Tapear like a local

Private Gourmet Tapas Tour

Our Private Gourmet Tapas Tour takes you on a delightful cultural and culinary journey through both Madrid and the rest of Spain. You will visit authentic restaurants favored by Madrileños where you could try cecina from Galicia or mozarabic dishes from Andalucia such as cazón adoba.

The menus are seasonal so are constantly changing. In the summer salmorejo will make undoubtedly make an appearance, whilst during winter tours you will sample pork cheek, Madrileño style. All of the tapas are paired with Spanish wines- and not the standard ones from Rioja that you can find in your local supermarket.

Bonus: this tour gives you a “Survivor’s Guide” to Madrid tapas-bar hopping Spanish-style in case you want to repeat the experience on your own.

Our Private Gourmet Tapas Tour is available for both small, intimate groups and for larger groups.  The format is entertaining and dynamic so that even if you’re part of a big crowd, your experience will feel charmingly intimate.

private gourmet tapas tour
private gourmet tapas tour
private gourmet tapas tour
private gourmet tapas tour

What to Expect


Gain a good overview of some of the best tapas bars in Madrid favoured by locals

Gain a good overview of some of the best tapas bars in Madrid

Enjoy a variety of different wines & tapas learn about their provenance


You will be a professional tapas bar hopper for the rest of your trip through Spain

Details & Booking

Price per person: €310 + 21% VAT for 2 people. More in your group? An additional 80€ + 21% VAT per person, up to 8 people. Children 12 & under, half price.
Available: Everyday
Meeting Place: In Plaza Santa Ana, by Federico García Lorca’s statue.
Meeting Times: 8 pm
Duration: 3 hours
What’s included: Your drinks & tapas for the evening- the equivalent of dinner.

  • This tour involves standing, leaning, and perhaps sitting on a bar stool (if free) & walking between four bars. Please share mobility issues so that we can make sure your time with us is comfortable.
  • The tour is scheduled for 3 hours, if you would like to spend more time in less places, just let our guide know.


Amy B

Delicious, informative, spot-on food tour

“There [is] good Spanish food, and then there’s blow-your-mind amazing Spanish food. Joanna, my tour guide on Insider’s Madrid’s Gourmet Tapas Tour, 100 percent understood the difference. She snuck our small group into two just-out-of-plain-sight restaurants that were soaked with authenticity and tradition. She ordered us ridiculously delicious plates of traditional Spanish dishes, all of which were a few notches above the norm. Joanna was informative, friendly and welcoming. The food was out-of-this-world amazing. I honestly can’t recommend this tour enough. It’s by far the best way to experience was a real night out for tapas is in Madrid.”

Looking for a complementary tour? The perfect pairing for our Private Gourmet Tapas Tour is our Private Spanish Wine Tasting where you will sample some of our favourite Spanish wines with our sommelier.