Guided tour

Madrid: Tapas, Taverns and History Tour

4.7 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Devour Tours

Madrid: Tapas, Taverns and History Tour

Activity provider: Devour Tours

From US$ 118.51 per person

Enjoy incredible local tapas and a fun, informative walking tour of Madrid’s historic city center as you discover how the city’s food and history go together.

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Duration 4 hours
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Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy 8+ tapas and 4 drinks at 4 tapas bars.
  • See the sights on a 45-minute guided history tour.
  • Learn how to go out for tapas like the locals do.
  • Step into the most historic bars in the city.
  • Discover how Madrid’s history is best told through food.
Full description
Your evening begins at a historic tavern in the heart of Madrid, where you’ll enjoy your first tapas of the evening along with vermouth—Spain’s favorite aperitif. Get a crash course in the art of tapeo as your guide shares some of the secrets of going out for tapas here in Madrid. After that, you’re off to discover Madrid’s history up close on an expertly guided walking tour! From iconic sights like the Royal Palace to hidden squares only locals know about, you’ll discover how each stop along the way has played a role in the city’s story. Having worked up an appetite, it’s time for more tapas at two more beloved bars in the historic center. Each of these bites is a time-honored local favorite that has won the hearts of generations of madrileños over the decades! And as you make your way from one to another, you’ll get even more insights into Madrid’s fascinating past. Finally, you’ll sit down for a dinner of shared plates at one last classic tapas bar that’s consistently packed with locals. You’ll leave with plenty of knowledge of how to enjoy tapas like a local in Madrid, and how the city’s history and food go hand in hand.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • 4 tasting stops with 8 tapas and 5 drinks
  • History walk through Madrid’s historic centre
  • Transport to the meeting place, or from the ending point
  • Gratuity for your guide. The standard gratuity in the tour industry is 10-15 percent
Not suitable for
  • Children under 13 years
  • Vegans
  • People with gluten intolerance

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Meeting point

Calle de la Misericordia, 2 in Plaza de las Descalzas, by the ornate entryway. Your guide will be holding a red Devour tote bag.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • The tour is in English.
  •  Guests with serious food allergies will need to sign an allergy waiver at the start of the tour
  •  This tour is not recommended for vegans.
  • This tour is adaptable for: Vegetarians, Pescatarians, Gluten free (not celiacs), Dairy free, Non-alcoholic options & Pregnant women. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking.
  • Our group tour utilizes multiple areas that are not wheelchair accessible. Those with wheelchairs should contact us so we can arrange your visit.
  • Due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not adaptable for those with celiac disease
  • Tour not suitable for children
  • Devour comply with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to Madrid government guidelines for the most up to date information
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 7 reviews

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As a whole the Tapas, Taverns and History Tour was good. We, the participants, sincerely enjoyed the time in the taverns tasting tapas and chatting amongst ourselves. We appreciated the time to just sit and talk was created for us. The history part was difficult to follow. I signed up for this tour as this part truly interested me, but because too much information was delivered too quickly, it was hard to follow and I absorbed too little of it. Nonetheless, it was a fun tour and the tapas was tasty.

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July 29, 2022

This was a great way to combine History, Architecture and a unique culinary experience. I really enjoyed the vibe of the group which added to the experience. Would recommend this at the beginning of your trip to the city to really learn how to spot the authentic places from the tourist traps.

July 7, 2022

Food was good, drinks were good too (but too little). Arantxa our tour lady / food expert was knowledgeable and had a good attitude. My only concern is that she didn't wear her mask during the activities despite her not having any food or drinks for herself, so she was speaking explaining stuff while we were eating or drinking and most places were tiny so we were very close to each other.

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January 29, 2022

Product ID: 288860