Tastes, Tapas & Traditions of Seville Food Tour

Live like a Seville local for a day, from shopping at a market to grabbing a drink.

Top Rated 5 out of 5
Includes: 8+ delicious tastes at 7 neighborhood establishments across 3 true Seville neighborhoods. Optional add on available: The Full Drinks Experience.
Experience Size: Maximum 8 guests or upgrade to private for €99 per group
Times: 10:30am, 11:15am.
Duration: 4 Hours

What's Included

  • Taste your way through a traditional market, meet its vendors and hear their stories.
  • In between bites come to understand the traditions that set this city apart.
  • Support local, family-run eateries, from bakeries to market stalls and tapas bars.
  • Try the best churros in town at a bar run by the same family for over 100 years!
  • Have an "only-in-Seville" moment in a bar that doubles as a Holy Week museum.

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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. Due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not adaptable for those with celiac disease. We do not recommend this tour for vegans.

    What to Expect

    Please note that this description is an example and stops or tastes may vary depending on the season, day of the week, and group size. Regardless of where your tour goes, you always have a delicious experience.

    TOUR SNAPSHOT

    Get ready for a crash course in sevillano culture. We’re going to take you for a day in the life of a local resident, and that means a shopping trip at the market, a bite at a bustling bar, and everything in between. Along the way, we’ll decode Seville’s traditions for you so you understand what it really means to live in, and to love, this city.

    STOP-BY-STOP

    Start your morning off in true sevillano fashion at a local food market. First fuel up with a hot café con leche, then walk the market stalls and learn how locals shop for seasonal produce. Before leaving the market you’ll taste Spain’s most prized gem—cured acorn-fed Iberian ham—and learn from a master ham slicer how it’s cut by hand!

    Next up, it’s time for a breakfast treat! You’ll make your way to a bar that’s over 100 years old, where they serve what are widely considered to be Seville’s best deep-fried churros.

    We’ll continue through the historic Alfalfa neighborhood where your guide will introduce you to a reminder of Seville’s Moorish past, and provide insider information on some of the city’s biggest cultural events, which have shaped the city’s history, culture and food today.

    Then it’s time for another taste—something sweet from some very surprising local bakers! Trust us when we say this is one stop many visitors miss, simply because they don’t know it exists!

    Afterwards, you’ll head to a local bar that does more than serve delicious traditional food. Upon entering, you’ll see it also serves as an unofficial museum for all things related to Seville’s famous Holy Week! Here you’ll taste two variations of small sandwiches packed with local flavors.

    Back outside, you’ll see some of Seville’s must-see sights and hear their stories on the way to the next stop, a takeaway shop specialized in freshly-fried food. It’s a true Seville institution that’s been open since the 1930s and is a family affair where everyone pitches in to keep the operation running. Here you’ll taste the most popular food at Seville’s April Fair: fried dogfish paired with a crisp glass of sherry.

    The next stop is the top choice among locals for a home-cooked meal near the Cathedral, in an area where it’s easy to end up at a tourist trap if you’re not careful! We’ll suggest some of our favorites and you can choose the tapa that you want to try here.

    Finish your culinary crawl with a dessert to remember. The options vary depending on the season, but you can’t go wrong with either: an iconic ice cream store run by a world-recognized master of ice cream, or Seville’s oldest bakery, open since the 1880s.

    By the end of the morning you’ll have soaked up the essence of the city and know not only what it means to visit and fall in love with Seville, but what it means to live here too.

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

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    About Our Expert Guides

    Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides, who loves kids! They’re all gifted storytellers who are smart, passionate and talented and whose excitement for this country is contagious!

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    Map Your Tour

    Meeting point Plaza de la Encarnación
    Places we'll visit Alfalfa, Santa Cruz & Arenal

    Weave your way through three of Seville's central neighborhoods, including the Jewish Quarter, while getting an insider look at life in the city.

    Ending point Plaza Nueva
    The tour lasts approximately 4 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 3.5 kilometers (2.2 miles) and there is seating at 2 of the 7 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 we only require a minimum of two people to operate. As of June 25, 2020, we have reduced the capacity of this tour to eight guests and we expect this to remain in place into 2021. For private tours, this tour is private for you and your party. 
    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.
    Families love getting a true taste of Seville together on our Tastes, Tapas & Traditions of Seville Tour. The tastes are suited to kids and teens.
    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 eight guests or less for an additional cost of €99 per group. We also offer customized private experiences for larger groups. 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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