The Gothic Quarter

The finest food in beautiful historic surroundings

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!

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 The Gothic Quarter

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Don't just take our word for it... in 2019, The Barcelona Taste only received 5* reviews! 

The Barcelona Taste has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for its food tours
  • Liyana Satterthwaite
    October 6, 2019
    "We had a lovely and welcoming guide and the food was sooooo good.... amazing versions of the well known Spanish food and dishes which were a little bit different and equally as delicious. A must-do recommendation"
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  • Margaret Stone
    August 4, 2019
    "Our evening was fantastic! The Gothic Quarter tour is for anyone who wants good food, good drinks, and good company. Tito, our guide, was amazing. His knowledge of the food and Barcelona were outstanding. It’s definitely a must while in Barcelona!"
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  • Kathy53Usa
    May 14, 2019
    "If I could give more than 5 stars I would. The places we visited were non touristy, traditional and perfect. Each group of tapas was preceded by a traditional drink. The food was amazing and thoroughly explained."
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  • Rolamarks
    May 18, 2019
    "Fantastic start to our time in Spain. We sampled delicious food on all three stops of the tour and felt very welcomed in each one of them. Lorea was a perfect guide... Thanks for being part of our cherished memories of Spain."
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  • Ron Kaufman
    Sep 15, 2019
    "Can’t begin to tell you what a wonderful evening we had... It was an adventure in food we would never have taken on our own. Not only was the food experience fabulous, we learned so much about the culture."

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 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.

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