World Tapas Day All Year Round
A great experience that you shouldn’t miss, since it is part of Spanish culture, is a “tapas” experience. You will hop from tavern to tavern tasting the little specialties of each of them as if you were a local. This is one of the major leisure activities of Spanish people! This “tapas” experience could be done in any destination in Spain, but in this article you will find outstanding streets and quarters to enjoy an unforgettable tapas experience.
Logroño city in La Rioja Wine Region
Of course, everyone knows Rioja wine. When you reach this area you will find yourself in a land with a long and great winemaking tradition and immersed in a sea of vineyards and depending on the time of the year that you travel, immersed in wine scents.
Wine has always been related to food. So, if you really want to have a unique “tapas” experience, you can’t miss Laurel street in Logroño, full of bars where a full range of these typical Spanish delicacies are served, of course paired with the best Rioja wine.
Basque Country Food
When talking about food in Spain, there is an inescapable area: the Basque Country. Here, its gastronomic culture is really a way of life. So, in order to keep experiencing tapas, I would suggest a walking tour around the multiple taverns of San Sebastian old town. As you stroll through the oldest streets in the city center, you will discover, with a local expert, popular “pintxos”, the name for tapas in this region.
Another gourmet spot in the city to taste the best local ingredients of the region is La Bretxa market. It is a wonderful farmers market, where some of the most famous chefs in the city still personally select the fresh products that they will serve in their awarded restaurants, some of them with three Michelin stars.
Seville: where Mediterranean cuisine meets Moorish influence
For some experts, this city is the world capital of the tapas. In fact, it is home to more than 3000 tapas bars. In order to avoid getting lost and enjoy the best flavours of Seville, we will tell you the temples of “tapas” that are worth a visit in the vibrant Sierpes street or in Santa Cruz and Triana quarters. We will make sure that you taste the local specialties such as “gazpacho”, “pescaito frito” (fried fish) or Andalusian baby-beans, as well as the finest local products such as olives, bitter oranges, sherry wine and cured ham.
Discover the hidden bars that Madrid has to offer
Our local food expert guide in Madrid will take you for a walking tour through the most emblematic places and most magnificent buildings in the Habsburg quarter, Madrid old quarter. While you discoverMadrid old town and walk back to the past of the city, you will encounter the best bars and restaurants to eat “tapas” as well as the top gastronomic spots in the city such as San Miguel gourmet street market or the traditional vermouth bars of Plaza Mayor.