Tapas Like a Local: Sant Antoni Neighborhood Tapas Tour

Become a Barcelona local for a night at the tapas bars you would go to every weekend if you lived here.

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Includes: Homemade tapas across 5 locally loved family-run tapas bars including drinks at each bar. Enough food for dinner.
Tour Size: Small Group
Times: 5:30pm, 6:15pm, 7pm
Duration: 2.5 hours

What's Included

  • Get off the beaten track and explore a neighborhood that hasn't changed itself for tourists.
  • See what it's like to go out for tapas as if you really lived here (a hint: it's fun!)
  • Visit a craft beer brewery where everything is made in house using local suppliers.
  • Eat at a tiny local haunt where the competition for tables is fierce (ours is reserved!)
  • Experience the traditional and modern tapas bars which reflect the neighborhood's journey.

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Dietary restrictions

This tour is adaptable for...
  • Vegetarians
  • Pescatarians
  • Gluten free (not celiacs)
  • Dairy free
  • Non-alcoholic options
  • Pregnant women
  • We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. This tour is not recommended for vegans and, due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not recommended for those with celiac disease.

    What to Expect on Your Tour

    TOUR SNAPSHOT

    Barcelona's historic center is beautiful, but it doesn't reflect the way many of us actually live. That's where Sant Antoni comes in. If you want to see the real Barcelona, that hasn't changed to attract tourists, you've found the right place. We'll go out in true local style at the bars and restaurants we frequent with our friends, and show you what a night out would look like if you lived here.

    STOP-BY-STOP

    We'll start the evening at a local Sant Antoni favorite: a bodega that has been family-run for decades! Here you'll mingle with locals and staff while enjoying classic tapas (including the bodega's famous sauce!) and not one, but two of Catalonia's essential drinks.

    Next up it's time for a visit to another bodega where we'll pour wine straight from the barrels, just like the locals do when topping up their bottles from home. We'll pair our wine with typical Catalan cured meat and a dish that celebrates local Mediterranean herbs.

    On the way to our next stop, you'll check out the impressive exterior of the renovated Mercat de Sant Antoni, and see how far the medieval city wall reached. We'll then turn onto one of the neighborhood's best food streets, where we'll find our next stop. At this modern bodega it's time for a cold glass of sparkling cava accompanied by three tapas dishes that all tell a story.

    We'll continue the modern trend at our next stop, one of Barcelona's finest craft breweries. Here you'll enjoy a flight of award-winning artisanal beers paired with their perfect companion: an artisan sandwich made with ingredients from local suppliers!

    After four stops of delicious food and drink, it's time for dessert. We'll head to our final stop: a bar whose hidden secret are their sweet treats. Enjoy yours with a coffee or something stronger, and let the rest of your night begin!

    By the end of the night, you will have eaten and explored like a true local—and you just might be tempted to move here and become one of us!

    And as with all Devour Barcelona tours, you'll receive our Devouring Barcelona guide. Packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city, put down your guidebook and get ready to experience Barcelona like a local!

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    Map Your Tour

    Meeting point Mercat Sant Antoni
    Places we'll visit Sant Antoni

    Sant Antoni is the lesser-explored Barcelona neighborhood that locals choose when meeting up with friends.

    Ending point Sant Antoni metro
    The tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 1.5 kilometers (1 mile) and there is seating at 3 of the 4 stops.
    Don’t worry, you won’t be part of a massive crowd following a guide with a flag! We keep our groups small and intimate, so the tour can squeeze into small, hidden places and you get personal time with your guide. The maximum number of guests on this tour is usually 10 people, and all of our tours are guaranteed to operate, even with just one person.
    We want as many people to be able to enjoy our tours as possible. Scroll up the page a little to see what dietary restrictions this tour is adaptable for.
    This tour is a great fit for curious teens and children who would enjoy learning about Barcelona's tapas culture and tasting local food. We offer teen and child pricing and they will be served non-alcoholic drinks throughout the tour. Please do keep in mind that this tour is a quick paced and authentic evening experience. If you're a family with younger kids who need a slower pace, check out our daytime Tastes & Traditions Food Tour and our Gracia Neighborhood Food & Market Tour. We also have private family tours for kids 4–12!
    The tour does not include transport to the meeting place, or from the ending point (ask your guide for guidance at the end of the tour if you’re not sure where you are). Also, please feel free to tip your guide if you think they did a great job! The standard gratuity in the tour industry is 10% to 15%.
    Most importantly, your appetite! Keep in mind tours take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately and bring an umbrella if it looks like rain. Also, we recommend you wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking a few kilometers. Finally, while we do serve water on the tour at some stops, we recommend you bring a bottle of water.
    Our tours are available as private experiences for groups of 6 guests or more. We also offer customized private experiences for groups of 11 or more. Email us your group size, the date you'd like the tour and anything else you'd like us to keep in mind, and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.

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