La Barceloneta Tapas Food Tour

A cultural journey through the finest flavors of Catalonia

$38 per adult €35 per adult £30 per adult C$52 per adult A$57 per adult

$27 per child

€25 per child

£22 per child

C$37 per child

A$41 per child

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$38 per adult

€35 per adult

£30 per adult

C$52 per adult

A$57 per adult

$27 per child €25 per child £22 per child C$37 per child A$41 per child

$38 per adult €35 per adult £30 per adult C$52 per adult A$57 per adult

$27 per child

€25 per child

£22 per child

C$37 per child

A$41 per child

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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.
  • Discover 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.
  • Admire the historic homes and picturesque narrow streets of the waterfront La Barceloneta neighborhood.
  • Learn why one tapa is named for Hollywood star Rita Hayworth's legendary film “Gilda.”

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!

Enjoy 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 ...

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!

Enjoy 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.

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!

Finally, we’ll step into Palomino. This restaurant is home to the true Barceloneta spirit. While chowing down cuttlefish and a codfish doughnut, you’ll be surrounded by photographs of this picturesque neighborhood from days gone by. You’ll also enjoy Barcelona’s own twist on a classic toasted sandwich that has roots in the city’s nightlife.

Want to keep exploring the vibrant bars of Barcelona’s seaside? Your guide will have plenty of recommendations!

Barcelona tapas tour 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

  • Palomino

    For unique dishes like cuttlefish, a codfish doughnut, and a classic Barcelona sandwich with a backstory

Plan your trip

Food

Make sure to bring an additional €35 in cash per adult and €25 per child 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 Bar Palomino in Carrer d’Andrea Dòria 37.

Refund policy

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

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Barcelona tapas tour 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 1, outside the Ale-Hop shop.

Your guide will be holding a sign that says “ExperienceFirst.”

For directions, you can plug the following coordinates into a wayfinding tool like Google Maps: 41.38177104852768, 2.1873373412211974.

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. Please contact us after booking to let us know of any allergy or dietary needs.

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.

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