Tapas with history

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Tapas and history tour through old Madrid with dessert at the end





  • Visit 3 tapas bars of old Madrid and for dessert you will go to one of the best churrerías in Madrid to have chocolate with churros (Winter) or ice cream (in summer)
  • Explore the old Madrid with a friendly local guide.
  • Fun and informal atmosphere.
  • Small Groups (Max. 10).
  • Learn more about the tapas tradition and about the Spaniards.


What can you expect of our Tapas with History Tour?

Your culinary stroll will begin at  7:00 PM at the Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree (Puerta del Sol).

From here, you will begin your tour with a local expert in history and gastronomy to some the most popular tapas bars of Madrid. You will experience the same venues that the locals go to, seeking traditional tapas such as iberian ham, manchego cheese, garlic shrimp, fried cod (a typical tapa from Madrid) padron peppers, bravas, Spanish Omelette, and more tapas according to the tapas bars that you will visit on the day.

You will also get to try a delicious dessert of chocolate with churros (in the winter), or ice cream (in the summer).

You will also pass by iconic Madrid landmarks such as the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa (the old city council), San Miguel Market, The oldest restaurant in the world, the Austrian's Neighborhood and the San Gines Church. During your tour, you will learn more about the history of Madrid as well as about the tapas tradition, being able to ask as many questions as you like during your tour.

From Enjoy Tapas Madrid we hope to see you soon on our tours.



At 7 pm / 20.00 pm (Summer hours. From June 15 to September 15). About 3h.

A las 19.00h / 20.00h (Horario de verano. Del 15 de Junio al 15 de Septiembre) Duranción. 3h apróx.


Comfortable shoes, empty stomach and the desire to enjoy the history and the gastronomy of Madrid.

Zapatos cómodos, estómago vacío y el deseo de disfrutar de la historia y de la gastronomía de Madrid.


– 3 historic tapas bars.
– Expert guide in history and gastronomy.
– 1 drink (wine, beer, soft drinks or water) in each bar
-Food tasting as (Iberian ham, Manchego cheese, garlic shrimp,bravas, etc
-Chocolate with Churros (Winter) / Ice-cream (Summer)
 – 3 bares de tapas con historia
– Una bebida en cada bar
– Degustación de alimentos como (jamón ibérico, queso manchego, gambas al ajillo, bravas, pimientos del Padrón etc.)
-Chocolate con churros (Invierno) / Helado (Verano)
– Guía experto en historia y gastronomía.


Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
Transportation to/from attractions.
Gratuities (optional).
Recogida y regreso al hotel.
Transporte a / desde atracciones.
Propinas (opcional).


Every day
Todos los días


Statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree (Puerta del Sol)
Estatua del Oso y del Madroño (Puerta del Sol)


Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Not recommended for Celiacs, vegetarians, vegans, lactose intolerant and for those who can not eat fish
Minimum age is 18 year.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Zapatos cómodos
Edad mínima 18
No recomendado para celiacos, vegetarianos, veganos, intolerantes a la lactosa y para aquellos que no puedan comer pescado.


Reservation necessary.
Es necesario reservar.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

Para obtener un reembolso completo, cancele al menos 24 horas antes de la fecha de inicio de la experiencia.

Origin of the Tapas

The small amounts of food that are served in the bars to accompany the drink are popularly known as tapas.

Nowadays it has become fashionable to go from tapas to bars but, what is the origin of this tradition? There are authors who claim that the origin of the tapas is due to a disease contracted by Alfonso X “El Sabio”, which forced him to take small doses of wine and he accompanied them with some food so that he would not get on the head.

There is another theory that the origin of tapas is due to Alfonso XIII during an official visit to Cádiz; he entered the Ventorrillo del Chato and ordered a glass of Jerez. Then the innkeeper covered the glass with a slice of ham to prevent sand from entering from the beach, due to the air that had risen.

The King asked the reason for his gesture and the innkeeper explained it to him. Alfonso XIII liked the idea; he ate the ham and drank the wine. Then he asked for a glass with “another equal tapa” and he was joined by the other members of the Court.

Returning to our century, it is worth highlighting the social value that this tradition brings. Beer, wine or a soft drink accompanied by a delicious tapa, a combination of “real” origin to spend a pleasant time in the company of yours and disconnect from the routine that normally surrounds us.

Reservation necessary


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