Madrid: Taste Gourmet Tapas and Discover the Secrets of La Latina and Lavapies

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Duration: 4 hours

Departs: spain, spain

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Indulge in a traditional Spanish breakfast in an iconic chocolateria. Experience the charming local tradition of shopping for sweets in a cluster convent. Visit one of the most famous gourmet markets in the whole country. Taste local, organic wines and Spanish olive oil some of our favourite Madrid markets. Discover the secrets of La Latina and Lavapies neighbourhoods and learn all about the capital’s scintillating history as we wander the pretty streets.This small group tour is limited to maximum 12 guests.

What's Included

5 tapas dishes

Hot chocolate with churros

Local English-speaking guide

Olive oil tasting

Wine tasting

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 6 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Service animals allowed
  • While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Intrepid Urban Adventures tour.
  • All tours follow the latest local health authority advice. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
  • Comfortable clothes and walking shoes are recommended. We recommend that you also bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and hat during the summer months.
  • For your Intrepid Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Teatro Real
Your Madrid gourmet tapas adventure will begin in front of the Opera House, in the oldest part of the city. We'll set the scene and hear historical stories about the Opera building.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

This historical chocolateria is the first stop on our tour. We will taste their famous chocolate and churros while listening to all the legends and stories about this traditional venue in the city.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Plaza Mayor
Energy levels sufficiently topped up, we will take a stroll around the city centre, as your guide shows you some key landmarks including Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa and regales you with historic tales about the Spanish monarchy and the people of Madrid over the centuries.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mercado San Miguel
Our second stop will be the first ever gourmet tapas market in Spain, Mercado de San Miguel (built in 1916), where we’ll taste a few different tapas dishes, as we chat about Spanish culinary culture, food traditions and the introduction of gourmet markets to the foodie shopping scene.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mercado la Cebada
Our third stop will be the local grocery market of La Latina.

35 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

El Rastro
After the tasting, we will walk through the biggest flea market in Spain, El Rastro. Your guide will give you the lowdown on this popular market. You will learn about the history, the gypsy community background and how Spain has changed in the last 40 years when we officially entered the Democratic state.

35 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mercado de Anton Martin
Your gourmet tapas tour of Madrid will end in Barrio de las letras, a very bohemian and chic neighborhood in the heart of Madrid. We’ll make a stop at the market of Anton Martin where you will enjoy a tasting of organic olive oil and wine. Spain is the orchard of Europe and its wine and olive oil industries are amongst the largest in the world. Agriculture is moving more towards organic production now, respecting the land and promoting high-quality products. This tasting will help you better understand this organic revolution! After our tasting, you’ll dig into dishes of delicious gourmet tapas paired with a glass of Spanish wine.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Urban walking tour plus tasting
wilkcam, 28-02-2020
We totally enjoyed tour and insights into Madrid. Andrea was excellent and very genuine. We loved the overview of Madrid, the plazas we visited, the markets, the oils, the wines, the simple food and particularly the off-the street hidden gems.
Best tour in Madrid
Benjamin_B, 25-05-2022
Our guide Jose was amazing, the best one we had on our 10 days trip. He was engaging, knowledgeable, and matched our energy perfectly. Food was delicious and we saw the city from a completely different angle.
Best ever!
geeta_g, 05-04-2022
Philip was so good we are so thrilled to have done this tour. Want a skilled articulate well versed man who really cares for his guests and is 100% present. Philip is the man.
Getting to know Madrid
fay242017, 29-02-2020
Andrea was a friendly, fun and informative guide. We learned so much about the interesting neighborhoods of Madrid, customs, restaurants and markets. Tastings were delicious- chocolate and churros, chorizo and cheeses, bread and pheasant pâté, nun-made cookies, wines and cava. It was a wonderful four hours well-spent with a very nice group of fellow tourists.
Fantastic Local Tour
C K, 13-06-2022
Really enjoyed this tour, our favourite of the holiday. The guide provides real insight into how locals live in Madrid and showed us areas that we wouldn't have found our own. We explored local markets (and brought some item to take home) and enjoyed some delicious tapas in places not many tourists wouldn't know about! A real tour made even better by the wonderful guide we had.

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