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Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona
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Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona

By Paella Cooking Class Experience
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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.
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Ages 5-99, max of 28 per group
Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Learn to make tapas, paella, and sangria at a Barcelona cooking experience
  • 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

  • Your chef’s recipes and local Spanish cooking and dining tips
  • Local chef
  • Tapas, paella, and drinks
  • Interactive seafood paella making workshop
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Market visit on Sunday's and national holidays (market it closed)


Start:
  • Travellers Nest Bar, C/ de la Boqueria, 27, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16637P1

    • 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
    • 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

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    How much is Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona?
    Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona price starts from €66.26. Discover and book Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona on Tripadvisor
    What is the Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona cancellation policy?
    Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona?
    Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona is hosted by Paella Cooking Class Experience. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Paella Cooking Class Experience on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16637P1

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    • Paella Cooking Class Experience
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      Joined in January 2013
    • Mrs_MChook
      0 contributions
      DISAPPOINTING
      We were meant to have four stops, we only had three with no Cava, no explanation given. Our guide, Juan Carlos did not sit with us at the table while we were eating tapas to answer any questions which arose during our group conversations. The third stop was the next tapas which was just around the corner from the second stop so Juan Carlos could have taken us round the harbour with more historical chat, rather than leaving us outside to talk within the group. I asked him two questions which he was unable to answer. For the price this was very disappointing and we spent more time sitting down than walking and learning.
      Written 22 February 2024
    • mittalk
      0 contributions
      Absolutely a great experience!
      Alex is absolutely amazing. Very knowledgeable, friendly, approachable. The cocktail lesson was basic but really fun, and entertaining. The tapas were great. Overall - u could not ask for a better 2.5 hours. Frankly, they should charge more!
      Written 20 February 2024
    • 32aidal
      0 contributions
      Great wine
      Nice drinks and food as well as a nice walk around. Made some friends and enjoyed some great conversations. Lots of laugh
      Written 19 February 2024
    • Jebriscol
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      Enjoyable Evening
      This was a great way to get to know about Tapas and a little about the city. Kiran has a very bubbly personality and gave great explanation of the food and wine
      Written 16 February 2024
    • pegb2024
      0 contributions
      An introduction to Barcelona
      The tapas and wine walk was entertaining, informative, and an absolute pleasure. The food and wine were delightful and plentiful, the guide was both personable and knowledgeable, and the other participants were great conversationalists.
      Written 31 January 2024
    • 815KathyM
      0 contributions
      A nice way to pass an afternoon
      Lovely afternoon out. Sofia was a good guide, nice lady made the tour fun. Four stops for different drinks and tapas, all good quality and quantity. If you are vegetarian or have special dietary needs make sure they know ahead of time and if you don’t drink alcohol I question the value. I do so that was ok
      Written 26 January 2024
    • dennisz910
      0 contributions
      Really fun tour
      I had a great time. We got to eat some signature dishes and by the end, expect to be full and a little drunk. Great opportunity to have conversations with fellow travelers. The guide told interesting facts and stories as well.
      Written 22 January 2024
    • Kerryn72
      0 contributions
      History not ghost tour
      Ok, so it should be renamed ads it is NOT a ghost tour. We had Juan, who hadn't done the tour for a while. He had great stories to share and lots of history. I'd have liked a bit more flair in his storytelling. The stops and stories were interesting and we covered a few parts of the old quarter. It was interesting and informative but really a history tour with some quirky/ fun additions.
      Written 21 January 2024
    • Gabriel V
      0 contributions
      Fun! Exceeded my expectations.
      Great time, definitely a must do. Sofia made this experience fantastic! She was very fun and knowledgeable. Learned a lot ate many tapas and drank wines. I got exactly what I expected out of this booking.
      Written 21 January 2024
    • James T
      0 contributions
      Ideal to discover if you’re solo.
      Wonderful time with a great guide. A very pleasant evening full of laughter, food and wine. This a great option if you’re solo and want to have a nice time with people from other countries and at the same time having a nice walk through the gothic city.
      Written 19 January 2024
    • Mobile63643603157
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      For young groups of people
      The group we were with were rowdy, the food wasn’t very nice and the dancing place seemed tired and old and again we felt liked it was overcrowded! We were worried that one of the dancers was going to need resuscitation! He looked exhausted!
      Written 13 January 2024
    • 815debbiea
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      Highly recommend
      This tour was so fun! Our guide was great, she engaged with the entire group. She was very knowledgeable of all of the different sights and locations visited. Not only was this tour educational it was fun and a great way to see the city.
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    • N1121ZKdanaa
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      Great people and great food!
      We had an absolutely fabulous time with our guide Sofia - she was a joy to be around and we learned so much. The food was delicious and meeting other travelers in the group was a ton of fun. Absolutely recommend!
      Written 10 January 2024
    • Sammee F
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      Fantastic!!
      This was an amazing tour! The company was great, the tour guide was knowledgeable and funny, the food and drinks were delicious!! 5/5 Highly recommend!!!
      Written 10 January 2024
    • camboman01
      0 contributions
      Surprising experience
      Very enjoyable food tour around the Gothic quarter. There was a great surprise too regarding one of the locations we stopped at but I won't spoil it, you'll just have to do it and find out!
      Written 8 January 2024
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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
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    Alexote
    Zurich, Switzerland2 contributions
    Feb 2020 • Couples
    I expected a class where everyone have their own cooking station but it was nothing like that. First we took a trip to the local market to buy the fresh ingredients for the paella. The market was crowded and we kept losing people in the crowd. We finally made it back to the restaurant where we all gathered around the table to make a Picho (slice of bread with a slice of cheese and ham and a pickle held together by a toothpick). That was very basic and I wouldn't necessarily classify that as a signature tapas dish. Then the group was split in 3 where group 1 cleaned the seafood, group 2 cooked the paella and group 3 learned how to make sangria. I didn’t feel I learned anything and to be honest the paella didn’t taste particularly special, (nor the sangria), as it lacked flavor and seafood (way too much rice). The whole experience was punctuated by a few subtle “sell” pitches from the chef and local business owners offering “discounts” and “best local tips” to extract a few more euros from you and enrich your experience... I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this class.
    Written 10 February 2020
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    Brooke
    18 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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    Roseville2 contributions
    I paid for this class with the expectation of being able to prepare tapas and paella, neither of those things happened. The tapas were pre sliced (sweaty) cheese and salami with potato chips. The cook did not allow anyone to prepare anything only two people were given spoons to sample the broth. Everything was already pre cut and he just made it while we all stood around a very small hot kitchen. The usual place they use was already booked so we walked quite a distance to a very small restaurant and that is where he prepared the food. There was not enough room for everyone to even be in the kitchen to watch him cook. And the AC was not working so they had two fans blowing air around. It was a very disappointing experience.
    Written 13 June 2022
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    Jolene A
    Indianapolis, IN6 contributions
    Jul 2022
    We had a great time learning to make paella, sangria, and our favorite tapas and, more importantly, eating and drinking them. The experience was very full including a stop at the famous Boqueria Market to pick out the seafood for our paella. Our guide explained how to choose the right items and how much to buy per person. We even stopped at a market stand for the saffron.
    He showed us how to prep all the seafood, cut onions without crying, and chop garlic so the scent doesn't linger on you all day. Everyone had an opportunity to participate in the preparation and cooking of the paella. The chef/tour guide was very knowledgeable about food and nutrition.
    We then made sangria, with a great explanation of all the fruits that should be included and the ones to avoid. It was great. Even the teenagers in our group enjoyed it.
    Finally, we learned to make Pan Con Tomate, which had become our favorite tapas during our time in Spain.
    Great experience at a great value. Highly recommend this.

