Guided tour

Barcelona: Secret Food Tour

4.6 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: Essor
Guided tour

Barcelona: Secret Food Tour

Activity provider: Essor

From US$ 93.46 per person

Explore the small secret streets of Barcelona during a 3-hour Spanish gastronomy tour. Discover the atmospheric districts of Born and Barceloneta with an experienced guide.

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  • Enjoy a 3 hour food tour of Born/La Ribera and Barceloneta
  • Stop at 6 eateries in an intimate small group
  • Travel with a passionate and experienced local guide
  • Gain a great insight into Spanish and Catalan food
  • Hear stories about Barcelona culture and history
Full description
Firstly, your local Barcelonian guide will take you to a little family cafe where you will try a homemade typical Spanish breakfast: Churros and hot chocolate. Some tiny streets later, you will have the chance to taste and see the diversity of gastronomy in the local Market Hall, where you will taste sumptious Spanish and Catalan cheeses and the famous Iberian Ham (jamón). Along the way, your guide will teach you some great knowledge about both the history and the gastronomy to enhance the whole experience. Have fun and try to drink from a Porrón (you will find out on the day).  You will understand the influence of other cultures in Spanish dishes in one of the most emblematic shops of the city, which  has also been a  master roaster since 1851. Learn the real origins of tapas and try some delicious items in a family restaurant with some wine. Get closer to the Meditéranean sea by sitting around a table and drinking fresh sangria and authentic paëlla, in one of the most picturesque places in the city. Finally, look out at the sea and finish this great adventure close to the beach for a friendship toast with Cava wine.  There will also be a delicious secret dish to look forward to!
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    Meeting point

    Meet in the middle of Plaça de Ramon Berenguer el Gran. Your guide will be waiting for you by the statue of the Big Horse, with an orange umbrella.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
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    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 20 reviews

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    Had a really great experience taking the tour. our guide Daniella was exceptional. she was very knowledgeable about the food and the history of the places that we walked around. A pair of comfortable shoes is recommended. Overall I would highly recommend taking this tour.

    March 28, 2023

    Schöne Tour! Sehr vielfältig, da man zum einen eine sehr umfassende Stadtführung bekommt und gleichzeitig sowohl lokale Spezialitäten probieren darf, von Süßem über einen Stopp beim Markt, Tapas und mehr. Dabei wird immer auch eine Verbindung zur Geschichte des Essens und der Bedeutung für die Region gemacht. Die Tour dauerte länger als beschrieben, was auch daran lag, dass wir zuletzt gesellig beisammen saßen und den Vormittag haben ausklingen lassen. Der Guide hätte etwas persönlicher sein können, aber war insgesamt sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Gerne wieder.

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    March 28, 2023

    Food tour was awesome. We did it the day we arrived in Barcelona off a cruise. Helped us get acquainted with different areas of the city and different local foods and wines. Andrés, our guide was awesome. We learned so much and revisited certain areas and markets that we would never have found on our own. A must for a first time visitor or even a retuning one. 5 stars for sure.

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    March 28, 2023

    Product ID: 75177