Spanish Cooking Class in Madrid: Tapas, Paella & Market Visit

36 reviews

4 hours

Max 14

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, seafood paella, and a traditional dessert with an expert chef.
  • Explore a typical Madrid market with a local guide, where you’ll learn about the building blocks of Spanish cuisine.
  • Stop for a traditional aperitif of cheese, olives, and vermouth at a beloved market stall.
  • 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 seafood paella to a classic Madrid tapa.
  • 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 + all ingredients
  • Drinks
  • Enough food
  • for a 3 course lunch + dessert
  • Fully guided experience in English

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


Verified Customer Reviews

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4.8 /5
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Great tour! Chef Francis is very engaging and extremely willing to share his chef skills. Isaac was a superb guide and shared his experiences and insights freely. Great class and tour.
Jefferey · Nov 28, 2022 · United States · Male · 55 to 64 years
We took the Cooking Tour with Issac. The experience was excellent. Issac was knowledgeable and a superb guide. We toured a local Mercado, had an aperitif, and then attended a cooking workshop with Chef Francis. He was terrific and do was the woman who helped him with the service. I would recommend this tour without hesitation and with no reservations.
William · Nov 14, 2022 · United States · Male · 65 to 74 years
Isaiah was great, friendly and very knowledgeable. Chef was fun and showed he is truly passionate about cooking. Food was great and the experience was fun. Only thing is that I was told we’d get a copy of the recipes emailed but haven’t received anything yet.
Sandra · Nov 13, 2022 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
It's a lovely tour to understand Spanish cuisine, its intricacies, and where locals source their food from. It was a very small group of participants, which assured full attention from our guide and a personalized experience. Our guide Arantxa shared her own experiences as someone from Madrid, she was charming, funny and full of knowledge about everything. For the cooking class, we went to a beautiful kitchen and dining area where chef Francis shared his expertise and tips with everything we prepared, his love for food and ingredients very visible. Definitely worth going on this tour, would love to try another one soon.
Tasneem · Nov 07, 2022 · United States · Female · 18 to 24 years
This tour blew my expectations out of the water. It was incredible. I learned so many nuanced tit-bits of information relative to gastronomy in Madrid and Spain. I left feeling so inspired and full of renewed marvel for Madrid's food culture. Our guide, Arantxa, was the perfect match for leading this experience. A qualified chef - she added knowledge, humour and connection to create an incredibly unique experience. I would recommend this tour in seconds. Can't wait to try the next one!
Kim · Nov 05, 2022 · United States · Female · 35 to 44 years

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. 


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.
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.
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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