The Barcelona Taste
The Barcelona Taste
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
The Barcelona Taste was founded in 2009 to introduce curious locals and adventurous tourists alike to the culinary treats nestled within the labyrinth that is Barcelona. After years of exploring, sampling, and delighting in the local secrets, we decided we were ready to share our discoveries with other discerning palates wanting to experience a more authentic Barcelona. Barcelona is, obviously, a major tourist destination and the number of tours, guidebooks, and websites devoted to the city’s visitors can be overwhelming. This is another reason we decided to start The Barcelona Taste: a small, local culinary tour that lets you experience all the best food and drink, while side-stepping the crowds. We are Barcelona’s first complete gastronomical tour built around the idea that there is no reason to just walk and talk about food when it’s possible to walk, talk, and eat it! So, welcome! We look forward to tapas tasting our way around Barcelona with you.
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Julie J
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Our host was the lovely Esther who is the Spanish version of Carrie Bradshaw with her adorable and colorful style. Our tour included my 11- and 14-year-old boys who loved Esther (a former teacher) from the start.

My 11-year-old foodie ate EVERYTHING, and my teenager was brave and admittedly ate more meats than fish. Be sure to communicate with the tour ahead of time that your part includes children and ask for Esther!

Each restaurant was not only delicious but also historical, quirky in a good way and a favorite among the locals (so you felt like you were in on the secret). Everyone knows Esther and are quick to accommodate her guests. We walked through beautiful streets of Eixample neighborhood, and she pointed about unique and historical points along the way.

I would 100% take this walking food tour again (and take Esther up on the The Chef's Kitchen option she recommended). Can't wait to return to Barcelona now that we have so many great food recommendations from Esther!
Written 13 July 2024
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Joel H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
Esther was a fantastic guide. She explained the history of the Poble Sec neighborhood and arranged delicious tapas at three different locations. She also explained details about all of the food and shared in some local customs. Food was delicious and I had a great time with Esther!
Written 11 July 2024
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Thank you Joel, I hope Alison is well, a big hug to her! It was very nice to meet you! Abrazos, -Esther
Written 12 July 2024
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Mimi B
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
The tapas were tasty and the tour was fun. We only visited 3 places and on previous tours elsewhere we’ve visited 5. I think more places would have been nicer. Also previous tours elsewhere we were given a lot more information while walking from place to place. I usually like to start a trip in a new place with a food tour because we usually get so much info and I didn’t feel that way this time. The other family with us felt the same way. But overall good tour.
Written 10 July 2024
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Thanks Mimi, it was lovely to meet you Aaron and Layna! I’m pleased you enjoyed the tour. Our Gothic Quarter tour is designed to be the highest possible quality, and as relaxed as it can be - so we have always curated it to feature three top restaurants all within a short stroll of one another. We aren’t into dashing from place to place for small bites; that doesn’t feel as relaxed or allow for the enriching conversations we also have whilst sitting and dining together. The Gothic Quarter also increasingly has more and more tourist trap restaurants that unfortunately would never meet our quality standards. I hope this context helps, and again it was lovely to have you join the tour - have a wonderful rest of your travels!!
Written 11 July 2024
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Jane W
Melbourne, Australia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent tour. Host Alison was so knowledgeable, the food and wine amazing, and the group size small.
We would thoroughly recommend this tour. It was the best food and wine tour we have ever done
Written 6 July 2024
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Thank you for leaving this lovely review and for coming along! I hope to see you again next time you're in town! Big big hugs, -Allison.
Written 8 July 2024
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LARRY W
San Diego, CA63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This was a great little tour with an excellent guide in Noah. He had an excellent grasp of the Gothic & El Born quarters in Barcelona, so it wasn't just a food tour but also an educational experience. We enjoyed finding unique little restaurants with excellent food. Places that we probably wouldn't have ever stopped in on our own, but ended up returning to for a second meal. Definitely a great way to enjoy an evening & feel less like a tourist.
Written 25 June 2024
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Thanks Larry! I really appreciate you leaving this kind review. And I agree, the best part of the Poble Sec tapas tour is being able to avoid the touristic epicenter and enjoy a much nicer variety and environment. Best wishes, -Noah
Written 26 June 2024
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Jasper H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
We enjoyed our Poble Sec tapas and wine tour so much! All of the food and wine was really delicious and a level above anything we’ve found on our own. I am still thinking about the roast carrot dish that we tried. Even our 15 year old son said everything he ate was delicious and that is high praise!

Allison is very welcoming and knowledgeable about the food and wine, Barcelona history and shopping recommendations. It was such a fun and friendly night out! Would love to do another tour or cooking class with her on our next visit to Barcelona!
Written 22 June 2024
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Thank you, lovely family! Have a great time in Amsterdam and on all of your travels. I hope we can see each other again. All the best, -Allison
Written 23 June 2024
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jackiej44
Oviedo, Florida6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We had a wonderful evening with Allison, our tour guide. We had fun exploring the Gothic Quarter and the restaurants were outstanding. The food selections were amazing and Allison went out of her way to ensure everyone in our group was accommodated. Allison provided many tips for our trip as well. Loved the humor! And thanks for the great pictures too! Everyone in our group raves about the experience.
Written 18 June 2024
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Thank you Jackie!! I loved meeting you guys the other day. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your trip and lots more laughs. Sending you big hugs, -Allison
Written 20 June 2024
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Nicolle T
San Diego, CA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Fun food tour of Eixample area. Excellent quality of food and beverages. Anna was a great host and communicator. We had a great time.
Written 17 June 2024
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Thank you!! I appreciate your thoughtful and kind words. All the best, -Anna
Written 18 June 2024
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William J B
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Not only was the tour and food great it was a lot of fun and we learned so much. The small group was very intimate and easy to talk and learn. The food was really tasty and plenty was had as was the wine and Cava. Allison was such a good guide and educated us about the Tapas and wine and was so fun.
Written 17 June 2024
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Thank you William for this lovely review. I hope you both are having a great time wherever you now are! Best wishes, -Allison.
Written 18 June 2024
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richard r
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
A great tour that covered everything. Esther was knowledgeable about history, culture, food, and drink. As we strolled through the quarter, she gave us a history lesson. At the carefully selected restaurants, Esther explained not only the food and drink, but also their significance. I almost forgot to tell you everything was delicious and ample. A can't miss tour. An added bonus - Esther sent us an email with her private Barcelona recommendations - worth the price of another tour.
Written 16 June 2024
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Gracias Richard!! It was lovely to meet you and Cathy the other week. I hope you both are well!! And that we see each other again soon!! Abrazos, -Esther
Written 18 June 2024
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