The Barcelona Taste
The Barcelona Taste
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
The Barcelona Taste was founded in 2009 to introduce curious locals and adventurous tourists alike to the culinary treats nestled within the labyrinth that is Barcelona. After years of exploring, sampling, and delighting in the local secrets, we decided we were ready to share our discoveries with other discerning palates wanting to experience a more authentic Barcelona. Barcelona is, obviously, a major tourist destination and the number of tours, guidebooks, and websites devoted to the city’s visitors can be overwhelming. This is another reason we decided to start The Barcelona Taste: a small, local culinary tour that lets you experience all the best food and drink, while side-stepping the crowds. We are Barcelona’s first complete gastronomical tour built around the idea that there is no reason to just walk and talk about food when it’s possible to walk, talk, and eat it! So, welcome! We look forward to tapas tasting our way around Barcelona with you.
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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Debra G
11 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
We had a wonderful tour with Allison, the choices of restaurants and tapas treats, were varied and delicious. Her knowledge of the areas and foods was outstanding. This tour only caters for 6 people so feels like a family when you are on tour. I would highly recommend to do this early in your stay in Barcelona as she also provided us with a list of bars and restaurants to visit on subsequent days.
Written October 1, 2023
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Thank you so much Debra!! It was so lovely to meet you all this weekend! I hope you all have wonderful travels! Best wishes, -Allison
Written October 2, 2023
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Deborah
Calgary, Canada10 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Fantastic evening walking tour of Tapas at 3 restaurants in the Gothic area. Our guide Maribel was lovely company and arranged phenomenol tastings of traditional foods as well as some with a gourmet modern twist. The food was plentiful and varied and suited to our tastes. There was no shortage of matching local alcohol/wine as well. We had an intimate tour with just 4 of us, meeting 2 others for an enjoyable evening. Highly recommend this food tour and our guide Maribel. If you can, do it early in your arrival as you will get an extensive list of other restaurants to try as well. Only wish we could stay long-term so we could try them all.
Written October 21, 2023
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Thank you! It was a lovely group wasn't it? I do hope the rest of your stay was enjoyable, and that you will find yourselves back in Barcelona sometime in the future. Until then, take care! Best wishes, -Maribel.
Written November 2, 2023
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Jgconker
Philadelphia, PA2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Lovely guide, fabulous food and wine! A fantastic evening. Maria was knowledgeable and fun to talk to and our other tour mates were fun and interesting. Took us to a part of the city we had not discovered and we ate things we wouldn’t have known to order on our own. A great evening!
Written October 16, 2022
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Thank you so much for your words, I had a fantastic time with you all and I hope to see you again very soon. Un abrazo. María
Written October 23, 2022
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Gary P
Ontario34 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
I’m reluctant to write this review but the tour company keeps reminding me to write one…..so here goes. Our friends did this tour years ago and suggested that it was the highlight of their trip. We went into this with a great attitude and total enthusiasm. We did this on our second night in Barcelona so we didn’t have a good idea of what to expect by way of dining. We visited three restaurants and enjoyed some great company from people all over the world. The food was okay and the wine was fair. Sorry, but it was just okay…..nothing to write home about. One of the restaurants didn’t really seem to be prepared for us and it was like they just pulled it together at the last minute. The wine was certainly not plentiful and was par at best. I guess I was expecting to be wowed and it was just okay. This was only confirmed after three additional nights in Barcelona with off the charts food and wine for significantly less money. I was disappointed after the tour was finished but was very disappointed after having many sensational meals later on in my trip. If I had to do it again, I would skip this. Do your own research online regarding restaurants as there are so many sensational choices in Barcelona. Sorry guys…..it wasn’t great….it was just okay.
Written November 9, 2023
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Hola Gary, we're sorry to hear this. We pride ourselves on selecting the very best small, family-owned, local restaurants that serve only the that Barcelona has to offer. It's disappointing to us that you weren't completely satisfied, but it was a pleasure to meet you and Trish and we're glad the group had a lovely time and that you enjoyed the rest of your trip. All the best!
Written November 10, 2023
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Joanne G
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Dec 2022 • Friends
Lorea was fantastic, professional and fun! The sites chosen were all walkable and provided a glimpse into the Gothic and Jewish quarters. More importantly, the food and wine were wonderful. We are still talking about it to our friends and neighbors. Well worth the money!!
Written January 4, 2023
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Thank you Joanne!! It was go lovely to meet you last month. I hope the rest of your travels went well, and that we will see each other again! A bug hug, -Lorea.
