Market Bites & Tapas: Local Gastronomic Dining Experience

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Madrid

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There is a story to tell about every corner of Madrid and the markets that supply the city have been proof of this for almost a century.Discover with our professional culinary expert guide a real signature cuisine, gourmet products and a vast amount of culinary culture, nowadays hidden in the reformed markets of San Miguel and La Cebada in the La Latina neighbourhood in Madrid. A blend of gastronomy and entertainment welcome both locals and visitors to enjoy a good vermouth, exquisite tapas and live music.In our 4.5-hour tour you will visit the oldest restaurant in the world, Casa Botín, and winner of a Guinness World Record.You’ll continue the tour with al tasting of at least 8 drinks and 5 tapas, such that you can grasp a comprehensive overview of the gastronomy of Spain and Madrid.Have fun and feel unique in your experience in a Premium Small Group tour.
As a Spanish cuisine lover, you must learn where and how you can buy the product necessary to cook all those delicious Mediterranean recipes. Learn on fresh seasonal products and the main ingredients of the secret bases of Spanish cuisine by the hands of our professional culinary expert guide.The 4.5-hour Madrid Market Bites & Tapas walking tour includes a local Gastronomic Dinner Experience & Cocktail SkyBar, where you will have the chance to see the historic markets of Mercado de San Miguel and La Cebada Market, located in the La Latina neighbourhood and learn about the vast differences between this two famous markets.You will start by visiting the Mercado de San Miguel. The most central site on the entire route, located very close to Madrid's main square - Plaza Mayor, is also one of the most well-known and visited markets in the city. In recent years it has become Madrid's benchmark gourmet market and has been acknowledged as a Site of Cultural Interest, owing to the building's architectural extravagance. In this famous market, you will start to prepare your palate with gourmet bites carefully selected by your culinary expert.Continue your route to visit La Cebada, one of Madrid's traditional markets, offering a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, meat and fish, etc., and where both housekeepers and chefs from the most prestigious restaurants do their daily shopping to prepare the well renowned Spanish cuisine delicious recipes. Along the tour of both markets, you will stop at different stands to take a first-hand knowledge from traders on how to select the best seasonal products. Taking advantage of this ideal place, you will savour some typical Spanish delicacies.You’ll continue the tour with a stop in the oldest restaurant in the world, Casa Botín, and winner of a Guinness World Record and enjoy with this wonderful experience.In this fantastic culinary tour you will hop from tapas bar to tapas bar, enjoying 9 of Madrid's most traditional tapas, learning the true art of "tapeo". The tasting includes croquettes, potato omelette, cod, Iberian ham, cheese and olive oil, all accompanied by beverages such as cider, red and white wines, beer or vermouth. To make a complete culinary experience, you will end with a sweet touch in the classic churros bar - Chocolatería San Ginés.And to finish this amazing experience in the best way, there is nothing better that our fantastic Sangria cocktail in one of the most exclusive Sky Bars off the beaten path, where you can enjoy the best panoramic views of the city.You can’t leave Madrid without a true tapas crawl, and this is the best way to do it.Have fun and feel unique in your experience in a Premium Small Group tour.

What’s included

  • Specialised local gastro-guide.
  • Visit to two different markets.
  • Visit to Casa Botín, Guiness World Record to the oldest restaurant in the world.
  • Up to 5 drinks and 8 product tastings.
  • 1 cocktail at an exclusive sky bar.
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages

What’s not included

  • Tips (optional)
  • Food or beverages unless specified
  • Hotel pick up or transfer