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Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona provided by Paella Cooking Experience

Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona

Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona
4.5
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Tour snapshot
Learn to make tapas, paella, and sangria at a Barcelona cooking experience
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
28
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    28
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Rather than ordering tapas and paella at Barcelona’s restaurants, cook them for yourself with a local chef. Learn about local produce at La Boqueria market before visiting a teaching kitchen to prep tapas, mix sangria, and cook a paella. Sit down to eat them with your fellow cooks and opt to enjoy a “chupito” shot at a bar to cap your experience. A choice of time slots provides handy flexibility.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Don’t just order three classic dishes: discover how to make them
  • Visit La Boqueria market, enjoy a cooking class, and savor what you’ve made
  • Choice of time slots, with “chupito” shot at a nearby bar to finish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Don’t just order three classic dishes: discover how to make them
  • Visit La Boqueria market, enjoy a cooking class, and savor what you’ve made
  • Choice of time slots, with “chupito” shot at a nearby bar to finish
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 16637P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Your chef’s recipes and local Spanish cooking and dining tips
  • An invitation to join us for a free chupito at nearby bar
  • Local chef
  • Tapas, paella, and drinks
  • Interactive seafood paella making workshop
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Market visit on Sunday's and national holidays (market it closed)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Travellers Nest Bar, Carrer de la Boqueria, 27, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travellers
Inclusions
  • Your chef’s recipes and local Spanish cooking and dining tips
  • An invitation to join us for a free chupito at nearby bar
  • Local chef
  • Tapas, paella, and drinks
  • Interactive seafood paella making workshop
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Market visit on Sunday's and national holidays (market it closed)
Departure details
  • Travellers Nest Bar, Carrer de la Boqueria, 27, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
440 reviews
Excellent
328
Very good
45
Average
28
Poor
13
Terrible
26