Written January 16, 2023
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mytriplog
Newport Beach, CA17 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Absolutely fantastic tapas and Barcelona tour with Allison. Worth every penny and the best tour we took on our 3 week trip. Experience Old Barcelona in the best way, walking the quaint streets and sampling the best food and wine. It’s not sampling, it’s plenty to eat and delicious. Also learned how and what to order in Barcelona so do the experience early in your visit to Barcelona. A must!
Written September 30, 2023
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It was so incredibly wonderful to meet you, and a delight to take part in hearing the stories of your lives and travels. Abrazos, -Allison
Written October 1, 2023
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TobyInTransit
London33 contributions
Apr 2012 • Couples
The only reason for the overall rating for this tour is due to the price of EUR 75 per person. This is actually a lot of money in Barcelona where almost everything is quite cheap. The guides were nice and entertaining and the places they took us to were nice as well. I agree with a previous review that if it was say about EUR 35 per person, then this would be a good and reasonable price for this tour. However for this high price, perhaps our expectations were too high for the 4 places we visited. The first one is a great cheese shop run by a Scottish lady and the cheese samples we were given with a small glass of wine was excellent. The second family run place was where we had the most food, with vermuth and if we had known that we would be getting most of our food in this place, then we would have eaten more and asked for more food. The third place was probably the worst value for money, with a glass of wine and bread and some potatos with a paste on them. Fourth place was dessert which was shared between everyone who took a few bites each and a glass of cava each. I think if we did ask for more food and drinks then the guides would have provided them but we weren't sure what each place would be like, so perhaps there was a miscommunication. Also it is not a walking tour with historical facts but the guides were friendly and nice so this rating is not a reflection on their part.
Overall it was an ok tour but the price is just too much, even for a touristy city and perhaps more so because contrary to expectations Barcelona is such an affordable place to visit. We did meet some nice ppl on the tour so that was a big plus. Also compared to other things like a cooking class we did few days later where we had a 5 course meal as well as cooking class and wine and cava which was all EUR 60 per person.
Written April 20, 2012
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LilyC
Seattle, WA9 contributions
Jun 2015 • Solo
After all the great reviews that Barcelona Taste has received, I must say that I had high expectations going in, and ended up being somewhat disappointed. I did the Gotica tour with Miguel and there were six of us in the group. We went to four restaurants with the goal being to survey the local cuisine. I found the food to be underwhelming, and not much different (if not less tasty) than the food I had had earlier in the week with all the other tourists. For the price you pay, I would expect something unique or gourmet. Instead, I felt like I mostly eating bar food. Our guide Miguel also didn't seem to have much to say, and didn't seem all that knowledgeable. He spent some time pointing out some geographical aspects of Barcelona, which I thought was a waste, since the tour was supposed to be about food. Overall, I felt somewhat ripped off. This tour is overpriced for what you get.
Written June 13, 2015
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Val W
San Francisco, CA13 contributions
Dec 2014 • Couples
My husband and I loved the tour. Jo was the best guide and loved to share her own knowledge and enjoyment of tapas and wines. Lots of tastes and great wine at the tapas bars. A wonderful night.
Written January 8, 2015
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csmears
Toronto34 contributions
Sep 2012 • Couples
Let me start by saying we absolutely enjoyed our guides. Joe and Anna were friendly, fun, and knowledgeable.

The tour is pricey, about $75 euro/person. We were taken to 3 restaurants in Barri Gotic. The quality was definitely some of the best tapas we had in Barcelona. The first stop was probably the best on the tour. A small family run business with 3 locations, we had about 6-8 tapas dishes for 11 people and 1 drink each. Food and drink at there was excellent, I'd go back on my own. Based on the amount of food, given to us at this location we didn't want to eat to much for fear of being full by the end. While travelling to the second stop, Anna educated us on local sites and history which was nice. The second location provided us with 3 small tapas dishes and a glass of red wine. This was definitely the worst stop on the tour. Hardly any food and very bland. Our last stop was one of the oldest bodega's in Barcelona. Food here was better, portions were better. I ate a lot more at this stop to make up for the lack of food at our second stop. However, we only had a selection of 3 dishes and a desert.

All said and done we had a good time, enjoyed the company, but the food was a major disappointment. The value just wasn't there. My advice to the owners is add more stops along the way. most walking food tours I've done for the same time period stop at 5-8 places. Drop Belemonte from the tour or have them provide more food options.
Written September 13, 2012
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