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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

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting 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

End point

  • 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
  • Not recommended for under 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

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.

about cancellations.

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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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.
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!
Highlight of our trip!
Hillary_H, Mar 2022
James was an outstanding guide! There is no doubt he knows his history, food, and drinks! James was amazing at suggesting dishes that were authentic and traditional to Spain and Madrid. He threw just the right amount of history & humor into his tour. This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Spain and will definitely be back to see him in the future. If you think you don’t need a guided tour to do Tapas… you’re wrong! Adventurous appetites is where it’s at!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you very much for your review, so glad you enjoyed your tour! We always mix a bit of history and culture with some great food and drink. Particularly with many bars having closed and most guide books out of date due to COVID, a food tour is a great way of getting a bit of current local knowledge and guaranteeing you will visit some of the best bars! We will look forward to seeing you next time!! Many thanks and hasta luego.
The absolute best tapas tour in Madrid!
Derek_A, Oct 2022
I had the best time on this tour! James is a wonderful guide and host. He's very accommodating and included all of us in food and beverage decisions. I never felt like I was being managed or handled. We sampled a wide variety of beverages and foods (meat, veg & seafood). The tour was four hours, but the group had such a great time that we kept the party going until we couldn't find an open bar in Central Madrid (3+ hours after the tour's conclusion). Next time I'm in Madrid I'll book another with this Operator. I highly recommend you do as well.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
It was a pleasure to meet you and glad you went on to paint the town red after the tour!!! We aim to mix a bit of light history and culture with some seriously good food and drink on a fun and social night out. Hope to see you next time!!
Delicious Tapas
Valerie_A, Oct 2022
A great entertaining evening with James of Adventurous Appetites visiting a variety of tapas bars in a group of 7. We tried a whole variety of delicious tapas that we certainly wouldn't have chosen for ourselves. We learn't a lot about the history of tapas and Madrid. A lovely introduction to this side of Spanish life.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
So glad you enjoyed it and thank you for your review. We aim to get you a bit of the tourist track and into some really good, authentic local bars trying a whole host of different delicious tapas, whilst giving you a bit of light history and culture as we tread the backstreets! Do join us again one day as there is lots more to show you.
Amazing
Vibhav_M, Sep 2022
James is a super funny and knowledgeable guide. Would strongly recommend him for anyone looking to explore Madrid and eat great food and drink good wine!
Response from Host, Sep 2022
It was a pleasure to meet you and thank you for your review.We always try to mix a bit of great food and drink on a fun and social night out. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your night!
Great way to spend an evening in Madrid
Samuel_J, Sep 2022
Great food and laughs with other travelers. James was a fun guide and provides great tips for getting tapas in Madrid.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
So glad you enjoyed it. We always aim to get you eating and drinking some of Madrid's best tapas whilst giving you a bit of history and culture and some insider info on what to eat/drink/see during the rest of your stay. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review
I had a great time
Timothy_H, Sep 2022
The tour guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. It was a great experience and good opportunity to try new foods and drinks. It's worth it to get a guide to help navigate the Madrid night experience.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Many thanks for your review and very glad you enjoyed it. A bit of local knowledge is always a help to get you into some of Madrid's best bars and we do try to take you to places you might not otherwise go and get you eating and drinking things you might not otherwise try. Do hope to see you back this way one day, there is lots more to discover!
Excellent high-level tour of food and Madrid’s history
Joshua_M, Aug 2022
Miriam did an incredible job giving us a high level tour of Madrid, taking us to five distinct restaurants/bars and giving us a true breadth of typical Tapas from Madrid, as well as great bits of history as we walked. Wonderful conversation with her and the rest of the tour group! We ended up hanging out with some people from the group the next night as well. I’d definitely recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. It is really great to take such nice people round to discover a bit of Madrid, its food,drink and history and culture!!! Please do come back again one day, we have lots more to show you!
Fun evening spent...
Brian_B, Aug 2022
Fun evening spent visiting tapas bars and learning about Madrid. Knowledgeable and funny guide, James ensured everyone had a great experience and tried new foods and drinks we may not necessarily tried on our own
