A grand old building in Alella, where the food and wine experience of the Barcelona Taste

Alella

Alella isn’t on your typical tourist list… but it hasn’t always been such a hidden gem. With its distinctive fast-draining topsoil and unique microclimate in the hills overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Alella has produced exceptional wines since Roman times, served to Roman Emperors no less! This fame continued into the Middle Ages, where Alella wines were served at the court of the Kings of Aragon.

Today, Alella is the smallest wine producing region in Cataluyna to gain coveted European Denomination of Origen (D.O.) status. But for some reason it isn’t terribly well known abroad. Our mission is to make you fall in love (or fall in love again) with the local variety – the pansa blanca. Over the course of the tour you’ll try white wines, sparking wines, and an aperitif all made from this single, delicately flavoured grape. We will also try the region’s best local reds and rosé.

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 Alella

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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... 


crash831
May 31, 2024
I’d highly recommend this tour Took this food tour on our first night in Barcelona. There were 6 in our group, all for the first time in Spain. We made 3 stops and were able to taste all the things that I’d read about - including vermouth, patatas bravas, tortilla espanola, croquetas & more. The food was excellent & we had a great ongoing conversation with Allison, our guide.
Mary Ann Casl
May 28, 2024
WOW what an amazing experience from start to finish! Not only was the food amazing Chef Jay was the best! Friendly, informative and very focused on us having a great evening. We were all so happy and could not have asked for a better meal, experience and evening! I would highly suggest if you plan to have a Food Tour/Experience while in Barcelona - this is the one!
Beth Shanklin
May 26, 2024
Delicious! This is a wonderful way to spend and evening in Barcelona! The food was delicious and the host was engaging.
debra_s
May 25, 2024
Wonderful food tour and guide We visited 3 different and amazing spots, and along the way, our lovely and knowledgeable tour guide Esther told us so many interesting things about Barcelona- culture, history, architecture, neighborhoods and events going on this weekend. She was very engaging and made sure everyone was having a good time.
Patience McStravick
May 20, 2024
Highly recommend! Maria was an excellent guide and host! We learned so much more about Barcelona and it's food and culture than we expected; it was an amazing experience and one that we highly recommend!
Sylvia Kessler
May 20, 2024
A quadruple thumbs up! Adored strolling the Gothic Quarter with the stunning Maribel, getting to make new friends with the 5 other folks on our tour, and tasting the most delicious tapas in 3 different locations - a warm & informative introduction to Catalonian cuisine & culture. I’ll never forget the pride on each of the proprietors’ faces as they brought plate after plate of amazing food.
Laurie & Steve Clark
May 19, 2024
A great time! We did a tapas tour with Tito a few weeks ago and had a great time. The food he chose for us to sample was amazing and the restaurants he chose were great choices. And Tito was great, keeping the group entertained with information about the food and Barcelona in general!
Abigail Bressoud
May 17, 2024
Amazing guide! All of the food we had was so good. I loved everything that we ate and drink and highly recommend. It’s best to do at the beginning of the trip so that you can get other recommendations of where to get equally delicious food.
maggiebellasmom
May 16, 2024
Fabuloso! Our evening with Tito was extraordinary! He was informative, personable and a pleasure to spend time with. He took us to three tapas restaurants we would never have found on our own all of them culinary delights. Fabuloso! We would book with this company again and highly encourage you to do the same!
Jillian Ahrens
May 15, 2024
Very highly recommend. We had the BEST time on this tour. Esther was a fantastic guide. She was very knowledgeable, not just about the food, but the history and sites of Barcelona as well. We visited 3 tapas venues, all were fantastic. I had the best grilled squid and burrata of my life! Very highly recommend. Thank you!!

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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