Madrid Tapas, Taverns & History Tour

368 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.


Verified Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.8 /5
based on 368 reviews
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Alfonso was a great guide! The stops and the walking were both great. Very leisurely way to spend a fun evening. Highly recommend
Constance · Jan 17, 2023 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 years
This was a very informative and enjoyable tour. Our guide, Jose, was very knowledgeable and also brought a lightness to the tour. The venues selected were all great and I have vowed to return to this amazing country. Thanks ?
Roy · Jan 07, 2023 · Australia · Male · 55 to 64 years
Our family really enjoyed the tour. Alfonso was informative and fun. The 4 hours went really quickly. Was great to be shown historical sights as well as try traditional tapas in locally owned restaurants. We will definitely do more Devour walking tours in the future This is not for publication but general feedback for the company One of our group was vegetarian. There were good alternative food offered at the first 3 stops. The final stop which was where we had a more substantial meal, she only had 2 tapas available potatoes and aubergine, where the rest of us had a total of appx 6. Whilst not a big issue, it was disappointing given the cost of the tour, and previous reviews that suggested there were a lot of options for vegetarians. She didn’t over eat at the earlier stops to allow room to try everything at the last one. It would have been good if there was at least one more option provided, or at least be warned this was the case. On a separate note, small sweet ( or churros) at the end would be really nice … but understand this would mean another stop and extend time of the tour. This would be a plus but not necessary, and probably not traditional. We still enjoyed it … 2 of us are doing a Devour tour in lisbon next week (not the vegetarian) so looking forward to it
Ewa · Dec 22, 2022 · Australia · Female · 55 to 64 years
We highly recommend the Madrid 'History and Tapas' Devour tour. A special commendation is due to Monse, our tour guide. Her knowledge, enthusiasm, people skills and sense of humor are of the highest caliber, and it was these qualities that made the tour such a special, interesting and tasty event for us. Our highest recommendations to Devour and to Monse. Hadas + David
Hadas · Dec 19, 2022 · Israel · Male · 55 to 64 years
This fantastic tour combines a fast-track history of Madrid with a visit to some of the city's best tapas bars. No words can describe how amazing our tour guide Cassie was. Funny and knowledgeable, she managed to turn our group of strangers into a group of friends by the end of the tour. We've joined countless tours throughout Europe and we can safely say that Cassie is among our favourite tour guides ever! We'd definitely join another tour next time we're in Madrid!
Maria · Dec 11, 2022 · Greece · Female · 35 to 44 years

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.


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.
Can my dietary needs be accommodated on this tour?
The buffet has a variety of options that can accomodate different dietary restrictions. Contact the Guest Experience team at [email protected] or call +39 068-596-0143 (Italy) or 888-683-8670 (USA) if you need additional assistance.

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