Spanish Cooking Class in Madrid: Tapas & Market Visit

46 reviews

3.5 hours

Max 12

Why take this tour?

Devour are the food specialists in our family, running all of our food tours. They're obsessed with finding the most authentic and tasty food and the biggest characters at the local market. We think that passion makes them the best at what they do.


  • Learn how to make four tapas and a traditional dessert.
  • Explore a typical Madrid market with a local guide, where you’ll learn about the building blocks of Spanish cuisine.
  • Enjoy a traditional aperitif before cooking.
  • Step behind the scenes of one of Madrid’s most stunning restaurants into an upscale cooking space reserved just for our small group.
  • Taste your way around Spain through the best of the country’s regional cuisine, from Basque gilda skewers to Andalusian salmorejo.
  • Sites Visited
  • Huertas/Lavapiés neighborhood
  • Antón Martín market
  • Private kitchen & tasting space at a local restaurant
  • Tour Includes
  • A traditional aperitivo (drink and snack)
  • Small group cooking class with 12 people or fewer
  • Drinks
  • Enough food for lunch and dessert
  • Fully guided experience in English

Get hands-on with Spanish food from market to kitchen to plate.

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A big thank you to Arantxa, who made the experience unforgettable. She demonstrates a very high leve of knowledge when it comes to local customs and great food. After a quick visit to the market, in which she explains every ingredient within the Spanish cuisine, in a friendly environment with the merchant of the market, she took us to a fancy kitchen where we learnt how to cook the most traditional dishes, not of Madrid but all Spain. Ii even felt like a family cooking experience. Highly recommended, you won't regret.
Irving Julián · May 22, 2023 · United States · Male · 25 to 34 years
A brilliant and immersive way of understanding Spanish cuisine in a wonderful setting in the heart of Madrid.
Elliot · May 03, 2023 · United States · Male · 25 to 34 years
Loved the cooking class with Isaac! This was the best way to spend a Friday morning. I learned so much about Spanish cuisine and had a great time learning! The tour was the perfect length and the food was amazing, especially the croquetas we made. The venue where the class was held was beautiful. Definitely signing up for another tour with Devour.
Leah · May 01, 2023 · United States · Female · 25 to 34 years
My husband and I loved the tour! We love Spanish food so learning about it and experiencing how to make them with an experienced chef was definitely worth it. Chef Arantxa was amazing and her cheerful personality made the tour more enjoyable. Of course the food was delish! One of the best tours I’ve been in so far in Madrid.
Michelle · Apr 24, 2023 · United States · Female · 35 to 44 years
Please ask the leader to have everyone silence their cell phones. Especially the staff!!!! More joy and enthusiasm for the leader. More active participation on a higher skill level. Not just cracking eggs.
Dianne · Apr 17, 2023 · United States · Female

Meeting Point

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Meeting Point  

We'll meet in Plazuela Antón Martín by the statue of people hugging ("Monumento a los Abogados de Atocha" in Spanish). Your guide will be holding a red Devour Tours bag and a Devour Madrid sign. 

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time. 


Can my child attend this cooking class?
Unfortunately, due to the prevalence of sharp knives, hot stoves, and high surfaces, this experience is not suitable for children under 12. Families with teenagers are welcome to join.
Will my tour run in the order that is described?
Please note that this description is an example and stops or tastes may vary depending on the season, day of the week, and group size. Regardless of where your tour goes, you always have a delicious experience.
Can my dietary needs be accommodated on this tour?
This tour is adaptable for: - Vegetarians - Pescatarians - Dairy free - Pregnant women We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. This tour is not recommended for vegans and, due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not recommended for those with celiac disease. Due to the amount of wine stops on this tour, it is not recommended for children or adults who do not drink alcohol.
I use a wheelchair, can I still take the cooking class?
Unfortunately, the location where we hold the cooking class features various sets of stairs and we cannot accommodate wheelchair users in this space.

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