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

  • 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.

We’ll start next to the old port of Barcelona, featuring some of the city’s most impressive private yachts. Take in the sea air as your guide brings you to the barrio of Barceloneta or “Little Barcelona” and you learn about how this neighborhood was constructed, evolving 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 Palomino. This restaurant is home to the true Barceloneta spirit. While chowing down on the famous patatas bravas and Spanish croquettes, you’ll be surrounded by photographs of this picturesque neighborhood from days gone by.

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

  • The Old Port

    Birthplace of the village of Barceloneta, welcoming sailors for centuries

  • Palomino

    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.

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.