Tapas, Taverns & History of Madrid Tour

Madrid Tapas, Taverns and History Tour. The best tapas tour in Madrid!

...like visiting a friend in Madrid who knows all the great places to eat!
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Key Information: Tapas, Taverns & History Tour

Offered most evenings at 7:30 pm / 6:30 pm / 5:00 pm
Tours last approximately 4 hours
Starts in Plaza Isabel II. Ends in Puerta de Sol.
€95 per adult, €80 per teen (incl. 21% Spanish sales tax)

What to Expect on Your Tour

Madrid’s tapas scene is famous, and famously confusing. The city’s historic centre is packed with tapas bars and many are tourist traps or simply not very good. So let us lead you on an enchanting tapas adventure to four of the city’s best tapas bars, each full of locals, amazing food and delicious wine. And along the way you’ll also see the main sights and discover Madrid’s incredible history on our 4-hour two-in-one tapas and history tour.

With hundreds of 5-star rave reviews and rated #1 on TripAdvisor, we offer Madrid’s best tapas tours!

Your evening will begin in true local style with award-winning Joselito acorn-fed Iberian ham (running upwards of €900 a leg and regarded by experts as some of the best jamón in the country) and cool Spanish vermouth served on tap. Over the course of the evening you’ll taste sizzling garlic prawns from the century-old tapas bar credited with inventing the dish, dive into hidden taverns where they serve delicious and unique house specialties and sit down to hot-off-the-grill plates from the bustling bar that famous chef Andrew Zimmern loved (when he visited with one of our guides no less!). Of course, you’ll wash the tapas down with excellent Spanish wine, vermouth and other drinks.*

Along the way your passionate, expert guide will give you the tips and tricks for doing tapas like a local, so you feel confident heading into bustling tapas bars for the rest of your stay.

And great food and wine are just the start. On this 2-in-1 tapas and history tour, we’ll fill your mind as well as your belly. Between taverns your guide will lead you past the Spanish capital’s most emblematic sites and its hidden historic corners. From the city’s Moorish beginnings, through the Spanish inquisition to the Spanish civil war – you’ll walk through Madrid’s fascinating history and get a true understanding of the incredible events that shaped this city.

How much food is included? Enough for a seriously hearty dinner!

As with all Devour Madrid food tours, you’ll get a copy of our Devouring Madrid mini-guide, which is packed with all our favourite places to eat and drink in the city, so you’ll be eating well for the rest of your stay!

Join us to experience the city’s amazing tapas, incredible wine, culture, sights and history. It’s the best way to understand and appreciate all that Madrid has to offer! Book your spots now (tickets sell out quickly) and eat with us on Madrid’s #1 tapas tour.

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 13 years and up.

Why choose this tour?

  • 2-in-1 tour! You’ll enjoy an unforgettable combination of delicious tapas and fascinating history – it’s the best way to understand Madrid in one exhilarating night
  • All-inclusive pricing. Your food tour ticket includes all food and drink, an expert English-speaking guide and 21% Spanish sales tax. The food on this tour is enough for a hearty dinner and includes 6 alcoholic drinks (wine, vermouth, beer)– though non-alcoholic options are also available. The tour also includes a historical walking tour of Madrid’s centre plus our helpful Devouring Madrid printed guide to the best things to do (and eat!) in Madrid.
  • The best of the best. We take you to the city’s best tapas bars, and order the top dishes. You’ll taste Joselito Iberian ham (the country’s best jamón), fantastic wines, sizzling prawns, home-cooked dishes and more.
  • 4 tapas bars! You’ll eat dinner across 4 bustling tapas bars so you can really understand the city’s tapas scene and learn lots of tips and tricks for doing tapas on your own.
  • Locals only. We visit and support local, family-run businesses that are extremely proud of what they do.
  • Discover Madrid’s fascinating history Visit the historic squares, emblematic sites and hidden corners of Madrid’s old city, as your expert guide tells you about the fabulous history of the Spanish capital.

*Because we work with small, family-run establishments, stops and tastes may change depending on availability.

On Your Tour You Will...

Taste and savor Spain’s best acorn-fed Iberian ham.
Get a taste of Spanish wine that will leave you wanting more!
Visit 4 of Madrid’s most loved family-run tapas taverns.
Learn lots on a history tour combined with a tapas tour— 2 in 1!
Feel like a local for a night as you hop from tavern to tavern.
Enjoy the stories of Madrid’s most important monuments.

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Why Choose Devour Spain Food Tours?

Incredible Food

Taste Spain like a local. We take you where we take our friends and family-- only our favorite tastes make the cut!

Unique Places

The heart and soul of our tours are the family-run establishments we visit. You'll meet the wonderful people behind Spain's best food.

Expert Guides

Smart, fun, passionate-- our English-speaking guides are food-loving Spain experts with local knowledge beyond the guidebooks.

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