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Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona

  • 3-hour paella and tapas cooking class in Barcelona
  • Visit St. Josep La Boqueria market with a local chef
  • Cook and eat a hearty seafood paella
Interactive Spanish Cooking Experience in Barcelona
From US$40.29
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Evening Cooking ExperienceMost Popular
Evening Cooking Experience. Everyday at 18:00.
From US$40.29
Lunchtime Cooking Experience
We run lunchtime Cooking Experiences during the summer season every day at 1pm. It's the same great experience as our evening class, with a more intimate group size.
From US$40.29
Learn to make Spanish tapas, traditional paella, and sangria with a Barcelona chef, then share a hearty dinner of classic local cuisine that you've made yourself. All great Spanish food starts with super fresh ingredients, and you'll begin this 2.5- to 3-hour cooking class with a guided trip though St. Josep La Boqueria market before heading to a professional teaching kitchen. This hands-on Spanish cooking class includes snacks, drinks, and dinner, and you’ll finish the night with recipes to take back to your home kitchen.
What to Expect
Meet the chef at a central location that’s just off of Las Ramblas, then start with the fresh basics of Spanish cuisine, collecting fresh seafood from the local vendors and producers at La Boqueria, one of Barcelona’s most famous markets.
From the market, continue to a cooking school in El Born district, where you’ll find an open kitchen, bar, and restaurant-style seating. Pour your first glass of sangria for the evening, then start preparing a range of tapas, or pintxos, classic Spanish small plates that are perfect paired with wine.
With a chef cooking alongside you, start preparing the traditional paella, then as the rice dish simmers on a low flame, you can learn to mix your own sangria at a short drinks-making workshop. When the paella is done, sit down to the meal you’ve prepared, savoring the rich flavor of the rice and seafood (a non-seafood meal option will be served by the chef for those who don’t eat seafood).
And if you’re not ready to finish the night, you’ll be invited to a nearby bar, where you’ll be treated to a free chupito, or shot, and enjoy drink specials throughout the evening.
Reviews (252)
1 - 5 of 94 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago
So much amazing seafood paella

Loved this class! Fernando was a great cook and we loved learning how to cook paella with 20 other people! Can not wait to come back home and do this for my friends!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TamaraKnight413
Reviewed 3 days ago
So much fun

I traveled alone to Barcelona and this was an excellent way to spend an evening I was 30 minutes late (my fault, got lost) but the group did come back to pick me up as well as another couple. We had an outstanding meal with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kmowczan
Reviewed 6 days ago
absolutely awful !!!

We arrived at the venue early and was then kept waiting a further 30 mins whilst the lady decided to have a chat with people and drink her gin and tonic (or whatever it was she was drinking). So we then leave the bar that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dean J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Not the best

Please please note that they do not understand about food allergies we had a person with sea food allergy and a fish eater only when we said one didn’t eat shellfish she added a meat saying he could eat the meat pushing the shellfish to...More

1  Thank 454ricw
Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful night, full of life and fun

The overall experience was great, lots of fun if you end up with the right people . Our chef was great and allowed us lots of hands-on opportunities to prepare the food. They provided generous amount of drink and tapas. The place was very clean...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sassan s
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28 January 2019|
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Response from 212stepheng | Reviewed this property |
It's lots of hands on. We had about 20 people of all ages. We went to the market to buy the seafood, then came back and started prepping tapas, making sangria and lots of chopping and prepping to make the paella. We loved it... More
10 January 2019|
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Response from paulsW3253XM | Reviewed this property |
Hello I think you are asking the wrong person and website I have no idea on bookings and availability.
24 December 2018|
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