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Aborigens -Local Food Insiders

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Address: Arago, 184 entl. C, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
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+34 931 87 37 50

"One of the 6 Best Food Tours in the World" (The Sunday Times,...

"One of the 6 Best Food Tours in the World" (The Sunday Times, UK) Avoid tourist traps and explore the real local gastronomy of Barcelona with native experts. Aborigens suggests tours for foodies and for those who want to enjoy and taste Catalan cuisine in a vibrant, passionate and casual manner. Enjoy local recipes, discover non-touristic spots across the country and meet its people while we show you the most succulent side of Catalonia.

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Most memorable part of our trip - what an amazing time!

Delicious and so fun!!! I am embarrassed that it has taken me so long to write this post as our group had such an amazing time on our food tour with Aborigens in Barcelona! Two... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2015
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

Delicious and so fun!!! I am embarrassed that it has taken me so long to write this post as our group had such an amazing time on our food tour with Aborigens in Barcelona! Two summers ago, our group of 12 people from different parts of the US met in Barcelona for a friends trip away and I booked the... More 

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Miami, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Our group is still raving about our Food Tour experience with Francesc! From the booking process with Alex to the final bite and cocktail with Francesc, everything was perfect! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Barcelona, even if you have been to the city before. Being a group of 8, Alex and Francesc put together a custom... More 

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1 Thank Brenton B
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Being myself a picky eater I'm always a difficult guest and a real challenge for any tour guide. And this guys succeded by far. I got to know what Barcelonians eat and their way of enjoying food (and life) with a knowledgeable local guide. Alex offered many seasonal specialties at 5 different spots I would have never found by myself.... More 

1 Thank Kevinnng
Aborigens, Owner at Aborigens -Local Food Insiders, responded to this review

Thanks Kevin for a great evening. I must admit your demands were challenging, but you did well and (almost) tasted everything. Glad to see you took a picture of that mar i muntanya before was gone! Salut, Àlex R. More 

Stavanger, Norway
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104 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015

We booked the evening tour based based on TripAdvisor reviews and the company's website, which advertised that the tour was mainly a beer and food tour. The price was much more than other tours, but it sounded so great, we booked. BIG mistake. We have taken dozens of food tours in Europe, and this was the worst one we have... More 

3 Thank tla852
Aborigens, Propietario at Aborigens -Local Food Insiders, responded to this review

I'm Àlex R. your guide in that tour. First of all, thanks for taking your time to review us and let me state first and thank you for the positives, that you tasted a lot of great meat and seafood dishes. Thanks. We've been published as "one of the 6 best food tour in the world by the sunday times... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We did a morning walking tour of food markets in Barcelona, seeing all the fresh produce, fish, meat, flowers, etc. We didn't visit the touristy LaBoqueria but rather other markets that were not so crowded. Along the way, we were given many samples of food: different preparations of pork sausage, Bacalla, cheese, chocolate, Vermouth & appetizers in a small Bodega,... More 

Thank Q6483MMcarols
Aborigens, Owner at Aborigens -Local Food Insiders, responded to this review

As you mention we encourage our guests to visit La Boqueria by themselves to get their own judgement. We are very proud to promote other areas and venues which keep a traditional identity, such as markets, shops, bars, taverns, restaurants. Catalan gastronomy by locals, that's what we do and we are glad you appreciated our choices. Salut! Àlex D. More 

Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my evening on a small group tapas tour with Alex. Alex contacted us ahead of the tour to determine individual's preferences. Alex also very kindly offered to answer questions after our food tour, and, as promised, he followed up with recommendations for additional activities in both Barcelona and in neighboring towns.

1 Thank songstruck
Aborigens, Owner at Aborigens -Local Food Insiders, responded to this review

Thanks guys, glad you enjoyed some of the places we recommended as well as the time we spent together. Salut! More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2015

What an evening! Cesc picked us up at our hotel and after reconfirming our preferences (I exchanged several mails with Alex before) he took us to about 6 or 7 different places in the following 6 hours… We started with a beer tasting in a craft brewery, went on to a Vermoutheria (I did not even knot that such a... More 

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Aborigens, Owner at Aborigens -Local Food Insiders, responded to this review

Andreas and Pedro, spending an evening with well-travelled professionals from the food industry is always a pleasure. Cesc had a fabulous time and enjoyed your deep talks about history. (we can't wait to see the TM6 ;) Salut! More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2015

The day we took the tour is one of the most flavourful and memorable day in Barcelona. We tried different dishes and drinks, and got to know the history and sources of them. Francesc was the great tour guide. He paid attention to preference of the group and ready to improvise the new eating route. He took us to the... More 

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Aborigens, Owner at Aborigens -Local Food Insiders, responded to this review

ขอบคุณมาก Chonnakarn! It was my pleasure spending a morning talking about gastronomy and enjoying seasonal products. Salut! Cesc More 

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Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

Read so many great reviews before, but you don't get an idea about the deep foodie experience until you meet these guys. Cesca was great tour guide and Alex R so fast with booking assistance. A 10+ for aborigens local food insiders.

Thank wartawan
Aborigens, Owner at Aborigens -Local Food Insiders, responded to this review

Moltes gràcies! This is so flattering and although we have our own opinion (and not always positive) about some places Anthony Bourdain has visited in Barcelona and Catalonia, it's always great to be related to him. Salut! Àlex D. More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Our group of six spent an unforgettable evening with Alex. He was the perfect guide/host -- very friendly, funny, charming and so knowledgeable about Barcelona, its culture and food scene. We went to places that were completely off the beaten path (didn't see any other tourists) and tried foods / dishes that we would never have otherwise ordered. Everything was... More 

2 Thank Kaavya11
Aborigens, Owner at Aborigens -Local Food Insiders, responded to this review

Gràcies Kaavya, I truly enjoyed spending an evening with you. Salut! Àlex R. More 

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