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“Discover Catalan history and cuisine”

Aborigens -Local Food Insiders
Ranked #26 of 195 Food & Drink in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: "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. Fully Licensed Tour Operator.
Reviewed 30 March 2014

What a day, we feel privileged to be given this insight into the Catalan lifestyle and cuisine. Our guide Cesc, proved to be a passionate and knowledgable companion as he tempted our taste buds with breakfast at the rooms of sustainable farmer and notable Spanish chef Oriol Rovira, visited the farmhouse where the pork and many other products are sourced. Onto a house which incredibly housed Roman artefacts and a working water driven flour mill dating back over 1000 years in the dining room as we ate cheese produced on premise. A delicious lunch of the best of Catalan food and wine were followed by a tour of a seaside Sustainable winery producing Cava (Spanish sparkling wine) among other varieties and a generous tasting. As we took the private day long tour, it was not cheap but it was certainly worth it.

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

One part history, two parts fabulous food three parts exciting local venues and four parts warm, passionate and entertains hosts(ours was Francesco ). This was a amazing tour- went from 5:30 to 9:30 and we ate and drank so much we thought we would explode and looked forward to the 5 to 8 minute jaunts between locations to make room for the next course. As equally satisfying as the food was the engaging history lesson including passionate explanations of the food and food traditions. I think we went to six ,,,or was it seven venues. Rubbing shoulders with the locals in establishments that varied from purposes exposed brick and craft beer to places where instead of wait staff there are "contributors" neighbours of the owners of questionable sobriety( since they are paid in free drinks) but none the less friendly and serving great local food. This tour will not suit you if you are stuffy or looking for molecular gastronomy. Be prepared to taste incredible Catalan cuisine and have the history explained and any question answered. As a added bonus.. Once you sign on for the tour you get a personal food advisor who will answer your questions by email regarding your questions outside the tour for example " I will be staying at ... Can you recommend seafood in the area...or we will be traveling to Girona.. Any suggestions..." We followed some of the food advisor suggestions so this expanded our positive food experience outside the tour proper. This tour exceeeded expectations! Go for it

1  Thank DMacki
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

A different point of view of Barcelona and catalan gastronomy. We visited singular places with perfect food and drinks.
Excellent and funny guides.
We recommended it!!

1  Thank mercecorne
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

We had a brief stay in Barcelona and wanted to experience the tastes from a local view. Alex was wonderful and would seek him out again for a longer culinary tour. Would highly recommend this for all "foodies" .

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Reviewed 5 January 2014

I usually like to put together my own tours, and was a little intimidated by the price (we went with a private tour, since we had two kids with us) so I was a little ambivalent about booking with Aborigens. However, after having spent a fantastic morning with Alex, my wife and kids and my mom, I can say that it is worth every centime! We loved every part of the tour, and Alex was a gracious and knowledgable guide. The pace was perfect, and the short walks in between tastings offered adequate respite to re-build up our appetites. I only wish that we were able to do it earlier in our trip so we could re-visit some of the places!

1  Thank Max N
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Aborigens, Owner at Aborigens -Local Food Insiders, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2014

Thanks, Max&family, for letting us show you another Barcelona. Salut.

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