    Written 21 July 2022
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    Jeff W
    0 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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    bdbakken
    Minneapolis, MN23 contributions
    Jan 2020 • Couples
    We attended the Spanish cooking experience and had a great time. The chef and helper were fantastic and the cooking class was both educational and very fun.

    I would highly recommend if you are interested in cooking or just want to have a great time.
    Written 26 January 2020
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    Joe K
    4 contributions
    Jun 2023 • Couples
    Philip was an excellent guide and chef for us for this cooking experience! We had a large session, and he was more than able to successfully accommodate. Our introduction to the market was helpful and it was good to see more of the city. This is not a private event (and doesn't claim to be), so expect social interaction with other guests as you drink and watch and cook (if you want to help). The paella was well-done, and Philip's personality and insights into the cooking process, with bits of history sprinkled in, were just as good. The event listing says 2-3 hours; budget at least 4 when you plan; we started at 1830hs and the paella had only just been served at 2230hs. A five-star experience otherwise, with one star deducted only because of the difference in time expectations.
    Written 16 June 2023
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    EckersleyTravels
    2 contributions
    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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    Kim S
    port melbourne12 contributions
    Jun 2023 • Friends
    I have been to many cooking classes and this was below average . There was 18 people in the class and only 6 could fit in the kitchen and do the cooking. The rest of us had to stand up on the steps and watch . The kitchen and eating area is dirty and the toilet is disgusting. They have cheese and meats sitting on the table when you arrive that hot and uncovered . They do not show you how to make the Sangria , just talk you though it which was supposed to be part of the class . The market was ok , but far too long there . Overall a waste of money and urgently needs to be removed from a "cooking experience"
    Written 1 August 2023
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