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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
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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
  • Meet the chef at a central Barcelona location, 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 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 perfectly 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 is served by the chef for those who don’t eat seafood). And if you’re not ready to finish the night, you're invited to a nearby bar, where you’ll be treated to a free "chupito," or shot, and enjoy drink specials throughout the evening.
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
  • Meet the chef at a central Barcelona location, 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 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 perfectly 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 is served by the chef for those who don’t eat seafood). And if you’re not ready to finish the night, you're invited to a nearby bar, where you’ll be treated to a free "chupito," or shot, and enjoy drink specials throughout the evening.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 16637P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
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
Popular mentions

4.5
399 reviews
Excellent
296
Very good
43
Average
27
Poor
11
Terrible
22

Mike S
2 contributions
Oct. 2021
Chef Fernando was a fantastic tour guide and instructor. We put this on our bucket list for this trip and boy, was it fun. A great group of people from around the world, and an atmosphere of fun and culinary challenge! Many laughs, great pictures, and a fun night out. We loved the market, and the quaint nuances of the ingredients. As a BBQ pitmaster, it was refreshing to see passion in every detail. Cooking is really a science, with a splash of passion, and a tilt of spirit! I believe our daughter will now require all her visitors to spend time with Chef Fernando! Highly recommend and greatly appreciate his enjoyment of this program! The program included nice tapas instruction, as well as sangria! Yes, we did purchase the complete paella set up for Christmas this year!! ENJOY, YOLO!
Written January 4, 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 January 4, 2022
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Caroline
2 contributions
Oct. 2021
My favorite part of my experience was the cooking of the paella. After going to the market La Boqueria, we went to a private space to cook and eat all together. Fun, joy and warm ambiance ensured.
Written December 28, 2021
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Alonzo
15 contributions
The paella was fantastic. The sangria was more plentiful than it was good quality. The market shopping and walk to to the kitchen made it a longer experience but were unnecessary. The actual cooking was fun for everyone. We were joined by a couple for Italy and a fellow Floridian and almost all had a an apron and spoon to join in the prep or stir the pot. An above average experience overall but the eating was easily the best part.
Written December 14, 2021
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Keaton Y
2 contributions
Absolutely incredible date experience. Chef Mara continued to light up the room with her words of wisdom and hilarious jokes. Come ready to eat good food and drink!

Only thing: i wish everyone got to cook more it felt to easy but maybe thats just me!
Written November 20, 2021
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Phoebe H
Fremont, CA64 contributions
Oct. 2021
Although we had an odd start, it was a marvelous class, starting with the trip to the market. Gabriel was a wonderful host/chef and quite entertaining. The paella was delicious as was the Sangria. Our class was very small so we all were able to actively participate in the prepartion. Gabriel sent us the recipe so we will try at home! Thank you soooo much.
Written November 17, 2021
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Soph
1 contribution
Oct. 2021
The chef was really nice and it was quite an experience learning how to cook paella and enjoy some sangria!!
Written November 8, 2021
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Louise V
London, UK3 contributions
Very well organized from start to finish. Great to walk around the market and select the produce we were about to cook.
Plenty of sangria provided and lots of hands on cooking with great instruction from Gabriele on how to make a paella.
The paella itself was delicious!
Written October 30, 2021
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Michael
5 contributions
Oct. 2021
Gabriel was a tremendous teacher, cook and host. We'll be remembering him and our experience when we make paella at home since he was kind enough to send us the recipe after!
Written October 29, 2021
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stefan w
1 contribution
Oct. 2021
The taste of the paella was very very good and authentic in my eyes. I learned more about cooking. It was fun and a great evening in total with a good sangria. The was enough of sangria and great to learn ho to do it.
Written October 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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