Tapear like a local

Private Gourmet Tapas Tour

Our Private Gourmet Tapas Tour takes you on a delightful cultural and culinary journey through both Madrid and the rest of Spain. You will visit authentic restaurants favored by the locals (or, Madrileños) where you could try cecina from Castile & León or Mozarabic dishes from Andalucia such as cazón en adobo.

The menus are seasonal so are constantly changing. In the summer, salmorejo (a cold soup with a creamy, thick tomato base) will undoubtedly make an appearance; whilst during winter tours you will sample pork cheek, Madrileño style. All of the tapas are paired with specially selected, regional Spanish wines.

Our Private Gourmet Tapas Tour is available for both small, intimate groups and for larger groups.  The format is entertaining and dynamic so that even if you’re part of a big crowd, your experience will feel charmingly intimate.

private gourmet tapas tour
private gourmet tapas tour
private gourmet tapas tour
private gourmet tapas tour

What to Expect

Gain a good overview of some of the best tapas bars in Madrid

Gain a good overview of some of the best tapas bars in Madrid favored by locals.


Enjoy a variety of different wines & tapas learn about their provenance.


You will be a professional tapas bar hopper for the rest of your trip through Spain.

Details & Booking

Available: Every day
Meeting Place: In Plaza Santa Ana, by Federico García Lorca’s statue.
Meeting Times: 8 pm
Duration: 3 hours
What’s included: Your drinks & tapas for the evening – the equivalent of dinner. We have four different stops including 4 wines, 8 tapas & dessert.

  • This tour involves standing, leaning, perhaps sitting on a bar stool (if free) & walking between 4 bars. Please share mobility issues so that we can make sure your time with us is comfortable.
  • The tour is scheduled for 3 hours, if you would like to spend more time in less places, just let our guide know.


Amy B

Delicious, informative, spot-on food tour

“There [is] good Spanish food, and then there’s blow-your-mind amazing Spanish food. Joanna, my tour guide on Insider’s Madrid’s Gourmet Tapas Tour, 100 percent understood the difference. She snuck our small group into two just-out-of-plain-sight restaurants that were soaked with authenticity and tradition. She ordered us ridiculously delicious plates of traditional Spanish dishes, all of which were a few notches above the norm. Joanna was informative, friendly and welcoming. The food was out-of-this-world amazing. I honestly can’t recommend this tour enough. It’s by far the best way to experience was a real night out for tapas is in Madrid.”


Delightful Tapas Tour in Madrid

“My husband and I booked a tapas tour with Insider’s Madrid for our last evening in Madrid. We were exhausted from an all day trip to Toledo and were regretting that we had booked both in the same day. But once we met Heather we got our second wind and had a wonderful time. Heather is from California and has lived in Madrid for ten years. She took us to three restaurants and the market. In each place, she was well known to the locals and clearly well-liked. She explained the options to us and then ordered 4-5 items for us in each place. We loved almost everything and even tried tripe! She also ordered great wines at very reasonable prices. We were so impressed with Insider’s Travel from our first contact with them by email. They were quick to respond and provided complete information. We were able to pay online for the tours and knew who our contacts were, where to meet them and how to reach them by phone if necessary. We had also booked a walking tour but decided to cancel because our cruise company offered a free tour the same day. Insider’s Travel responded to my request for cancellation and processed a refund immediately. I highly recommend this company!”

Hemingway Tour


Gourmet Tapas & Wine Tour

Had a wonderful introduction to the food & wines of Madrid with our guide Heather. She was great company and we went to places we couldn’t have found without her. Highly recommend this tour.

Looking for a complimentary tour? The perfect pairing for our Private Gourmet Tapas Tour is our Private Spanish Wine Tasting, where you will sample some of our favorite Spanish wines with our sommelier.