Madrid Tapas, Taverns & History Tour

974 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: 976

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The Madrid History and Tapas Tour was amazing, some of the best food I've ever eaten. Asier was amazing! The tour length was fantastic. Best food your I've ever been on, hands down.
Verified · Kimberley · Oct 19, 2023 · Canada · Female · 35 to 44 years
Great tour. My suggestion would be that a tour reminder and ability to add to my Apple wallet would be an improvement. I couldn’t locate my confirmation at the last minute and both of these things would help. Thanks to Jackie for a great evening.
Verified · Shelley · Oct 17, 2023 · Canada · Female · 65 to 74 years
An excellent tour. Asier was a great guide and very interactive with our group. Steady rain didn’t effect us. Great mix of learning about Madrid and it’s food and drinks. Well worth the time to take. Very highly recommended.
Verified · Jefferey · Oct 16, 2023 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years
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Verified · Seana · Oct 11, 2023 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Our guide, and I can not remember her name but it was something like, Araxta, was great. She was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of Madrid. She was also trained at the CIA and was an excellent chef in her own right. Highly recommend the tapas tour and that you ask for Araxta.
Verified · Kurt · Oct 11, 2023 · USA · Male · 55 to 64 years

Meeting Point

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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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