Authentic Spanish Tapas Cooking Class 

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In a nutshell

If you’re an avid devourer of Spanish tapas, this enlightening experience is sure to hit the spot. Led by a Spain-obsessed team of two, the class will have you creating three of the country’s best-loved tapas dishes in your kitchen: tortilla de patatas (Spanish omelette), gazpacho (a cold, tomato-based soup) and gambas al ajillo (garlic flavoured shrimp). As you cook, your hosts will teach you all about the culture and history of each dish – from its humble origins to modern-day reinventions found across Spain.

Each dish will be prepared step by step, and there'll be plenty of time to ask questions before you end up with three authentic homemade tapas dishes to savour – buen provecho!

Why book?

  • Learn all about the history and culture of three popular Spanish tapas dishes
  • Be guided through the process of each dish by a Spanish chef
  • Equip yourself with the skills to reproduce these dishes when visiting Spain

About the host

This class is hoted by married couple Ruth and Javier. Together, they offer budding tapas chefs the chance to cook popular Spanish tapas dishes using the most authentic ingredients and recipes. Javier is a self-taught chef who has carved out a successful career in assessing gastronomic excellence and teaching others how to cook. His passion and culinary expertise – combined with Ruth’s cultural and historical knowledge – make this experience a unique learning journey for any would-be tapas chef.

What you’ll need

  • Essential ingredients for the class include: 

    Tortilla de patatas

    • Potatoes; eggs; a white onion; olive oil; sunflower oil; salt


    • Tomatoes; green pepper; cucumber; garlic clove; extra-virgin olive oil; an egg; Spanish ibérico ham or a similar alternative; white wine vinegar

    Gambas al aljillo

    • Shrimps (peeled); garlic cloves; olive oil; green or red chilli; chilli flakes a white baguette
  •  Essential equipment for the class includes: 
    • Tortilla de patatas: a large deep frying pan to cook the potatoes in, and a small deep frying pan to fry the tortilla
    • Gazpacho: a large bowl to add all the ingredients into, and a blender for mixing them together
    • Gambas al ajillo: a small normal frying pan
  • A full list of ingredients will be sent to you in a confirmation email.

Essential info


  • Online classes are held over Zoom. You will be provided with the link prior to the class.

Dietary Requirements

  • Dishes can be adapted for those with vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and lactose-intolerant based diets. Please advise us of any dietary restrictions upon booking.


  • The class will take place in English, with Spanish used for teaching purposes.

Time Zones

  • Please note that the start times for this virtual experience are scheduled in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Please be aware and adjust the start time to your time zone if you are not based in a country where GMT is observed.

 What others had to say

"The cooking was really good, everything I made turned out perfectly and the instructions were very clear. It was interesting to watch so many other people's various attempts at the dishes."

Natalina, London

"Javier and Ruth were amazing. They explained all the steps and made this class so much fun! I would highly recommend this class."

Michelle McAllister, USA

This booking is made on Culture Trip’s Terms & Conditions but please note the contract for the purchase of the experience is between you and the local host as per their terms below:


These are the terms and conditions on which we, Learning&Cooking, 6 Veracruz Street, 11520, Rota, Cádiz, Spain, supply the experience(s) to you. Please read these terms carefully before you purchase the experience. You can contact us by emailing us at or phoning us at +34639693549 or +34616182502.


1.1 Please carefully review the description of the experience before you book to ensure you meet all the requirements. If you do not meet any specified requirements, such as minimum age, we will be entitled to refuse you access to the experience.

1.2 The price for the experience is included in the booking process and is inclusive of VAT. Any other costs incurred by you in attending the experience shall be solely borne by you.

1.3 These terms apply from the time you make your booking until (and including) the date you attend the experience.

1.4 Purchase of a ticket means you consent to filming, photography and sound recording which may include you as a participant, unless expressly stated otherwise.

1.5 Try our innovative concept pairing language and cooking. It’s not only about learning new grammar, but using a language from the very first moment, in classes led by a chef who knows all the secrets of traditional cooking as well as modern techniques. Working in a team enables you to communicate better and more quickly to improve your level and put your newly acquired language skills into practice. You will be amazed at how quickly you can express yourself with confidence and ease. A different way of learning by using everyday vocabulary, in a new world of words and expressions that are a central part of our lives: cooking!


2.1 Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged, resold or refunded.


3.1 We may immediately cancel your right to attend and/or remove you from the experience at any time: (a) if you breach any of these terms (although for non-serious breaches we will first give you the opportunity to put things right); (b) if you breach any applicable laws, rules and regulations; and/or (c) you misuse or abuse the services provided at the experience, including by behaving in an offensive or disorderly manner.


4.1 To the extent permitted by applicable laws, the experience is provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. Our liability is limited to the maximum extent permitted by law but nothing in these terms is intended to exclude or limit any warranty or liability which may not be lawfully excluded or limited in your country of residence (if any).

4.2  We accept no responsibility for any of your personal property brought to the experience.


5.1 This contract is between you and us and no other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms.

5.2 Each of the paragraphs of these terms operates separately.  If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining clauses will remain in full force and effect.

5.3 These terms are governed by English law but you will benefit from any mandatory provisions of the law of the country in which you are resident.

5.4 You can bring legal proceedings in respect of these terms in the English courts. However, as a consumer you can bring legal proceedings in respect of these terms in a court with jurisdiction according to the laws of your country of residence.

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