Evening Santiago Tapas Tour

Try delicious local tapas and fantastic Galician wines while exploring this magical city on our popular Santiago tapas tour!

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Includes: Devour delicious local foods across 6 local establishments (enough food for a full dinner) plus lots of info about Santiago’s history, culture & cuisine.
Tour Size: Max 12 Guests
Times: Start time: 7pm
Duration: 2.5 Hours

What's Included

  • Visit a historic bakery for must-try Galician Empanada and learn the secrets to making it
  • Learn about Galicia's wines, why they're special and try a few for good measure!
  • Discover why Santiago goes into fiesta mode in July and how you can join in!
  • Ever wanted to know what makes Galician seafood so special? Try two types cooked to the traditional recipe in a quaint tavern
  • Tick Spanish tortilla off your list as you will try our pick of the best tortilla in Santiago
  • Find out what you would need to be considered an authentic pilgrim to Santiago centuries ago!


Foodie Highlights

You'll Eat

  • Santiago's best Spanish tortilla
  • Galician Empanada fresh from the oven!
  • Local chocolate
  • Plump, fresh mussels straight from the coast
  • Iconic Galician Style Octopus
  • Padrón peppers with a spicy history
  • Saint James' simply delicious almond cake

You'll Drink

  • Tasting of 3 local wines in local establishments
  • Traditional Galician liqueur
  • Coffee or tea
  • Water
* Actual tastes may change depending on season or availability.

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. We do not recommend this tour for vegans or those on a gluten-free diet.

    What to Expect on Your Tour

    Join us on our evening Santiago tapas tour and discover why Galician gastronomy is top-rated not only in Spain but around the world! This region is synonymous with stunning cuisine, lush landscapes, and fascinating culture! Its capital city; Santiago, is a combination of everything that makes this region a must-visit! It is a blend of the traditional and the modern.

    During our 2.5-hour Santiago tapas tour you will see just how the two coexist in perfect harmony in this magical city. Experience not only the fantastic cuisine and culture but also our wonderful Galician wine. Hear from an expert what sets Galician wine apart and why it's gaining more and more international recognition in recent years. Try some for yourself before you head off through an original city doorway that dates back to the Middle Ages to taste a local favorite: Galician Empanada served up in a century-old bakery. Enjoy some great local cooking in a traditional tavern where you will taste Galicia's famous octopus dish as it should be cooked! Satisfy your sweet tooth with the city's special almond cake in a pioneering bakery.

    Visit six exciting local hotspots for the best of Santiago's gastronomy and wine on your walking Santiago tapas tour. Devour at least seven tastes including a famous local dessert and 6 drinks. More than enough for a hearty dinner! Step back in time as you stroll through the winding, cobblestone streets surrounded by centuries of history and learn about a culture with fascinating Celtic beginnings. See the modern-day manifestation of this unexpected beginning all over Santiago and deeply entrenched in the local culture. Visit family-run, authentic establishments which have been the cornerstone of local gastronomic traditions for decades.

    As you hop from place to place enjoying Galician delicacies and specialties your expert guide will make sure you don't miss the great historical and cultural sights along the way! Of course, you will receive your very own Devour Santiago mini guide packed with our favorite places to eat and drink in this delicious 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
    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 2.2kms/1.3miles
    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.
    This tour is a great fit for curious kids and teens who would enjoy tasting Santiago's delicious food and learning about the local culture. We do offer child and teen pricing for this tour. Given the wine focus at one stop, we do suggest families also take a look at our Hidden Santiago Food & Market Adventure.
    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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