Barcelona’s famous Gothic Quarter is, rightly, one of the highlights of any trip to Barcelona. Walking through the ancient roads of the Ciutat Vella (old city) takes you past Roman walls, alongside cathedrals, through precious plazas – you can feel the history oozing from every brick.
However "the Gótico" can, at times, be a bit of a tourist trap – particularly when it comes to food. But it doesn't have to be that way. In amongst the restaurants catering to mass tourism there are some small hidden gem restaurants that cater mainly to locals. The food here is as good as any you'll get in Barcelona. You just have to know how to find them - and that is where we can help.
Our tapas tour of the Gothic Quarter will take you to a number of small top quality restaurants and food establishments, leaving you sated, jolly, and with a better understanding of local Catalan and national Spanish cuisine. The Barcelona Taste launched in 2009 with food tours of the Barri Gotic and these tours are therefore our first love. They are a wonderful traditional option in Barcelona’s most historic setting.
First time in Barcelona? These are the tapas tours for you!
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 let you experience all the great food Barcelona has to offer while side-stepping the crowds.
We take you to restaurants and shops 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 strike no deals and ask for no discounts or commissions. This is how it must be done, with 100% respect for small, local business and delicious, quality food.
Want to know more? Find out about The Barcelona Taste.