Barcelona “Locals” Food Tour in the Gothic District

Tapas in the Gothic Quarter, muy bien!

4.8 / 5 See All 22 Reviews · 3.0h 12 max · Barcelona, Spain

We can't think of a better way to explore a city then to eat your way through it, and there will be enough tapas and wine to discover a lot of Barcelona! Join us on a delicious discovery of the Gothic quarter - one of Barcelona’s most vibrant areas!

Tour Details
  • Welcome to Barcelona
  • Vermouth Aperitif
  • Pata Negra Jamon
  • Spanish Cheese
  • The Art of Tapas
  • Local Wine
  • Sit Down dinner
  • Crema Catalana
  • Adéu

Kick off your exploration of Barcelona by delving into the foodie scene at one of the city's most vibrant areas -  the Gothic Quarter. On this foodie adventure, you'll be able to eat your way through Barcelona with plenty of tapas and wine to discover! This 3-hour tour includes:


- An English-speaking foodie guide

- Food, wine and a professional tour of Barcelona

- Maximum group size of 12

- A sit-down dinner at a local Catalan Spanish restaurant


Vermouth, Cava and Catalonian Appetizers

Kick off your Barcelona food tour at your first stop, dedicated to opening up your palate to new flavors. Enter a favorite of Barcelona nightlife, Bodega Maestrazgo, where you’ll immediately see shelves stocked floor-to-ceiling with Spanish vermouth, cava (the Spanish version of champagne) and other wines. For your first beverage of the evening, try out some authentic Spanish vermouth, a fortified wine served commonly as an aperitif in Spain. You’ll be surprised when sipping this dark red wine that it actually starts out as a white wine, though after its infused with different spices, it turns its classic red.

With a side of bread, manchego cheese and olives, try out another classic Spanish wine: cava! Marked by its Denominación de Origen status from Catalonia, this sparkling wine’s name tells a tale of its preservation methods. Cava translates to “caves,” where this wine was stored to keep cool in the early days. Finish off your first stop with the best jamón in the worldJamón Iberico de Bellota. Ask your guide why it is so special!

Best Tapas in Barcelona

What are tapas? Tapas are small portions of classic Spanish dishes, meant to be shared among a group of people. Since people in Spain typically eat dinner on the later side, eating tapas is a great way to socialize with friends and family after work, before dinner time rolls around. On the second stop of your evening of wining and dining, visit a typical Barcelona local tapas bar. Start off your tapas experience with a glass of delicious Spanish wine, then, prepare yourself for some incredible local flavors.

Enjoy servings of fried anchovies, Spanish sausage and a colorful tomato salad. Your guide will walk you through how all of these flavors complement one another, and how the Catalan people season their favorite dishes for the perfect balance of flavor.

Traditional Spanish Dinner 

Finally, it’s time to sit back and enjoy a comfortable local dinner. For the last stop of this tour, your guide will lead you to a typical bodega, a Barcelona restaurant with a fascinating history. Despite its name, this restaurant no longer resembles an urban grocery store that might come to mind. Beginning as a food market and now a hub for painters, poets and other artists, this restaurant is bursting at the seams with local splendor.

Enjoy one of Spain’s signature tapas dishes, patatas bravas (oven roasted potatoes with a special sauce), as well as croquetas (a fried potato delight). As if these potato dishes weren’t enough to make you swoon, you’ll then move on to your main course, a scrumptious pork cheek stew. After this fiesta of flavors, conclude your Spanish dinner with a sweet traditional dessert, crema catalana. If you’re a fan of crèm brûlée, enjoy this fresh local take on this popular French dessert.


By this point, you have enjoyed some delicious Spanish aperitifs, indulged in some of Barcelona's most tasty tapas and sat down for a local dinner comprised of authentic classics. After learning about foodie culture from your expert guide, it's time to say buenos noches (or bona nit in Catalanto your guide. Not to worry though, the night is still young in Barcelona and you have plenty of time to explore the rest of Barcelona's nightlife after your tour concludes.

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Have been stuck in Australia due to COVID19, and so am not in Spain, and did not do this tour. Received a credit voucher, so maybe next year.

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William Hoekstra

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We took the tour as a family of four: 2 children age 5 and 8 and 2 adults. Our son is allergic to peanuts, eggs and wheat but he was still able to participate (he really enjoyed trying the new foods). They took every precaution to ensure he was safe and all restaurants on the tour were made aware of his allergy beforehand. Small tour group of 6 in total. Simone was a great tour guide! She is very knowledgeable about the city of Barcelona and gave us very good information on the walk around the old town. Would book again!

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Cheyenne Pradere

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where to meet?

In the Gothic Quarter - more details upon booking. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

What to bring?

This is a three hour walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes. Bring your appetite and a sense of adventure.

Do the tasting stops on this tour ever change?

Stops and tastings on this tour are subject to change due to seasonal/holiday venue closures. As the places we frequent on this Barcelona Food Tour are local institutions and family-run businesses, they can close at any time with very little to no notice. In this situation, your guide will take you to another nearby eatery.

Can I bring my kids and do I have to pay for them?

If your child is 6 years of age or under and will not be eating during the tour, you do not need to pay for them. If they will be eating please pay the Child fee.

What if I have food allergies, intolerances or other requirements?

Please contact us in advance so we can do our best to accommodate your needs.

First things first, how much wine do we actually get?

We promise at least 3 drinks. You can probably drink more, but don't overdo it!

What to bring?

This is a three hour walking tour, so wear comfortable shoes. Bring your appetite and a sense of adventure.

Where to meet?

In the Gothic Quarter - more details upon booking. A representative will be there holding a sign with our company name on it.

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