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Madrid Tapas Crawl Tour

Get to know the least touristy tapas bars in town!

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Adults 12+ years old
Children 2-11 years old

The Madrid Tapas Crawl Tour

vino1_food-loverMadrileños love to eat traditional products and dishes from their beloved city. On this walking food tour, we want you to feel like a local by experiencing picoteo in Madrid, the authentic and timeless art of bar-crawling and tapas sampling. Join us on a historical, cultural and gastronomic journey and share our passion for Madrid. Where the locals go, we go!

The origins of the word “picoteo” lie in the verb “picar,” which means eating small bites from several shared plates. This is also known as “tapeo,” or a tapas crawl. We want to share picoteo in Madrid with you!

In the early evening, we take you on a tour to see the most emblematic highlights of one of Madrid’s most vibrant neighbourhoods over three hours. Our culinary journey starts at a traditional bodega serving delicious Spanish tapas, a local favorite that’s been around for decades. Over the next two stops, we try some amazing meat and fish dishes from Madrid, along with some cold draft beer and local wines.

To conclude our picoteo in Madrid, we finish at a traditional restaurant featuring cuisine from the north of Spain. An outstanding discovery, it’s a family-owned gem specializing in Galician-style tapas.

Holiday closures: Dec 24th, 25th, 31st and Jan 1st

What Our Guests Say

"Knowledgeable and enthusiastic"

We got a great gastronomic experience which we highly recommend!! Not only the tour guide, Raul, was knowledgeable and enthusiastic, but everything we tried was homemade and delicious!! We learnt some history of the city of Madrid, while at the same time tasting very nice traditional food and drinks.

– mistralgarcia · TripAdvisor
"Highlight of my trip"

This was my first ever food tour, and it was such a highlight of my trip to Spain. There are a lot of touristy restaurants in Spain, and I really wanted to find where the locals eat and drink. I also really wanted to eat and drink great Spanish food and wines. This tour takes you to really exceptional places. It was a lot of fun, a lot of food and alcohol, and a lot of wonderful memories.

– PandaG · TripAdvisor
"Super authentic and not touristy"

We'd never taken a food tour before, and based on the excellent Tripadvisor reviews, we chose the Picoteo Lover Tour. Our guide showed us around 5 fantastic bars which were super authentic and not touristy, and the food and drink was incredibe at each! The evening was like spending time with a friend who had lots of local knowledge about food, drink and Spain. It was such a once-in-a-lifetime experience and made our holiday to Spain perfect!!

– Sophie G. · TripAdvisor
"Favorite part of my visit"

This was by far my favorite part of my visit to Spain! What a great way to sample all the local cuisine while getting a bit of history and great company. It is a good way to sample a few of the main dishes and drinks in some of the best places in the city. We went hungry and left absolutely stuffed.

– Natalie C. · TripAdvisor
"An excellent experience"

This was an excellent experience. My first time and I was worried at first about the cost and being a big of a big eater. It is definitely worth it as you get to go to 5 different "local" locations without the tourist crowd. By our final stop we all had as much beautiful food as we could get. Our group was diverse and very fun. I would have stayed out later with several of the groups were it not for an early flight. I would recommend this tour and do it again myself!

– Dedrick · Airbnb