What is a Tapas Tour? Everything you need to know!

Are you curious about why tapas are so famous in Spain? Are you eager to try them but you don’t know where to start? You’ve come to the right place. Lots of tourists have the same questions when they first arrive in Malaga, but we’re here to help. Keep on reading to discover what a Tapas Tour is really all about and how you can have the best experience while being there.

1. First things first, what are tapas?

So you are in Spain, in this beautiful country which has amazing places to offer as well as incredible dishes. The Spanish cuisine is one of the most healthy, rich and well known in the Mediterranean territory and all over the world. In every food you try in the country you will notice that olive oil, vegetables, herbs and a variety of fish or meat are usually in the mix. The Spanish love to combine their fish or meat with different sauces, vegetables and spices to create delicious recipes. The best way to try a bit of everything is to order the famous tapas.

How is it possible to try a bit of everything?

Tapas a literally small plates of different food that make it easy for you to enjoy but also try lots of different ones. Furthermore, they differ from place to place. This means different cities throughout Spain have a slightly different selection of food to offer according to the products available in the area. However, there are some of them that you’ll be able to find wherever you go. For instance, tortilla, jamòn, croquettes with cheese, spinach or meat, patatas bravas, and salads.

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2. So what is a tapas tour?

If you’re fascinated by the idea of tapas as much as we are, we invite you to join a Tapas tour. Join a group of tourists who are eager to taste amazing dishes of Spanish cuisine while exploring the city and getting the real feel of the culture. You’ll have the chance to with a group of people, so even if you’re travelling alone, this is a perfect time to make new friends over lunch or dinner. Or even if you’re with your friends, take them with you and enjoy an evening out in the town.

Who organises a tapas tour?

During the Tapas Tour, you’ll never be alone. Experienced guides who are very familiar with the city will guide you all along. They know which are the best places all around town and will make sure that you’re having a great time. Don’t hesitate to ask them for more information about the places you go to, the specific tapas you try or for general recommendations about where to eat. Enjoy your time and remember: the only things you need for a successful tapas tour are great tapas and good friends.

what is a tapas tour?

In Spain, everyone knows what a Tapa is, and almost everyone has tried some of them already. However, not all cities specialize in them. Tapas in Malaga are one of the best all over Spain. As Malaga is a city of the Costa del Sol, you will have the chance to eat the best fish and meat, both very famous in Andalusian cuisine.

In Spain, everyone knows what a Tapa is, and almost everyone has tried some of them already. However, not all cities specialize in them. Tapas in Malaga are one of the best all over Spain. As Malaga is a city of the Costa del Sol, you will have the chance to eat the best fish and meat, both very famous in Andalusian cuisine.

So, how is a Tapas Tour structured?

First things first, you should know what the best time to have some tapas actually is. Spanish people usually go for tapas at lunchtime. That time is from 14 pm to 16 pm. Otherwise, you can go for tapas later in the evening, around 20 pm. However, we advise you to start around 12:30 pm, as places are not that crowded at that time. In addition, you’ll have time to go around and have a relaxed walk around the city as well. After the local guides pick you up from a specific place, either your hostel or a well-known place in the city center, the tour officially begins.

Another thing to note is the significance of the city in the quality of tapas. In Spain, everyone knows what a tapa is and you can have them in every city. But Malaga’s tapas are some of the best you can find in the whole country. Malaga is very famous for the variety and the quality of the food it has to offer. This is why not only tourists but locals as well don’t miss a chance to go out for some tapas in the city even during the week. It is definitely the best way to eat the best fish and meat from the region and experience the Andalusian culture.

Where do we go and what do we do?

The tours include a variety of different places and each of them has lots of great things to offer. You will have the chance to try tapas in all three places, which are included in the price of the tour. The local guides will take you from place to place and will offer you the best food from each one.

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The places we go to:

The first place is Casa Guardia, which is a historic place in the city center of Malaga. There you can try lots of tapas but this is not the most impressive thing about the place. If you book your tour beforehand and online, a glass of local wine from Malaga is included in the price. You get your wine directly from the barrel and you’ll have the chance to learn more about the production of wines in the city and the region in general.

But of course, we don’t stop there! There are more places and experiences awaiting you. The next one is located in the famous Mercado de Atarazanas, the local market of Malaga. Inside the Mercado you can find loads of local products. If you visit in the mornings while you stay in Malaga, you can find it open. It is also the best place to try some tapas. Our guides will take you to Bar Medina where you can have a beer or tinto de verano. Sip your drink and explore the market while learning more about the local products.

Last but definitely not least, the guides will take you to a local tapas bar as your final destination. The last place varies from day to day. This happens because opening hours or the amount of people in the bars varies as well. But with so many amazing choices around the city, we can guarantee that you’ll have the best time. There are food options for everyone, vegetarian or not. Of course, they are again included in the price you paid for your ticket. Take advantage of this time to make friends, enjoy the food and make plans to try even more of Malaga’s amazing food.

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The tapas tour ends there, but your experience doesn’t have to. Take notes and explore even after you’re done. Malaga, as mentioned before, is the best place for tapas. After the tour, you will know what we are talking about from your own experience. We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do!