Key Information: Evening Tapas & Wine Tasting Tour
|Offered most evenings at 6:30 pm / 7:30 pm / 8:30 pm|
|Tours last approximately 3 hours|
|Starts at Calle Arenal, 9. Ends in Plaza Mayor.|
|€85 per adult (€70.25 plus 21% Spanish sales tax)|
What to Expect on Your Tour
Join us for a mouth-watering evening of Madrid’s most delicious tapas and Spain’s incredible wines across four of the capital’s best tucked-away family-run tapas bars! Cool draft vermouth, freshly-sliced jamón paired with sparkling cava and hot-off-the-grill tapas washed down with full-bodied reds – you’ll taste it all, learn a lot and be led by a passionate English-speaking guide on this 3-hour Madrid tapas and wine tasting tour!
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The evening begins in true Madrid style – surrounded by locals in an historic, atmospheric tavern sipping vermouth and nibbling on tapas. Your guide will let you in on the secret of this local aperitif tradition and give you essential tips for doing tapas like a local.
Next, you’ll be whisked off to a hidden family-run deli and tapas bar where Spain’s greatest delicacy – yes, jamón! – will be sliced before your eyes by a master carver. As the slices of acorn-fed black-hoof jamón melt on your tongue you’ll wash it back with (and learn all about) the perfect pairing – Spanish sparkling cava.
But the night is young! Next you’ll sip white and rosé wine and taste the house specialties at a gorgeous 19th century tavern run by a mother and her two sons. And finally you’ll head to another iconic tavern run by a family who makes their own wine. Over plates of sizzling prawns and juicy grilled tapas your guide will lead a fun and informative tasting of the family’s four red wines. You’ll discover Spain’s most famous grape, decode the complex system of Spanish wine labeling and learn what makes Spain (the world’s largest vineyard!) the sleeping giant of the wine world. And of course, you’ll finish up your experience with something sinfully sweet.*
Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or just love to sip, you’ll learn tips for enjoying (and ordering!) tapas and wine in Spain and plenty of fun facts that’ll help you enjoy wine once you get home.
How much food and wine is included? Enough tapas for a hearty dinner paired with 8 Spanish wines (about 6 full glasses in total – enough to be glowing by the end!).
As with all Devour Madrid food tours, you’ll be led by one of our small team of expert, passionate English-speaking guides. And you’ll get a copy of our Devouring Madrid guide, which is packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city. Plus, exclusive to this tour, you’ll also get our Madrid Wine Guide, which will ensure the great wine flows freely for the rest of your stay.
Join us for the most delicious, fun and informative tapas and wine tour in Madrid!
Please Note: In order to give a true taste of Madrid’s tapas culture, this tour visits four authentic, busy tapas bars. The first three bars offer standing room only (as is tradition in Madrid when tapas-hopping). There is seating at the last bar. Also, this tour is open to guests aged 18 years and up. Finally, the tour shares one stop with our Evening Tapas & Flamenco Tour and one stop with our Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour.
*Because we work with small, family-run establishments, stops and tastes may change depending on availability.
Why choose this tour?
- Learn to eat tapas like a local! Tapas can be really confusing, especially in the busy bars of Madrid! We’ll give you the tools, tips and confidence to tackle the tapas scene on your own!
- 10+ home-cooked tapas You’ll hop from bar to bar, trying the specialities in each place – it’s enough food and wine for a hearty dinner!
- Taste 8 different wines! Vermouth, sparkling cava, white wine, rosé, red wine and sweet wine – you’ll taste a wide range of Spanish wines, and learn about what makes each different and special!
- Taste Spain’s best acorn-fed ham! You’ll taste and learn all about this world-famous Spanish delicacy, as it’s sliced for you before your eyes by a master ham carver.
- Four unique family-run tapas bars! You’ll discover true family-run tapas bars, some over 150 years old and all proudly serving fantastic local Madrid tapas
- All-inclusive pricing Your tour includes all food and drink, a local English-speaking guide and 21% Spanish sales tax. The tour also includes our Devouring Madrid printed guide to the best places to eat in Madrid as well as our Madrid Wine Guide!
