Mexican Cooking from Scratch and Mezcal Tasting in a Local Home in Tulum

Tulum, Mexico

From USD 87.18

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn about the flavors and ingredients of Aztec, Mayan and Mexican cuisine on this intimate tour in a local’s home. Under the tutelage of your host, prepare a 3-course meal—soup, main, and dessert—along with homemade salsa and tortillas. You’ll also sample and learn the proper way to taste mezcal. Afterward, share the meal you’ve prepared with your hosts and new amigos.
  • Cooking class in a local’s home
  • Mezcal tasting included
  • Learn to prepare a traditional Mexican meal from scratch
  • Small groups—maximum of 10 people

Sample Menu



Prepared , with tomatillo, chile serrano, cilantro, avocado and garlic, happy to share with you my abuela secret to keep it fresh and green.


Tacos al Pastor

Thin pork loin strips, marinated with 3 chiles, specias, achiote, orange and pinnaple fresh juice; served with grill pinneaple, cilantro and salsa.


Three milk and creme cheese jelly.

Light and easy dessert, perfect for hot days.

What's Included

  • Alcoholic Beverages

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • 6G2G+HF Tulum
      6G2G+HFH Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

      Our address is La Veleta Calle 12, on the corner of Amaka, we're located in front of big horizontal white condos. My entrance is a big and tall wooden door, the address will take you to the condos on front because it wont let me put it on my actual home, but it literally just in front.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 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.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Featured review
    We booked this course as part of our honeymoon and it has been a real highlight! Lily was so welcoming, knowledgeable and passionate about Mexican cuisine. She explained everything in great detail and gave tips on where to buy ingredients in the area. We loved the group cooking approach and everyone given a task to do to contribute to the meal. Making the tacos was so fun and all the food was delicious. We met lovely ladies from America and enjoyed sharing lunch with them. I would recommend the course to anyone and we can't wait to try the recipes at home!


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    Best Dinner in Tulum!
    Pascale_N, May 2023
    What an amazing experience! Lily and her team were so nice and welcoming into their home. We really enjoyed learning about authentic Mexican cooking and all the flavor profiles that went into the meal. She is also very funny! I would highly recommend this activity, im still dreaming about the soup and can’t wait to get the recipes.
    Top notch cooking class!!
    Karen_S, May 2023
    This was a great addition to our Tulum experience! Lily was so warm and welcoming and taught us so much about how to prepare and cook the meal as well as the history of the food. The mescal tasting was fun too! This is the cooking class to take!
    Liam_M, Apr 2023
    Making authentic Mexican food and learning about the history behind it was really interesting to me !
    Lily is great at what she...
    Elisha_A, Apr 2023
    Lily is great at what she does- entertaining and a great cook and teacher! This was one of my favorite experiences during my time in Tulum! Highly recommend
    A must!
    Roxanna_L, Apr 2023
    Loved this experience! It was educational and delicious. My entire family, including my kids, loved it and can’t stop talking about it!
    Words can’t describe this beautiful experience!
    Maddie_H, Mar 2023
    Visiting Lily’s home and cooking in her kitchen was the highlight of my trip! Lily and her team were incredibly warm, welcoming and kind. She made it a point to make sure each and every guest was taken care of and having a great time (as she called it “a party” in the kitchen. She was an absolute expert in authentic Mexican cooking and shared her grandmother’s recipes with the class as well as important history about the cuisines openly and expertly. The food we made was absolutely delicious. We met other fun and kind travelers at the class which made it even more fun to cook together. At the end of the night we all got to sit down and enjoy the meal together, and it felt like home. This was such a wholesome and lovely experience it made me emotional. If you are Tulum be sure to carve out an evening to spend at Lily’s, you will not regret it!
    Great foodie experience
    Sara_A, Mar 2023
    Great experience! Lily was very knowledgeable and explained things well. She incorporated the history behind food and ingredients which was great. She was very welcoming and friendly and answered all of our questions. We made a few dishes (some had ingredients prepared earlier since they take some time), but everything was explained. The only thing to keep in mind is that you will not be cooking the whole meal from scratch independently; rather the group will take responsibility of preparing different parts of the ingredients together.
    Fun, food and family. All be best things!
    Shara_M, Mar 2023
    This was the best experience of an already great trip. Lily is fun, funny and her food is amazing. This is a must do experience if in Tulum. I went as part of a bachelorette party and we all had such a great time. I plan to return with my family. It’s a great time for everyone. Adults and children’s alike. Lily and her team are so great! Book it!
    Incredible experience!!
    Christina_R, Feb 2023
    Absolutely outstanding experience! Lily is witty, fun and engaging. You can tell she loves what she does. She made it educational about the culture, ingredients and recipes. And the food was incredible!!
    Ian_S, Feb 2023
    Lily is a wonderful host and teacher. Her traditional cooking methods were easy and delicious. We will be using her recipes when get home. This Is a must do activity if you are going to Tulum.
    Highly recommended cooking experience!
    Ron_R, Feb 2023
    This was our favorite experience during our one-week stay in Tulum. Lily was an amazing host. She treated us like family and invited us into her home. We learned a lot about key elements of Mexican cuisine, and we helped prepare a few delicious dishes. It was really fun to hang out with Lily and the other visitors. We came away with a better understanding of Mexican flavors and eagerness to return home and try some of the recipes on our own.
    A Must-do while in Tulum!!
    Kayla_M, Feb 2023
    Lily is such a warm, welcoming, and vibrant host! Her love of cooking and teaching shine! We had such an amazing class and time making traditional, authentic family recipes - this was one of our favorite experiences while in Tulum and the food was incredibly delicious! If you're considering a fun activity to do while you are traveling that engages you with the culture and provides the opportunity to meet (& laugh!) with others, don't hesitate to book this experience!
    Amazing experience! :)
    Preston_B, Jan 2023
    Wonderful experience and amazing food Thanks for having us in your home and teaching us how to make such amazing food :) Lily had the best personality and explained things soo well. I can't wait to try here recipes when I get home.
    Kyle_R, Jan 2023
    She's amazing. Food was amazing. It was all amazing. Even the house was cool with the old VW and motorcycles. Kyle Rymon
    Cooking in Tulum
    Ramesh_G, Jan 2023
    Fun, informative and delicious . A wonderful experience to share with someone you love or by yourself .
    Cooking Class is Amazing. Lily is a a master chef
    Brett_T, Jan 2023
    Do this cooking class. Recipes and Lily are Tulum treasures. I didn’t know guacamole could be this good. Quesadilla’s too. I would do this class again next week if I could. Lily is amazing and mezcal tasting reaffirmed my love of this.
    Peta_S, Jan 2023
    Hands down the best class we have taken. Superb menu, some great tips and surprise tricks- thanks for such an awesome afternoon- we loved it 10/10. Highly recommend.
    Incredible - don’t miss it!
    AndrewLeighton, Jan 2023
    What an incredible experience! Food was delicious, authentic food and tales as well. You are incorporated into the food making process but still get to relax. Plentiful with drinks and met great people. LOVED the host. Would highly recommend this!
    Fantastic experience!
    Bonnie_H, Dec 2022
    A fantastic experience for the whole family! Lily was an amazing teacher & warm & welcoming host. We enjoyed every minute of learning to cook Mexican food & eating the delicious meal we created. Highly recommend!
    Fantastic experience
    Dianna_K, Dec 2022
    Our cooking from scratch experience was fantastic! Our hostesses was an absolute delight. We enjoyed learning the traditions and history of her teachings and especially getting to taste our dishes family style. I’d highly recommend this experience for travelers and locals. So much fun & delicious tacos!!

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