Mexican Cooking Class with fresh Local Market ingredients selection and transpor

Badge of ExcellenceCancún, Mexico

From USD 109.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Use traditional techniques to prepare a 4-course Mexican menu at a cooking class in Cancun that begins in a local market and ends with a feast. You’ll learn the building blocks of Mexican cooking as you browse fresh ingredients at the market, then find out how to use a stone mortar, griddle, and clay pots to cook four flavorful dishes.
  • Mexican cooking class in Cancun with a market visit
  • Enjoy a 4-course meal plus included drinks
  • Group size is limited to 10 for individual instruction
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at your hotel

Sample Menu


Fresh Local Fruit

Select local fruit with your own hands from the local market. Follow the simple, yet useful tips of our professional chef-guide!



Simple, yet difficult to accomplish to perfection, learn how to prepare this avocado and pico de gallo appetizer.


Refried beans

As good Mexicans, beans go well with everything!


Handmade tortillas

The secret behind most Mexican dishes, learn it's preparation and why is so important.



Thick corn base with different toppings.



Rolled up chicken tacos drowned in green or red sauce topped with cream, cheese, and onion.



Do we need to describe it?


Arroz Con Leche

Traditional dessert made with rice, milk, vanilla, cinammon and sugar. Learn our special secret ;)

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Soda/Pop
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Roundtrip transportation from Riviera Maya has an extra cost of $20 usd per person

Meeting And Pickup

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

Meeting point

  • Carr. Cancún - Tulum 5
    Carr. Cancún - Tulum 5, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    City Hall, Goverment's office

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Exact pickup times are sent after booking.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Operated by Cancun Food Tours

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.

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Featured review
This was an excellent tour/class!! The guide was amazing and very knowledgeable about the culture. Would definitely book this again.


