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Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour

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  • Avoid the midday heat on an evening walking and food tour of Madrid 
  • Visit four tapas bars favored by locals rather than tourists 
  • Explore streets and squares inaccessible by car 
  • Travel between venues easily in a small group limited to eight people
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Beat the daytime heat and explore Madrid at its most atmospheric on an evening food and walking tour. Visit four local-favorite bars, and get a true taste of Madrid through tapas and beverages, with the samples at your first stop included in your tour price. Explore narrow streets and secret plazas inaccessible by car, and move around the city easily in a small group limited to eight people. Plus, receive restaurant and nightlife recommendations that guarantee a great trip.  
What to Expect
Your food and walking tour begins in central Madrid in the early evening. In a small group limited to eight, visit the first of four local bars and restaurants to enjoy tapas and a drink. At each subsequent bar, food and drinks are purchased at your own expense.
As you wander between each venue, your guide provides insight into Madrid’s culinary culture and history, and highlights illuminated points of interest. Rub shoulders with locals and opt to remain in the final bar after bidding your guide farewell.
First stop:
An authentic Asturian bar, frequented by Spaniards of every age and description. A great place to kick off the evening trying their specialties of cabrales (blue cheese), chorizo and cider, which is poured in a very original way!

Second Stop:
A typical, very traditional "fino" or Sherry bar. This hostelry has changed very little in the last century with standing room at the bar or seating at wooden tables at the back. The bar is complete with the authentic oak sherry casks. "Fino" and "Manzanilla" sherries of various hues and tastes are served by the glass or from bottles filled directly from the kegs. Drinks come with complimentary olives or bread sticks.

Next stop:
This intimate local bar gives you a real taste of Madrid, with bulls' heads on the wall set off by various football shirts, and sawdust on the floor where locals deposit their olive pips before a final clear up at the end of the night. On the bar there is a huge selection of "tapitas" and "pinchos" (similar to canapes). Beside the bar is a model ship full of prawns which are usually provided as your complimentary "tapita" with drinks.

Final stop:
A very popular bar/restaurant serving wonderful "tostadas" and great salads, meats, cheeses and Tapas. This is a fantastic eatery with very good quality, no nonsense food and a great atmosphere with orders being shouted from waiter to waiter to bar to chef!

After this the night is yours! With the largest density of bars and restaurants per square meter in Europe, Madrid is famed for its vibrant nightlife. Even at 4 o'clock in the morning the streets are teeming with revelers, some only part way through their night out, others going to partake of the traditional "chocolate y churros" (gloopy hot chocolate and deep-fried doughnut twists) before bed. Madrid is not a place to sit back and watch the world go by, but rather somewhere you should throw yourself into the melee!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

GREAT TIME.. RECOMMEND HIGHLY!!!!! Thomas was wonderful from beginning to end. We learned a little about Madrid and alot about the tapas culture. By the time our 4hr tours was over, the 10 strangers were now friends. Thomas had a wonderful way about him... the...More

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advapps, Owner at Adventurous Appetites Tapas Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

So glad you enjoyed it and thank you for the review. One of our aims is to give you "a friend in town" for the evening and try to help you discover all the bits and bobs you might not otherwise find, while tasting some...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did this tour after booking it through Trip Advisor. I have to say what an excellent evening we had. Our guide Thomas was from Sweden but has been living in Madrid for 30 plus years and is so knowledgeable. Thomas took us to some fantastic...More

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advapps, Owner at Adventurous Appetites Tapas Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for the review and spreading the word to friends, it is an enormous help. It is always a pleasure to introduce people to some of our favourite bars off the tourist track and help them discover some of Spain's fantastic tapas. Please do...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A first for us booking a guided tapas tour nothing to worry about the guide Thomas was fantastic very knowledgeable and fun the other 9 people also great company We recommend you try it...ask for Thomas Andy & Lou May 3rd

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was something I was looking forward to with one of my good friends. It was our first time in Madrid and we wanted to find a way to try all the food the city has to offer as well as meet new people....More

Date of experience: May 2019
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advapps, Owner at Adventurous Appetites Tapas Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am glad these clients enjoyed the start of the tour but regret there seems to have been so much confusion and misunderstanding, particularly as regards our pay-as-you-go system. To clarify for other clients: We do operate a pay-as-you-go system which is designed to give...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great way to get introduced to Madrid and learn so much about the food, history and culture. The tour included 4 very diverse stops so felt like we got a good cross section of experiences that we wouldn't otherwise have enjoyed. Our...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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advapps, Owner at Adventurous Appetites Tapas Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to meet you and get you to try so many of our favourite tapas in Madrid. Tapas really is about crowding around the bar, elbow to elbow, sharing lots of different plates of delicous food, so...More

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19 May 2019|
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Response from MFSK | Reviewed this property |
Agreed....definitely a tour designed for adults. But perhaps you could ask for a private family tour...as it is fun!!
8 April 2019|
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Response from advapps | Property representative |
We would be delighted to accommodate your group of 10 and will set up a private group for you. Please contact us direct to organise this. James Fraser
6 November 2018|
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Response from advapps | Property representative |
Madrid is a very carnivorous/fishy place but we often have vegetarians who come with us and can find plenty of options to try. In some places you may eat more and in others less but by the end you will be very full. James... More
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