Why Take A Tapas Tour Off The Beaten Path In Valencia
Did you know that tapas is much more than just “small plates”? In this post I list 5 top reasons why you should not skip on a tapas tour in Valencia.
This blog post was first published on December 9th, 2016 and updated on May 4th, 2017.
Beyond the beach, Valencia’s enticements include the beautiful old town, modern architecture and, of course, munching on delectable small plates at tapas bars…
1. Eat Dinner Like A Local
A server is pouring vermouth for my guests by the bar. Dropping litter on the floor by the bar is welcome!
It would be wrong to say that the concept of tapas is limited to just a portion size.
It is simply… a living cultural practice all over Spain!
The word means many things. Eating socially, sharing platters of different foods, accompanied by wine or beer. Hopping from one tapas-bar to another!
But also chatting… standing in a crowded bar… and dropping your olive pits and used napkins on the floor – in many bars it is not simply put up with, but also expected.
If you join my tapas tour in Valencia, you will get to eat among locals and watch them do exactly that!
2. Discover Hidden Gems On Your Tour Off The Beaten Path
A traditional wine bar on – one of the stops on Delicious Valencia Food Tours.
If your tapas tour in Valencia is a real deal, you will get a glimpse of the places frequented by locals, not tourists.
I absolutely adore the Old Town of Valencia! But let’s face it – it is overcrowded with tourists, especially in summer months. Unfortunately, as in any city, local businesses cater to the foreign crowds.
So instead of searching for a traditional tavern in the Old Town, why not go off the beaten path on your tapas tour? Visit traditional locally loved places that serve great freshly made food true to the region!
3. Gorge On The Best Authentic Tapas
Pimientos de padrón. The simplest dish that nevertheless is amazingly delicious.
Note that you should only be served the best – the most delicious local food on your tapas tour. This city supplies fresh produce to many parts of the world, so why would you eat average food on a tour in Valencia?
From fresh vegetables and fruit to top notch seafood, Valencia’s cuisine is the Mediterranean diet at its finest. It would be a shame for you to miss out!
4. Sample Local Wines
Being able to drink a glass of verdejo is one of the perks of being in Spain.
A food crawl in Valencia is unthinkable without wine tasting, since Valencia is also a wine country.
Locals drink whites and reds with their meals constantly. (It’s totally normal for Valencians to start the day with a glass of red for breakfast!)
5. Learn About The History Of Valencia
San Valero church in Ruzafa. Image source: Antonio Marín Segovia
During my tapas & wine tour off the beaten track you will visit historic sights, touch the medieval stones and find out about the origin of tapas!
Apart from that you will discover the people behind the emblematic establishments of Valencia (some of them over a century old). Learning about these hard-working families makes this a special experience.
Take my unique food tour at the beginning of the trip to benefit from the harvested knowledge during the rest of your stay. My tour takes place off the beaten path in the districts of Cánovas and Ruzafa. These areas are full of history and I can’t wait to tell you all about them on a fun food experience! Book now!