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Greet your guide at 10am at Plaza Santa Ana, beside the statue of Calderón de la Barca. Once all of your small group has assembled, you’ll begin the tour with an indulgent breakfast of churros and chocolate at a local chocolateria.

Then, weave your way down tree-lined cobblestone streets to a traditional Spanish market, where you’ll sample Iberian cured ham and olives straight from the stalls. 

Continue into the Literary Quarter to a delicatessen whose history is as rich as its cheese and wine. Sample the aforementioned and then head to a fashionable tapas bar for open sandwiches and refreshing draft beer.

The itinerary can vary according to season, however at least four beverages and 15 food samples are guaranteed. Your tour concludes at your final food location at around 2pm.

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Stray from the beaten path and explore Madrid’s atmospheric Literary Quarter on a 3.5-hour food tour.  Perfect for lovers of culture and cuisine, this tour covers the scenic Huelvas district — home to tree-lined boulevards, street vendors, and homes belonging to Spanish literary greats — and includes more than 15 tastings. Enjoy a breakfast of churros and chocolate, sample olives, Iberian ham, and cheese, and drink draft beer in a fashionable tapas bar. Small-group tour limited to 12 people.
  • 3.5-hour food and culture tour of the Literary Quarter in Madrid
  • Wander the tree-lined boulevards and see former homes of Spanish literary greats
  • Sample up to 15 examples of Spanish culinary classics
  • Enjoy a breakfast of churros and chocolate, and feast on small plates including cheese, Iberian ham, and olives
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people
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Terrific tour!

Our starting point was easy to find and our guide Yvonne was lovely! She is extremely knowledgeable and took us to a variety of places in Las Huertas to sample churros and chocolate, delicious wine and cheeses, and several stops in the mercado at local...More

Thank Nancy3432014
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great way to see Madrid and experience the sites, culture and food

My husband and I are in Madrid for 4 days and decided that this tour would give us a good overview of food, culture and some history. We were not disappointed and really enjoyed the experience. The group size of 9 worked well and our...More

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
How to eat and be educated.

This is a delightful way to spend a few hours in a fascinating part of Madrid, the Huertas neighbourhood, with an energetic, knowledgeable, funny, enthusiastic and professional guide, Arantxa. We tasted a varied and delicious range of food and wine in evocative individual settings with...More

1  Thank Rosemary D
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile
Perfect way to discover Las Huertas & taste specialties

Our tour of Las Huertas was a great way to spend a morning in Madrid ! Our guide Arantxa was perfect (authentic, knowledgeable and funny!) and she brought us to places we likely would not have gotten to had we just roamed the area. We...More

Thank CelesteM1313
OliverGuardo, Head Guide Madrid at Devour Madrid Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Hola Celeste! The highest compliment we as guides can be paid is to hear that we managed to take you somewhere you wouldn't have gone on your own--it's one of our central goals to shine light on the small family run establishments throughout central Madrid...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Huertas Neighborhood: Delicious Food, Entertaining Tour!

My husband and I came through Madrid for a very short visit to drop off our young nephew who is studying abroad for a month. Before the trip, we asked him what he wanted to do during our weekend together and he replied: "Eat!" Luckily...More

1  Thank Neha S
OliverGuardo, Head Guide Madrid at Devour Madrid Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Hey Neha! So glad to hear you and your nephew enjoyed the tour with Arantxa. She's a fantastic guide and the perfect person to show you the gastronomic offerings of the Huertas neighborhood. The organic Galician sourdough is a product we're particularly proud to showcase...More

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