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‘Tapas’ are very popular and a rooted tradition all over Spain, besides being a global culinary icon. They are small delicacies that are meant to be savored and shared in a relaxed atmosphere. Now you can learn how to cook different tapas with us!.

This activity begins at 11am with a visit to the vibrant Atarazanas Market, where we will accompany you to discover the most surprising seasonal products of our region. Since this is a complete gastronomic experience, it will be there where we choose some of the ingredients for our workshop later on.

Our large and modern kitchen is less than a 5 minutes’ walk away from the market, in the Art District, our SOHO.

Our team will teach you in a didactic, enthusiastic and participative way how to prepare traditional recipes, “classics” of our gastronomy, to enjoy as well the experience of having tapas or “tapear”.

You will see how to make the best entree with Iberian ham, traditional cod “tostón” or “ensalada malagueña”, pil-pil prawns, a surprising almond sauce or how to flip a spongy tortilla.

To accompany all of these tidbits, we selected an excellent wine of our region.

Throughout the activity you will be accompanied by a member of our team, the so-called “food-sherpa”, an expert and enthusiast of our culture and local cuisine. Our food sherpas speak English, German or Spanish.
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Mercado Central de Atarazanas
Spain Food Sherpas
Taste the eclectic and delicious flavors of Spain’s famous tapas culture during this 3-hour shopping and cooking lesson in Malaga. Stop by Atarazanas Market to select from an array of fresh, seasonal, products. Depending what you’ve purchased you’ll prepare anything from mouth-watering cod ‘tostón’ to ‘ensalada malagüena’ (salad with mayo and potatoes) or a Spanish-style ‘tortilla’ with eggs before enjoying your creations. A wine or beer, paired to your menu, plus olive oil tasting, pre-meal snack and seasonal fruits, will help complete the feast.
  • Take a cooking class focusing on the tapas of Malaga
  • Discover the diverse (and delicious) tapas culture of Spain, which varies by region and city
  • Shop for fresh, seasonal, ingredients at Atarazanas Market
  • Learn to make a variety of dishes, ranging from cod ‘tostón’ to ‘ensalada malagüena’ or a Spanish-style ‘tortilla’ with eggs
  • Accompany the tapas feast with an included wine or beer pairing plus pre-meal snack and seasonal fruits
  • Leave class with a list of recipes and a special gift
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile
Grand Tour of Europe

I'm taking my 18 year old grandson on a grand tour of Europe for his high school graduation and decided that a cooking class would be the perfect thing to prepare him for dorm life. I booked the paella cooking class and was glad I...More

1  Thank Dennis-in-Sac
spainfoodsherpas, Gerente at Spain Food Sherpas, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Dear Dennis-in-Sac, Thank you so very much for this wonderful review! We are very happy you and your grandson enjoyed the Paella Cooking Class and hopefully we could help him a little to prepare for dorm life :) It was a pleasure having you on...More

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile
Great experience

We had a great time and learned many new things about tapas cooking. We can highly recommend this experience.

1  Thank VidarVi
spainfoodsherpas, Gerente at Spain Food Sherpas, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Hola VidarVi, thank you for the review! We're so happy you enjoyed it. Best.

Reviewed 13 June 2018
An absolutely wonderful experience

Our company had booked the Tapas cooking class and as we were 12 persons we had a class for our selves. We met Simone who was an excellent guide and talked very good english. It was very interesting to se the big food market in...More

1  Thank LenaF54
spainfoodsherpas, Gerente at Spain Food Sherpas, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Dear LenaF54, We are so happy to read you enjoyed our Cooking Workshop!! :) Thank you very much for this wonderful review! Likewise, it was a pleasure for us to have you here! We wish you all the best and many greetings from Malaga! Un...More

Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile
Fantastic way to experience Malagan cuisine!

My husband and I signed up for the Tapas Class (including market tour) while Babymooning in Malaga. Such an amazing experience that we're so thankful we signed up for. Simone was super friendly and knowledgeable. The market tour was fantastic - we met several of...More

1  Thank Alexandra S
spainfoodsherpas, Gerente at Spain Food Sherpas, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Dear Alexandra S, A wonderful review- thank you so very much! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the cooking class and even more, that you returned several time to the market :) It is as well one of our favorite places and a true...More

Reviewed 4 May 2018
Fun and educational , cooking great Spanish dishes!

Great class with Ampora, very knowledgeable and an ease to learn and participate during the class. We made amazing dishes that we are definetly going to recreate. Thank you The only thing I would say is that it would be nice to get the recipes...More

1  Thank Genny P
spainfoodsherpas, Gerente at Spain Food Sherpas, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Dear Genny P, thanks a lot for your great review! We're glad that you enjoyed it and that you could learn a little about our cuisine. Regarding the recipes- normally we send all of them to our clients by email, after the cooking workshop. In...More

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