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

3 h
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About this activity
Begin your Spanish cooking odyssey with a guided tour through the La Boqueria market. Here, your chef will collect a range of fresh seafood ingredients and introduce you to the many delights the market has to offer your senses.

Your group continue on to your cooking school in the El Born district, only a short walk away. This school is equipped with an open kitchen, workshop bar, and comfortable restaurant-style seating. First, create your own pintxos espanolas and enjoy a tasty range of the classic Spanish finger foods accompanied with plenty of sangria. Meet and mingle with your group.

Under the guidance of your chef, you will then help make traditional paella. Prepare the ingredients involved and then fire up the gas. While your main dish is simmering away, your chef will lastly host a sangria making workshop, allowing you to mix your own fresh and fruity jugs of the classic Spanish refreshment to enjoy with your meal.

Once your paella is done, sit down and enjoy your hardwork. Your chef speaks English and Spanish and will cater to any food allergies or special requirements. For those who do not eat seafood, an alternative main meal is cooked by the chef and served with the Paella. Recipes and cooking tips will be handed out to group at the end. Afterwards you will be invited to a nearby bar for a free chupito and drink specials available to your group all night.
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  • 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
  • 20% Off Cocktail Master Class with Tapas - Email to book!
Not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 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
4 | 2019-09-27

Had a great time cooking with Gabriel. He was knowledgable and very personable. We had a fun group, which always helps.

Joseph L
4 | 2019-09-23

Overall, a good experience. There were more people than we expected so some activities needed to be split between the groups with the others watching. He did a good job assigning us to tables with others who were of similar age.

Kathy W
5 | 2019-09-23

My friend who went with me, who was skeptical , because she doesn't like seafood, had FUN and ENJOYED. MUST DO IT.

Maritha L
5 | 2019-08-21

This was a great experience and the Chef, she is just amazing! Good food, good drinks and lots of laughter! This was one of the best experience ever! Thank You!

4 | 2019-08-19

Group was big. around 24 pax. Not really a cooking class but more of social event with a side of cooking. Interesting and fun. Good way to pass time if you do not know where to go in the free time

Anita T
5 | 2019-08-02

Amazing, personalized and friendly. Paella was made with fresh ingredients. Truly bottomless sangria. Also veggie option available!

5 | 2019-07-16

The meal was amazing, the company unbeatable, and Chef was warm, welcoming and talented. By far one of the best meals we enjoyed on our visit to Barcelona. Chef shared her grandmother’s paella recipe and everyone in the group played a part in preparing the meal. We cleaned mussels, clams, squid and shrimp and were taught the secret to making the perfect paella... which cannot be rushed. We shared our table, and pitchers of Sangria, with guests from South Africa; who we were sad to leave at the end of the evening. Truly a memorable experience made even better by Chef’s culinary talents. A must do if you are in Barcelona!

Ralph B
2 | 2019-07-12

Too many people in class, couldn't cook or see the cooking as it was being done. The chef was good, he had to talk fast to get thru the information because the class was so large it took us forever to get thru the market. The cooking school/venue is not set up for large groups. We couldn't physically all cook even when we split into smaller groups and if you chose to just watch, that was impossible the group was so large we were two deep and if you are shorter and in the get the picture. The food was good, not great. The Sangria was good when we first got there but the batch he had some students make was different. They had them add orange juice to it. If I am guessing it is because they ran out of the correct ingredients. (Along with Ice, they ran out of ice) It was not good at all compared to the first glass we had when we arrived at the cooking venue. Would NOT recommend this class.

Bethany G
3 | 2019-07-03

Prior to the tour, I had specifically called Viator to make sure that it was known that (in our party of 5) we had 3 requesting vegetarian paella because we do not eat seafood. We were told the request was received. When we arrived at the tour, we asked the chef and were told that the Paella was seafood (we could eat around the seafood) or we could wait 5-10 minutes for pasta with vegetables. We asked about vegetable paella and he said that it was all prepared in one large pan, so if we wanted veggie, we could possible have it after the group paella but the preparation time is over 20 minutes and everyone else would be done eating by that time. Obviously, we didn't want pasta and wanted to eat with the group so tried to pick around the seafood. Honestly, we loved the chef, the tour of the market was good and we loved ending the evening at, the Travelers Bar for a free drink, and more drinks and trivia night!!! BUT we were all not truly able to participate in the interactive cooking experience because there were way too many people to do it. We sat and drank sangria and ate some good appetizers and could watch other people do things. One in our group stirred the paella for a short time, one cleaned the fish, one prepared the fish and two of us helped 2 others make sangria at the end. A smaller class would have definitely been much more interactive and if we had an email before the class, explaining the impossibilities of vegetable paella, 3 of us probably would have just gone out to dinner and met up at Travelers after.

5 | 2019-07-03

Very fun and interactive as titled. Location in heart of Gothic Quarter/La Rambla. Easy to find meeting point and no hassle finding guide (Mara and her associates). Short walk to nearby FRESH food/seafood market (St Josep Boqueria, itself an experience) to buy fresh ingredients then walk to the school/kitchen. The Sangria starts flowing quickly. And you’ll make more as you go. Lots of fun participation with the food making too. You won’t be thirsty or hungry. They’ll walk you back to meeting point (a bar by the way) for yet one last drink. Mostly couples but some singles and No one feels left out. Lots of talk amongst the group. We had lots of fun and the price is more than reasonable in our opinion.

3 | 2019-05-13

The class started in a bar called travelers, not a great meeting place. The group was about 20 or so which made it difficult to keep everyone together at the huge market The chef set a speedy pace and for some it was difficult to keep up. Once we walked back to the kitchen (about 15 minutes from the market) the class was a bit to big for everyone to really get in and cook. The food in the end was great, the chef was entertaining

Kellye S
5 | 2019-04-04

This is a great opportunity to spend a fun evening learning to make paella and sangria. The food was delicious and instructors were a lot of fun! This is a must do for couples or groups of friends traveling!

Victor E
5 | 2018-11-27

We had a great time! Excellent sangria, great food, lots of fun. Good opportunity to meet other like-minded people, and share the experience.

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