Find out why Tapas Trail is one of the best things to do in the city
“We had the most wonderful night. The Tapas Trail was everything we expected and more.”
5 of 5 stars
We had the most wonderful night. The Tapas Trail was everything we expected and more. Bob was wonderful (it did no harm that he was so good looking). My sister, Joyce (who the event was arranged for) had a wonderful time. Joyce even had a cocktail making session with the guys from Zaragoza where we stayed for cocktails after our dessert. The age group with us was from 23 to 53 – and everyone enjoyed every part of the evening.
The three restaurants were fantastic – the food and wine were delicious.
So thank you so much
County Dublin, Ireland
“One of the very best things I have been to in Dublin”
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed 19 April 2015
I actually won my tickets to the tapas trail and got to bring two of my friends. We had the best day! Janine our tour guide was completely fabulous – and even though we have all lived in Dublin for years we still learnt a thing or two about the city on the tour! The food in each of the three places we visited (Pintxos, Caffe Italiano & Zaragoza) was amazing – as was the wine. We were so well looked after in each place. I really hadn’t had as wonderful a day out in a really long time and I would really recommend this as a great way to see Dublin – both for tourists and for native Dubliners!
Since this day out I am organising a hen with the Tapas Trail and they really couldn’t be more helpful or more accommodating – Laura is just so very lovely! I am also planning on going to their 1st birthday party to celebrate the successful year they have had! I will definitely be bringing any visitors I have on the trail – just so that I can go again!
County Dublin, Ireland
“Excellent Experience – I highly recommend to all!!!”
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed 9 September 2014
We were in Dublin for 3 days and we wish this was the first thing we did as our Tapas Trail guide was extremely helpful and recommended lots of places to eat and drink. We played a very interesting and fun game which helped the group get to know each other and if you are lucky enough to have the same tour guide we did then you will have an amazing time as she was absolutely fantastic!
It was 50 euros each but it is incredibly good value, 3 glasses of wine which were fantastic and the food was amazing and plentiful (I wouldn’t have too much to eat before you go)
Plus as you are walking around you learn about the history of Dublin, so basically its a 2 in 1 tour.
Overall a great experience and one I would recommend!
Beccles, United Kingdom
“Great idea for a social club/corporate night out!”
5 of 5 stars
Reviewed 7 May 2015 NEW
Great night on the Tour 6 May with Liz our guide. I live and work in Dublin and didn’t know half of the places she took us to! Great food, atmosphere and little snippets of history along the way – she even managed to keep the rain at bay! You don’t have to be a ‘tourist’ to take this tour. Our social club organised it and its a great way to bond with colleagues.We went to three places (locations vary with each tour so its a surprise on the night!) with great service, all waiting for us to arrive, and even gave us vouchers to come back! Would definitely recommend it – a bit of Spain in Dublin minus the weather!
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Taste of Ireland on Tapas Trail Dublin
The Ha’penny Bridge is lit up, and from behind us the sounds of chatter and the lights of the new Dublin Woollen Mills restaurant illuminates our little group as we meet for the first time beside the statue of the gossiping women with the shopping bags on the north bank of the Liffey.
We were about to take the Tapas Trail Dublin. I had heard of it before, and there are other iterations of it in other European cities, but I suppose I had thought it would purely be a tourist pursuit. However when Paul and Laura asked us to come along to one, we thought it would be fun.
We ended up as a group of ten; an aunt who was whisked along by her niece, two work colleagues from a tour company, a young woman there to satisfy her curiosity and our guide Richard and me and my wife Deirdre.
We headed over the bridge, and up through Temple Bar where Richard pointed out some of the interesting buildings and made our way to the Port house Pinxto. We all got into a long table and were soon eating a selection of Tapas platters. Pa amb Tomaquet got us started, and was followed by calamari rings with a garlic aioli dip, tortilla Espanola, Meatballs made and appearance and the staff took care of us, while the conversation fairly galloped along, reminiscences of tapas eaten in Spain interspersed with some getting to know you bits. Wine is included, so a choice or red or white fuelled the mood, and in no time we were getting ready to leave, and head on to your next stop.
Eat, Drink & be merry on Dublin’s Tapas Trail
An evening for food culture vultures
by Laura Grimes @ www.Dublinvisitorcentre.ie
Laura from the Dublin Visitor Centre volunteered to do Dublin’s Tapas Trail so she could let all you lovely folk know a little more about what’s hot to trot on Dublin’s food scene.
I have lived in Dublin for over 14 years and consider myself knowledgeable about the city and its culinary delights. After a few hours Tapas Trail guide Richard, I know a whole lot more! He’s a fountain of knowledge about Dublin and was able to point out a lot of quirky facts and give you the lowdown on the stories that didn’t quite make the news. Added to this he introduced me to some of the most delicious food I’ve had in years. All that aside and entertaining as Richard was the food was the real star of the show on this food and wine guided tour – sorry Richard!
First off we went to La Dolce Vita in Cows Lane, a first for me, and somewhere I will definitely return to. A massive platter of Crostini was served with different toppings including five different cheeses (the Chili infused cheese was my favourite), salad, olives, smoked meats and freshly baked breads served with a nice glass of Chianti.
From ‘Italy’ we went onto ‘Mexico’ and Cactus Jacks. Another large glass of wine was on offer, but I prudently stuck to a sparkling water and tucked into the Mexican Tapas – vegetarian, meat and fish platters were on offer from Guacamole, Nachos and Mushrooms in a White Wine sauce. I’d have gone back for seconds and stayed the night if Richard hadn’t mentioned the next stop, Cuba.
From Cactus Jack’s, via the Millennium Walkway, we meandered up to heavenly Havana Tapas Bar accompanied by Richard’s entertaining stories. I really didn’t think I could eat more until a generous glass of Rioja helped wash down the yummy plates of fig jam tortilla, duck in filo pastry, goats cheese and spinach pastry, delicious roasted almonds.
There is something innately social about sharing food. We were with a lovely American couple and after the first glass of wine the whole group, nine of us in all, were chatting away with the conversation flowing freely. I loved the personal nature of the tour – at every place the owner / manager came out to greet us and we were seated and served immediately on arrival in restaurants that were packed to the rafters. You can tell that Richard really enjoys his job, he has a wonderful free and easy manner and even joined us for a drink in a nearby pub when the tour finished. The Tapas Trail is a definite thumbs up from me for locals and visitors alike. Don’t just take our word for it – check out this cool tapas video!
Top Tip: Make sure you bring a healthy appetite!
If you are visiting Dublin and looking for other great ideas on things to do, contact our friends at the Dublin Visitor Centre : www.Dublinvisitorcentre.ie
Tapas Trail recommended by Create Your Night
If you’ve ever joined us on our Tapas Trail you’ll know we put in a lot of effort
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we believe we offer one of the best experiences in Dublin and it’s great to find
out that Hotel Direct agrees!