La Barceloneta Tapas Food Tour

A cultural journey through the finest flavors of Catalonia

€35 per adult

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€35 per adult

€35 per adult

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  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top-rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Highlights

  • Explore Mediterranean culture by indulging in traditional tapas and regional beer and wine.
  • Learn the origins and legends of classic Spanish dishes.
  • Try the most popular version of the Spanish tortilla, and learn why it’s different from a French omelet.
  • Discover the historic homes and picturesque narrow streets of the waterfront La Barceloneta neighborhood.
  • Listen to village stories of old, including how the sea itself gave birth to this fishermen’s hollow.

What you'll do

On this Barceloneta tapas tour, you’ll experience true Mediterranean soul right in the heart of this old fishing village. And here, soul starts with your stomach!

We have authentic cuisine and adult beverages at every stop on this ...

On this Barceloneta tapas tour, you’ll experience true Mediterranean soul right in the heart of this old fishing village. And here, soul starts with your stomach!

We have authentic cuisine and adult beverages at every stop on this Barcelona food tour. With our unique pay-as-you go model, you get the best value for your Barcelona tapas experience. Just bring an additional 35 to hand to your guide at the start of the tour, and they’ll take care of the rest. Paying in cash guarantees faster service and more food and drink for less money.

On this tour, your guide will lead you through the barrio of Barceloneta or “Little Barcelona” as you learn about how this neighborhood evolved over the years from its humble beginnings as a fisherman’s village to one of the biggest food hubs in all of Catalonia.

Next, we’ll step into Bitacora, where it feels like summer at the sea even in winter. Here, you’ll chow down on the famous patatas bravas and Spanish croquettes.

Our next stop is local favorite JaiCa. For over 60 years, this bar has been serving top quality tapas to the people of Barcelona. We’ll get to try some local fried seafood as well as the world famous tortilla de patatas — a Spanish omelet with potato and onion, sure to make the mouth water. While here, we’ll even try the mythical padrón peppers — legend has it that one in 10 is spicy enough to kill!

We’ll finish our tour at the Violeta Wine Bar, where you’ll taste the finest anchovies Barcelona has to offer and its signature olives, all while enjoying a locally sourced natural white wine.

The tour will end in one of the main squares of Barceloneta, right next to the water. Depending on the season, you can either enjoy the sunset at the beach or a night out in one of the several bars that the Barcelona seaside has to offer. Your guide will have plenty of recommendations for you!

Itinerary

  • La Barceloneta

    The narrow streets of the seaside village which have welcomed sailors for centuries

  • Bitacora

    For a glass of vermouth, the famous patatas bravas, and traditional Spanish croquettes

  • Jai Ca

    The best place for the perfect Spanish tortilla with Catalan tomato bread, or pa amb tomàquet, a mix of seafood, and the famous padrón peppers

  • Violeta

    A natural wine bar where we’ll experience the best anchovies and olives Barcelona has to offer

Plan your trip

Food

Make sure to bring an additional €35 in cash per adult and €25 per minor under 18. Your guide will use this to cover food at each stop.

Accessibility

This tour is accessible for strollers and wheelchairs.

Tour ending point

This tour ends outside La Violeta, Bar de Vinos Naturales, in Plaça del Poeta Boscà

Refund policy

We offer a 100% refund up to 24 hours before the start time.

Reviews

I loved this tour so much! My wife and I don't like to do the typical tourist attractions. We want to enjoy the culture and food of the locals and that's exactly what Cristina showed us. The diversity or the venues and food was remarkable. We had plenty to eat and learn and because of this, can't wait to return to Barcelona!

— Adam
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Amazing tapas tour with Thomas
Me and my husband had a very amazing experience on this tour. It was like going on a food trail with a friend. We would highly recommend to go on this tour with Thomas if you want amazing food, drinks and a great conversation along with it.

Asmita

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Definitely worth it!
We went to local places and were in great company. If you do this tour, don't eat [before] as there are so many delicious bites. The history was great to learn and we appreciated gaining insights of the neighborhood as well. 10/10 recommend!!

Marion

Meeting point

Meet your guide at Passeig de Joan Borbó, in front of Plaça Pau Vila, outside the Ale-Hop shop.

Your guide will be holding a sign that says ExperienceFirst.

FAQs

Is food included?

Yes, food is part of this tour, but along with booking your ticket, you must bring an additional €35 in cash per adult and €25 per minor 18 to hand to your guide at the start of the tour. Paying in cash helps our group get faster service and more food. Your tour ticket purchased online covers only the walking tour portion of your guided experience.

Can you accommodate special diets?

We can accommodate vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free diets.

How much walking is there?

This tour covers 1 mile at a leisurely pace. If mobility is an issue, please arrange for a private tour.

When should I get there?

Plan to show up 15 minutes early. The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

What is the rescheduling policy?

We understand plans change. We offer a 100% refund or the option to reschedule up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. Within 24 hours of your tour, we would have incurred hard costs and therefore cannot allow rescheduling or cancellation without costs.

What if it rains?

Our tours run rain or shine. If there’s extreme weather and we have to cancel, you’ll get a full refund.

Are gratuities included?

Tips aren’t included but are always appreciated by our guides. If you think your guide did an outstanding job, a tip is a great way to show that.