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Madrid: a showcase of Spanish gastronomy - Private Tour


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City, Museums / Culture, Food and Wine


Kid Friendly: Yes. We've spent a considerable amount of our childhood standing and playing at bars with our parents. It's god to get the children into good habits of eating and recognizing what's good and bad and what is industrial food and what's natural. Yes, kid friendly.

Friendly: Yes.
We are normally standing at the bar. That's the way to do it when you are having tapas in Spain.

Maximum travelers: 2



English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

A private guided tour through good elegant and informal eating habits.

This tour is about what we eat, and how. As everything in this country, cuisine here is extremely diverse: there are at least six major gastronomic traditions in Spain, and we are lucky they are all very well represented in Madrid!!! Fish and seafood (yes! Madrid is home to the SECOND LARGEST FISHMARKET IN THE WORLD), Ibérico or Iberian products, the many ways of preparing rice, cheese, wine. . . Why continue? A never-ending list of things locals here have been unpretentiously consuming for decades. Guaranteed: no tourist traps, no clichés. Good food and good drink.


This tour does not aim at discovering the city but in effect we do get to see a lot of tings visitors seldom see. The places where I'll take you to have been carefully selected so the gastronomic experience is the best and more often than not they will fall out of the habitual routes. The participants in this tour have to be ready for that because we are going to be wandering in the neighbourhoods where the locals and only the locals live. I have chosen not to reveal the names of the places but please feel free to inquire.

Because (and this is part of the adventure) we'll be crossing the city in the four directions, walking is not essential in this tour, we will be taking public transport most of the times to make the intervals short. But think that this will make the experience even more local and that you will get to see a lot of street life and get a pretty accurate idea of what the city is made of.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We can meet directly at your hotel and I can also leave you back at your hotel once the tour is over, but please advise if there is any other arrangement you would feel more comfortable with.

End location: Hotel or others.

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.


We walk and we hop on and off buses or metros.

What’s Included

Other: Food and drink in at least 4 bars, restaurants or taverns.

Transportation by public transport between the stops when necessary.

One or two drinks every time we stop (wine, beer, others not including spirits). Food to share in the tapas style. The food selection is organized according to your taste. Let me know what you like or if you have any restrictions. The tour will be conducted in such way that nobody will be left hungry.

Me as your local guide during the tour. A lot of information about our traditions and lifestyle, as well as answering your questions about the city.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 Euro - I really don't think you will need to spend any money during this tour.

What’s Extra

Other: Anything not included in the what's included section.

A Recent Review of this tour

Sean is an exceptional guide. He is impressively knowledgeable, dynamic & conscientious. Being a true connoisseur of his city, his passion for it is contagious. He is flexible & does his best to tailor this tour to the preferences of those taking it. He brings an understated elegance & the perfect energy level into the tour as he imparts much information with candor and responsibility. I have just enjoyed the very best of food, drink, and atmosphere in his company. Do not miss this superb tour & guide.
Ladan Alavi

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