Gourmet Tapas Tour

Summary

There is a story to tell about every corner of Madrid and the markets that supply the city have been proof of this for almost a century. Discover with our professional culinary expert guide a real signature cuisine, gourmet products and a vast amount of culinary culture, nowadays hidden in the reformed markets of San Miguel and La Cebada in the La Latina neighbourhood in Madrid.

As a Spanish cuisine lover, you must learn where and how you can buy the product necessary to cook all those delicious Mediterranean recipes. Learn of fresh seasonal products and the main ingredients of the secret bases of Spanish cuisine by the hands of our professional culinary expert guide.

The 4.5-hour Gourmet Tapas Tour includes a local Gastronomic Dinner Experience & Cocktail SkyBar, where you will have the chance to see the historic markets of Mercado de San Miguel and La Cebada Market, located in the La Latina neighbourhood and learn about the vast differences between this two famous markets.

You will start by visiting the Mercado de San Miguel. The most central site on the entire route, located very close to Madrid’s main square – Plaza Mayor, is also one of the most well-known and visited markets in the city. In recent years it has become Madrid’s benchmark gourmet market and has been acknowledged as a Site of Cultural Interest, owing to the building’s architectural extravagance. In this famous market, you will start to prepare your palate with gourmet bites carefully selected by your culinary expert.

Continue your route to visit La Cebada, one of Madrid’s traditional markets, offering a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, meat and fish and where both housekeepers and chefs from the most prestigious restaurants do their daily shopping to prepare well renowned Spanish cuisine. Along the tour of both markets, you will stop at different stands to take a first-hand knowledge from traders on how to select the best seasonal products. Taking advantage of this ideal place, you will savour some typical Spanish delicacies.

You’ll continue the tour with a stop in the oldest restaurant in the world, Casa Botín, a winner of a Guinness World Record, and enjoy with this wonderful experience.

In this fantastic culinary tour you will hop from tapas bar to tapas bar, enjoying 9 of Madrid’s most traditional tapas, learning the true art of “tapeo”. The tasting includes croquettes, potato omelette, cod, Iberian ham, cheese and olive oil, all accompanied by beverages such as cider, red and white wines, beer or vermouth. To make a complete culinary experience, you will end with a sweet touch in the classic churros bar – Chocolatería San Ginés.

And to finish this amazing experience in the best way, there is nothing better that our fantastic Sangria cocktail in one of the most exclusive Sky Bars off the beaten path, where you can enjoy the best panoramic views of the city.

You can’t leave Madrid without a true tapas crawl, and this is the best way to do it.

 

PLEASE NOTE THESE ARE PREMIUM SMALL GROUP TOURS. PRIVATE TOURS CAN BE ACCOMMODATED ON REQUEST.

Highlights of the Trip

  • Specialised local gastro-guide.
  • Explore and discover two of Madrid’s most popular markets, Mercado de San Miguel and La Cebada.
  • Visit to Casa Botín, Guiness World Record holder for being the oldest restaurant in the world.
  • Learn where and how to buy the basic ingredients for the recipes of Spanish cuisine.
  • Tasting at least 8 typical products and tapas of Spanish cuisine all accompanied by beverages
  • Relish an exclusive sangria with Madrid beneath you from one of the city’s best sky bars.
  • Savour the real Chocolatería San Ginés chocolate and churros.

What's Included

  • Specialised local gastro-guide.
  • Visit to two different markets.
  • Visit to Casa Botín, Guiness World Record to the oldest restaurant in the world.
  • Up to 5 drinks and 8 product tastings.
  • 1 cocktail at an exclusive sky bar.

Other Information

Departure Details

For the morning tour meet at 11:15am for check in, in time for departure at 11:30am.

For the evening tour meet at 17:45pm for check in, in time for departure at 18:00pm.

WE MADRID at  Plaza de San Miguel, 7, 28005 Madrid

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ActivityReviews

  1. Christine

    Sunday 14th April, 2019
    A highly recommended tour, I taste different tapas and wines from all over Spain with a very friendly and professional guide.

  2. Angie

    Saturday 9th March, 2019
    Laura took us on a private Tapas tour and it was awesome! She knew the history, the culture, the locations were fabulous and we were able to explore neighborhoods by foot. We had sweet treats, jamón ibérico, torta Espanola, pinchos, olives and so much for. I would do this tour again tomorrow! Great time and great food. Thank you Laura!