10 Spanish Reality TV Shows on Netflix That Beat All the Rest
Spanish reality TV is an entertaining way to practice your language skills. If you’re traveling anywhere in Latin America or Spain, check out these reality TV shows in Spanish.
Empowered by its realism and embrace of different cultures, reality TV is popular because people relate to those on reality shows.
Keep reading to discover 10 must-watch Spanish reality TV shows on Netflix!
How to Learn with Spanish Reality TV
Reality TV in Spanish translates to la telerrealidad. Watching these shows is a great way to learn about something new. No matter where the show was made, make sure to set it to Spanish so that you can test your skills.
As you watch, write down a few new vocabulary words. If you’re a beginner or intermediate student, turn on Spanish subtitles. But if you’re at an advanced level, try it without subtitles to see how much you understand.
Another method to practice with Spanish reality TV is journaling about each episode and why it spoke to you—in Spanish. And if that seems difficult, read and write Spanish vocabulary so that you can continue to expand your list of Spanish words.
Top 10 Spanish Reality TV Shows on Netflix
These Spanish reality TV Shows feature original storylines that not only entertain but also expand your Spanish vocabulary!
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1. Hecho en México (Made in Mexico)
This Spanish reality TV show is for you if you like the “Real Housewives” series. It follows a group of young Mexican socialites who live in Mexico City.
This show is also comparable with “Keeping up with the Kardashians” because it’s about rich kids being creative about how they spend their time. Made in Mexico is popular on Netflix and it gives you a glimpse into Mexican living. Learn the secrets of Mexican socialites including fashion designers, talk show hosts, and models.
2. ¡Hecho! Mexico (Nailed It! Mexico)
Because Nailed It! was so popular in the U.S., they have launched the show in Spanish-speaking countries. Set in Mexico, this show features pastry chefs who compete to create extravagant cakes and wow the judges.
The results are often hilarious (and a major failure), as the judges search for the most talented and hard-working pastry chef in Mexico. You’ll be blown away by the talent found in Mexico while practicing your Spanish in the process.
3. Comida Callejera: Latinoamérica (Street Food: Latin America)
Region: Latin America
This Spanish reality TV show is the second volume of the hit Street Food docu-series on Netflix.
Street food is a huge part of Latin American culture.
Journey with chefs and local guides to explore food in Argentina, Peru, Colombia, and Mexico. From choripán to ceviche, you’ll be mesmerized and curious to try these unique dishes from Latin America.
If you’re a foodie planning on visiting a Spanish-speaking country, it’s good to know what street food to try. To learn more about Latin American cuisine, check out 8 World-Famous Hispanic Chefs & Their Innovative Cuisine.
4. Las Crónicas de los Tacos (Taco Chronicles)
Watch this show to learn how many ways you can make tacos and why they’re so incredibly popular in these Spanish-speaking countries.
Some of the most popular tacos are guisado, al pastor, and cochinita pibil. In addition to the filling you choose, it’s all about the salsas! They have incredible chiles in Mexico. Learn all about tacos in this original Netflix show.
5. ¡A ordenar con Marie Kondo! (Tidying up with Marie Kondo)
This show is originally in English but you can set it to Spanish. Marie Kondo is a joyful Japanese professional organizer. Her show was a hit in 2019, as it’s entertaining to watch her help people organize their homes and lives!
The people Kondo helps are nice and relatable and they are overjoyed to have her help clear out the clutter. It’s ideal for practicing Spanish—and motivating you to organize your house.
6. Casas alucinantes (Amazing Interiors)
This Spanish reality TV series has 12 episodes full of magnificent interior design, unexpected beauty, and extravagance. In El Interior es lo que cuenta, you’ll see a house-aquarium for scuba diving and another one that turns into a boat! The sky’s the limit when it comes to people’s way of living.
This show is super for learning the names of household objects in Spanish. Expand your Spanish vocabulary while enjoying these extravagant houses.
7. Niquelao (Nailed It! Spain)
This is another spin off of Nailed It! It’s a Spanish reality TV show with 3 seasons where you can enjoy how these artists create incredible and complicated desserts.
Niquelao means perfection, especially when it comes to baking or cooking. The vocabulary in Spain is a bit different from that of Latin American countries. If you’re planning on traveling to Spain, this show is perfect for you.
Hand-picked for you: 10 Most Impressive Cake Shops in Spain.
8. Soplado (Blown Away)
This Spanish reality TV show is all about glass blowing. Who’s the best soplador de vidrio (glass blower)? It’s a complex process that requires the right amount of air and fire.
You’ll be “blown away” to learn more about glass and how these artists make it. This exciting show is marvelous for learning and practicing Spanish sequencing words.
9. Siguiente en la Moda (Next in fashion)
In this reality TV show, fashion experts Alexa Chung and Tan France team up to find new talent in a way that’s similar to Project Runway.
In this show, 18 designers compete to win a $250,000 prize and the chance to sell their collection to one of the largest luxury brands in the world.
The judges include celebrities such as Tommy Hilfiger and Prabal Gurung. There’s just one season so far, but it’s enough to get you hooked.
10. Mamás Yummy (Yummy Mummies)
This show is originally from Australia but has Spanish audio. These pregnant Australian moms are entertaining and exciting. They live in Melbourne and Adalaide, and their first-world dramas make them easy to watch.
The format is similar to Keeping up with the Kardashians where cameras follow the women wherever they go. Try journaling after each episode to see how much of it you understood. Yummy Mummies is a Netflix original with two seasons out now.
Don’t Just Watch TV—Practice Speaking Spanish, Too!
Watching reality TV shows on Netflix is an amazing way to practice your Spanish-speaking skills. If you aren’t currently living in Latin America or Spain, watching content in Spanish online is a key way to immerse yourself at home.
Knowing Spanish is useful within the U.S., too! The United States is home to approximately 53 million people who speak Spanish. In fact, it’s the second-largest Spanish-speaking country in the world with 41 million native Spanish speakers and counting. It’s also a wonderful way to further your career. According to a study conducted by The Economist, a person can earn anywhere from $50,000 to $125,000 extra just by knowing a foreign language alone.
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