Madrid Tapas, Taverns & History Tour

1368 reviews

4 hours

Max 10

Why take this tour?

Devour are the food specialists in our family, running all of our food tours. They're obsessed with finding the most authentic and tasty food and the biggest characters at the local market. We think that passion makes them the best at what they do.


  • Enjoy 8+ tapas and 4 drinks across 4 historic tapas bars in the heart of Madrid
  • Embark on a fascinating 45-minute guided history walk through the oldest part of the city, with stories that come to life through your expert guide.
  • Try a beloved tapa—sizzling garlic shrimp—at the bar that invented the recipe 80 years ago!
  • Learn the ins and outs of tapas culture at the city’s most storied bars, and discover how history has shaped the food we eat still to this day in Madrid.
  • Pair each bite with a beloved local drink, from flavorsome vermouth to a more authentic alternative to sangria.
  • Sites Visited
  • Madrid’s historic center
  • Plaza Isabel II
  • Royal Palace
  • Plaza de las Ramales
  • Plaza de la Villa
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Puerta del Sol
  • Plaza Santa Ana
  • 4 historic tapas bars
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • 4 tasting stops with 8 tapas and 5 drinks
  • History walk through Madrid’s historic centre

Eat your way through centuries of Spanish history in one fascinating evening.

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Total Customer Reviews: 1368

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4.9 /5
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This was my fourth or fifth tour with Devour and once again, it was excellent. Our guide in Madrid was Arantxa Lamas, and she was funny, full of historical information and helpful. After our tour, she was kind enough to point out a nice sherry bar for us and hail us a cab, which was great considering we speak no Spanish. Thanks, again, Devour! You'll see us again!
Verified · Kristen · Apr 16, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Cassie was a very knowledgeable and personable guide, it was great to find some out of the way places and try some new Spanish dishes :)
Verified · Natalie · Apr 15, 2024 · United Kingdom · Female · 35 to 44 years
A great tour. David B our guide was great and we saw parts of Madrid we would never have found. Will certainly use this company again.
Verified · Mary · Apr 10, 2024 · United Kingdom · Female · 65 to 74 years
David, our tour guide, was totally dedicated to the comfort and happiness of each member of the group. He was very informative and took every opportunity to teach us about the history and culture of Madrid/Spain. Most of all he made sure we had fun and enjoyed ourselves. A+++
Verified · John · Apr 08, 2024 · USA · Male · 65 to 74 years
Cassie was fantastic!!!!
Verified · Todd · Apr 02, 2024 · USA

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point

We'll meet in Plaza de las Descalzas by the ornate entryway located adjacent to the ElMonte de Madrid shop. You'll see two statues positioned along the shop's exterior to your left. The entryway is located on the far side of Plaza de las Descalzas from the road (Calle de la Misericordia). Your guide will be holding a red Devour Tours bag and a Devour Madrid sign.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


Can my dietary needs be accommodated on this tour?
This tour is adaptable for: - Vegetarians - Pescatarians - Dairy free - Pregnant women We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. This tour is not recommended for vegans and, due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not recommended for those with celiac disease. Due to the amount of wine stops on this tour, it is not recommended for children or adults who do not drink alcohol.
Will my tour run in the order that is described?
Please note that this description is an example and stops or tastes may vary depending on the season, day of the week, and group size. Regardless of where your tour goes, you always have a delicious experience.

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