Barcelona Local Tapas Tour
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.
General Tour Guidelines
• All tours are private and tailor-made to suit the needs of each individual client.
• All tours are in English, with other languages available upon request.
• Unless otherwise specified, tours include monument exteriors only. If you wish to tour
the interiors of any museums, monuments, or attractions with your guide as part
of your private tour, please specify during planning process, as this will determine
the guide we put you with and must be arranged in advance.
• Tours can be done either on foot & using public transport, by bicycle,
or in a private vehicle.
• Since sampling the local foods and drinks is one of the most important parts of city
discovery, we try our best in every tour to wander “off the beaten track” for traditional
snacks and/or meals in local joints along the way. Stop for a Spanish coffee or a sip of
wine; try a deliciously fresh, homemade ‘horchata’ or endulge in an order of ‘churros
con chocolate’. Or, enjoy a selection of typical ‘tapas’ at one of our favorite,