Guided tour

Madrid: The Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour

Activity provider: Devour Tours

Madrid: The Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour

Activity provider: Devour Tours
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From US$ 97.04 per person

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Taste all of Madrid’s must-try foods in one morning in a delicious initiation to Spanish cuisine.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy 15+ delicious tastes at 6+ family-run spots.
  • Try top-quality products from a typical local market.
  • Taste the foods that make Madrid what it is.
  • Eat among locals in central Madrid.
  • Step into tapas bars, pastry shops, delis, and more.
Full description
First, you’ll unlearn everything you thought you knew about churros—and discover the real origins of chocolate—at a beloved neighborhood café serving up the best versions of both in all of Madrid. Next, you’ll set off to the next stop in many Madrileños’ morning routines: buying bread for the day. At a tiny storefront managed by a passionate young baker from northern Spain, you’ll learn why good bread in Madrid can be surprisingly hard to come by—and taste for yourself why this spot is the exception, in the form of their delicious homemade chorizo-stuffed rolls. From there, it’s off to the market! You’ll explore the vibrant Mercado de Antón Martín as locals from all walks of life do their daily grocery shopping. Along the way, you’ll stop at a variety of stalls to taste their finest products: flavorsome olives, cured meats, locally sourced produce, and Spain’s very own liquid gold: extra virgin olive oil. After tasting your way around the market, you’ll make your way to an unassuming neighborhood deli with a surprising past. It was here that the owner’s father held clandestine meetings to plot against Spain’s newly established dictatorship in the 1930s! Today, that same space is where you’ll sit down for a mini tasting of cheeses from around Spain paired with two different wines. As you snack and sip, you’ll discover the origins of each product and get insider tips for ordering wine in Spain. Your next stop is located in Madrid’s picturesque historic center. A favorite among locals, this spot is infamously hard to reserve—but luckily, your table is already guaranteed! Here you’ll try freshly fried croquettes—a staple of tapas bar menus across Spain—and wash it down with an ice-cold beer while learning all about tapas culture. The only thing you should eat around Plaza Mayor is your next bite: a calamari sandwich. You can find it almost anywhere in the surrounding area, but today you're trying the best one around, with light, crunchy batter and cooked to perfection. Enjoy it standing outside the bar, just like the locals. Finally, you’ll finish on a sweet note at a pastry shop that’s been going strong since 1855. Opened by the Spanish queen’s own pastry chef, this incredible spot is seemingly hidden in plain sight. Here you’ll try a classic Spanish dessert with your choice of coffee or tea.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • 8 tasting stops with 12+ tastes and 4 drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (standard is 10-15%)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Vegans
  • People with gluten intolerance
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Plaza Santa Ana. The statue of Calderon de la Barca in front of the big, white hotel.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Know before you go

  • This tour operates rain or shine.
  • This tour is not recommended for those with celiac disease or vegans
  • You must be 18 years of age and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol
  • Non-alcoholic beverages will be provided for children and teenagers 3–17 years old.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Amazing experience! The tour guide, was perfect! Very funny and symphathic! We had another appointment and we lost the very end experience. Eventhough she called the place and ask them to reserve our gift. Very very attencious.

September 21, 2019

It was such a great experience, we had so much fun. Oliver is an amazing tour guide. The food and drinks were delicious. I would highly recommend this tour.

March 9, 2020

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