Tapas Like a Local: Devour Madrid Tapas Tour
Go on a tapas adventure, just like the locals!
Meet your foodie guide for an action-packed evening-- you'll hop from tapas bar to tapas bar, tasting their signature drink (think locals wines, vermouth and draft beer!) and specialty tapas. You’ll devour the most typical Madrid tapas and learn the true art of a “tapeo”! You can’t leave Madrid without an authentic tapas crawl, and this is the best way to do it.
- Dinner across 4 of Madrid’s emblematic tapas bars in the bustling city center--these are the authentic places locals love, handpicked by the Devour Madrid team
- Meet the proud families behind the tapas as we take you to the bars they've been running for generations, and tell you their stories
- Going for tapas is also about the drinks-- taste local favorites like draft beer, wine and vermouth
- A cultural experience-- a true tapas experience can’t be had in other countries, this is something you must experience in Spain and Madrid is the best place to discover the art of the “tapeo”!
This was our first Devour Tour and after the tour we would have liked to book three more in other cities we are planning to visit but could only book one because they were all sold out. Our guide was Oliver and he was wonderful. Not only informative and personable but he really took care of us and the rest of the group. This was great, we would never have found these hidden gems on our own, the food was fabulous. The fact that this morning we are still talking about it and want to take a tour in every city shows how great this was. Fabulous.
We'd been travelling through Spain for a few weeks by the time we reached Madrid so we had gotten pretty good at ordering tapas but we were so happy we decided to do this tour. The restaurants that were included on the tour were so diverse and likely ones we wouldn't have found on our own. We also loved our tour guide, Margit. She told us a lot of fun stories about the restaurants and Madrid history in general. I wish I would have taken a Devour tour in the beginning of our trip because I would have done one in every city we visited!!
As soon as you know you're traveling to Madrid, BOOK A TOUR WITH DEVOUR MADRID! I booked myself and two friends into the Tapas Like a Local Tour. I really can't recommend a better thing to do on your first night in Madrid than totally immersing yourself in Spain's tapas culture while in expert hands. Finally, "muchas gracias" to Joy for starting off our Iberian adventure on such a high note and for giving us what was truly an extra-special and unforgettable evening.
What to Expect on Your Tour
Join us for a true Madrid tapas crawl, led by a passionate foodie. You’ll visit the most authentic family-run gems in the city center, and pop in and out of the busy bars just like the locals do. By the end of the evening you’ll know exactly how to do tapas like a local, and have tasted some of Madrid’s best specialty tapas and drinks.
Start your night off in true Madrid style—surrounded by locals as you sip vermouth and nibble on tapas. Your expert guide will let you in on the secret to this local aperitif tradition as you discover what going for tapas really means here in Spain.
Next, head across one of Madrid’s main squares to a popular local tapas bar for a draft beer and delicious bites. You’ll learn the owner’s story and fall in love with the chef’s amazing food.
At the third tapas bar, you’ll taste one of Madrid’s signature tapas, gambas al ajillo—a dish this family-run bar claims to have invented! They’ve been in business since 1906, so we’ll take their word for it! You’ll also be able to order a glass of wine made from the same family’s vineyard in the Toro region.
Finally, you’ll squeeze into one of Madrid’s last remaining traditional tapas institutions– a no-frills place where locals pack in for favorite dishes (including the Madrid specialty– pig ear!). Adventurous or not, there’s something delicious for everyone at this spot.
By the end of the night, you’ll know exactly what it means to do tapas like a local, and why tapas culture can’t exist outside of Spain (so you’ll have to come back!).
And as with all Devour Madrid tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring Madrid guide, which is packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city! So put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Madrid like a local!
About Our Expert Guides
Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides. They’re all gifted storytellers who are smart, passionate and talented and whose excitement for this country is contagious!Meet them here!
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Explore Madrid's most famous historic squares and hidden lanes in the capital's majestic center.