Welcome to The Paella Club

Welcome to a space of culinary excellence, where individuals from around the globe come to gain an insider’s perspective to the world of Spanish cuisine.

The Paella Club is an innovative culinary experience tucked away the Raval neighborhood of Barcelona. Here you can discover the history and complexity of traditional Spanish specialties like Paella and crème Catalan, Spanish wine, and so much more.

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What People Are Saying About Us

“The two Alex’s had a wealth of knowledge about Spanish cuisine. These guys have thought of everything – 5 stars! One of the best experiences we have done in Barcelona – would definitely recommend!” 

“This was the highlight of our culinary experience in Barcelona. Expect friendship, great food, and cava. Wow!”

“Cooking, Music, Wine and Kilometer Zero products. I have taken over a dozen cooking classes in many countries but this one with Alex was by far the most fun and relaxing and my favorite.”

Our Story

Alex Betolaza is the personification of the story behind The Paella Club. He was born in the Basque Country (País Vasco), a region that is known for its culinary highlights, both reflected in the world famous pintxos (“toothpick-tapas”) and the multitude of Michelin star restaurants. An unknown fact to many people, Basque Country is the only region in Spain where men take place behind the stove as part of their cultural heritage. There are even private cooking clubs where all members are male, where are called txokos….

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