Madrid Tapas Adventure

Fact: Spanish people love to eat. If you want to experience the real Madrid, take a tip from us: do as the locals do and nibble and chomp your way through the city. From Madrid’s oldest taverns to its modern hip hangouts, this is your chance to indulge in the most delectable cuisine – tapas. And hey, we’ll even teach you some pro tapas tips along the way, the ultimate souvenir to take home with you! Start practicing your humble brag…


  • Visit the first tapas market in the country and learn all about the importance of Spanish market culture

  • Get an introduction to the traditions of the Spanish aperitivo with a traditional vermouth

  • Discover the oldest parts of Madrid and stop at some of our favourite heritage taverns to try the house dish in each of them, including the best calamari sandwich in the entire city!

  • Taste the local liquor Madroño that centuries ago King Philip VI used to sip this after his meals

  • Stroll around the 4 of the trendies’ neighbourhoods, such as La Latina and soak up the historic vibes and breathtaking architecture of the old city centre too

Local English-speaking guide
5 tastings stops – you can expect tasty cheese, tortilla, a bocadillo de calamari sandwich, some form of potatoes, a Spanish dessert and much more)
5 alcoholic drinks (or non-alcoholic drinks)
Additional food and drink
Tips and gratuities for your guide
Important Information
What is included in the tour?

Local English-speaking guide, 5 tastings stops – you can expect tasty cheese, tortilla, a bocadillo de calamari sandwich, some form of potatoes, a Spanish dessert and much more), 5 alcoholic drinks (or non-alcoholic drinks)

What isn't included in the tour?

Additional food and drink, and gratuities for your guide

Where do we meet?

Plaza de la Villa, in front of the Statue of Don Álvaro de Bazán in the middle of the square. Address: Calle Mayor 70 (close to Mercado de San Miguel). Your guide will be holding an Urban Adventures Sign.

Where does the tour end?

Puerta del Sol

What is the duration of the tour?

3.5 hours

What is the minimum group size for the private tour?

The private tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book the private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.

Are there any Covid-19 vaccination requirements?

While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Intrepid Urban Adventures tour. For further information, please review COVID-19 Health & Safety at

What if I can't find my guide?

If you have any issues on the day of your tour, please call +49 80244679545.

Can I cancel my tour?

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity.


In Spain, tapas are more than just food—they're a social and cultural activity meant to be enjoyed in company. Some are elaborate plates full of food; others are bite-sized dishes of olives or potato chips. Some are hot; some are cold. Rather than sitting at a table, people commonly eat their tapas standing up at the bar or at small tables. It stands to reason, because tapas are informal, and the bars are often busy. Your tapas adventure begins in Plaza de la Villa, the old main square in central Madrid. After a brief introduction to the city and its tapas credentials, we’ll head towards Mercado de San Miguel, the first gourmet market in all of Spain and liveliest culinary spots in the city. While walking alongside stalls and tapas bars offering a wide variety of treats you will learn about the importance of Spanish market culture. From there we will hear to local tavern under Plaza Mayor, where we’ll start with an aperitivo, what else?! Spain is a well-known cheese producing nation, offering the world such cheesy delights as manchego. We’ll try some delicious Spanish cheese and the famous tortilla de patata, alongsidea glass of vermouth of course Next, we’ll head to the pulsating barrio La Latina to explore its narrow lanes and fascinating history. This neighbourhood is ultra trendy right now and is popular with locals for its vibrant food and drink scene. We will stop at the tavern, where you will have a chance to taste a very local liquor that any lover of Madrid knows about. The Madroño goes well together with some red meat, so let`s taste some Spanish Chorizo. From there, we will head back to the oldest part of Madrid, as we walk, we’ll continue to chat about the city’s history and food culture. Our next food stop, right in the heart of Plaza Mayor is to try the iconic bocadillo de calamares, the famous sandwich of the city. To wash it down, we’ll try some local beer too! Back on the streets, your local guide will point out interesting sights and alternative food and drink stops for you to explore on your own as we head to our penultimate foodie highlight of the day. The perfect snack at any time of day are the shrimps. We’ll try some of Madrid’s most famous shrimps together with some Spanish house wine, red or white is you to choose from. After that we will walk towards Puerta del Sol, one of the most iconic spots of Madrid and finish our tapas adventure with a local dessert. Once you’ve finished your dessert, your guide will take you back to Puerta del Sol, where they can help you out with directions back to your accommodation or ideas on where to go next!

  • There may be a change of itinerary according to opening times of bars and restaurants along the way depending on how crowded they are. However, all the bars you are taken to are of the same standard, so you will not be missing out if the itinerary does change. Food inclusions are subject to change, dependent on availability on the day.
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