A characterful and historic structure located in the Poble Sec neighborhood of Barcelona. Its architectural features suggest a blend of practical industrial design with elements of the Catalan Modernisme style

Poble-Sec

Go off the beaten path for an authentic immersion in extraordinary tapas

Poble-Sec (Catalan for 'Dry village') is Barcelona’s old but vibrant performing arts district, a centrally located neighbourhood boasting elegant 19th-century architecture and the best hidden gem restaurants in town.

The neighbourhood has a rich history, having once been outside of the city’s walls and inhabited mainly by residents that couldn’t afford the higher prices for accommodation inside the walls. Nowadays it is known more for its ample offering of theatres and nightclubs, making it Barcelona’s top entertainment district.

Despite being so close to key landmarks of Barcelona, it doesn’t tend to be nearly as crowded or full of tourists as some other neighbourhoods. Plaça Espanya borders it to the west, the Ramblas or Boquería to the north and the port, museums and World Trade Center to the east. But here one can enjoy an evening here and see a “real” part of the city – an area much less inundated by tourists.

We fell in love with Poble Sec because of the incredible culinary offering it has had for the past few decades. The neighbourhood is a hotbed of young chefs running some of the most exciting restaurants in the city. This makes it the perfect setting for a tapas tour – the food is exceptional, with key traditional dishes offered with a little contemporary twist that go beyond the obvious, standard tapas.

Want to eat where the locals eat? See the real Barcelona and enjoy a more adventurous tapas offering? 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 Poble-Sec

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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... 


rita52j
November 16, 2022
A must do for tapas experience My experience with Maribel was outstanding. She provided an excellent tasting at several fine local establishments giving our small group of strangers an evening with education about tapas and tasting the best, from wine to dessert. She was so inviting and personable. Walking pace was easy, food choices were delicious. Price point excellent. Highly recommend.
Kelly O
November 13, 2022
Great first night in Barcelona. I had this tour lined up to orient myself and give me an idea of tapas in Barcelona. The tour did not disappoint! I was introduced to tapas I have never tried before and enjoyed every single dish. The locations were top quality and I'll definitely return. Lorea took time to explain everything, as well as sharing her knowledge of the city.
Megan S
November 12, 2022
Ridiculous Food! We did three food tours on Portugal/Spain trip and this was the best one by far! The food was ridiculously good and appreciated the group was small. Gracia was very knowledgeable not only of Spanish food and culture, but history as well! I highly recommend booking this when you arrive to Barcelona.
John H
November 10, 2022
Amazing experience! This was the perfect tour for my wife and I on our first visit to Barcelona. Our guide (Lorea) was charming, knowledgeable and passionate about her city and Tapas. We were treated like family at every stop and the pairings and variety of wine and Tapas were fantastic! We'll be back!
Whitney Engstrom
November 4, 2022
We had a wonderful time PLENTY of wonderful cuisine...we really enjoyed our evening with our small group of 6. Highly recommend doing this at the beginning of your trip! Oh, and they accommodated a tree nut allergy without any challenges - even substituted an alternate dish for the one item that included nuts.
Regina L
October 30, 2022
Top tapas tour - honeymooners give it 5 stars! My husband and I took this tour on our honeymoon and it was amazing! It was so personalised and interesting. Our guide provided the history of the area and the food we ate, and was wonderful to converse with the entire night. The food was delicious, we loved walking around and being shown different historical monuments. We would 100% do this again!
Stacey S
October 25, 2022
Unforgettable Personalized Team Tasting of Barcelona We had an INCREDIBLE personalized food tour. We were a large group who gathered together in Barcelona for a work meeting and wanted to do a food tour as a team event. The team truly knows the city, its restaurants and vendors which led to such an unforgettable experience. This is a tour company you can trust to get an authentic Barcelona experience.
John E
October 24, 2022
A wonderful night tasting traditional Barcelona food Every visit to Barcelona should include a guided tour of the small Tapa Restaurants in the Gothic area of the city. We learned so much during out evening with Maribel and truly enjoyed the culinary experience. I cannot say enough good things about this tour. Highly recommended!
Terri G
October 21, 2022
Perfect Taste of Barcelona A perfect Tapas Tour! Lorea is the perfect guide-she explains the food from the different regions, picks restaurants with not only wonderful food, but amazing architecture! We wandered around with her, and even though it was raining, she makes it feel like it's a warm, sunny day! I highly recommend this tour!
Lindsey H
July 20, 2021
Fantastic Evening Out! I had been on a tour with Barcelona Taste about 4 years ago and it was great to see the quality of the venues and dishes selected were still amazing. A great evening to experience with friends visiting the city and we received an email the following day with a food recommendations which we will take great pleasure in testing out! Thanks for an awesome time!
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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.

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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