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Aborigens -Local Food Insiders

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Address: Arago, 184 entl. C, 08011 Barcelona, Spain
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+34 931 87 37 50
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"One of the 6 Best Food Tours in the World" (The Sunday Times,...

"One of the 6 Best Food Tours in the World" (The Sunday Times, UK) Avoid tourist traps and explore the real local gastronomy of Barcelona with native experts. Aborigens suggests tours for foodies and for those who want to enjoy and taste Catalan cuisine in a vibrant, passionate and casual manner. Enjoy local recipes, discover non-touristic spots across the country and meet its people while we show you the most succulent side of Catalonia.

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Like eating, drinking, and hanging out with a friend

Our first trip to Barcelona, and we went out with Alex on our first night. We spent the evening in the Sant neighborhood where he grew up, collected bread, ham, and cheese from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Jim D

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our first trip to Barcelona, and we went out with Alex on our first night. We spent the evening in the Sant neighborhood where he grew up, collected bread, ham, and cheese from local shops, and ate at the back of the cheese shop. Then to an old bodega for vermut and finally closed down the restaurant where ate a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Alex and Cesc are true Catalonian gentlemen! My husband and I had our third visit to Barcelona in January 2017. Having been twice before we wanted to get out and experience new parts of the city. Having seen these guys listed on the Gourmet Traveller website we thought we would give them a try. We booked a tapas tour and... More 

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Aborigens, Owner at Aborigens -Local Food Insiders, responded to this review

Thank you Marisa and Paul for your sincere words. As hospitality professionals you know how important is to get honest feedback from your guests, so we appreciate your time. Surprising frequent visitors is always a challenge, but there are many corners of our city and country to be explored and we really hope to visit with you some of them... More 

Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to indulge in some of the best foods accompanied by knowhow of the city and some of the best recommendations sign up for the food tours with Aborígens. Àlex Cardona and Francesc Castro rock!!! They know the best restaurants, hidden gems and bars in town. Thank you guys for always making my trip special!!

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Aborigens, Owner at Aborigens -Local Food Insiders, responded to this review

Fatema, it was great seeing you again and hopefully next year we'll all have more time to hang out. Salut! Àlex More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The whole experience was fantastic. Knowledgeable guides and great food experiances off the beaten track. I reccomend this tour to anyone who visits Barcelona and well...eats!!!!

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Aborigens, Owner at Aborigens -Local Food Insiders, responded to this review

Thanks Daniella and Sam, glad you guys found us through the Australian Gourmet Traveller guide to Barcelona -specially because we weren't aware of that mention! Salut, Àlex More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are after a real experience. Don't hesitate. Fun Guys. Great information and Knowledge. Really opened my eyes and made my trip to Barcelona complete

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Aborigens, Propietario at Aborigens -Local Food Insiders, responded to this review

Thanks gentleman, that's very flattering -specially coming from two professional winemakers. Hope to share some more food and drinks with you soon. Salut, Cesc & Àlex More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We had a creat experience with our guide Àlex D.Cardona. We went first to local cheese Factory, the family were super nice. We tasted different kind of cheese. Second stop was at Olive Oil farm. The experience was unique, we learned how we can distinguish between the normal Olive Oil, Virgin & Extra Virgin. I would like to thank again... More 

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Aborigens, Propietario at Aborigens -Local Food Insiders, responded to this review

Ali, spending a day with your family was a true pleasure and I'm glad you enjoyed the olive oil masterclass -from now on no more refined oil back home! Shukran, Àlex D. More 

Rungsted, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Alex & Cesc are some of the most professional and knowing guides you can find if you want to explore the Catalan cuisine beyond the traditional outposts. For the second consequtive Christmas we have arranged a custom Tapas tour with Aborigines and this year we also added a full day of Truffle Hunting. Cesc is one of the most passionate... More 

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Aborigens, Propietario at Aborigens -Local Food Insiders, responded to this review

Thank you Birgitte and family, we look forward to hosting you again next Christmas for another food&wine journey -Catalonia has much more to offer. Salut, Cesc & Àlex More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This tour was everything promised and.much more--interesting wines, history, commentary and lots of Catalonian cuisine with our fabulous guide Cesc. I absolutely recommend it☆☆☆☆

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Aborigens, Propietario at Aborigens -Local Food Insiders, responded to this review

Cheers Russell, come back soon! Cesc More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We chose Aborigens to be able to savor the real Catalunya and our full day with Alex did not disappoint. While our original itinerary was cancelled due to weather, Alex delivered an amazing alternative experience, starting with breakfast and a tour of a 400 year old family-run pork producer, a tour of Vic that included a stop for "vermut" and... More 

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Aborigens, Propietario at Aborigens -Local Food Insiders, responded to this review

Gràcies Mark&Co, I'm glad to hear you guys enjoyed the overall experience -perhaps no sea cucumber rice next time :) Great meal indeed, one of our favourite modern Catalan cuisine country restaurants. Salut, Àlex More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My wife and I visited Barcelona a year ago and on our first day there took the Market tour with Alex. We went to a markets, speciality meats store, sweets maker and a vermouth bar. Everything was delicious. At the second market Alex gathered items from several stalls and had them prepared at a small stand in the market that... More 

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Once a downtrodden corner of downtown Barcelona, this gritty area has seen a cultural resurgence boasting an excellent nightlife and one of the most multi ethnic spots in the entire city. A sense of humble authenticity protrudes from the many independent record stores, second hand shops, and student bars that seem to light up the streets day and night. The rocking epicenter, the MACBA Plaça, is a modern day forum for bohemian youth, abuzz with the sights and sounds of late-night gatherings and talented skateboarders showing off their latest tricks.
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