- It’s so much fun! As you taste each bite, sip each wine and discover each new tapas bar you’ll start to see Madrid through the eyes of a local – and have lots of fun doing it!
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Why Choose Devour Spain Food Tours?
Frequently Asked Questions
Great question! A Devour Madrid Food Tour is a fun, fascinating and (most importantly!) delicious introduction to the majestic city of Madrid. Our food tours visit some of the city’s best traditional eateries, including tapas bars, local markets, taverns and shops, and hidden gems that few even know exist! You’ll taste some of Madrid’s best local food, and gain fascinating insight into its age-old traditions. We keep our groups small and every tour is led by an English-speaking guide who knows Madrid like the back of their hand, and loves it to bits.
And the experience doesn’t finish once the tour is over. Our tours are full of invaluable insider tips and recommendations so you’ll know how (and where) to keep eating well during the rest of your stay.
In short, taking a Devour Madrid Food Tour is like visiting a fellow foodie friend and letting them take you to their favorite spots, as well as giving you lots of tips for doing it yourself!
You’ll visit 4 traditional tapas bars, trying a delicious assortment of homemade tapas including some of Spain’s best acorn-fed Iberian ham, Madrid’s most famous garlic & chilli prawns and the city’s most incredible off-menu meatballs. The tapas will be paired with 8 different Spanish wines (across a variety of styles such as vermouth, sparkling cava, whites and reds) and you’ll learn lots of tips for enjoying wine in Spain. You’ll try at least 10 tapas, enough for a (large) dinner. All tastes are subject to change based on seasonality and our vendors’ holiday schedules, but we guarantee they’ll always be delicious!
You’ll be led by a knowledgeable and fun English-speaking guide and Madrid expert. Plus, every guest receives our Devouring Madrid guide, packed with recommendations so you’ll keep eating well for the rest of your stay, as well as our Madrid Wine Guide which is full of tips for enjoying wine in Madrid.
The tour lasts approximately 3 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 1.5 kilometers (1 mile) and there is only seating at the final (fourth stop). Please note that it is traditional and authentic in Madrid tapas bars to stand and eat at the bar, and some of the taverns we visit do not have tables or seating.
Don’t worry, you won’t be part of a massive hoard following a guide with a flag or a flamenco fan! We keep our groups small and intimate, so the tour can squeeze into small, hidden places and you get personal time with your guide. The maximum number of guests on this tour is usually 10 people and we only require two guests to operate a tour.
We currently offer the tour year round most days of the week. The tour is not available on 24th, 25th, 31st December or 1 January (due to the closure of vendors).
The tour starts promptly at either 6:30pm, 7:30pm or 8:30pm (please check calendar for actual available times and also your booking confirmation email for which tour you’re on). We ask our guests to come to the meeting point 10 minutes before the tour start time in order to check in with your guide. This ensures we get off to a timely start, and that first taste doesn’t get cold!
The tour meets in the Plaza Isabel II (scroll up for a Google Map view). When you book your tour you will receive an automated email from us with more precise meeting details.
The tour ends in the Plaza Mayor square.
This tour is currently adaptable for pescatarians and those who don’t eat either pork or beef. Also, if you don’t drink alcohol we will serve you non-alcoholic drinks. The tour is not adaptable for those on a vegan diet.We can adapt the tour for those who do not eat gluten, but the tour is not suitable for those with celiac disease (due to the risk of gluten cross-contact).
Please mark any dietary preferences when you book.
If you have another dietary requirement, or a food allergy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before you book and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. If you have a food allergy, we may ask you to sign a waiver at the start of the tour.
The tour does not include transport to the meeting place, or from the ending point (ask your guide for guidance at the end of the tour if you’re not sure where you are).
Also, please feel free to tip your guide if you think they did a great job! The standard gratuity in the tour industry is 10-15%.
Most importantly, your appetite!
Also, keep in mind that tours take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately and bring an umbrella if it looks like rain. Also, we recommend you wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking a few kilometres. Finally, while we do serve water on the tour at some stops, we recommend you bring a bottle of water.