Guided tour

Madrid: The Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour

Madrid: The Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour

From US$ 111.56 per person

This is the original and must-do Madrid food tour—in 4 hours, discover the story of Spanish cuisine, try Madrid’s most famous dishes at 100-year-old eateries, and get exclusive access to the city’s most iconic places.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit authentic family-run establishments
  • Taste Madrid's most delicious food
  • Get behind-the-scenes entry to one of Madrid's oldest kitchens
  • Taste Madrid’s most emblematic flavors and rub elbows with some locals
Full description
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, head to a gourmet candy shop to taste three different types of Spanish turrón (similar to nougat) and toast with a shot of locally produced liqueur.
Includes
  • 13+ delicious tastes (enough for breakfast & lunch)
  • 3 different local drinks
  • Madrid Devouring guide
  • 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

Your guide will be standing out in the plaza, in front of 27 Plaza Mayor (the tourism office building with colorful murals) with a sign.

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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.
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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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