Tapas cooked for you – and with you – in a real Barcelona kitchen

Savour a wide variety of flavours and understand how they are woven together to create beautiful tapas in a small group, in an intimate, real working kitchen environment, with your own professional chef. 

Over three hours you will come away with a better understanding of how to recreate authentic Spanish and Catalan flavours once back home. You can choose whether to participate in the cooking or simply sit back, relax and enjoy eating and drinking throughout the three hour experience.

You will leave happy not only because you've eaten well, but also because you’ll have enjoyed an authentic, unmissable experience, in a non-touristy part of the city, with a decorated chef cooking just for you!

Coming back to Barcelona and looking for a deeper, more authentic experience? Enjoyed a food tour and now want to see first hand how to recreate our fabulous cuisine? This is the experience for you!

A taste of the experience to come at our Chef's Table...

More details about this wine and food experience

You will be welcomed with a traditional vermouth (or beer, wine, cava, or soft drink) and nibbles before Chef Jay launches into dish after dish, discussing ingredients, recipes, and methods. 

Encompassing the full range of the most classic and typical tapas dishes as well as one or two more modern, stand out dishes, you will eat and drink throughout the entire experience and leave full - body, mind and soul!

Serving up delicious plate after plate of pan con tomate, pimientos de padrón, tortilla de patatas, croquetas, gambas al ajillo - and of course the centrepiece of any tapas experience - patatas bravas. You will finish with a quintessential, rich Catalan dessert, accompanied by the city's best coffee, brewed from Chef Jay’s carefully selected, single-source coffee beans, roasted on site (or more of the delicious cava, wine or beer as you prefer!).

To make it even easier for you to bring a little taste of Barcelona back home, a selection of recipes will be shared via email.

Most dietary requirements can be accommodated with the dishes adjusted accordingly, with advance notice, so that everyone will be satisfied. 

About the experience location: Poblenou

The expansive central/eastern neighbourhood of Poblenou is a tranquil and orderly residential neighbourhood of Barcelona. Its romantic, pedestrianised boulevard (Rambla de Poblenou) is the heart of the local community, lined with benches and well shaded by its rich variety of mature trees and mix of architectural styles, ranging from Neoclassical and Catalan Modernism to cutting edge contemporary. Bordered by Sant Marti to the north, the Arc de Triomf and Parc de la Ciutadella to the west, and its Mediterranean beaches to the south, it is a constantly regenerating part of the city and is home nowadays to high-tech companies, start-up incubators, artists’ workshops, and of course some of the finest restaurants, ice cream parlours and cafes in the city.

It takes its name from the Catalan for “new town” (poble nou), having blossomed during the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century when it was the very epicentre of Spanish and Catalan industry, particularly textiles. In this period it was known internationally by the nickname, “the Manchester of Catalonia”. Since then, brick factories have been converted into smart office blocks, hotels and loft style apartments. The neighbourhood continues to grow and regenerate with ever greater attention to pedestrian and cycle routes and new green spaces. The fantastic annual light art festival, Llum BCN, is celebrated in the neighbourhood each February and if you are in town it is not to be missed.

The area is well served by the metro, trams, buses and taxis (all approx 9-15 mins from the city centre), or reachable by cycle or on foot (around 25-45 mins).

COVID-19: keeping you safe on our experiences

The safety of guests, guides, partners and the public is our primary concern. Because of this, we’ve developed new health and safety guidelines in accordance with WTO and World Travel and Tourism Council guidelines, and in line with Spanish and Catalan government requirements.

Please review these guidelines before booking and get in touch if you have any questions.

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Ticket prices:
2-3 tickets: €179.95 per person
4+ tickets: €139.95 per person

    Many beautiful people have joined us on our food tours – and here are some of the lovely things they've said about the time they spent with us... 

    Thanks to their reviews we've been given a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence!

    The Barcelona Taste has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for its food tours
    Stacy A
    March 25, 2023
    A must do in Barcelona We had such a wonderful experience - We tried so many delicious tapas at hidden gems we would never had found otherwise.
    March 19, 2023
    Loved this Tapas Tour Maria was our guide and she was friendly, knowledgeable, knew how to lead a group and the others in our group were also fun and enjoyable to be with. There was a variety of dishes and drinks, all different and all mouthwatering. It was a really lovely evening, so thanks Maria, we went to places that we would never have found on our own!
    Jason Brake
    March 17, 2023
    One of our absolute favorite experiences It was like sitting down with an old friend who knows all of the good spots to eat. It was a great first night in Barcelona and helped us navigate the tapas scene in El Born and the Gothic Quarter for the remainder of our trip. Our teenage kids also thought this was one of their favorite things we did on our trip. Great experience all together.
    Emilee Bailey
    January 26, 2023
    All very easy & I was grateful they were so accommodating Maribel was our host and she provided great insight into their traditions and neighborhoods. None of the food and drink selections were ones I would have chosen on my own, which is what makes the food tour so special. I had a wonderful time and would go again. This process was all very easy and I was grateful they were so accommodating.
    January 15, 2023
    Highlight of our Barcelona visit We ate at three wonderful small restaurants and had a delicious variety of tapas. They were all unique places that we never would have found on our own. So glad we found this tour online- it was easy to book, and easy to find our guide in the Gothic quarter. So much fun- I highly recommend it!
    January 4, 2023
    Best Food Tour Lorea was fantastic, professional and fun! The sites chosen were all walkable and provided a glimpse into the Gothic and Jewish quarters. More importantly, the food and wine were wonderful. We are still talking about it to our friends and neighbors. Well worth the money!!
    November 16, 2022
    A must do for tapas experience My experience with Maribel was outstanding. She provided an excellent tasting at several fine local establishments giving our small group of strangers an evening with education about tapas and tasting the best, from wine to dessert. She was so inviting and personable. Walking pace was easy, food choices were delicious. Price point excellent. Highly recommend.
    Kelly O
    November 13, 2022
    Great first night in Barcelona. I had this tour lined up to orient myself and give me an idea of tapas in Barcelona. The tour did not disappoint! I was introduced to tapas I have never tried before and enjoyed every single dish. The locations were top quality and I'll definitely return. Lorea took time to explain everything, as well as sharing her knowledge of the city.
    Megan S
    November 12, 2022
    Ridiculous Food! We did three food tours on Portugal/Spain trip and this was the best one by far! The food was ridiculously good and appreciated the group was small. Gracia was very knowledgeable not only of Spanish food and culture, but history as well! I highly recommend booking this when you arrive to Barcelona.
    John H
    November 10, 2022
    Amazing experience! This was the perfect tour for my wife and I on our first visit to Barcelona. Our guide (Lorea) was charming, knowledgeable and passionate about her city and Tapas. We were treated like family at every stop and the pairings and variety of wine and Tapas were fantastic! We'll be back!

    The Barcelona Taste: because it's delicious

    Barcelona is a major tourist destination – the number of guidebooks and websites devoted to the city is overwhelming! Which is why we started The Barcelona Taste ... to let you experience all the great food Barcelona has to offer while side-stepping the crowds. 

    We take you to restaurants and shops on our scrumptious tours because they’re great. We visit, we taste and then we visit again and taste again. Ad infinitum! That’s our research.

    We strike no deals and ask for no discounts or commissions. This is how it must be done, with 100% respect for small, local business and delicious, quality food.

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