Plaça Reial, in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona - host to our tapas tour

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 be a bit of a tourist trap – particularly when it comes to food. But it doesn't have to be that way. In amongst (sadly) many tourist traps there are some truly divine family-run restaurants that preserve the best of Spanish and Catalan cuisine. 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, leaving you sated, jolly, and with a better understanding o where to go and what to order to make the most of your stay. 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 popular historic setting.

First time in Barcelona?  Looking for a premium, classic food tour? 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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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... 


Khairul Mohamed-Noor
April 29, 2024
Totally recommended ❤️ Wonderful Tapas tour with Allison our guide. We had amazing dishes and some local knowledge of the city. Totally recommended ❤️
David B
April 27, 2024
Great authentic tapas tour. Love the guide. Such a delightful tour of multiple small restaurants with Spanish tapas including traditional Catalan dishes. Our guide, Lorea, designed a very efficient tour at places we would not have found without her. Well worth it…
Happiness68628414316
April 27, 2024
Great fun, great meeting people and great food. Food was great, Allison, our hostess was not only gorgeous but informative about Barcelona history and the foods we were served.
michael g
April 25, 2024
Wonderful evening Maribel was outstanding. She was very knowledgeable about Barcelona and provided a lot of history in addition to the wonderful tapas. Highly recommend!
Priyanka A
April 24, 2024
Best tapas tour Noah was an amazing guide. Took is to 3 amazing stops and ordered a plethora of food and drinks. Took in everyone’s dietary considerations as well. Highly recommend!
Sande K
April 20, 2024
We loved our Tapas Tour! We loved our Tapas tour with Allison! She was very knowledgeable and informative about the food and Barcelona. There was a wide variety of foods - veggies, seafood, meats and desserts. All were wonderful. We had a very fun group and enjoyed ourselves immensely. Highly recommend!
Tamara G
April 18, 2024
Favorite evening out! We dined at 3 different restaurants, each were specializing in certain flavors and parts of Spain. The couple we shared the evening with were wonderful too. The neighborhood we walked thru was lovely - so happy to see parts of Barcelona that weren't touristy. It will be a favorite memory for years to come.
Francisca Virtue
April 18, 2024
An excellent food tour through the Gothic Quarter The restaurants we visited were perfect choices. Tito was an excellent guide! We brought our 15 and 18 year old sons on the tour and Tito did an amazing job of making sure they were included in the conversation. It was the highlight of our trip!
Gracie G
April 17, 2024
10/10 recommend! We had the best time on our tour with Maribel. All the places she took us to were fabulous! One of the best things we did on our trip!
Ruth Ward
April 13, 2024
A very personal tour with fabulous food and wine. It felt like we were visiting an old friend! Maria was extremely knowledgeable. Glad we did this tour early in our trip as it helped us understand what was on the menu and how much to order. She gave us many tips on other places to try all over Barcelona for the rest of the trip. Absolutely the best thing we did all week!!! Highly recommend.

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.

Want to know more? Find out about The Barcelona Taste.

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