Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour

Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour by Madrid food tour. A wonderful morning food tour in Madrid!
...like visiting a friend in Madrid who knows all the great places to eat!
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Key Information: Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour

Offered Monday-Saturday at 10:30 am (we often add extra tours, check calendar!)
Tours last approximately 4 hours
Starts out in the plaza, in front of 27 Plaza Mayor (the building with colorful murals). Ends in the same location.
€85 per adult, €70 per teen, €55 per child age 12 & under (includes 21% Spanish sales tax)

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. After suddenly becoming the capital of an empire in 1561, 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!

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. 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!).*

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 world-champion ham slicer 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 discover emblematic Madrid sites like the Royal Palace, the Plaza Mayor, and the Plaza de la Villa as well as lots of lesser-known corners of the historic centre.

How much food is included? Enough delicious tastes for a light breakfast and full lunch.

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!

Why choose this tour?

  • Visit centuries-old eateries You’ll visit some of the best traditional eateries in Madrid, colorful places that have stood the test of time. All family-run, you’ll learn their stories and taste their unforgettable signature dishes!
  • All-inclusive pricing Your food tour ticket includes all food and drink, a local English-speaking guide and 21% Spanish sales tax. The food on this tour is enough for breakfast and lunch and also includes four traditional alcoholic beverage (wine, vermouth, cider and liqueur)– though non-alcoholic options are also available. The tour also includes our helpful Devouring Madrid printed guide to the best places to eat in Madrid.
  • 8+ food stops! Over the course of four hours, you will explore Madrid like a local, following your trusty local guide from one food location to the next, tasting everything from sweet to savory, breakfast to tapas! In between stops, you’ll learn the fascinating history of Spain’s capital city, and how the people who moved here from all over Spain truly shaped Madrid’s gastronomy.
  • Discover the historic centre! This tour explores the beautiful historic centre of Madrid, meaning you’ll see the Royal Palace, the Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa and other iconic sites.
  • Taste typical Spanish beverages From the city’s best hot chocolate to classic Rioja wine, local vermouth and northern Spanish cider, this tour will introduce you to some of Spain’s most important local drinks.
  • The best morning tour in Madrid! There’s really no better way to see the Spanish capital– you’ll be treated to some of the city’s best food right in the heart of classic Madrid!

*Because we work with small, family-run establishments, stops and tastes may change depending on availability.

On Your Tour You Will...

Take the ham challenge and learn the different varieties of Spanish cured hams in a bustling Madrid deli.
Enjoy a piping hot cup of Madrid’s best hot chocolate & learn what we ate BEFORE churros!
Join in with the locals & enjoy Madrid's culinary heritage with food and drink in hand!
Go behind the scenes at one of Madrid’s oldest taverns and learn how to make the city’s signature dish.
Taste Spanish vermouth & learn all about Spain’s most popular (and delicious!) aperitif.
Save room for something sweet and taste Spain’s most popular candy bars in a historic turrón shop!

Your Tour Starts Here

Why Choose Devour Spain Food Tours?

Incredible Food

Taste Spain like a local. We take you where we take our friends and family-- only our favorite tastes make the cut!

Unique Places

The heart and soul of our tours are the family-run establishments we visit. You'll meet the wonderful people behind Spain's best food.

Expert Guides

Smart, fun, passionate-- our English-speaking guides are food-loving Spain experts with local knowledge beyond the guidebooks.

Award Winning

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