Mexico City

Authentic Mexican hands-on Cooking Class and Market Tour

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn to prepare classic Mexican dishes alongside a professional chef with this cooking class in Mexico City's Roma Norte neighborhood. Shop for ingredients at a local market, and then head to a private cooking studio to prepare your 4-course menu with appetizers, mains, and dessert. This tour also includes a tasting of aqua fresca and your choice of alcoholic beverage to complement your meal.
  • Mexican cooking class in Mexico City
  • Hands-on class teaches you recipes you can bring back home
  • Shop at a local market alongside a chef
  • All ingredients for a 4-course meal included, plus drinks and dessert

Sample Menu


Mexican Street Appetizers

Sopes with two Mexican salsas (red molcajete sauce and green sauce)



Tamale without masa, filled with vegetables and topped with an spearmint sauce.


White Mole

Made with a mixture of light-colored ingredients including white pine nuts, almonds, peanuts, sesame seeds, blonde raisins and chile guero.


Corn Bread

Served with hot chocolate (water based)

What's Included

  • Professional Chef guide
  • All needed ingredients to cook menu
  • Printed recipes
  • Market Tour
  • Four course lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Eje 3 Pte 191
    Eje 3 Pte 191, Roma Nte., Cuauhtémoc, 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

    Aura Cocina Mexicana, Medellín 191a (between Chiapas and Tapachula streets), colonia Roma Norte, Mexico City.

Start time

09:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Mole Blanco is usually served with chicken pieces. Other options available: panela cheese or mushrooms, please indicate your selection.
  • An apron will be provided to be used during class. To better enjoy the class we suggest wearing comfortable clothes and shoes, please avoid scarves, long necklaces and jewelry while in the kitchen.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not suitable for nuts allergies
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

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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Ethan_H, Mar 2023
Excellent experience for learning all about the most important ingredients in Mexican cooking and stylistic elements. Pame was very engaging and fun and gave us many recommendations for cooking at home as well as what to eat in the city. LGBT friendly, good comfortable atmosphere.
Best cooking class we have ever had!
Katherine_B, Mar 2023
Pama's personality made it fun! Full of information and tasty treats at the market, and lots of hands-on cooking, making things i would have never imagined.
Fantastic, diverse, easy day
C_S, Feb 2023
This was a great day. We visited the market but also stopped at small shops and stalls to see tortillas being made (wheat and maize). We tried choc, insects, fruit, pork scratchings in the market! The class was so relaxed but informative and the food terrific. A very good, patient teacher! :)
Buen provecho!
Lucy_G, Feb 2023
My husband and I took the Aura Cocina Mexicana Cooking Class and Market Tour on Feb. 4, 2023. This was one of our favorite things we did while visiting Mexico City, for the first time. Chef Pam was awesome as well as her staff! Her enthusiasm for Mexican cuisine is contagious! The market tour, including street food samplings, introduced us to food we may not have otherwise tried. The hands-on making of the dishes that we all sat down and enjoyed together, made the experience that much better! You will definitely leave this class with a full stomach and having met a great bunch of people! We highly recommend this Class and Tour! Also, Chef Pam sent us photos and videos she had taken during our time together which was so appreciated!
Deliciously Nutritious Creations with Pamela & Family
Matthew_M, Jan 2023
What a beautifully delicious and intentional experience. Our guide, Pamela, was so special and made sure all of us understood we weren’t just guests or participants, but rather family connecting with each other through fun, learning and cooking incredible food! We started with a short walk to the Mercado to talk about all of the native ingredients that we would be using. It was very educational. Then we got to work in the kitchen. Everyone had different tasks and we all contributed to what turned out to be the best meal of our entire trip!! We had the best time from start to finish. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! Seriously…. Schedule this experience NOW!
Amazing tour!!!
Martha_R, Jan 2023
Amazing experience! My husband and I did this tour for our honeymoon. The tour was informative and so much fun! The food we cooked was delicious. The kitchen was adorable and super clean. Highly recommend!!
Highly recommend this...
Gail_h, Jan 2023
Highly recommend this experience. More than just a cooking class. Krystal and her staff were amazing and we had a wonderful time.
Lots of fun in this acitvity
RamiroJ_A, Jan 2023
Fantastic activity. Just be careful if you want to eat in the market. A well coordinated set up and experience.
You have to do it
Kimmy_T, Dec 2022
This was such an incredible experience! I feel like I learned so much more in-depth about Mexican culture and food from the market tour and the time we spent with Krystel in the kitchen. It might be my favorite thing I did in Mexico City!
A must do
Kristen_P, Mar 2022
I had a blast. Sadly I had to leave the class early because of another tour I had but Chef Graciela was amazing. She was super nice and answered all my questions plus I gained more insight into Mexican cuisine. The kitchen is super cute and it was a great hands on experience plus the tour before cooking was great. Highly recommend.
Loved it!!
Fernando_H, Mar 2022
This is just an amazing experience, we loved it, time and money well spent. Group was small, 6 in total… Krys took us for a small walking tour to “tortillerias”, street food and a market, then we went back to the cooking class. The was was great, very interactive and you learn and eat/drink a lot!
Fun Cooking Class with Market Tour
Clifford_T, Mar 2022
We had a great time on this cooking class (mid-January 2022). The neighborhood walk including street food snack was good. The tour of the market was great fun. The instructor really made it educational and engaging. Back at the cooking studio (bright and cheerful) education and fun continued. I'm glad a little recipe booklet was provided because we are definitely making some of these dishes back at home. In fact, we're having a small dinner party tomorrow night and will make some of the items. We recommended this tour to our hotel in Mexico City. I think other travelers would enjoy it.