Take a deep dive into the most authentic side of Marbella, a constantly evolving city that never goes out of fashion. Stroll through the old town and discover its traditional gastronomy, which combines the city’s dual mountain and seafaring heritage.

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Take a deep dive into the most authentic side of Marbella, a constantly evolving city that never goes out of fashion. Stroll through the old town and discover its traditional gastronomy, which combines the city’s dual mountain and seafaring heritage.

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More than 20000 Happy Guests since 2013

Marbella is without a doubt the Costa del Sol’s most iconic city, and its name is synonymous with luxury, glamour and exclusivity.

Boasting a unique atmosphere, the city has become home to thousands of foreigners from all over the world who came in search of the eternal summer of Andalusia. This multiculturalism is also reflected in a gastronomic scene that is difficult to match in any other corner of Spain.

But there is another side to Marbella: less extravagant, more authentic. This is the original Marbella, the one inhabited by Romans and Arabs, a glorious past whose traces can be found in every corner of the city’s old town.

A city with its own personality that boasts a gastronomy that’s entirely its own, forged between the sea and the mountains.

Tour Times

Mon-Sat  11:45am/ 6:30pm
Duration: 3-3’5 h.
Min. 4 people

Adult from 18.

Adolescent 13-17 years

Child under 12 years


Meeting Point

Plaza de la Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación, by San Bernabé statue
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  • 4 Stops
  • 8 tapas and 5 wines.
  • Private Groups only
  • Expert Local Guide
  • Food, Wine, Culture, History and Fun.
punto de encuentro marbella
calle de las flores marbella
chacinas quesos y manzanilla taberna marbella
tapa de lomo de cordero con cebollitas y pasas
taberna casa curro marbella centro
tapa de morcilla de burgos con mermelada de tomate
esculturas de salvador dali marbella
pinchos variados marbella centro
vino dulce y tapa marbella
marbella centro histórico plaza de los naranjos
pinchito de gambas
tapa de berenjena de almagro
fortaleza arabe marbella
tapita atun huevas y huevo de codorniz
tapa de berenjena de almagro

The Route

We’ll begin our tour in the central square of Iglesia de la Encarnación, and from there set off to discover the city’s old quarter. In Spain, it’s always “la hora del vermut” or vermouth o’clock, and what better place for a first stop to whet your appetite than a typical Andalusian tavern. The stars of the show here are the cold meats, Iberian pork, and PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) cheeses, all washed down with one of the tavern’s famous aperitif wines.

We’ll continue through the labyrinth of small, hidden squares and narrow white streets, admiring the flowers that we spot along the way, before stopping off at one of the restaurants and flamenco-style inns that dot the city centre, where the highlight is the traditional cuisine, inspired by the mountains. Hearty tapas in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Next, we’ll leave the historic quarter behind, while remaining still inside the city centre. Our next stop is Marbella’s Alameda Park, a small green oasis surrounded by countless bars and restaurants of all kinds, from the gastronomic classics that represent the best of traditional local cuisine, to modern establishments that introduce more avant-garde elements to their menus.

We’ll finish our itinerary very close to the city’s marina, in a typical mesón tavern where we can enjoy seafood fresh from the Mediterranean. Will you join us?

*Tastings  are likely to change to reflect seasonal produce, and our partners availability.

Frequently Asked Questions

Public Tours

Free cancellations or date changes (subject to availability) are allowed up to 24 hours before it starts.

Private Activities

Free cancellations or date changes (subject to availability) are allowed up to 10 days before it starts.

We want everyone to be able to discover our delicious gastronomy, so we’re delighted to provide tasty substitutions for vegetarians, dairy and gluten intolerant, pregnant or those who don’t drink alcohol…

Due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, our tours are not recommended for those with celiac disease.

If you have any other allergy or preference, we will try our best to suit the tour to your needs.
Substitutions must be indicated in advance at time of ticket purchase.

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Yes! In Marbella, all our tours are private for groups of up to 10 people.

For larger groups, please contact us

Calle Marqués de Larios, 18, outside the Women’s Secret store

( don’t mistake it for Victoria Secret)

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The meeting point is also provided with your booking confirmation.

Our Marbella Food Tour serves enough food to be equivalent to a hearty lunch or dinner.

  • We are locals and love to eat! That’s why we would only take you to places that totally convince us and where we go with our friends and families. No tourist traps
  • Not all Tours are created equal. Our tours are not standardized, but a real reflection of the delicacies every season has to offer and the creativity of our chefs. We took much time and effort in designing the tours so you can enjoy delicious treats, discover hidden places and submerge in our (food) culture in local hideaways.
  • Feel welcome and like a local. We have great friendships and exclusive partnerships with restaurants, taverns, and market vendors.
  • Expert foodie guides. They truly are real professionals and experts on local cuisine!
  • Much more than wonderful food in interesting places. There’s more to it- it’s about the attitude, about getting a bit closer to our authentic culture and real people!

Although anytime is a good time to do a food tour, if it fits your schedule, it’s best to book the tour/class early on your trip because you’ll come out with lots of recommendations for other places to try and things to do.

There are no discounts for non-drinkers as in Spain, and specially in southern Spain non-acoholic drinks  normally cost  the same as beer or wine.

What People Say About Our Tours

“10/10 – would recommend” The food was delicious, we got to choose a drink with every place…

Jezlowe506, TripAdvisor

“The Málaga Evening Tapas Tour is a Must-Do!” I highly recommend this tour, and I will definitely go on another Food Sherpas tour…

therayagenda, TripAdvisor

“Wonderful ! Visit places you wouldn’t find on your own . Agree with other reviewers don’t eat before you go so much delicious food to try”

Geraldine H, TripAdvisor

“Excellent” We loved the tapastour. We learned a lot and got to try new tastes. In excellent company. Tips: Dont`t eat before the tour.

Trine L, TripAdvisor

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