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“Perfect way to start your trip to Barcelona!”

The Barcelona Taste
Ranked #7 of 183 Food & Drink in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The city's first gastronomical tapas tour, The Barcelona Taste is about food. And lots of it! On this 2-3 hour food tour we stop in 3-4 small food establishments in either the famous Gothic or the lovely Gracia neighborhoods of Barcelona. Our venues range from high-quality specialty shops to home-style tapas restaurants, each one with its own scrumptious specialties for you to taste. A knowledgeable and very friendly guide will safely lead you through this labyrinth of a neighborhood, all the while sharing stories about Barcelona life, food, and history. You will enjoy all the cuisine, and, due to the small size of the group, you will also enjoy a more personal, relaxed experience.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We booked this tour for our first night in Barcelona and were so happy we did. Our two ex-pat guides were terrific, and the food we ate was some of the best we had in Barcelona. We were still talking about it days later. The small group size (8 in total, plus two guides) made it easy to walk around the city and engage in conversation with the guides and other participants. The tour made four stops, with some walking in between to help us digest!

The company also accommodated my pregnancy-related diet restrictions by arranging alternatives for me to eat at a couple of stops (e.g., replacing two non-pasteurized cheeses with pasteurized ones). Another company had told me not to bother with their food tour given my eating and drinking restrictions, so I was particularly grateful to the Barcelona Taste for being so accommodating.

After our tour, the guides emailed us restaurant recommendations for the remainder of our stay in Barcelona; we were able to eat lunch at one of the places they recommended the next day and it was as delicious as promised.

Do not miss this tour!

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Reviewed 7 November 2013

We signed up for this before our trip to Barcelona Spain and we're SO glad we did! It was one of the top 3 highlights of our trip. First, we got to see the Gothic Quarter at night..amazing and cool. Then we got to sample tapas and wine at authentic, old, some family-owned Tapas Bars, and we had the privilege of meeting some of the owners. And then our hosts Joe and Dave were fabulous. Even though they had to take us older people around, they made sure they talked to everyone, made it fun, made it seem as if THEY were having fun although it must be challenging to corrall all of us, and the FOOD was spectacular. A wonderful experience..we highly recommend it.

Thank Bonnie C
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Me and my boyfriend really lucked out. We were the only people on this tour. Our host Joe was great. Very friendly and open. The variety of food and characters we met along the way was excellent. Definitely felt like Joe was sharing a typical night in the life of an ex-pat. Also, Joe gave us some great recommendations afterwords, and helped us find a beer in Barcelona we actually liked!

Thank Melanie Z
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

My wife and I joined 4 other Americans which we met on our tapas tour that night and had a really fun time. Joe, our leader, was personable, engaging, and informative. He lead a terrific tour of four establishments in a part of town (nice) that we probably would not have visited otherwise. All venues offered well prepared and fresh food and all had different nonpretentious atmospheres. We would definitely recommend this tour for its value, fun, and food.
D. Dixon
Roanoke, VA

Thank David D
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

Re-visited a food tour with The Barcelona Taste and still highly recommend it. Joe made sure that our experience was different than last year and his easy way with people makes for a fun evening. Nice to meet Catherine on this trip and learn that the business is growing. Fun! Book it! These guides definitely take you to places that tourists would not find on your own.

Thank foodie02806
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