Tapas Tours in Granada
Andalucia is justifiably famous for its excellent gastronomic scene. Using first-class ingredients grown throughout the region and caught along its extensive coastline, such as jamon iberico, tomatoes and prawns, cutting-edge dishes are prepared and presented with typically Spanish flair and innovation, although the simple produce - cheese, olives, almonds - are delicious enough to provide superb simple snacks too. The best thing about Granada, is that whenever you order a drink, such as a glass of wine or beer, you get a free tapa!
But when you come to visit the city of the Alhambra, how do you know which tapas bars to visit, and in which part of the city, with all its majestic squares and stunning views?
Why go on a tapas tour?
If you'd prefer to let friendly city experts take the lead, and accompany you to Granada's best spots, suggesting must-try tapas and the best regional wines, then a tapas tour is for you. Just sit back and enjoy the Andalucian tapeo like a local, without worrying about how to find out-of-the-way restaurants, understand the menu and order at the bar.
How does a tapas tour work?
Normally your tapas host (always an English speaker) will collect you from your hotel or apartment, or if you're staying outside the city centre, you will meet at a central, easy-to-find location. He or she will take you to between two and four bars, always located near each other. Tours are usually available either at lunchtime or in the evening.
Your tapas expert will order a selection of small dishes at each stop, explaining each tapa and its history and cultural importance, as well as suggesting wines to match - a local red wine to start, and perhaps Olla de San Anton (pork and lima bean stew) or papas a lo pobre. You may also meet chefs and restaurant owners, and get to see them preparing the day's dishes or produce. The bill for each bar will be included in the price of the tour, so you don't have to worry about paying; dietary specifics can be accommodated.
How long does a tapas tour last? Where do we go?
The tour will typically last between two and four hours, depending on how many bars you visit, with small groups of up to 10 people. Some tours also include visits to some of traditional food markets, where you can enjoy tastings, such as hand-carved jamon de Trevelez from the Alpujarras. Some companies offer tours of specific areas, such as the Albaicin, as well as tours themed around tapas and craft beer, or tapas and flamenco. Most would include at least one bar in Calle Navas, famous for its tapas bars.
This is a most enjoyable way to spend an evening in atmospheric, historic Granada, with a chatty host who will offer an invaluable insider's insight into the city, its history and what's hot on today's menu, from small family-run places to more contemporary venues. Many tours offer a list of recommended restaurants to take away with you, and sometimes a glossy of Spanish food terms too.
Tapas Guided Tour in Granada
Take a tapas route through the center of the city, visiting three typical bars, where you will taste a lid and a drink in each bar. During the route, you will be accompanied by a specialist gastronomic guide.
Approx. 2hrs 30mins - 55 €
Granada Tapas Walking Tour
Scout out Granada’s top tapas bars while learning about the city’s history on a 2.5-hour evening walking tour! Taking place around the Albaicin neighborhood where Granada’s history is etched into the streets.
Approx. 2hrs 30mins - 44 €
Gourmet Food Tour
This is an upgrade for the tapas tour for those who want to live the real Spanish atmosphere of eating small portions, standing while chatting, changing bars yet getting to try the most representative local delicacies. This experience is specially designed with the local traditional taverns, gourmet bars and high cuisine restaurants we partner with in order to squeeze the most enigmatic Spanish products (such as seafood, cured cheese, wine, and famous ,yet tricky, Spanish cured ham) in 6 sample dishes. We will provide a practical overview of the authentic Spanish gastronomy and you will be introduced both to the traditional and modern cuisine representing best the Granada Food Scene. You will learn about the most common misconceptions and tourist traps we want you to avoid on your next food mission. This is a 3-stop walking tour. There will be enough time to chat with the friendly staff and owners and get to know their personal stories and what brought them to Granada.
Granada Eats: Casual Tapas Tour
The truth is that there are tapas everywhere in Granada ranging from excellent to very poor and it is usually hit or miss. If you'd like to hit the most authentic bars full of charm with loving owners that care for the product they serve, then, this tour is right for you. Going for tapas is much more than enjoying good food. It’s about socializing, engaging with strangers in the most spontaneous way, chatting with the staff and enjoying your tapas. On our tour, we go a step ahead and mingle the food and culture so that you learn something new about the Spanish gastronomy and don't fall for tourist traps on your next food mission. We are happy to equip you with tons of suggestions for the rest of your stay tailored according to your taste.