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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
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Drink and Tapas in the first bar
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
Puerta del Sol, 1, 28013 Madrid, Spain

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28014 Madrid, Spain
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 between the two metro entrances of Metro Opera, in Plaza Isabel II. Meet your guide, who helps to explain the traditions of Madrid's famous eating and drinking culture, help translate when ordering and provide suggestions of the best local specialties. 

During your tour, stop at various 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. 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).
Itinerary
Stop At:  
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!
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
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!
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Huertas
Second Stop: Learn to what extent the pig is king in Spain, in a place dripping with hams!! Your guide will give you a crash course in Spanish hams as you try some of the real stuff with a bit of Manchego cheese, all washed down with a refreshing beer, tinto de verano or soft drink.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Huertas
Next stop:In a very traditional restaurant in the centre of Madrid, housed in the old stable block of a former palace, replete with tiled walls and rustic decoration. Among other things you will have the chance to try typical Spanish delicacies such as Pimientos de Padrón - Baby green peppers (some are spicy some not, so like playing Russian roulette!!); Croquetas – ham-filled béchamel nuggets, Spanish black pudding; Presa Iberica - a great cut of Iberian pork, along with a few surprises; all washed down with wine, beer or soft drinks!
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Huertas
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!
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • 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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour.
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
See all safety measures taken by Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour.
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
See all safety measures taken by Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "If you do not like to try new foods, this might not be the tour for you." See review
  • "Definitely recommend doing the tour at the start of your stay in Madrid." See review

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Terrific Tapas Tour
maureen_s
, Mar 2020
Charlie was very pleasant and knowledgeable. Fun evening with a good sampling of tapas and beverages.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thank you for your review, We try to get you straight to the heart of Madrid, its history, culture and above all food and drink. We take you to 4 different bars and advise you on what are the specialties in each and try to get you to try a great variety of fantastic Spanich food and drink. Do try us out in Seville next time
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Yes!!!!
Katerina_K
, Feb 2020
Amazing! Our guide was so wonderful she knew so much about the history and answered many candid questions, she brought us to the best places and it was so delicious!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
So glad you enjoyed it and thank you for the review. We always try to give you an insider's perspective on Madrid and it history, culture and food scene, so not only so you get to see how it works on the tour but so you can get out an explore on your own. Do try us out in Seville next time!!!!
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Madrid Tapas and Drinks
kandp2012
, Feb 2020
We had a fabulous experience in Madrid with our guide Charlie. When we arrived in Madrid we had no idea where to go for tapas and drinks. Charlie took us to 4 places and they were all tasty and unique. Charlie filled us in local etiquette such as tipping Overall, top notch tour with great food and drinks. We highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Delighted you enjoyed the evening. We always recommend people join us right at the start of their visit to get all the hot tips on what to see/eat/drink during the rest of their stay and to get an insight into how Spanish tappassing is done. Do try us out in Seville next time.
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Tapas tour
sandraabell
, Nov 2019
The tapas tour was great- only recommendation would be to suggest people have 20-25 euros per person for drink and food after first bar- was not clear on the description that we would need to pay 20-25 additional euros during tour. The description read as one drink and food per bar would be covered and anything over one drink and food per bar would be individual responsibility
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
So glad you enjoyed it and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Just to clarify for other clients: the tour fee includes the drinks and tapas in the first bar. Thereafter clients pay for what they eat and drink so they can decide whether to splash out or not. We calculate that visitors will spend a total of c.EUR30-35pp on food and drink on the night and will have eaten and drunk to their stomach´s content. This is likely to work out cheaper as part of a group. Do come back again or try us out in Seville
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This was a blast!
Terri F
, Nov 2019
Did this tour the day we arrived from the US and we were afraid we would be tired but it was so much fun that we didn't even think about being tired. It was so very informative. Our guide told us so much about the city itself, not just about the food and wine, but the food and wine were definitely the highlight! He was fantastic.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
So glad you enjoyed it. We always recommend people come right at the start of their visit so they can get all the hot tips on what to eat/drink/see during the rest of their stay.
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Madrid Tapas walking tour
shashipatel01
, Oct 2019
We had best time. Our guide she was so knowledgeable all the food, culture even gave us highlights of attraction. Thank you
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thanks for your review. It is always a pleasure to help discover the fantastic food and drink on offer in Madrid and Spain and to show you why we love the city so much. Many thanks and hasta luego
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Best food and drink walking tour ever!!!
SusanB5884
, Oct 2019
Thomas our guide was wonderful from start to finish! He really knew the city and the best spots to go for local food and drinks, and he was attentive to our every need. Also, he was very knowledgeable and funny so we were learned a lot and we were entertained. I definitely recommend this tour for anyone who likes to get to know a city, its layout, culture, food, and wine from a local perspective.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Many thanks for your review. We always aim to give you an insider's view of the city, its history and culture (all in a light anecdotal way) and get you to some of our favourite bars, which you might not otherwise find. Do try us out in Seville if you are ever there
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Taste of Spain
flowerchild5
, Sep 2019
We actually did 2 Tapas tours, one was the dinner and wine tour-> awesome. Great food and wine. Alfonso was our tour guide and he was fantastic. The 2nd one was the cheaper version and it was fun, but tapas and wine in first tour were better.
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Met and exceeded my expectations
SoCalBridges
, Aug 2019
The tour delivered exactly what I expected: An introduction to tapas, a brief overview of the city center and good food and drink. Any tour lives and dies with the guide and we lucked out with Charly. I was a guide myself for 20+ years and Charly delivered just the right mix of information, entertainment and useful tips. Food and drink in the first restaurant is included, figure another $20 per person for the remaining 3 locations - which I considered to be very reasonable for what we got.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
So glad you enjoyed it and Charlie will be delighted. All our guides are there to ensure that clients have the best possible night out, Our pay-as-you -go system enables us to personalize things to clients' likes/dislikes on the night and is aimed at giving you more control over where your money goes. Do come back and visit us again or try us out in Seville, Many thanks and hasta luego
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Nothing special
bugbeanooo
, Aug 2019
The tour was decent but it didn’t matter what your allergies were - he orders the same thing every time regardless. A woman on our tour had strict food restrictions and the host didn’t care. We hoped for guidance in how to order tapas but that wasn’t part of it. No real opportunity for questions either.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank you for your review. We do try to cater for special dietary restrictions on the night and to ensure that everybody on our tours gets to try a variety of different dishes. In some places people with strict dietary restrictions may eat more and in others less but by the end of the night we are confident they won't be going home hungry. However Spain is a very carnivorous/fishy place and we always ask clients to advise us in advance of any special dietary requirements so we can better cater for their needs
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