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Tapas, Like a Local

Barcelona Local Tapas Tour

Tapas, Like a Local
A rustic evening of tapas n’ drinks in neighborhood bars you won’t find in guidebooks.

Barcelona blends its fresh Mediterranean cuisine with the gastronomic traditions of its eclectic mix of settlers from around Spain and the world, resulting in a delightfully diverse array of tapas and places in which to enjoy them.

Take part in an authentic tapas-bar-hopping experience and learn the history of this centuries-old dining tradition while strolling through Barcelona’s distinct ‘barrios’. You'll enjoy tasty treats in joints the locals have frequented for decades: from fresh olives, Manchego cheeses, and fried squid, to sautéed mushrooms, spicy tuna salad, and 'patatas bravas’, and drinks such as a spicy, home-brewed vermouth, or a 'clara' - the combination of beer and lemon soda so characteristic on these corners.

This experience includes your private, informational tour and the opportunity to discover three different rustic, hole-in-the-wall tapas bars, in three separate neighborhoods, from the historic and quaint Gothic Quarter to the sea-side Barceloneta, teaming with raw charm and personality. Food and drink is not included, so you'll pay as you go, which allows for more freedom and flexibility in terms of how much you want (or are able) to eat.

Keep in mind, these are local joints, where we or any Barcelona native would eat, and tourists would unlikely find on their own. This means that everyone shares off of plates in the middle of the table, and it's not uncommon to find yourself eating with toothpicks or chucking your used napkins on the floor. Standing at the bar while waiting for a table (in at least one of the joints) is to be expected. In order to make sure you get a full and rich experience, we generally suggest what dishes and drinks to order, however, we are flexible depending on your specific likes and dislikes, which you can discuss with us or your guide.

Getting around: On foot.
Duration: Half-day (evening only).

Our tapas tours are as much about “the experience” as they are about the food and are led by individuals from our regular team of historical guides. If you’re looking for a more in-depth culinary informational experience, we recommend you check out our “Mediterranean Gourmet” experience or the “Delectable Catalan Feast”, each led by culinary experts and chefs.


We highly recommend you read our General Touring Guidelines before booking. We want you know exactly what to expect. Please feel free to propose your own personal twist on any existing route or guideline!


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