Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour
Get a crash course in Spanish food by tasting all of Madrid's star dishes in one morning.
- Visit the places we love so much, we had to include them on our first-ever tour (this one!)
- Step inside a bustling Madrid market and meet the vendors and taste their amazing produce.
- Discover the dishes that Madrid is made of, and try our favorite version of each one.
- Eat where the locals eat in Madrid's most central neighborhood.
- Go beyond the tapas bars at specialty eateries, including a gourmet deli!
- Risk-free booking: Full refunds up to 24 hours before your tour
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This was one of my best experiences in Spain and an excellent primer on Spanish cuisine. Due to timing, I planned it for my second-to-last day in the country during a two-week trip, but I still learned a lot about the cuisine and tried dishes that I hadn't yet had, like the cocido madrileño, calamari sandwich, and Asturian cider. The locations for the tour are definitely off the beaten path and not super noticeable to a typical tourist, and the size of the group (12 people maximum) allows for conversation and an intimate shared experience. This tour is worth the price and helps open doors to experiences you might not otherwise have on your trip.
We tried foods we never would have tried and visited places we never would have seen on our own. Arantxa made the tour fun and informative, we just loved her! The food was wonderful and Arantxa and Devour Tours clearly have great relationships with all the places we visited. It was the perfect introduction to Madrid's food and culture! I would take this tour again and if I ever visit another city where Devour Tours are offered it will be the first reservation I make!
I never thought I'd say this, but: there was almost too much food and drink on this tour! Along the way, our guide, a native of the city, regaled us with stories of Spanish history and food facts, along with a candid insider's perspective on the culture and the people. Encouraged by Eduardo to mingle amongst ourselves, we really got to know the other folks on our tour, all of whom were friendly and kind. It was fantastic and worth every euro!
What to Expect
Please note that this description is an example and stops or tastes may vary depending on the season, day of the week, and group size. Regardless of where your tour goes, you always have a delicious experience.
You know there are dishes you can’t leave Madrid without trying, and on this tour you’ll try all of them. From breakfast to lunch, you’ll visit the century-old establishments that are the backbone of the city center—the places that make Madrid, Madrid. And like the capital itself, the bites on this tour are a melting pot of Spanish essentials (melt-in-your-mouth jamón ibérico) and only-in-Madrid classics (a calamari sandwich?!).
Start your morning off with freshly-fried churros and thick, homemade Spanish hot chocolate at a spot that many madrileños don’t even know about.
Next, meet the young entrepreneurs behind one of only a handful of traditional, natural bakeries that are retelling the story of bread in Madrid. Here we’ll try a traditional snack and pick up a loaf to go.
Now it’s time to visit one of Madrid’s traditional markets, where neighborhood residents still come every morning to pick up ingredients for that day’s lunch. You’ll be one of those shoppers today as we visit our friends who work here and taste their products, from cured ham to olives to seasonal fruit. And that bread we picked up earlier? It’ll come in handy here, where some Spanish olive oil is calling its name.
We’ll weave through the colorful neighborhood streets, which by now will feel like your own, to our next stop. At this specialty deli that’s been open since the 1930s, you’ll enjoy a gourmet cheese and wine tasting.
From there, we’ll head into Madrid’s historic center as we make our way to the only restaurant near Plaza Mayor where you’ll consistently find locals. Here, you’ll try Madrid’s most beloved street food: the city’s signature fried calamari sandwich!
And since we couldn’t end without something sweet, we’ll pop into a historic pastry shop just down the road for one last bite.
And as with all Devour Madrid tours, you’ll receive our Devouring Madrid guide. Packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city, 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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Discover the non-touristy tapas bars & restaurants that are the essence of Madrid.