Market Tour, Tasting of 35 Fruits, and 4-Course Peruvian Cooking Class in Lima

Surquillo, Peru
Peruvian Cooking Class

From USD 119.90

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 5 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Prepare an authentic Peruvian meal from scratch with this small-group Lima cooking class. Begin with a market tour and fruit tasting that introduces you to a wide variety of fresh ingredients—including 35 different fruits—and then head to the kitchen to cook a 4-course meal under the careful instruction from your guide. At the end of the class, enjoy your meal with a Pisco sour.
  • Peruvian cooking class and market tour in Lima
  • Get a taste of Peruvian culture through its cuisine
  • Taste 35 different fruits—a great chance to learn about local ingredients
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people or fewer

Sample Menu


Causa Rellena

1st course: Causa Rellena Mashed potatoes with lime and mild chili paste stuffed with chicken and avocado


Ceviche and Lomo Saltado

Ceviche: Cured fish with corn and sweet potatoes Lomo Saltado: Sauteed beef, onion and tomatoes with rice and yellow potato fries



4th course: Picarones Pumpkin-sweet potato fritters with molasses

What's Included

  • Transportation from market to class
  • 35+ fruit samples
  • All ingredients for the cooking class
  • 4-course lunch prepared by yourself
  • Water and juice
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Beer and wine
  • Tips (not mandatory)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Mercado Nº 1 de Surquillo
    VXJF+MPH, Surquillo 15047, Peru

    Main entrance of Market "Mercado 1 de Surquillo", below the sign "Mercado 1" Location: Close to bridge and bus station "Puente Ricardo Palma". Use that as reference point for cab drivers. Don't go to Mercados 2, 3…7 de Surquillo!

Start time

09:00 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children up to 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code: no expensive jewelry in the market tour
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Let us know if you have any kind of food restriction or allergy
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      Yes visit the archeological sites but also eat Peru and this is an excellent way to do it.


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      Tasty and fun!
      Rebekah_B, June 2022
      Delicious and amazing! The market tour is great. Really fun to try all the different fruit and potatoes that Peru has to offer. They prepare small portions of each so you don't entirely fill up before you start the cooking portion of the class. The food was surprisingly simple to cook, but when you have an amazing staff it all seems to go so smoothly, right? Highly recommend this experience, great way to learn about local dishes.
      Eat a country to learn it
      Clark S, Nov 2019
      We were met at the market and showed around to the meat, fish, fruit, vegetable and staple stands. At each we received information about different local products. Local means Peruvian. A vast assortment. Many indigenous but also several imported. With this background we went to the cooking venue and began by making a Pisco sour after our 35 fruit taste and demo session. This drink and the 4 courses that followed were all hands on. We did the work, albeit amply helped by staff for washing up and ably directed by chef instructors. After each course we stopped and ate. Soooo good.We did only Peruvian dishes and with Peruvian ingredients. Several of my menu mysteries were cleared up and eating out in Peru became more fun. Also I now have a recipe collection to do at home. A wonderful experience! The cuisine of Peru is a significant part of the country. Yes visit the archeological sites but also eat Peru and this is an excellent way to do it.

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