Private Pintxo Cooking Class the basque way to tapas

Pintxos and Tapas Cooking Class in Bilbao

Bilbo, Spain
  • 5 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket


Learn how to make Basque tapas with the benefit of personalized attention during this half-day private cooking class. Enjoy being in a private villa in the mountains with a chef guide, who will teach you how to cook with seasonal produce grown on site. Sip a glass of wine and taste local cheese and olive oil while you learn, then sit down to eat your masterpieces. Private round-trip transportation included, as well as a visit to the fishing village of Castro Urdiales.
  • Food tasting of Basque-style pintxos
  • Open bar and Spanish wine
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop-off in a private car
  • Private class guarantees personalized attention

Sample Menu


Fresh scallops in green sauce


Marmitako de Bonito

The number one traditional dish of Basque Country


La Gilda

The number one pintxo of Basque Country


Ham, onions and goat cheese pintxo



We will prepare the Basque dessert by excellence

What's Included

  • Food tasting
  • Unlimited drinks (open bar)
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
    Abandoibarra Etorb., 2, 48009 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain

    We will meet in front of the Puppy (there is a bus station for the touristic bus)

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

10:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Operated by Northern Spain Gastronomy

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Unforgettable Basque culinary experience from beginning to end!
Gina_V, Sep 2019
If you love great food and wine, beautiful scenery and architecture, history and meeting amazing, talented people, then this is the dream travel experience for you! It was inspiring to spend time with Irene and David at their Basque hillside paradise just 30 minutes outside of Barcelona. The tour of the magical seaside village of Castro-Urdiales, on the Camino de Santiago, to learning how to cook the most delicious pintxos of our trip, to tasting local wines and learning how to appreciate its unique qualities, this boutique gastronomic experience could not have been any better! Irene & David were kind, generous and infectiously passionate about food and wine. They welcomed us into their amazing home as if we were family. Honestly, we were ready to move in by evening’s end!
Response from Host, Sep 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to share this review for us. I am very happy to hear that you enjoy your cooking experience with us during your time in Bilbao and hopefully you will be cooking those pintxos soon back at home. Enjoy the rest of your trip and hopefully we will be welcoming you soon again.. Irene
Fantastic Cooking Experience in Spain!
winesrus13, Aug 2019
Irene, the cooking instructor is a gem! She grew up in Bilbao, gave us a short tour then went to her villa for the hands on cooking class. She paired each pintxos with wine. Irene makes you feel like family. Wonderful way to spend the afternoon! Highly recommend this class.

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