Barcelona Local Tapas Tour
A rustic evening of tapas
n’ drinks in neighborhood bars you won’t find in guidebooks.
Barcelona blends its fresh Mediterranean cuisine with the gastronomic
traditions of its eclectic mix of settlers from around Spain and the world,
resulting in a delightfully diverse array of tapas and places in which
to enjoy them.
Take part in an authentic tapas-bar-hopping experience and learn the history
of this centuries-old dining tradition while strolling through Barcelona’s
distinct ‘barrios’. You'll enjoy tasty treats in joints the
locals have frequented for decades: from fresh olives, Manchego cheeses,
and fried squid, to sautéed mushrooms, spicy tuna salad, and 'patatas
bravas’, and drinks such as a spicy, home-brewed vermouth, or a
'clara' - the combination of beer and lemon soda so characteristic on
This experience includes your private, informational tour and the opportunity
to discover three different rustic, hole-in-the-wall tapas bars, in three
separate neighborhoods, from the historic and quaint Gothic Quarter to the
sea-side Barceloneta, teaming with raw charm and personality. Food and drink
is not included, so you'll pay as you go, which allows for more freedom and
flexibility in terms of how much you want (or are able) to eat.
Keep in mind, these are local joints, where we or any Barcelona native
would eat, and tourists would unlikely find on their own. This means
that everyone shares off of plates in the middle of the table, and it's
not uncommon to find yourself eating with toothpicks or chucking your
used napkins on the floor. Standing at the bar while waiting for a table
(in at least one of the joints) is to be expected. In order to make sure
you get a full and rich experience, we generally suggest what dishes and
drinks to order, however, we are flexible depending on your specific
likes and dislikes, which you can discuss with us or your guide.
Half-day (evening only).
Our tapas tours are as much about “the experience” as
they are about the food and are led by individuals from our regular team
of historical guides. If you’re looking for a more in-depth culinary
informational experience, we recommend you check out our “Mediterranean
Gourmet” experience or the “Delectable
Catalan Feast”, each led by culinary experts and chefs.
We highly recommend
you read our General
before booking. We want you know exactly
what to expect. Please feel free to propose your own personal twist on
any existing route or guideline!