Madrid Tapas, Taverns & History Tour

175 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
  • Learn the ins and outs of tapas culture in Madrid at the city’s most storied bars
  • Discover how history has shaped the food we eat still to this day in Madrid
  • Experience a real Madrileño-style tapas crawl among the locals
  • 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 Spanish history in one fascinating evening


Verified Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.8 /5
based on 175 reviews
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Latest reviews
The Madrid History and Tapas Tour exceeded expectations. Our guide David was fantastic, very knowledgeable. The food and drink was exceptional. A really good time and a great intro into Madrid’s food scene.
Pamela · Aug 14, 2022 · United States · Female · 65 to 74 years
Issac was a fantastic guide - we had the best time. The food was excellent. I loved that it was a small group size, so that we could feel free to ask questions.
Meghan · Aug 08, 2022 · United States · Female · 35 to 44 years
Overall disappointing and not at all value for money (expensive!). The historic side of the tour was very interesting and the guide was very knowledgeable, but we understood that the main focus was food and drinks. Instead we mostly walked a lot and barely ate and drank. we visited 4 taverns but had one small dish per place and had to eat bread to end our hunger. We finished the tour hungry and tired with sore feet.
Yair · Aug 04, 2022 · Israel · Male · 25 to 34 years
Isaac was very good with his knowledge and history of the town. We had good food at each of our stops and accompanied by lovely wines. Our only disappointment was value for money. Over $300 for our tour. Guess we had a great night
Steve · Jul 28, 2022 · Australia · Male · 55 to 64 years
Jump at the opportunity to take this tour! It came recommended to us and though I was a bit hesitant, as I feared it might be a tourist trap, I’m glad we attended . I learned a tremendous amount of history and savored wonderful pairings of food and wine/vermut/fortified wine. Elena’s encyclopedic knowledge of Madrid and it’s storied history was equally matched to her enthusiasm. She is a natural teacher and kept our group fully engaged. She is lovely at facilitating a warm group dynamic which made the experience all the more memorable.
Laurie · Jul 27, 2022 · United States · Female · 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 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?
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.

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