I have been offering food & wine tours (professionally) in Sevilla since 2009, though in fact I’ve been taking visiting friends out on tapeos for more than 20 years. At the time I started my tours there were just me and a couple of other people doing this sort of thing. We knew and respected each other, and even occasionally passed on prospective clients if we were not available. After awhile I became so busy that I decided to ask a friend to help me during peak times but, although my friend was thoroughly trained and knew my bars as well as I did, people reading Trip Advisor were somehow “stuck” on the idea that if the tour wasn’t with me then they were somehow missing out. And while being a “victim of my own success” wasn’t something to complain about, I was left with the option of referring more and more people to others or creating an alternative, and guaranteed high-quality, option.
Also, Sevilla had gone from having three terrific genuine food tours to I-don’t-know-how-many new copycat “start-ups” hoping to cash in on the recent global food tour phenomenon. This was also a push for me to keep things real here. And since I cannot clone ME, the obvious thing to do was to create a fresh and new food tour option for visitors based on my own experiences, something that I would also be totally involved in (aside from actually giving the tours myself).
So say hello to We Love Tapas and my FABULOUS We Love Tapas Team of smart and savvy sincere food loving locals who are simply dying to show you the best that Sevilla has to offer. We have actually built these tours together, with the intention of having them not feel like tours at all. There are no “scripts”, no set “menus”, no “deals” scored with the bars you are taken to. The Team does of course give you all the information you need, and is well-versed in tapas and wine culture, but each WLT tapas host has their own distinct personality and tells you about their own version of Sevilla – just like being out with a friend.
I am so thrilled about this venture, which was launched in January 2015 and has been growing steadily (organically, as I always like to do things), and I’m also extremely proud (and often in awe) of my amazing Team… you can trust that they have your best interests at heart and will do whatever they can to ensure you have the most amazing tapas experience possible. So if you get in touch with me for a tapas tour and I regrettably have to say I am not available – but then offer the option of a Tapeo with We Love Tapas! – be assured that you will be in excellent hands and that I would actually love to be there with you.