157 reviews
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Fun but way too expensive
Andrew_G, Sept 2023
Was fun but very poor value for money. We were rushed around the market and into the kitchen. Cooking was fun but it was just so expensive for what you got. We enjoyed ourselves but felt totally ripped off especially knowing how cheap these foods are in Mexico
Cooking class
PAUL_T, Aug 2023
Hector the chef was great. The area of the restaurant where we cooked has no AC. It was not comfortable.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear PAUL_T, Thank you for your feedback. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed Hector's guidance during our cooking experience. We apologize for any discomfort you experienced due to the lack of air conditioning in the cooking area. Your feedback is important to us, and we'll take this into consideration to ensure a more comfortable environment for our guests in the future. If you have any other comments or suggestions, please feel free to share at Warm regards,
Ashton_M, July 2023
This was an excellent tour/class!! The guide was amazing and very knowledgeable about the culture. Would definitely book this again.
Cooking in Cancun
Robin_C, July 2023
Learning what to do to make guacamole stay green. And touring the meat and vegetable market. Showing how the corn is processed for tortilla
Great time
Vic_C, June 2023
Very informative and welcoming. Enjoyed the experience . Tour guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
Great experience!
Bronwyn_P, June 2023
Great experience and worth the price! Got to look around a local market and pick the ingredients for cooking as well as having a traditional breakfast. Cooking class was good and taught well by Nassim. I would do it again!
Not really a cooking class
Amy_M, June 2023
Too basic for the price. Carlos was amazing as was the driver but the cooking is too basic and not the best experience. I have done cooking classes in other countries which are much cheaper and better. Would have been better to make tortilla dough from scratch and more hands on, Carlos did a lot of cooking and it was not very interactive and for the price it was just a bit too basic. I didn’t learn anything walking away from it and didnt experience any new dishes. It said we would make the cocktail but they were made for us. I think this experience is a more behind the scenes than a cooking class and it is expensive
Response from Host, July 2023
Dear Amy_M, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We apologize if our cooking class did not meet your expectations and if you felt it was too basic for the price. Our goal is to provide a unique and interactive culinary experience that allows guests to learn and enjoy local flavors. We appreciate your compliments about Carlos and the driver; they work hard to ensure our guests have a memorable time. However, we understand that you were looking for a more hands-on experience, and we'll take this into consideration to improve our class and make it more interactive for our guests. Regarding the cocktails, we apologize for the misunderstanding. It is our aim to have guests participate in making their drinks, and we will ensure this is properly communicated and implemented in the future. We truly value your feedback, as it helps us make necessary improvements to provide better experiences for our guests. If there is anything specific you would like to see or learn in future classes, please let us know, and we'll do our best to accommodate. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance in the future to provide you with an even better experience and a deeper appreciation of Mexican cuisine. Kindest regards,
Limited cooking class for couples.
Ralph_J, June 2023
Visited a fresh market in the morning to select best ingredients. Very helpful. When we got to the restaurant, our four teams selected one person to do the work. We thought everyone would be involved.
Response from Host, July 2023
Dear Ralph_J, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting the fresh market and found it helpful in selecting the best ingredients for your cooking experience. We apologize for any confusion regarding the cooking process at the restaurant. Our intention is to provide an interactive and engaging experience for all participants. We will take your feedback into consideration and work on improving our communication to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to be involved in the cooking process. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we strive to make every tour enjoyable and memorable for our guests. We truly appreciate your input and will use it to enhance our future tours. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly. We value your satisfaction and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for another culinary adventure in the future. Kindest regards,
Lisa_T, Apr 2023
Loved the market, and all the information on peppers and how to use cooking. Excellent tour of market and surrounding area.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Lisa_T, Thank you so much for joining our market tour and for sharing your positive experience! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed learning about the different types of peppers and their uses in cooking. Our guides take pride in providing informative and engaging tours, and we're glad you appreciated their efforts. We hope to see you again soon on another tour exploring the delicious cuisine of Mexico. ¡Buen provecho! 🌶️🍴
Great way to build memories
Vicki_B, Apr 2023
Carlos was excellent took time ty answer questions and involving the group of all ages and with different knife skills
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Vicki_B, Thank you for sharing your experience with us! It's great to hear that Carlos provided a wonderful experience during your tour. It's always a pleasure when a guide takes the time to answer questions and get everyone involved, regardless of their skill level. We hope you enjoyed the food and had a great time on the tour! Don't hesitate to come back and join us again for another amazing experience. Warm regards, 🌮🍴
A culinary adventure in Cancun
James_W, Apr 2023
Amazing experience, chef Carlos was great, very hands on and very delicious. A true market to table experience. Small group a perfect day. I highly recommend.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear James_W, We're thrilled to hear that you had an amazing experience with Chef Carlos! 🍴😊 It's wonderful to know that he was hands-on and provided a true market-to-table experience for you. We're glad that you enjoyed the delicious food and had a perfect day with a small group. Thank you for highly recommending our experience! We appreciate your kind words and feedback. It's our goal to provide memorable culinary adventures, and we're glad that Chef Carlos exceeded your expectations. We hope to welcome you back for more delicious and hands-on experiences in the future! Thank you for choosing us for your culinary journey. ¡Buen provecho y hasta la próxima! Best regards,
Rachel_S, Mar 2023
No show. Didn’t show the first day. Tried again and they didn’t show the second day after talking to someone that they would. No one answered day 2. :(
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear Rachel_S, We are very sorry to hear about your experience. This is not the level of service we aim to provide and we apologize for any inconvenience or frustration this has caused you. We take these matters very seriously and we would like to look into this situation further. Could you please provide us with more information such as the tour name, date and time of the booking, and the name the booking was made under at ? We would like to investigate this issue immediately and take appropriate action to ensure this does not happen again in the future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention, and we hope to hear from you soon. Kindest regards,
LOVED!!! Hoping to get those recipes emailed! (Trip date: 2/16/23 with Carlos)
margaret_m, Mar 2023
We had a GREAT time!!! Going to the local food market was awesome, and our guide Carlos was so engaging and informative. He even gave us time to shop downtown while he prepped the ingredients. During the class he explained the history behind the food and the way it is prepared. The tour included 1 margarita per person...they were so good, we ended up buying another round :) I'm still waiting to get the recipes emailed to me, hoping this review is read through Viator and they can contact me. Highly recommend this experience!! Different than your average food tour, this was a much more 1:1 experience and we left feeling a little more connected to the culture.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear margaret_m, Thank you for your positive review! We are thrilled to hear that you had a great time on our local food market tour with Carlos as your guide. We're glad to know that you enjoyed the unique experience of shopping at the local food market and learning about the history and preparation of the food. We apologize for any delay in receiving the recipes. Rest assured that we will do our best to ensure that you receive them promptly. Please feel free to contact us directly if you have any further inquiries. We appreciate your recommendation and are delighted that you left feeling more connected to the culture. Thank you for choosing our tour and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for another enjoyable experience in the future. Best regards,
Five star experience
Donnaptak, Mar 2023
Five stars!! Best part of our trip. I can't brag enough and encourage everyone to do this!! The chef was excellent and we had so much fun shopping in the market then drinking margaritas, preparing food and eating it.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Donnaptak, Thank you for your glowing review! We are thrilled to hear that your experience with us was the highlight of your trip. Our team takes great pride in providing excellent service and creating unforgettable culinary experiences for our guests. We are glad you enjoyed shopping in the market, sipping margaritas, and preparing and enjoying the delicious food. Our talented chef and team are dedicated to showcasing the best of Mexican cuisine and culture, and we are delighted that you had a fun and memorable time. Thank you for recommending our tour to others. We truly appreciate your support and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on another culinary adventure in the future. Keep on cookin'!
Must do excursion
Christine_S, Feb 2023
Wonderful experience! We were able to shop and experience the local market, buy fresh masa, cheese and produce, and then learn to prepare it under the watchful eye of Carlos. Carlos and his team were warm and professional. This is a great day trip, educational and delicious! A bargain price for a memorable meal in Cancun🎉
Tasty trip
Bryan_H, Feb 2023
Hector our tour guide was great. The food we made was tasty . Got to shop and see the market downtown with no pressure from ventors. Had a great time.
Interesting Lesson in Mexican Cooking
Timothy_R, Feb 2023
The people we met. We met some people that were fun to be around. The chef was also very personable.
Cooking in Mexico
Mildred_M, Feb 2023
Nassim and his team were amazing. The food and the experience were unmatched. Highly recommend taking this class
The guide took us through...
Carol_M, Jan 2023
The guide took us through the market and showed us how the tortillas are made and the different stages of chillies. We all got to be hands-on in making guacamole and lunch. Would highly recommend this fun activity.
Worth it for sure!
MJ_B, Jan 2023
I had a great experience! I was surprised with more than I expected! Claudia was not only a great cook and teacher but an absolute delight to be with!

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