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Mercado, tapas and Paella cooking experience

Alicante, SpainPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Juan Luis

4 hours
Italian
Up to 10 people
Hosted in Spanish, English

What you'll do

This is the authentic Paella experience
Live a 100% Mediterranean, a 100% Sostenible and a 100% Alicante local experience. Participate, learn, have fun and taste in a different way.
Meeting Point will be at the main entrance to the local Market. After introducing each other we will begin.
We will shop at the best stores to find top quality ingredients. Then we´ll go to our kitchen, to prepare the best Paella, we have a special formula and you will learn it easily.
Our experience is very exclusive, maximum 12 people.
Other things to note
Kids are allowed.
It is necessary to be on time
Our space is a traditional old building without elevator
This is the authentic Paella experience
Live a 100% Mediterranean, a 100% Sostenible and a 100% Alicante local experience. Participate, learn, have fun and taste in a different way.
Meeting Point will be at the main entrance to the local Market. After introducing each other we will begin.
We will shop at the best stores to find top quality ingredients. Then we´ll go to our kitchen, to prepare the best Paella, we have a special fo…

Juan Luis's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Any food intolerance please tell me and I will try to adapt the menu to you...
  • Drinks
    Local wines, beverages, beers, coffee, liquers...
  • Tickets
    There is always sorprises...
  • Equipment
    For cooking you have apron, note book and everything you need
From $84
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Juan Luis

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 40 Reviews
  • Identity verified
We are Rosario and Juanlu, and we want you to feel like at home, but at your spanish home!.
Rosario is third generation of Paella Cook, and I studied cooking and pastry, both we are in love with our city and it´s gastronomy. I have strong ties with the market, my grandparents had fruit and vegetable stands in the market, and I know the best stores where to find the best products.
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Where you'll be

Live an unforgettable experience, enjoy cooking the best paella with us, we will visit a traditional food market where we select the freshest product, while we discover the history of this iconic building.

Our kitchen is close to the market, there is no time to lose!
Put your apron and get ready to enjoy and learn the secrets of the most popular mediterranean dish with this unique experience. (Please note that there is no elevator)
Winnifred
February 2020
One of the best cooking experiences ever! Juan Lu took all the time to show us around the market, we participated in the making of the rice dish. Above all there was an amazing good ambiance between the guests, and we left like friends. Juan Lu and his cooking partner Rosario are warm people with a passion for what they are doing. A great way to experience Alicante, and to take home fond memories, and recipes!
One of the best cooking experiences ever! Juan Lu took all the time to show us around the market, we participated in the making of the rice dish. Above all there was an amazing goo…
Stephen
February 2020
Juan Luas & Rosario are the perfect hosts which reflected our experience overall. It was perfect. We spent a wonderful afternoon meeting new friends and having a laugh whilst we learnt about paella. It’s so much more than just about paella. We would definitely recommend this trip. My wife and I had a great time.
Juan Luas & Rosario are the perfect hosts which reflected our experience overall. It was perfect. We spent a wonderful afternoon meeting new friends and having a laugh whilst we le…
Mick
February 2020
This is a “must do” when in Alicante but do not wait till last day like us as you pick up so much info and tips that will enhance your holiday. Juanlu and Rosario make a great partnership for this experience which is also a great way to meet others on holiday. All in all an outstanding day out - educational and fun 👍
This is a “must do” when in Alicante but do not wait till last day like us as you pick up so much info and tips that will enhance your holiday. Juanlu and Rosario make a great par…
Carly
February 2020
What an amazing experience! We were a group of 5 work colleagues and our husbands and wives, so there were 10 of us altogether. From the very start when we first met Juan, we could tell he was very passionate about what he was doing. The whole group had the best time and are still talking about it since we have got back to the UK. We can’t believe the value for money for the time and effort and all of the food and drink. Juan Luis and Rosario made us all feel very special and we didn’t want to leave! The food was outstanding and we all learnt a lot. You must book this experience if you ever visit Alicante. We will definitely book again if we ever return.
What an amazing experience! We were a group of 5 work colleagues and our husbands and wives, so there were 10 of us altogether. From the very start when we first met Juan, we could…
Peter
January 2020
A warm welcome and interesting trip around the market, with personal stories and family connection made this a real trip into the local culture. The cooking and food delights were new to us (as we normally avoid eating fish) so to find so much that we enjoyed from the varied bites offered throughout the day in the market and the kitchen was fantastic. We learnt so much about buying fresh food and preparing a perfect Paella! The group trip was perfect and we enjoyed meeting other nationalities and sitting for dinner as a family with Juan Luis and Rosario the chef, who was delightful and fun. A great team! Thank you , x Pete and Mandy
A warm welcome and interesting trip around the market, with personal stories and family connection made this a real trip into the local culture. The cooking and food delights were…
Maura
January 2020
I gifted this experience to my sister and her husband when they stayed in Alicante for a month studying Spanish. They both said their experience was incredible! “Our best day in Spain, yet!” Juan Luis made them feel welcome and the food was delicious! They loved meeting other people from all over the world and spending a day getting to know the city better. Would absolutely recommend to anyone!
I gifted this experience to my sister and her husband when they stayed in Alicante for a month studying Spanish. They both said their experience was incredible! “Our best day in Sp…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Soy-free
Vegan
Tree nut allergy
Egg-free
Vegetarian
Dairy-free
Peanut allergy
Shellfish allergy
Fish allergy
Gluten-free
Pescatarian

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes

be prepare to enjoy!