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A Taste of Spain

Calle Encarnacion, Madrid, Spain
+34 856 07 96 26
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Tapas, Tapas and more Tapas

We took a great tapas tour in Madrid for our first night night in the city. We thought it would be... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Desiree F
ham carving/tasting and tapas lunch in madrid

The highlight of our family long weekend visit to madrid was the ham carving followed by tapas... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
peter f
London, United Kingdom
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Experience the foods and cuisines of Spain with the local culinary travel experts: private cooking classes, market visits, tapas sessions, customized food & wine tours... in Madrid and across Spain. Since 1999, we specialize in organizing genuine culinary experiences for international foodie travelers willing to savor the authentic Taste of Spain. Small - private groups, starting from 2 people. A Taste of Spain is recommended by National Geographic on "Food Journeys of a lifetime" as local tour operator providing expert knowledge in the Spanish culinary scene; and is a member of the IACP (International Association of Culinary Professionals) and Slow Food.
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“cooking class” (3 reviews)
“iberico ham” (2 reviews)
“gabriela” (4 reviews)
Calle Encarnacion, Madrid, Spain
+34 856 07 96 26

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We took a great tapas tour in Madrid for our first night night in the city. We thought it would be a good way to get to know the city a bit and learn the best tapas to eat! Maria, our guide, took us to...More

3  Thank Desiree F
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The highlight of our family long weekend visit to madrid was the ham carving followed by tapas lunch. Superb choice of venues for both. Very friendly staff and interpreter made the whole experience great fun. Lunch was very high quality, included wine and made the...More

2  Thank peter f
Reviewed 27 September 2017

What a great couple of hours spent learning about Iberico Ham in the hands of the masters followed by an excellent lunch. The experience was well organised and the company provided a translator so we could fully understand all the technicalities of the process. The...More

3  Thank Abs64
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We had a wonderful experience with Taste of Spain on our last trip to the Basque country. So when we decided to go to Spain for Christmas as a family I contacted them again knowing they could find something unique and fun for us to...More

5  Thank SCG10001
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

The day spent with Chef Gabriela is a memory maker! She is generous of time and explanation with her guiding me, a novice, and she, wonderful in spirit.

2  Thank Zaza H
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Every vacation my family, wife; son (14), and myself take a cooking class. What was unique about this class was that we met and cooked in Chef Gabriela's residence. It was a joy to come into the world of her kitchen. Everything had a personal...More

8  Thank JeffA0023
Reviewed 8 November 2013

The purpose of our tour was to visit and film the saffron fields. It became a wonderful 4-days-encounter of La Mancha. Our very friendly driver, Roberto, brought us,, two Belgian couples, from the Madrid airport to the hotel "De Las Letras", near the old centre...More

8  Thank Hector V
Reviewed 17 October 2013

My first trip in Madrid was excellent! Our tour guide was knowledgeable, funny and our tour through Madrid was great. It reminded me a lot of Rome due to the streets not being set on a square block format. I loved our experiences in Madrid...More

9  Thank LizHandlen
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Our tour started in Madrid where we stayed at a beautiful hotel close to the Prado Museum. The next day we went to a Iberico lunch with a master carver of the iberico ham and Spanish wines. Then that evening we were able to see...More

6  Thank Marci M
Reviewed 24 September 2012

We took a cooking class in Madrid with Gabriela Llamas through A Taste of Spain. We were to adults and children ages (15, 13, 10). The class was fabulous. Gabriela was charming and engaging and introduced us to real Spanish cooking. We wanted to be...More

9  Thank gkashar
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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