Madrid Tapas

Our most recommended Madrid Tapas

Madrid: Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour

1. Madrid: Skip-the-Line Prado Museum Guided Tour

Discover masterpieces of art on a skip-the-line guided tour of the Prado Museum and explore the galleries of Spain's national art museum, located in the museum district of central Madrid. Widely considered to have one of the world's finest collections of European art from the 12th to the early 20th century, the Prado Museum also boasts the single best collection of Spanish art in the world. Founded as a museum of paintings and sculptures in 1819, it was enlarged by the addition of short pavilions at the rear of the magnificent building between 1900 and 1960. See masterpieces by Francisco Goya, Hieronymus Bosch and Peter Paul Rubens, along with acclaimed paintings by El Greco, Titian and Diego Velázquez. Journey through the story of Spanish and European art through the centuries and get expert explanations along the way. If you select the tapas tasting option, following the tour of Prado Museum, you will then walk through the city to one of the most important bars in Madrid where you will have the opportunity to taste several tapas of Spanish food. Spain is internationally renowned for its gastronomy and is proud of its rich culture and culinary history. Discover the traditional tapas of Spain and experience the food culture of Madrid like a local. Here your tour will finish, leaving you with the opportunity to walk through the center of Madrid.

Madrid: Wine and Tapas Walking Tour

2. Madrid: Wine and Tapas Walking Tour

Go beyond the usual tourist's perspective of Madrid's main sights on a guided tapas tour. Taste tapas like the locals do and discover hidden spots in the very heart of Madrid. Enjoy at least 12 tapas at four different places, as well as a glass of wine at each location. Find something special at each venue, be it a typical dish, a specific type of wine, or the atmosphere. Go to a bar, enjoy your wine and free tapas, order something extra to eat if it catches your fancy, and, once you’ve finished, move on to the next venue. It's as simple as that. Get ready to taste your way around Spain with a range of dishes and wines from various regions of the country. Learn about the origins of the dishes, and hear anecdotes about Madrid from your guide.

Madrid: The Original Tapas Crawl

3. Madrid: The Original Tapas Crawl

Take part in an exciting outing with your knowledgeable local guide who will show you the best tapas Madrid has to offer. This tapas crawl will allow you to visit 4 locations, including a market cuisine restaurant, a well-known ice-cold beer bar for locals, a new slow food tavern, and a one-century old bodega in a high-quality and non-touristy tapas area. Feel like a local as you dine amongst true Madrileños. Learn from a local guide who will share with you their years of knowledge and insights into the area. Your guide is also well acquainted with many of the families that own the businesses, giving you special insight into what makes their version of tapas so special. There is a lot of food on this tour, up to 12-15 tapas servings, so make sure you come hungry!

Madrid: Opera and Zarzuela Show and Dinner

4. Madrid: Opera and Zarzuela Show and Dinner

Enjoy an original dinner of opera and lyric song, sung by performing waiters at the stunning La Castafiore restaurant in the heart of Madrid. The restaurant opened in 1996 with the aim of promoting young artists and the traditional lyric form of operatic art. As you dine, the wait staff will entertain you with typical Spanish zarzuela, interacting with the audience as they go. The night starts with an overture of “Il Barbieri di Siviglia,” served with the traditional tapa of a Spanish omelet. The 1st act, “Die Zauberflöte,” is accompanied by marinated salmon rolls filled with baby broad beans in garlic sauce. For the 2nd act (main course), you can choose from grilled entrecote with herb butter,“La Boheme,” or hake with parsley, gulas (baby eels) and clams, “La Traviata.” The “plaudit” (dessert) is a divine milk mousse of “El Gato Montés.” At the end of the night, all diners are invited to toast “La Traviata!”

Madrid: 10 Tapas 2.5-Hour Cooking Class

5. Madrid: 10 Tapas 2.5-Hour Cooking Class

Learn how to prepare typical tapas with the help of a professional chef. Immerse yourself in the culinary traditions of Spain and prepare 10 small dishes that explain each region of the country. Get tutorials on traditional techniques and local ingredients and benefit from personalized attention during the 2.5-hour class. Make authentic dishes such as gilda (pepper and anchovy skewers) from the Basque Country and pan tumaca (bruschetta) from Catalonia. Sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor with a glass of Spanish sangría. Get a gift of the recipes you created and an apron as a keepsake.

Madrid: Local Tapas and Wine Tour with Drinks & Views

6. Madrid: Local Tapas and Wine Tour with Drinks & Views

Enjoy the true art of Tapeo in this experience in which you will discover Spanish gastronomy from bar to bar visiting different neighborhoods. The tour will start at the San Miguel square and head to La Latina, Cava Baja street, where most of the famous sites for Tapeo exist. There, taste traditional Spanish croquettes, particularly ham or even shellfish, of course, a good wine to pair. The route will continue through different bars in the center of Madrid, where you taste typical mushroom tapas or Padrón peppers. Answer the important questions, why are some hot and others not? accompanied by a beer or cider. Near the last stop, the tour arrives in the San Miguel Market, to taste the famous pintxos of Bilbao accompanied by a Txakoli glass. Afterward, walk through the Plaza Mayor and Barrio de las Letras, where famous poets and artists spent the best years of their lives. The last tasting stop is a traditional meat cheek with mashed potatoes, paired with a good wine, preferably red. Can you think of a better ending than going up to a terrace with excellent views of Madrid to enjoy a drink? (Only available on the evening tour.) Have fun and feel unique in your experience in a small group premium tour.

