The Gothic Quarter Tour

Food & Drinks

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    This tour is provided by

    The Barcelona Taste

    The Barcelona Taste was founded in December 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. 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 tasting our way around Barcelona and Catalonia with you.

    • Lunchtime - 2 HoursEvening - 3 Hours
    • Food & Drink Tour
    • Barcelona, Spain

    Barcelona’s famous Gothic Quarter is, rightly, one of the highlights of any trip to Barcelona. Walking through the ancient roads of the Ciutat Vella (old city) takes you past Roman walls, alongside cathedrals, through precious plazas – you can feel the history oozing from every brick.

    However “the Gótico” can, at times, be a bit of a tourist trap – particularly when it comes to food. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In amongst the restaurants catering to mass tourism there are some small hidden gem restaurants that cater mainly to locals. The food here is as good as any you’ll get in Barcelona. You just have to know how to find them – and that is where we can help.

    Our tapas tour of the Gothic Quarter will take you to a number of small top quality restaurants and food establishments, leaving you sated, jolly, and with a better understanding of local Catalan and national Spanish cuisine. The Barcelona Taste launched in 2009 with food tours of the Barri Gotic and these tours are therefore our first love. They are a wonderful traditional option in Barcelona’s most historic setting.

    First time in Barcelona?  These are the tapas tours for you!

    Tour Start/End

    Tuesday – Saturday

    Afternoon Tapas – 12.30pm – 2.30pm

    Evening Tapas – 7.00pm – 10.00pm

    (Please note, routes are subject to change)

    About this Lunchtime Tapas Tour

    Want a taste of authentic Spanish and Catalan tapas and to see the tourist sites of Barcelona afterwards? Then this is the tour for you.

    In this 2 hour lunch tour we’ll visit 2-3 carefully chosen establishments. You’ll have plenty to eat and drink but not so much that you can’t go on with your day (no siesta needed after it!). Our tour groups are small, meaning we can go to the kinds of restaurants and eateries the locals love… because they have the best food.

    You will taste a wide variety of the highest quality Spanish and Catalan tapas dishes, accompanied by one of our friendly guides who can tell you all about the history and gastronomy of our gorgeous city!


    What could you be eating on your Barcelona tapas tour?

    The great thing about tapas is that there’s always something for everyone. Whether you love meat, fish, vegetables – or all of the above – there’s sure to be a delicious dish to devour. Here’s some samples to whet your appetite…
    • Chorizo
    • Seafood
    • Crema Catalana
    • Fuet
    • Pan Con Tomate
    • Torrijas
    • Croquetas
    • Seafood Soup
    • Chocolate Desert

    COVID-19: keeping you safe on our tapas tour

    The safety of guests, guides, partners and the public is our primary concern. Because of this, we’ve developed new health and safety guidelines in accordance with WTO and World Travel and Tourism Council guidelines, and in line with Spanish and Catalan government requirements.

    Please review these guidelines before booking and get in touch if you have any questions.