Tapas Tour from Across Madrid

Food, Wine, and The City’s Soul

Explore with us the flavour and history of local food through tapas culture! Madrid’s tapas are also an exciting way to discover the character of the city and its buzzing street life.

On this evening walk we sample some of the best local tapas from past and present: you will discover how tapas began, and how this tradition works in Spanish society. The research and input of Art History professor Dr. Almudena Cros bring in a unique perspective on the various types of food we find documented in Art throughout the centuries. ...

As we visit traditional establishments and independent and family-owned businesses, you will learn how and why tapas have become an emblematic part of the city’s nightlife and its vibrant popular culture. We will discuss the true origin and meaning of the term 'tapa', as well as the effects of austerity, cultural shifts, and gourmet trends on Madrid's food culture. This is not 'another tapas tour' but an evening of sampling tapas within the social background and history of modern Spain. Taste the difference when you book a tour with Dr. Cros!

Please note that we can accommodate families with children and adapt this tour for you.  Just write to us letting us know the ages of the children and preferred starting time and we will run a private tour for your family.

We offer this tour at lunchtime (starting at 13:30) and dinnertime (starting at 18:30), but we are flexible and can adjust the time according to your preference. 

Length: 3 hours. Maximum group size: 4 people.


60 euros per person

The costs for food and drink are not included and are estimated at 40 euros per person

You can pay for your drinks and tapas at each establishment using your credit card or cash

Private tour prices

If you would like a guaranteed private tour, a supplement of 50 euros will be added to the total price. For example, the cost for a private tour for 2 people will be 120 plus 50 euros = 170 euros.

If are a solo traveler and you want to book a group tour but nobody else signs up, we will run a private tour costing 120 euros.

Family tour prices

For family units including children under 18 years of age, the cost will be 160 euros per family. This will be a guaranteed private tour.

No hidden charges: 21% VAT is included in our prices.

Available days and starting times:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 13:30 or 18:30.

Monday and Wednesday: 18:30.

*Please note that this tour does not run on Sundays.

Please note that advance booking is required to ensure availability.  As a very small company, we can rarely accommodate last-minute bookings, particularly during the high season. It is best to book early to avoid disappointment. 
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