Eixample is full of stunning architecture and home to our lunchtime tapas tours

Eixample

Daytime tapas amongst the elegant Modernist masterpieces of the city

The gorgeous neighbourhood of Eixample is Barcelona’s upmarket shopping and dining district. It is also home to architectural gems including Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera.

Our Eixample tour is situated between these popular architectural wonders of the city, including dozens of ornately decorated modernist apartment buildings. This makes it the perfect choice for a break between sightseeing stops.

But most importantly, you will visit food and drink establishments that we consider are among the best of the area (and the city!). Expect delicious drinks and fantastic food - an unparalleled experience of the city's culinary scene.

If you prefer daytime dining, are travelling with young ones, or have plans to see the city’s Modernist architectural masterpieces this is the tapas tour for you!

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...

Find your delicious tour of Eixample

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Many beautiful people have joined us on our food tours – and here are some of the lovely things they've said about the time they spent with us... 


Debra G
October 1, 2023
A Gem of a Tour We had a wonderful tour with Allison, the choices of restaurants and tapas treats, were varied and delicious. Her knowledge of the areas and foods was outstanding. Feels like a family when you are on tour. I would highly recommend to do this early in your stay in Barcelona as she also provided us with a list of bars and restaurants to visit on subsequent days.
Michele S
September 30, 2023
Excellent tapas paired with wine & beer plus conversation! An excellent guide for our tapas journey in the Poble Sec region of Barcelona. In addition to introducing us to excellent and various tapas with beer and wine pairings, Tito shared his enthusiasm for seeking local experiences off the beaten track to tourists. Furthermore, we enjoyed learning about food, drink and Spanish - Catalan - culture interspersed with conversations about books, philosophy, etc. Thank you for contributing to our discovery of your beautiful city!
mhjmchi
September 30, 2023
A wonderful introduction to tapas and the Gothic quarter Three tapas restaurants where the food was exceptional. The stops were organized along dinner courses: hors d'oeuvre type tapas, main course type tapas, and dessert. As we progressed from restaurant to restaurant, we were given a tour of the many sites of the Gothic Quarter. There was a lot of food, but the touring between stops really helped with the digestion (as well as being informative). There were just four people on the tour plus our guide, so we fit in very nicely with the restaurant crowd and didn't come across as a "tour group". Loved it.
mytriplog
September 30, 2023
Fantastic Barcelona Tapas Tour! Absolutely fantastic tapas and Barcelona tour. Worth every penny and the best tour we took on our 3 week trip. Experience Old Barcelona in the best way, walking the quaint streets and sampling the best food and wine. It’s not sampling, it’s plenty to eat and delicious. Also learned how and what to order in Barcelona so do the experience early in your visit to Barcelona. A must!
Olivia Beardsley
September 30, 2023
We loved our tour Tito was very knowledgable, friendly and took us to fantastic restaurants that we would have never come across. All the food (and drink) was incredible, so much so we returned to one restaurant the following evening. We did not expect to get the amount of food we did combined with the quality so we found it good value and would 100% recommend.
Katharine Wood
September 28, 2023
A deep appreciation for the Barcelona food scene Our Barcelona Taste food tour guide was excellent! A well traveled Spanish native, she loves to cook herself, giving her the background and experience to truly appreciate great food. Her knowledge of Catalan cuisine gave us a deep appreciation for the Barcelona food scene.
Celeste P
September 27, 2023
Best combo of a meal & tour You won’t regret this tour!! Not only do you visit very different restaurants - but you learn at the same time. The food was delicious and our tour guide made sure to ask our opinions before she ordered. We let her have full control and she did a great job! She loves the city and was extremely knowledgeable - I would do this tour at the beginning of your trip as there are places she told us about-but didn’t have time to see.
Annette
September 24, 2023
So happy to write a review about my experience The entire tour, from beginning to end, was delicious and enjoyable. I also have a severe nut allergy, and always felt safe during the tasting. The foods we had, I never would've tried on my own. In essence, The Barcelona Taste serves-up a high quality product. I highly recommend.
Carol G
September 21, 2023
Great Tour We toured the Gothic Quarter and ate delicious tapas and sipped amazing wine. We were able to ask a lot of questions about the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona, and Spain. Having lived for a period of years in the United States our guide had an understanding of our lives and we had many laughs together - we left feeling like we were old friends.
Karin H.
September 15, 2023
I see why so highly rated! I see why the prior ratings were so high! Excellent experience and food exposure. The tours are small groups so very personal. I have been to Barca a few time previously but this definitely added to my local food exposure. Our guide was great and even gave us tips for other eating places to explore on our visit. Definite 2 thumbs up experience.
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The Barcelona Taste: because it's delicious

Barcelona is a major tourist destination – the number of guidebooks and websites devoted to the city is overwhelming! Which is why we started The Barcelona Taste ... to save you time so you can experience the best food Barcelona has to offer while side-stepping the crowds. 

We take you to small, local businesses offering delicious, top quality food restaurants on our scrumptious tours – because they’re great. We visit, we taste and then we visit again and taste again. Ad infinitum! That’s our research.

We don’t take a “pile ‘em high” approach with our guests. Our focus is on providing the best possible quality in everything we do. This includes limiting our tours to very small numbers, to give personal attention and feed everyone well.

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Lorea, the co-owner of The Barcelona Taste, eats some tasty tapas dishes on a Barcelona food tour
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