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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
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!



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, Oct 2018

We had a fantastic evening out with Charlie. Great way to see some sites of Madrid, whilst meandering the streets sampling delicious food. Definitely recommend doing the tour at the start of your stay in Madrid.

, Aug 2018

Excellent night with Ivan. Not only to enjoy tapas and drinks but cultural information as well. General conversation with Ivan made for a complete night out in Madrid

, Jul 2018

perfect tour to do on your first night- really gives you an idea of what to do and where to go!
our Guide was great!

, Jul 2018

I was by myself and this tour was perfect. I met nice people, had a fun dining experience, and learned a lot about Madrid. Highly recommend.

, Jun 2018

Loved this tour. James was a great guide and so knowledgeable about Spain, Madrid and the tapas culture. We had a small group and all got to know each other well. I thought this tour might drag given the late finish but it went really fast due to James and the other people on our tour.

, May 2018

This was great!!! Our guide, James, an expat Scot was fantastic. He was funny and above all--very informative about Madrid. We ate so many different tapas 10-15 at least plus sidra and wines. I can't begin to say how much fun we had walking around Madrid seeing Madridlenos enjoying their traditional evening entertainment of stopping at bars, socializing, enjoying great food.

, Apr 2018

This was an excellent experience and definitely worth doing. Unfortunately it was torrential rain which could have spoiled it completely 3 people didnt turn up because of the weather but our guide, James, made it a good night. He had a loud deep voice which meant that as we walked along we could hear him clearly. The tapas ordered was varied and ,although I personally didnt like it all, was great to give it a go. James pointed out a number of things that we certainly wouldn't have found out for ourselves about traditions etc. We visited 4 places and sampled different foods in each one. Only the first stop price is included in the price but James organised food and drink in the other 3 and we all put in enough money to cover the cost. This suited us and worked well and wasnt expensive. We manage to find our way back to one tapas bar for our last evening and got great food!!

, Apr 2018

Our trip started in Madrid and I wanted something that introduced us to the city, it's food and culture. What better way than a food and drink tour. This was a perfect choice. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable of the city. She made us all feel very comfortable and our group meshed well together. The bars were very typical in my opinion but crowded. The food the she made for us were awesome and there was more than enough to go around and then some. Would recommend this tour. Thank you

, Apr 2018

A great evening. The people, fool and drink were all terrific. It was nice to spend time with other people and to laugh and eat together. Highly recommend.

, Apr 2018

This was the most fun that we had in Madrid. Our tour guide Miriam was THE BEST. She paid close attention to every person in the group, made sure that everyone was comfortable and being served what they wanted when they wanted it. Our group was a very nice size - 11 persons - and every one was so great - we had time to chat and learn about where everyone was from, where they were headed next, etc. It was a great social event, but even more so, Miriam taught us about North and Southern Spain, how the food and drink in each place differs, how to be aware what type of bar we were in and how to order accordingly, etc. She brought us to places that we would have never thought of to go, and had us try food that we would have never known to try. We LOVED it and stayed out past the final stop, our guide had to head on her way long past her required job time! and we had the extreme privilege to enjoy time with one of the couples on our tour the next evening whilst we were both still in Spain. We made friends that we hopefully will keep forever! A WONDERFUL introduction to Madrid's city center. HIGHLY recommended. Miriam was the BEST.

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