Tastes, Tapas & Traditions of Seville Food Tour
Live like a Seville local for a day, from shopping at a market to grabbing a drink.
- 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.
My family and I were in Sevilla in late May and booked this tour. We found it to be a very enjoyable and interesting way to spend four hours. It was also great value for the price. Our guide, Eva, was very knowledgeable, informative, professional, and enthusiastic from beginning to end. In addition to all the great food—and there was a lot!—I really learned a lot about the city, the history, and the culture of Andalusia and Seville. I would recommend this experience without hesitation to anyone going to Seville.
We booked last minute on a friend’s recommendation—and what a superb tour! Local insider knowledge, delicious food, history twinned with storytelling, all with Sophie, our guide. I can’t recommend this tour enough—too many highlights to mention them all but I’ve come away with some of the best jamón I’ve ever tasted and some delicious treats baked by nuns! If in doubt—do it!
Sophie was a great guide from the outset. She gave us a real insight into the traditions of Seville, its history and of course its food. We loved all the individual shops on the tour. She clearly knew the owners and was welcomed everywhere. The choice of food experiences was complete from churros to fried fish, with coffee as a first stop to get us all going. We have done similar tours in Florence, Amsterdam and Istanbul. This rates with the very best.
What to Expect on Your Tour
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.
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!
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!Meet them here!
Map Your Tour
Weave your way through three of Seville's central neighborhoods, including the Jewish Quarter, while getting an insider look at life in the city.