Andrej M
2 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
We were lucky to have had an authentic experience with Gabriel. What we loved was that we actually went to the market and bought the most fresh ingredients for our cooking. Not only that we learnt how to cook paella but Gabriel also showed us how to professionally cut veggies and prepare the sea food. The paella was so delicious that we couldn't resist eating more and more. If you want to prepare and cook the most authentic paella, Gabriel will surely be the right person for you. We would highly recommend to anyone this cooking experience with the real chef . Thank you Gabriel for your patient and knowledgeable session!
Written 4 July 2021
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Paterjo
San Diego, CA17 contributions
My daughter and I joined the Paella cooking class and it was instructive. We started off meeting at before 6 pm at the Travelers Nest bar and walked as a group to Mercado de La Boqueria where we wandered a bit and heard about the history of this open air market. We then had a 10 minute walk to a building with the kitchen where our guide/chef/teacher served all of sangria and simple tapas of peppers, cheese, different ham on bred. We then learned to prepare the ingredients such as chopped up the vegetables, how to clean and prepare squid and shrimp, how to clean mussels, clams, and to check they were still alive and safe to eat.
We then learned the proper cooking time and order of the paella ingredients, added rice, and then we learned the proper way to make sangria.
Meeting the other guests was a lot of fun and we traded traveling stories over dinner. The class essentially included enough food for dinner, probably about 3 glasses of sangria and simple tapas snacks.
Overall we had a great time, good fun, and good value for our money.
Written 6 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ravi B.
Las Vegas, NV23 contributions
Mar 2022
We met up with Chef Manuel at a bar in the Gothic Quarter. Our group took a short walk to La Boqueria (The Market) off of Las Ramblas. We got to see him select the freshest seafood ingredients. He gave us a little time to browse the wares of other merchants (we were able to score some Safron and Iberian jamon). Our group then took a short walk to the test kitchen in the Gothic Quarter near the plaza (town square). Each of us took part in the various steps to create the shrimp/squid/mussel paella and sangria. Chef Manuel was skilled, friendly, informative, and entertaining. Overall, it made for a nice gastronomic night in Barcelona for a very reasonable price. Chef Manuel even emailed us the recipes so we could try what we learned at home. Would highly recommend this experience.
Written 15 March 2022
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Brooke
15 contributions
I can’t rate this experience any lower than 1, but it was a zero. We arrived 15 minutes early for our event at the specified meeting point. Someone who worked at the Traveller’s nest bar confirmed we were in the right spot. We waited over an hour for our guide to show up and out tour to start. No one ever explained what the delay was and any time we asked where our guide was, we were told he was “running a little late”. We were offered free warm cava while we waited and we left after waiting 1 hour. Hopefully Trip Advisor/Viator does the right thing and refunds our money because this sure felt like a scam.
Written 21 April 2022
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Matt W
1 contribution
Mar 2022
The paella cooking class was fantastic. We loved getting fresh fish directly from the La Boqueria market. Our chef, Gabriel, was incredibly friendly and a great guide to help us learn to cook paella. The sangria was a great touch. We went during an off time, which made it a really intimate experience with just 5 of us, plus the chef. I have heard it's great with a packed house too! Again, credit to our chef for making it an amazing experience overall!
Written 17 April 2022
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EckersleyTravels
1 contribution
Dec 2021
Gabriel was an amazing host! We first went to the market for fresh seafood, then to the restaurant where he showed us how to prepare the seafood paella. Everything was explained as to how and why it is prepared, and everyone helped. The paella was amazing, highly recommend this tour when you are in Barcelona.
Written 4 January 2022
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Jeff W
Des Moines, IA43 contributions
Oct 2021
This was the highlight of our trip. Chef Fernando was an absolute joy - he brought energy, humor, enthusiasm, along with teaching our group everything we'd ever know to prepare paella the right way (and sangria too)! There is a bit of walking involved - we met at a common spot, walked to the market to purchase our ingredients, then to the actual cooking location. It helped that our group all spoke English, even though it was made of of people from Morocco, Germany, and the United States. It was a great way to meet other travelers as well as see other parts of the Gothic Quarter. And of course the meal was delicious! We would definitely do this again on a future visit.
Written 25 October 2021
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Kristin J
5 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
This class was a ton of fun! We were provided with sangria, snacks and of course, paella. This class was “interactive”, however, it isn’t very hands-on. We were able to help with certain parts of the cooking, such as peeling shrimp and tasting the food - however, if you’re looking for a very hands-on class, this is not it. We had a lot of fun watching the chef cook, and the paella was absolutely delicious. The group is small enough that everyone can see and feels included. I definitely recommend!
Written 20 May 2022
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Sara
Caldwell, NJ1 contribution
Used ratchet materials to make the paella and did not let anyone else cook. Would not call it interactive in any way and the head chef appeared to be fighting with the second chef. Definitely not worth the money and not as advertised
Written 8 May 2022
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Sha L
5 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Well, how should I put it? The paella was so mediocre, nothing special or I would eat again. But the experience was somewhat fun. The chef had a good personality, so made the experience a bit easy. The food needs much more improvement for how much it charges. This event is Purely for tourists, if you think you want to learn the real way, you would be as disappointed as me. >_<.
Written 16 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Perfect Paella Class
Gabriel offered us a fantastic Paella cooking experience! His premises, his ingredients and his gentle manner made
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An All Around Great Experience
Gabriel was extremely fun, friendly, and easy to understand. He did a great job letting everyone in our group parti
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The Rory show a mixologist
Rory did an excellent job explaining making of the cocktails including some history and humor. The espresso martin
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Fun afternoon of storytelling!
A very fun tour around the Gothic quarter, Jewish quarter, and la Rambla areas. Beautiful sights, fun stories rangi
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Funny, engaging, and knowledgable tour, highly recommended!
This tour was one of the top highlights of our stay in Barcelona! Joe was funny and engaging, and the stories reall
Earl W
Earl W
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Great history
The host was great but occasionally got too far ahead but she waited for us to catch up to the rest of them
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Emelie and Jordan
Joe was fantastic! We really, really enjoyed the tour. Joe was so funny and we had such a laugh! Thanks Joe! Emelie
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Funny and sad
Darcy made this a fun tour with lots of enthusiasm. She told us funny and sad stories about the area. Ice introduc
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Superb tour!!!
What an amazing tour! I joined my best friend through our love for wine, food, and walking and this tour did not di
richardcuren
richardcuren
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Awesome tour
Joe was awesome - funny, approachable, knowledgeable. It was a really entertaining introduction too the Gothic area
angbur
angbur
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A different type of ghost tour
This was a fantastic tour. Joe is a great guide, engaging, entertaining and informative. The tour is as much about
wonglokyin
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interesting x
Joe is very funny and knows very well about the history of Gothic Quarter. I enjoy the entire tour and will defiant
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Fun, hands-on activity right off La Rambla
This was a great finishing highlight to our time spent in Barcelona. Bruno, our cocktail master, was a fabulous tea
Tom M
Tom M
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Barcelona cooking experience.
We enjoyed the class with Gabriel. He explained the recipe in great detail. Very entertaining. Our group was a lot
Martina V
Martina V
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Fun and interesting
A very interesting tour, lots of urban legends and some creepy stories. The best part: our guide, Darcy, has been a
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