Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour
Discover the story of Spanish cuisine and try the city's most famous dishes at 100-year-old family-run eateries!
- Savor Madrid’s best hot chocolate at a classic family-run pastry shop with a royal connection
- Dive into the famous San Miguel Market for pre-lunch tapas like a local
- Go behind the scenes and into one of Madrid's oldest kitchens to see how a historic dish is made
- Bite into Madrid’s most famous sandwich-- at the best place in town.
- Take the ham challenge and learn what makes Spain's famous black-hoof ham so delicious
- Discover a secret gastronomic tradition that’s centuries old and still practiced in Madrid!
- Mug of homemade hot chocolate
- Freshly-baked pastry with a rich history!
- Mouth-watering bull-tail stew
- 3 types of jamón, including the famous black-hoof acorn-fed variety
- Tasting of Madrid's most famous stew
- Award-winning tortilla de patata (Spanish omelette)
- City's best freshly-fried calamari sandwich
- Gourmet olive skewer
- Madrid's famed local olives
- Rosemary-tossed Marcona almonds
- Cured manchego cheese
- 3 varieties of Spain's most-loved festive sweet
- 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
Come discover the secret of Madrid’s cuisine – a melting pot of flavors shaped over the centuries by people from all over Spain. A steaming cup of sinfully delicious hot chocolate, a taste of Madrid’s most classic cocido stew from a 100-year-old kitchen, the city’s best homemade Spanish omelette, and a blowout tasting of three types of cured Spanish ham (including the world-famous acorn-fed Iberian jamón) are just a few of the 12+ tastings served during this tour – including 7 of the city’s most typical dishes!
The Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour is for those serious about discovering Madrid’s best flavors. Wash it all down with famous Rioja wine, as well as local Spanish vermouth on tap and hard cider from the north of Spain (which you’ll learn how to pour the local way!).
Where did all this delicious food come from? Almost 500 years ago, Madrid suddenly became the capital of the Spanish Empire, and the city’s Madrid’s population boomed as Spaniards from all corners of the country came in search of a better life. And they brought with them their regional recipes, making Madrid the best place in Spain to taste the diverse flavors of this country— which you’ll do on this wonderful morning food tour!
As you explore the narrow streets and broad squares of the historic centre of Madrid, you’ll pop in and out of tucked-away family run eateries– many over 100 years old– to taste their homemade specialties. You’ll meet local vendors (from a family of expert ham slicers to a fourth generation tavern owner) and your expert English-speaking guide will tell you their stories and the history and culture of each dish you’re tasting.
Between bites you’ll pass by and hear the fascinating stories and secrets of emblematic Madrid sites like the Royal Palace, the Plaza Mayor, and the Plaza de la Villa as well as lots of lesser-known hidden corners of the historic centre.
And as with all Devour Madrid tours, your guide will give you 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! So put down your guidebook and 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 centre
Rave Reviews for This Tour
We learned a lot of history and are some very, very good food. This tour was great for young children -- one of the only ones I found in Madrid that was willing to accommodate them.
One of the best things we did on our trip to Spain!... I think the highlight was probably Joy, our tour guide, who was absolutely fantastic. She was incredibly knowledgeable about not just the food we were eating, but also the city itself.
The stops were all local, most with history and significance. Well worth the time and money for any hungry visitors to Madrid.