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Very glad you enjoyed it and thank you for your review. We always try to push your culinary boundaries gently whilst getting you eating some of the best food and drink Madrid has to offer, all on a fun and social night exploring some of the city's backstreets. Do come again as there is lots more to dicscover.
Delicious enjoyable Madrid
Kim_P, Jul 2022
Very enjoyable way to spend an evening in Madrid. Our guide shared many stories and travel tips as well as selecting the most delicious tapas along the way.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
So glad you enjoyed it. We mix some light history (more anecdotal than dates!) and culture with some of our favourite food in some of our favourite bars and try to give you some hot tips on what to see/eat/drink during the rest of your stay, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review.
Just book it!
Dawn_C, Jul 2022
This is a great way to experience the food, culture, and history of Madrid. I was a solo traveler so meeting new people and eating with them was so much fun. We had a total of 4 people on our tour so it was small and quaint. We were able to talk and get to know one another. James took us to all the local spots, stopped for photos along the way, and entertained us with local stories. The food was phenomenal and we all broke out of our comfort zone and tried new things. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
So glad you enjoyed it and thank you for your review. We always try to keep groups smallish as otherwise we cannot fit into the bars and we cannot talk to everyone, so we have an average maximumum group size of 10. It is a great way for solo clients to join a group of like-minded travellers discovering the city and getting a taste of its best tapas (we try to push your culinary boundaries gently!!!!!) Do come back and visit again, there is lots more to see.
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!!!
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.
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!
A must do if visiting Madrid!
Devin_L, Mar 2022
We booked a tapas tour after recommendation of some friends and family and don’t regret it a bit. The other people that were supposed to join the tour ended up cancelling so James offered to take us on a private guided tour. What we were happily surprised with was that our tour started by James specially forming our tour after chatting to us for a bit. We were guided around Madrid with many stops along the way to look at different highlights which were both historically and culturally relevant and made multiple different stops at tapas bars/restaurants where we seemed to be the only tourists. Very much enjoyed and very much worth the money. Not to be missed if visiting Madrid!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you very much for your review, it was a pleasure to meet you both. We do always try to personalize things according to the group on the night and then mix in the appropriate food, drink and sights as we go along!!! There is lots more of Madrid to show you so if you are ever back this way please do get in touch. Many thanks and hasta luego.
Excellent Night Time Tapas Tour
Robin_D, Mar 2022
The tour was excellent. James was a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Taking us to some excellent Tapas Bars whilst pointing out some of the buildings as we walked from bar to bar and explained the history of Madrid and the areas we were passing through. Would highly recommend.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
So glad you enjoyed and thank you for your review. We always try to mix a bit of light history and culture with some serious food and drink omn a fun and social night. Do come back again as there is much more to see!
Highly recommended!
Paul_C, Feb 2022
We loved this unique picture into Madrid. Our host, James, was outgoing and charming. His food and drink recommendations were spot-on, and he customized his recommendations based on our feedback.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Many thanks for your review, it was a pleasure to meet you. Our pay-as-you-go system allows us to personalize suggestions according to clients' likes/dislikes on the night and having tried out probably far too many places we have a great idea of what is best to eat and drink in each bar!! Do come back again we have lots more to show you!
Madrid Tapas Tour
Peter_S, Feb 2022
Highly recommend. The guide, James, is knowledgeable about places to go that we would haven’t been aware of, or what to order. We went to four fun places, each different. The tapas were all excellent, as well as the accompanying drinks. James also educated us on local landmarks and the history of the area which we appreciated. We returned the next day to two of the place James pointed out. We were glad to have taken the tour as it added a lot to our experience in Madrid
Response from Host, Feb 2022
A pleasure to meet you both, One of our aims is to get you a bit off the touristy track and get you into bars you might not otherwise visit, eating food you might not otherwise try!! We try to give you a bit of light history and culture as we go and suggestions on what to eat/drink/see during the rest of your stay, Do come back again and we can vary the route to show you more!!! Many thanks and hasta luego.
Must do!
Arlene_J, Nov 2021
This tour was amazing! James was our guide. He is excellent. We had a great time and went to some amazing local restaurants for tapas and wine. A must do when in Madrid.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
So glad you enjoyed it and thank you for your review. We always try to get you off the tourist track,visiting bars you might not otherwise visit trying food you might not otherwise try and giving you some tips to get off exploring on your own. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay.
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