Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour
The original and must-do Madrid food tour! Discover the story of Spanish cuisine and try Madrid's most famous dishes at 100-year-old eateries. Exclusive access to the city's most iconic places!
- Madrid’s best hot chocolate at a 162-year-old family-run pastry shop!
- Taste the best Spanish omelet in Madrid and learn the love story that made it possible!
- 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
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Outstanding tour in every way. Paula, our guide was exceptional—one of the very best tour guides I've had in trips all over Europe. She was very engaging and fun, and kept everyone involved. The tour was extremely well organized, with areas set aside for us at each stop. Everything went without a hitch and the food was great. Highly recommend.
I did this on the first morning I arrived to Madrid. It was a perfect way to see the main sites of the city and taste some of the best Spanish food. The only problem was it was the best food I had the whole week I was there! Eduardo our guide was fantastic adding in his knowledge of wine and food as well as the history and sites of Madrid. Definitely come with an empty stomach so you have room to taste all the delicious food!
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 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, 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!).
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 fourth stop, we’ll sneak you into one of Madrid’s oldest kitchens specialized in making the city’s famous stew.
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!
*Please note that this tour shares two stops with our Tapas, Taverns & History Tour. It is not recommended to take both of the tours during your stay in Madrid.
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