Madrid: Royal Palace Tour, Flamenco Show, & Tapas with Drink

7. Madrid: Royal Palace Tour, Flamenco Show, & Tapas with Drink

Save time with a skip-the-line ticket to Madrid's Royal Palace. Uncover the history of the Spanish monarchy on a guided walking tour. Catch a flamenco show at Torres Bermejas Tablao. Sip on a drink and snack on a tapas dish during the show. Meet your guide at the Opera metro station and make your way to Madrid's Royal Palace. Breeze past the long lines to this popular attraction with your skip-the-line access. Hear how the palace has changed over time with informative commentary from your guide. Admire this 18th-centurey palace which is the largest in Western Europe. Complete your experience with an incredible flamenco show at the Torres Bermejas Tablao. Experience the passion of flamenco dance and music at this historic tablao in the heart of Madrid.  Marvel at the Moorish-patterned walls, ornate tiles, and wood-carved ceilings as flamenco artists captivate you with their artistic interpretations. While enjoying the amazing folkloric culture of flamenco, you can make a selection from the tapas menu and have a red or white wine and water. The tapas menu includes Spanish omelet with caramelized onion, homemade croquettes with Iberian ham and cheese, Andalusian style squid, toast with tomato and Iberian Ham, Valencian paella, chicken fingers, and homemade cheesecake with blueberry sauce.

Madrid: Old Madrid Walking Food and Wine Tour

8. Madrid: Old Madrid Walking Food and Wine Tour

Explore the streets of the Spanish capital with a local guide. Learn about the history and food of Madrid while sampling traditional tapas at local hotspots. Try Iberian ham, manchego cheese, churros, and more. Take in major attractions such as the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and San Gines Church. Begin your tour with a local expert in history and gastronomy to some of the most popular tapas bars in Madrid. You will experience the same venues that the locals go to, seeking traditional tapas such as Iberian ham, manchego cheese, garlic shrimp, fried cod (a typical tapa from Madrid) padron peppers, bravas, Spanish Omelette, and more tapas according to the tapas bars that you will visit on the day. You will also get to try a delicious dessert of chocolate with churros. You will also pass by iconic Madrid landmarks such as the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa (the old city council), San Miguel Market, the Austrian neighborhood, and the San Gines Church. During your tour, you will learn more about the history of Madrid as well as about the tapas tradition, being able to ask as many questions as you like during your tour.

Madrid: History of Tapas Walking Tour and Tasting

9. Madrid: History of Tapas Walking Tour and Tasting

Benefit from the deep knowledge of a local guide in Madrid's tapas scene with a walking tour and tasting experience. In a small group of no more than 10 people, find some secret spots with great tapas traditions in the old city. See, smell, and taste the astonishing San Miguel Market with its narrow and old-stone city streets and discover the very Spanish tradition of "going for tapas".   For more than three hundred years, Spaniards from all localities continue to enjoy this custom. It is claimed that King Alfonso X ordered that in the small restaurants of Castile, no wine be served if not accompanied by food. Another version of history claims the origin of tapas lies in the bars and taverns that began to cover glasses with pieces of bread or slices of ham to prevent flies from entering the drink.

Madrid: Wine Tasting Experience

10. Madrid: Wine Tasting Experience

Join this wine tasting experience and taste 4 different wines. Learn all about Spanish wines as you taste white, rosé, and red wines paired with traditional tapas. Choose from a private tour any day of the week and a shared tour on Thursdays. After meeting your guide, go to one of the best restaurants or bars, depending on the day, to taste a magnificent glass of white wine, continue with a glass of rosé wine and finish with 2 red wines. For every wine, you will receive an explanation and everything you need to know to properly enjoy and learn to distinguish the quality of the wine. While you taste each wine enjoy aperitives called tapas that will enhance your experience. 

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Excellent Tour for families with young kids and teenagers! Disfrutamos mucho este tour guiado. Nuestra guía explicó las obras más famosas y mantuvo nuestra atención, incluso nuestros hijos pequeños y nuestra hija adolescente estuvieron atentos.

The Royal palace tour was great. The guide was informative and knowledgeable about the palace. The Flamenco show was impressive and would recommend it to others either by itself or with the tour

A fantastic evening being hosted by Kevin & Raul. A great experience for those that want to get away from the usual tourist traps , eating great food and enjoying lively bars. It's a must !!

Excellent atmosphere, very good music, good food, excellent service

Our guide Sergio was excellent, very nice and very knowledgeable.