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The Barcelona Taste

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Address: Barcelona, Spain
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Description: The city's first gastronomical tapas tour, The Barcelona Taste is about...
The city's first gastronomical tapas tour, The Barcelona Taste is about food. And lots of it! On this 2-3 hour food tour we stop in 3-4 small food establishments in either the famous Gothic or the lovely Gracia neighborhoods of Barcelona. Our venues range from high-quality specialty shops to home-style tapas restaurants, each one with its own scrumptious specialties for you to taste. A knowledgeable and very friendly guide will safely lead you through this labyrinth of a neighborhood, all the while sharing stories about Barcelona life, food, and history. You will enjoy all the cuisine, and, due to the small size of the group, you will also enjoy a more personal, relaxed experience.
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Absolutely Wonderful

My wife and I took the Gótico tour on Sat Feb 14th along with a bunch of strangers and our wonderful guide Catherine. By the end of the night not only were we all full of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

My wife and I took the Gótico tour on Sat Feb 14th along with a bunch of strangers and our wonderful guide Catherine. By the end of the night not only were we all full of tremendous grub and excellent drink, we were all laughing and chatting like he hadn't met a few hours earlier! I couldn't fault the tour... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This was an extremely delightful evening of foodie & bodega hopping with Jo, a wonderful guide through the cobblestone type streets through the Gothic area of Barcelona. The tapas & drink were wonderful and it was the perfect mix of fun conversation and lighthearted learning. I definitely recommend The Barcelona Taste if you want to have a great evening.

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Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I can't speak highly enough of this tour. We had Catherine as our host guide and she was warm and knowledgable, and full of enthusiasm. We enjoyed lots of delicious food, some lovely vermut, wine and cava and all in the delightful atmosphere of cosy bodegas in the Gothic quarter. It was so good that we tried to book on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had wanted to experience local tapas, but with a bar on every corner, we found the choice overwhelming. The friendly folk at The Barcelona Taste took the challenge of choosing out of our hands and gave us a most memorable night. We chose the Gracia tour as we were staying in the Barri Gothic and wanted to explore somewhere... More 

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Collingswood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

LOVED our tour with Jo! She was a great host and very helpful in recommending additional restaurants / tapas places for the rest of our stay. The 4 establishments were visited were fantastic and provided a great 'overview' of all the 'gastronomic hits' of Catalan. Highly recommended!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This was the highlight of our entire Europe trip. Joe and Jo were fun and friendly and made everyone feel welcome. Food was delicious. Perfect night.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My mother and I booked this tapas tour well in advance based on trip advisor reviews. This was a highlight of our trip! Fantastic food experience. Our guides, Jo and Jon, were both informative and interesting. We sampled food from several different local establishments and learned about the food, wine and history of the area. We booked both the Gracia... More 

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Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I read about Barcelona Taste in my guidebook. It was the best recommendation. We couldn't have enjoyed the Gotico Tour more! Jo was a great guide and hostess. She has so much knowledge of Barcelona. We had a lovely time with Jo and 2 other couples visiting 4 Tapas establishments. Each restaurant was different and unique. There was more than... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We booked this tour for our second night in Barcelona and I am so glad that we did. Our guide, Jo, was delightfully informative. She took us to four different spots, each one with a different focus: Spanish cheeses, typical Spanish tapas, Catalan tapas, and dessert tapas. You always had a choice of beverage (wine, beer, non-alcoholic) and the tapas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A great experience going to a diverse range of eateries, tasting the great food and wine of Barcelona. Jo made the evening highly enjoyable because of her knowledge and enthusiasm. Fantastic food and some interesting and lesser known wines made for a memorable evening.

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Staying in Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighborhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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