Madrid Tapas & Flamenco Tour

Immerse yourself in the passion of flamenco at a top-rated show and enjoy delicious tapas in a local Madrid neighborhood!

RATED FIVE OUT OF FIVE:
INCLUDES: Tapas at 3 family-run tapas bars (enough for dinner), guided walk through Madrid's famous flamenco neighborhood & full one-hour flamenco show at top venue.
SMALL GROUP: Maximum 10 guests
TIMES: 6:00pm, 8:00pm
DURATION: 4.5 Hours

What's Included

  • Madrid’s top-rated, hour-long flamenco show seated just steps from the stage
  • A feast of hot-off-the-grill tapas across 3 of Madrid's best tapas bars
  • The insider tips and tricks of Madrid's tapas scene to make the rest of your stay even more delicious!
  • A discovery of the fascinating story of Spanish flamenco with a passionate expert
  • An off-the-beaten-path visit through Madrid’s traditional flamenco district
  • A peek into a neighborhood shop making world-renowned handcrafted flamenco guitars

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Foodie Highlights

You'll Eat

  • Tostas—Madrid's most famous tapas on toasted bread
  • Spanish cheeses like aged Manchego and creamy Arzúa
  • Iberian acorn-fed ham (the good stuff!)
  • Beef carpaccio
  • Homemade croquettes
  • Farm-fresh, seasonal vegetables from restaurant’s gardens
  • Olive-oil fried potatoes topped with jamon and homemade brava sauce
  • Lightly fried cod fish with a honey ali-oli
  • Local Spanish olives
  • Paprika-spiced pork sausage
  • Creamy, typical dessert from Catalonia

You'll Drink

  • Sweet Spanish vermouth straight from the tap
  • Dry Spanish red wine
  • Crisp Spanish white wine
  • White wine from Somontano
  • Red wine from Somontano
* Actual tastes may change depending on season or availability.
This tour is adaptable for...
  • Vegetarians
  • Pescatarians
  • Gluten free (not celiacs)
  • Dairy free
  • Non-alcoholic options
  • Pregnant women
  • Dietary restrictions
    We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. This tour is not recommended for vegans and, due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not recommended for those with celiac disease.

    What to Expect on Your Tour

    TOUR SNAPSHOT

    Too many visitors sign up for a flamenco show without really knowing what they’re about to watch. Join us for a night of flamenco and tapas, and an expert guide will walk you through the history of this beautifully tragic dance. In between delicious bites, you’ll learn where flamenco came from and why Madrid’s considered the capital of it all! After a heart-stopping one-hour show, you’ll sit down to a hot-off-the-grill tapas feast—the perfect moment to discuss what you’ve just seen!

    STOP-BY-STOP

    Start your night out with the classic Madrid aperitif—a glass of sweet vermouth straight from the tap! You’ll pair it with a classic tapa found all over the city—tostas, or open-faced toasts topped with all sorts of tasty ingredients.

    On our way to the next tapas joint, your expert guide will show you why flamenco is so much more than the dance as you pop into a local flamenco shoe store, as well as a traditional flamenco guitar shop.

    Next up, you’ll sit down to enjoy a delicious plate of cured meats and cheeses while your guide prepares you for the heart-stopping show you’re about to see!

    Then it’s time for the show! Get ready for 50 minutes of raw emotion paired with traditional dancing, and masterful guitar playing and singing.

    To finish up the night, you’re off to a family-owned restaurant where they also make their own wine! You’ll enjoy hot-off-the-grill tapas like fried potatoes in a spicy brava sauce and sizzling garlic prawns! It’s the perfect moment to share great food and wine while going over what you’ve all just witnessed!

    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!>

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    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!

    Map Your Tour

    Meeting point Plaza de los Cortes
    Places we'll visit Huertas (aka the Literary Quarter)

    The Literary Quarter is a gorgeous neighborhood steeped in flamenco history and built during Spain's Golden Age

    Ending point Puerta del Sol
    Great question! A Devour Madrid food tour is a fun, fascinating and (most importantly!) delicious introduction to the majestic city of Madrid. Our food tours visit some of the city’s best traditional eateries, including tapas bars, local markets, taverns and shops, and hidden gems that few even know exist! You’ll taste some of Madrid’s best local food, and gain fascinating insight into its age-old traditions. We keep our groups small and every tour is led by an English-speaking guide who knows Madrid like the back of their hand, and loves it to bits.
    You’ll enjoy a 2-in-1 experience that combines delicious tapas (enough for a full dinner) at three traditional Madrid taverns and entry to a 50-minute flamenco show at Cardamomo, one of the best venues in town (one drink is included during the show). You’ll learn how to tapas-hop like a local, and your guide will give you a rich understanding of flamenco so you can better enjoy the show. Throughout you’ll learn about the food and wine you’re eating and drinking and come away with a deeper appreciation of Madrid and Spain’s culture. You’ll be led by a knowledgeable and fun English-speaking guide and Madrid expert. Plus, when you book you’ll receive a link to our Devouring Madrid mini-guide, packed with recommendations so you’ll eat well before and after your tour! And at the end of the tour, you'll get our Flamenco Guide, with lots of recommendations for albums, movies and books so you can continue your flamenco journey!
    The tour lasts approximately 4.5 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 1.5 kilometers (1 mile) and there is seating at two of the three tapas bars and at the flamenco show
    Don’t worry, you won’t be part of a massive hoard following a guide with a flag or a flamenco fan! We keep our groups small and intimate, so the tour can squeeze into small, hidden places and you get personal time with your guide. The maximum number of guests on this tour is usually 10 people and we only require two guests to operate a tour.
    We want as many people to be able to enjoy our tours as possible. Scroll up the page a little to see what dietary restrictions this tour is adaptable for.
    This tour is a great fit for curious teens who would enjoy learning about Madrid and Spain's fascinating history. We offer teen pricing and they will be served non-alcoholic drinks. Given the evening nature of this tour, we do restrict it to guests aged 13 years and older. If you're a family with younger kids, check out our Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour and our Hidden Madrid Food & Market Adventure.
    The tour does not include transport to the meeting place, or from the ending point (ask your guide for guidance at the end of the tour if you’re not sure where you are).Also, please feel free to tip your guide if you think they did a great job! The standard gratuity in the tour industry is 10-15%.
    Most importantly, your appetite!Also, keep in mind that tours take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately and bring an umbrella if it looks like rain. Also, we recommend you wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking a few kilometres. Finally, while we do serve water on the tour at some stops, we recommend you bring a bottle of water.
    Of course! We regularly offer private tours to families, groups of friends and corporate groups. Email us your group size, the date you'd like the tour and anything else you'd like us to keep in mind, and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.

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