“Our guide, Dago, was warm, friendly, funny and made our night an unforgettable experience. Thankfully we had not eaten lunch that day, we could only just finish what we had been given at the end of the night. ...Lynette D., Australia – See more reviews
What To Expect
Savor Barcelona the way it's meant to be savored - with a delectable tapas tour. Discover the different flavors of Barcelona's Catalan tapas culture and dive into the city's vibrant evening atmosphere, where locals relax after a day's work and prepare themselves for a late dinner. This three-hour food adventure through Barcelona's multicultural 'barrios' (quarters), Raval and Poble Sec, will give you a truly charming and delicious local experience in two of the city's off-the-beaten-track neighborhoods.
Meet your English-speaking guide in front of the Arts Center Santa Monica on the bottom of the Ramblas (Metro Station "Drassanes") before setting off. Just a stone's throw away, you will enjoy the first tapas experience of the night at a cozy little terrace bar. Pick up a pintxo of butifarra or some salmorejo - two truly traditional and tasty dishes.
The next tapas bar awaits us and we navigate our way through a labyrinth of small streets that still retain their old-world ambiance. Here, savor several tapas to share. Next up is a warm bodega (wine cellar) with exquisite ham and cheese. Experience these tasty flavours accompanied by a nice white or red wine.
From there, our Barcelona tapas tour continues when we cross the Rambla de Raval, the multicultural heart of the Raval where we shall have a look at the cat sculpture of the Columbian artist Fernando Botero.
The head straight to a typical Vermuteria, where you can have a vermut (vermouth) or tinto de verano (think sangría, but simpler) and indulge in a Spanish omelette. On the way to the adjacent quarter, Poble Sec, we will cross Parallel, once famous for its Montmartre-style entertainment and is still cluttered with theaters, music venues and cabarets. The quarter Poble Sec is attached to the Montjuic, Barcelona's emblematic hillside. Still very central, and with such an authentic feel, it keeps the charm of a lively neighborhood away from the main tourist trails.
Our next stop is a vibrant bodega, where you can choose your favorite Basque pintxo (3 pintxo per person) and top it all off with a glass of cava.
Throughout the tour, your guide will let you know more about local gastronomic specialties, delighted as you are in your discovery of new tastes, flavors and dishes. Share several tapas in this last bar. You shall also likely meet some of the locals in the barrio who, at some point during the tour, get you into an interesting conversation. But you'll never know what the night has in store for you!
English speaking guide
Tapa in 4 places
Drinks (one drink per places)
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
This tour is not recommended for children below 14 years old.
Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.
Alcoholic beverages may only be consumed by persons aged 18 years old and up.
A good pair of comfortable walking shoes is advisable. Leaving your valuables at the hotel is recommended.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
1 hour and 30 minutes