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Greet your guide at 10am at Plaza Santa Ana, beside the statue of Calderón de la Barca. Once all of your small group has assembled, you’ll begin the tour with an indulgent breakfast of churros and chocolate at a local chocolateria.

Then, weave your way down tree-lined cobblestone streets to a traditional Spanish market, where you’ll sample Iberian cured ham and olives straight from the stalls. 

Continue into the Literary Quarter to a delicatessen whose history is as rich as its cheese and wine. Sample the aforementioned and then head to a fashionable tapas bar for open sandwiches and refreshing draft beer.

The itinerary can vary according to season, however at least four beverages and 15 food samples are guaranteed. Your tour concludes at your final food location at around 2pm.

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Overview
Stray from the beaten path and explore Madrid’s atmospheric Literary Quarter on a 3.5-hour food tour.  Perfect for lovers of culture and cuisine, this tour covers the scenic Huelvas district — home to tree-lined boulevards, street vendors, and homes belonging to Spanish literary greats — and includes more than 15 tastings. Enjoy a breakfast of churros and chocolate, sample olives, Iberian ham, and cheese, and drink draft beer in a fashionable tapas bar. Small-group tour limited to 12 people.
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  • 3.5-hour food and culture tour of the Literary Quarter in Madrid
  • Wander the tree-lined boulevards and see former homes of Spanish literary greats
  • Sample up to 15 examples of Spanish culinary classics
  • Enjoy a breakfast of churros and chocolate, and feast on small plates including cheese, Iberian ham, and olives
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile
Perfect way to discover Las Huertas & taste specialties

Our tour of Las Huertas was a great way to spend a morning in Madrid ! Our guide Arantxa was perfect (authentic, knowledgeable and funny!) and she brought us to places we likely would not have gotten to had we just roamed the area. We...More

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OliverGuardo, Head Guide Madrid at Devour Madrid Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hola Celeste! The highest compliment we as guides can be paid is to hear that we managed to take you somewhere you wouldn't have gone on your own--it's one of our central goals to shine light on the small family run establishments throughout central Madrid...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Huertas Neighborhood: Delicious Food, Entertaining Tour!

My husband and I came through Madrid for a very short visit to drop off our young nephew who is studying abroad for a month. Before the trip, we asked him what he wanted to do during our weekend together and he replied: "Eat!" Luckily...More

1  Thank Neha S
OliverGuardo, Head Guide Madrid at Devour Madrid Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Neha! So glad to hear you and your nephew enjoyed the tour with Arantxa. She's a fantastic guide and the perfect person to show you the gastronomic offerings of the Huertas neighborhood. The organic Galician sourdough is a product we're particularly proud to showcase...More

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Huertas Neighbourhood Food & Market Tour - Wonderful insider food tour

This was my third Devour tour during my two week trip to Spain - two in Madrid and perhaps my favorite in terms of the range of food we tasted - I loved that it was during the day and the streets weren't so busy...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018
Munching thru Madrid

I wish I could give this tour and Arantxa, our guide 10 stars! This was one of the best food tours I've ever taken and I've done many. It hit spots where locals vs tourists frequent. Arantxa was very knowledgeable on Madrid's history and everything...More

Thank Stacy J
Reviewed 31 May 2018
Fantastic way to start a trip to Madrid!

The tour was very tasty, informative and fun. Our guide Aranxta was the best! She was also very helpful with recommendations for the remainder of our trip - great spots to eat, funky neighborhoods to browse in, etc. Warning: come to this tour hungry!

Thank lovetotravel10021
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