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    Food Tours In Barcelona

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      Tourist dining on a seafood platter in Barcelona with a local
      Tourist dining on a seafood platter in Barcelona with a local

      The best private food tours and experiences in Barcelona

      Barcelona has a food scene fueled by tradition, modern influences, and unbridled creativity. Catalan cuisine is a colorful patchwork quilt of textures and tastes, with small plates at tiny tapas bars ranging from simple, tasty dishes to bold, complex flavors. Barcelona food tours are a discovery of the city’s heritage through its world-renowned cuisine. Between authentic bodega, futuristic fusion restaurants, and hole-in-the-wall pintxo bars, foodies are bound to be overwhelmed with choice. Luckily, our food tours give you a bonus that a guidebook never could: a food-obsessed local guide to lead you to the best food in Barcelona to suit your palate.

      Tourists enjoying Mercat de la Boqueria on a food tour in Barcelona
      The Catalan culinary heritage

      Traditional cuisine in this region is a true celebration of the Mediterranean. Fresh seafood, small game, excellent olive oil, and a (very) generous amount of garlic almost always feature in the best food in Barcelona. Each local dish reveals something unique about the city. Classic dishes showcase its culinary creativity, with several featuring unusual or surprising combinations – like fideuà, Barcelona’s take on paella that uses vermicelli noodles as the base. Our Barcelona food tours will help you tick off new tastes and learn about the Catalan culture in the process.

      A plate of fresh food from a food tour in Barcelona
      Barcelonian tapas at its most traditional

      If there’s one Catalan food trend that’s truly taken over the world, it’s tapas. These small plates of bite-sized deliciousness originated in Spain, so it goes without saying that Barcelona does it best. In fact, Barcelona food tours might very easily turn into tapas tours. Cozy tapas bars are scattered throughout the city, welcoming locals for pre-dinner snacks and drinks. Most of these casual hang-outs don’t even have a menu, so your local insider will come in handy for deciphering each dish! (Be sure to try favorites like fried squid and bread rubbed with olive oil, tomato, and garlic.)

      View of a restaurant on a food tour in Barcelona
      From humble markets to Michelin meals

      Food tours in Barcelona reveal a simple truth: nothing about this city’s culinary culture is pretentious. Although the new school of local chefs has given Barcelona a reputation for molecular gastronomy, high-end dining is never stuffy – the atmosphere in a 5-star restaurant is as warm and inviting as the 15-seat tapas bar next door. Our food tours through the city’s gastronomic gems uncover spectacular cuisine everywhere from buzzing market stalls and no-frills bars to trendy cafés and upmarket eateries, all of which make the experience of eating in Barcelona such a delight.

      Latest reviews from our guests

        Greetings city unscripted My wife and I had the best time ever with Ivanna on a city unscripted tour that we took in Barcelona on July 29, 2022. It was our first time in Barcelona, and we felt protected and cared for by Ivanna during our evening event. We walked through several areas that were so interesting because Ivanna took the time to explain to us many historical buildings and experiences of old Barcelona. Then, we had tapas and what a great food experience that was!!! It was authentic, delicious and most importantly we would not have discovered it without Ivanna leading the way. We would highly recommend CU and Ivanna as a tour guide. She is an old soul, delightful, and highly personable. What a great experience we had with her throughout our tour. Tom and Barbara Mahan

        August 2022

        Dorothy C

        "Thoroughly enjoyed the tapas tour with Ivanna in Barcelona Saturday night! She was engaging, fun, and knowledgeable about the city as we ambled down interesting streets on our way to the restaurant. We asked her to order for us, and the variety and taste of the tapas was excellent! I would recommend her to anyone who wants an intimate and delightful tour of the tapas of Barcelona."

        August 2022

        Jo T

        Greetings. We had the pleasure of accompanying Ivanna on a tour of Barcelona on Friday July 29. Ivanna was prompt, courteous, and gave us an opportunity to see the city in a way that incorporated our artistic interests along with providing history of the sights she showed us along our journey. She was knowledgeable, funny, and engaging. She was well informed on the areas of Barcelona she took us through and gave us a great tour. We saw many more things and learned much more than we could have had we not spent the day with her. It was a day well spent in her company and we are happy to have booked her tour with City Unscripted. We highly recommend having Ivanna as a tour guide! Barbara and Tom Mahan

        July 2022

        Dorothy C

        Alan was fantastic. He restaurant selections were amazing, He explained the history of tapas and how they are different depending on the region. He pointed out areas of historical, cultural and architectural interest. He could not have been any kinder. A perfect evening!

        July 2022

        Elisa m

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