made the experience so worth it! The food was the highlight (of course!) but we also were able to see some key sights within the city.
Response from Host, May 2022
So glad you enjoyed it and thank you for your review. We try to mix some great food and drink with a bit of light history and culture as we walk the backstreets, DO come back again, there is lots more to see and taste!!!
A Must Do Adventure
Nikki_R, May 2022
Make time in your schedule to do this. James was AWESOME! We had so much fun and it was a highlight of the trip. James takes groups of up to ten or so and you visit 3-4 restaurants/bars. He took the time to listen to what we wanted to try and made great recommendations for authentic Spanish cuisine and drink pairings. You’re walking from bar to bar so at the same time, you get to see different areas of Madrid and hear about its history in a different way. He has a great demeanor and made the experience super enjoyable. Easily one of the best parts of the trip.
Response from Host, May 2022
Thank you for your review, it was great to meet you and show you a bit of Madrid and its history, culture and above all food and drink! Our pay-as-you-go system, which includes the food and drink in the first bar and thereafter clients pay for what they consume, allows us to personalize things for the group on the night, Hope to see you back this way one day.
Wonderful Tapas Tour
MaCristina_L, May 2022
James was a super terrific guide; we had a wonderful time. We made new found friends during the tour. Must do.
Response from Host, May 2022
Many thanks for your review and so glad you enjoyed your night of tapas. We try to give you a fun and social night out eating and drinking the best Madrid has to offer. Hope to see you back this way one day.
So Much Fun!
Frank_T, May 2022
James Fraser of Adventurous Appetites was the best host! We had such a fun evening sampling tapas and drinks at 4 bars and walking through Madrid and hearing interesting anecdotes. My husband and I don’t like to stay up late or eat late; BUT this experience was well worth it! Do it! You will have an incredible experience! ( My husband had to sleep in the next morning while I toured a museum.)
Response from Host, May 2022
It is amazing how some great tapas and drinks can give you a bit of energy and it was a pleasure to show you how the Madrid people eat and drink. Spaniards do always eat very late by most people's standards but it is totally worth getting onto their timetable!!! So glad you enjoyed it and thank you for your review.
Fun night making new friends
Colleen_M, May 2022
James was very engaging and made everyone feel welcome. The food and drink were very good and we enjoyed the company of the group. Highly recommend James
Response from Host, May 2022
It is always nice to get a like-minded group of people who are up for eating and drinking the best Madrid has to offer whilst learning a bit about the history and culture of the city as we walk the backstreets!! Many thanks for taking the time to write us a review and we hope to see you back this way one day.
Strolling through plazas. . .
Paul_M, May 2022
Strolling through the plazas— a delight. Tapas and drinks—a pleasant surprise; raising our glasses we look each other in the eye. Salud!
Response from Host, May 2022
Many thanks for your review, it was a pleasure to meet you. We always try to give you a bit of light history and culture as we stroll through the streets on the way to eating and drinking some great stuff in some traditional Madrid bars. Looking in the eyes whilst chinking glasses is essential...!!!!
Better than expected
Lynda_G, May 2022
James's exuberance made this one of the best and most memorable tours we have had the pleasure of taking. His knowledge of Madrid, and excitement far surpassed any expectations we had. This is not a "bar crawl". This is an immersive experience of the food and culture of a vibrant city that has so much to offer. If we are fortunate enough to visit Madrid in the future, we will definitely be making a reservation with James again.
Response from Host, May 2022
It was great to meet you and thank you for your review. We try to get you straight to the heart of Madrid mixing up a bit of light history and culture with a few ideas on what to do during the rest of your stay whilst trying some seriously good Spanish food!!! Hope to see you back this way soon!
good food
Allison_W, Apr 2022
No set menu!!!!! James really caters to the groups likes/dislikes. The oyster mushrooms are the best
Response from Host, May 2022
So glad you enjoyed your tour and the food and thank you for your review. Our pay-as-you-go system, where the tour fee includes the food and drink in the first bar and thereafter clients pay for what they consume, allows us to personalize what we order on the night according to the likes/dislikes of the group. Hope to see you back this way one day.
110% recommended - Exceeded expectations
Ana_R, Apr 2022
First day in Madrid this is a must do tour. James exceeded all tour expectations taking us through the best hidden gems of Madrid and given us an additional historic value as we walked from bar to bar going across plaza mayor and even the house of Miguel DeCervantes who Don Quixote. The food, the drinks and the company were excellent. He made sure that everybody in the tour bonded and enjoyed each other’s company. Phenomenal tour!
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Delighted you had a good time and thank you for your review. We try to offer a fun and social night learning a bit about the history and culture of Madrid while eating and drinking really well in some off-the-tourist-track bars. Hope to see you next time you are in Madrid, we have lots more to show you!
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