Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour
Discover the story of Spanish cuisine and try Madrid's most famous dishes at 100-year-old family-run eateries!
- Madrid’s best hot chocolate at a 162-year-old family-run pastry shop!
- A visit to the world-famous San Miguel Market for tapas like a local
- Behind-the-scenes entry to one of Madrid's oldest kitchens to learn their signature dish
- Madrid’s most famous sandwich—at the place locals know is best
- Our "ham challenge" tasting of 3 of Spain's best (and most expensive) cured hams
- A glimpse at Madrid's top sites—the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor & Plaza de la Villa
My husband and I, and our 9 year old son, had an AMAZING experience on this tour. Our guide, Paula, was super energetic and passionate about the Spanish cuisine (specifically food from Madrid) and its history. The four hour easy-walking tour took us to some hidden, off-the-beaten path places. A 'must do' for those wanting a little more than the normal tourist scene!
This is the best tour we did in Madrid. Our guide was was awesome! She was very friendly and informative. She had a lot of information about food and historical facts of the city. The food was amazing! The restaurants are all local, family-owned businesses that have been around for centuries. Really get to try authentic food from Madrid, and experience the culture.
We had an excellent food morning/afternoon with Luke as our guide! It was our first food tour and a great one! Luke was extremely personable and you could tell that he truly enjoyed explaining all about the food and drinks as well as giving interesting city info along the way! It was so hard to pick a favorite stop because all were just so great!
- Madrid's best homemade hot chocolate
- Freshly-baked breakfast pastry
- Award-winning oxtail tapa
- 3 types of jamón, including the famous black-hoof Iberian ham
- Madrid's most famous stew, Cocido Madrileño
- City's best tortilla de patata (Spanish omelet)
- Signature fried calamari sandwich
- Gourmet olive skewer
- Local Campo Real olives
- Rosemary-tossed Marcona almonds
- Cured manchego cheese
- 3 types of turrón, Madrid's favorite candy bar
- Spanish vermouth on-tap
- Rioja red wine
- Natural Spanish hard cider
- Madrid's most classic liquor
- Coffee or tea to start the day!
What to Expect on Your Tour
Discover the secrets of Madrid’s cuisine alongside a local expert! Not only will you get a glimpse of Madrid’s melting pot of flavors, but you’ll also be privy to well-kept local secrets, taste Madrid’s most emblematic flavors and rub elbows with the locals! As you wind through Madrid’s streets and squares, you’ll pop in and out of family-run eateries trying all sorts of specialties! This crash course in Spanish food and culture is an ideal introduction to Madrid’s food scene and all it has to offer!
You’ll start your morning off at a century-old bakery with a cup of thick Spanish hot chocolate, as well as coffee or tea, and a sweet treat.
Next up is the very market that’s paved the road for Spain’s current buzzing market scene. Here you’ll taste a selection of aperitifs paired with a cold glass of vermouth.
The third stop will let you in on a secret tradition that’s been taking place since the 17th century! We don’t want to give away too much, but it’s a sweet little surprise.
Next, you’re off to an iconic Madrid tavern where they’ve put a modern twist on traditional, slow-cooked beef stew.
At the fifth stop, we’ll sneak you into one of Madrid’s oldest kitchens specialized in making the city’s famous stew.
Next, it’s time for the jamón challenge! By the end of it, you’ll have tasted three varieties of cured ham (and know the difference between them!)
At the next stop, you’ll taste Madrid’s best Spanish omelet, and pick up a new skill you never knew you needed!
Next up is a stop at the only restaurant in Plaza Mayor where you’ll consistently find locals, where you’ll try a fried calamari sandwich.
Last but not least, you’ll head to a gourmet candy shop to taste three different types of Spanish turrón and toast with a shot of locally produced liqueur!
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