Hidden Santiago Food & Market Tour

Discover Santiago's cultural and gastronomic secrets on a delicious walking Santiago food tour!

Light Breakfast + Full Lunch
Daytime
2.5 Hours
5+ Tasting Stops
Passionate Guide

What's Included

  • Discover the very best of local gastronomy as you visit unique family-run places
  • Visit Santiago's century-old marketplace, meet local vendors, and taste fantastic ham, cheese and more
  • Learn how Galicia's Celtic past still influences modern-day culture
  • Dive into the most traditional Galician dishes in a tapas bar loved by locals
  • Taste Santiago's iconic dessert in a historic bakery with an unusual claim-to-fame
  • Indulge in delicious Galician Empanada from a bakery with a century of practice in making the best in the city!

Foodie Highlights

You'll Eat

  • Santiago's best Spanish tortilla
  • A selection of local Galician cheeses
  • Delicious Iberian ham
  • Freshly-baked Galician Empanada
  • Scrumptious local chocolate
  • Galicia's Protected Denomination of Origin Mussels
  • Piping hot local Padrón peppers
  • Galicia's famous octopus cooked in the traditional way
  • Santiago's signature almond cake (at the best spot!)

You'll Drink

  • Traditional Galician liqueur
  • Local Ribeiro wine
  • Coffee or tea
  • Water
* Actual tastes may change depending on season or availability.
This tour is adaptable for...
  • Vegetarians
  • Pescatarians
  • Gluten free (not celiacs)
  • Dairy free
  • Non-alcoholic options
  • Pregnant women
  • Dietary restrictions
    We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. We do not recommend this tour for vegans or those on a gluten-free diet.

    What to Expect on Your Tour

    Join us for an exciting journey through the historic center of Santiago for a gastronomic adventure! Our Santiago Food Tour and central market tour is a fantastic introduction to the must-try foods in Galicia. Santiago is well-known for its famous Cathedral and the pilgrimage which ends there, but its gastronomic gems and the best places to try them are not as easy to find in this medieval city. Your English-speaking expert guide will show you the top spots to eat the local specialties and drink in the atmosphere while you eat your way through Santiago on this 2.5-hour tour!

    Feel like a true foodie as we explore local haunts, the bustling marketplace and a traditional tapas bar on this food, culture and history walking tour. Galicia is renowned throughout Spain for its top-quality gastronomy; done simply but always with utmost respect for the local produce.

    Start the morning like a local with a perfectly-cooked tortilla in a tucked-away tapas bar! Next, discover why Santiago's market is the second most visited place in the city. Try some delicious local cheeses and Spanish ham at this busy century-old marketplace where country folk compete with city dwellers to offer the freshest produce to discerning customers. Then taste two types of Galician empanada at our next stop in a century-old bakery; a local specialty evolved from an old colonial recipe. Wander through the medieval historic center to the locals' favorite chocolate shop for a taste of something sweet! Then, get comfortable in an atmospheric traditional tapas bar for a variety of regional delicacies such as Galicia's iconic octopus cooked to order following the age-old recipe. End your tour with Santiago's most emblematic dessert served up at a charming bakery with an unusual claim to fame!

    After all that great food and drink you will not only feel full, but you'll also have a fuller understanding of the local culture, folklore, history, and gastronomy. You'll be able to confidently navigate the maze of tapas bars and food shops with the insider's knowledge of how to eat and shop like a true Galician!

    As with all Devour Galicia tours you'll also get our Devour Galicia guide, full of hints and tips for more places to devour the best of Santiago's cuisine during your stay in this great city!

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    About Our Expert Guides

    Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides. 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

    Meeting point Praza do Toural
    Places we'll visit Santiago's historic center

    Santiago's medieval and atmospheric historic center with centuries of history on every corner!

    Ending point Rua Vilar

    Rave Reviews for This Tour

    Great question! A Devour Galicia food tour is a fun, fascinating and (most importantly!) delicious introduction to the incredible city of Santiago de Compostela. Our food tours visit some of the city’s best traditional eateries, including tapas bars, local markets, taverns and shops, and hidden gems that few even know exist! You’ll taste some of Santiago's best local food, and gain fascinating insight into its age-old traditions. We keep our groups small and every tour is led by an English-speaking guide who knows Santiago like the back of their hand, and loves it to bits.
    The tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 1.9kms/1.2miles
    Don’t worry, you won’t be part of a massive hoard following a guide with a flag or a flamenco fan! 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 12 people and we only require two guests to operate a tour.
    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 Santiago together on our Hidden Santiago Food & Market Adventure. The tastes are suited to kids and teens, and your guide will bring a fun worksheet full of games and puzzles for younger kids to complete during the tour. We also offer child and teen pricing. We look forward to having your family along!
    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 10-15%.
    Most importantly, your appetite!Also, keep in mind that 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 kilometres. Finally, while we do serve water on the tour at some stops, we recommend you bring a bottle of water.
    Of course! We regularly offer private tours to families, groups of friends and corporate 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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