Mexico City

Mexican Cooking Class with Food Market Visit in Mexico City

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From $105.00

Price varies by group size

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


Enjoy a hands-on cooking lesson on the Mexican culinary arts during this class in Mexico City. The Traditional Mexican Cooking Class, led by your chef-instructor, takes you to a local market for a broad overview of local cuisine before you whip up authentic Mexican dishes. Choose between a morning and evening lesson.
  • Visit a local market and enjoy a cooking lesson in Mexico City
  • Small group ensures a personalized experience
  • Learn culinary secrets from a chef-instructor
  • Choose from a morning or afternoon class

Sample Menu


Authentic Mexican Guacamole and Salsas

Learn to prepare one of the best guacamole and salsas !!


Mexican Tacos

Sky is the limit. You will learn to prepare the best Mexican tacos, according to the season. And you'll make your own tortillas from scratch.


Mexican Guisados

This dish may vary, it could be either Mexican mole, Mexican Tinga, Mexican Albondigas, Mexican Pork, Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian Dish.

What's Included

  • Ingredients, cooking tools and recipes
  • Lunch
  • Professional English-speaking chef
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Bucareli 165
    Bucareli 165, Juárez, Cuauhtémoc, 06600 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico

    Meet with one of our professionally trained chefs at our location, Bucareli 165. Ending point will be exactly on the same point where your experience begins.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Operated by Mexican 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
Our chef was so friendly and professional! She quickly personalized each step based on our personalities and made the entire event fun. I highly recommend this; one of the most fun things we did in CDMX


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Amazing experience
Elena_M, May 2023
Wonderful experience definitely recommend, they truly make you feel, like you're part of the family. The whole experience was great and food was delicious.
Hands on great teacher
Reed_A, Apr 2023
Erin was an amazing chef and teacher. She provided a lot of useful information about the history of the food we cooked and tips on how to find the best ingredients when we returned home. The class was completely hands on. We made seven different items from scratch. This is great regardless of your experience cooking.
Great class!
George_S, Apr 2023
Our chef was so friendly and professional! She quickly personalized each step based on our personalities and made the entire event fun. I highly recommend this; one of the most fun things we did in CDMX
Response from Host, Apr 2023
We're delighted to hear that you had a great experience with our chef and that you found her to be friendly, professional, and accommodating. It's fantastic to hear that she was able to personalize the experience for you based on your personalities, making the event even more enjoyable for you. We're thrilled to hear that this was one of the most fun things you did in CDMX, and we're honored to have been a part of it. Thank you for recommending us to others and for your kind words. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back again in the future!
Nice evening
Xiaoxiao_F, Apr 2023
A wonderful evening spent in Mexico City. Not only we had first hand experience of making tortillas and cocktails, but also we had a fine dining style meal. Chef Eduardo had experience in fine dining restaurants so both his food and cocktails were amazing. We also met a very pleasant couple to share the evening with. I think visiting the market to get the ingredients was also a nice touch.
I would do it again
Sanya_L, Apr 2023
We really enjoyed the cooking class with Eren. The trip to the market was informative and fun. I enjoyed the cooking process and Eren's stories. The food turned out really tasty and she was able to adjust the spiciness and heat level for all of us. I love to cook and now I feel able to attempt some Mexican recipies.
My Favorite Mexico City Experience
CaraF_B, Apr 2023
Hands down, my favorite experience during our visit to Mexico City! Eduardo was informative, professional, and most of all fun. Having the opportunity to cook a traditional Mexican meal in someone’s home added to the authenticity of the experience.
Book this amazing class!
maganachaumat, Apr 2023
Luis and Jorge were a great culinary team! We learned so much from ingredients, prep, skills and execution! It was hard work but the food was the amazing payoff! Every dish was so delicious! Unfortunately we had 2 earthquakes during the end of our class! Luis took control of the group evacuated us to safety, clearly explained what was going on and made sure everyone was following directions. We were in excellent hands! Thank you so much!
Great fun!
Marsha_T, Apr 2023
We really enjoyed shopping at the mercado first. We learned a lot and enjoyed eating all the delicious food we made together.
Excellent Mexican Cooking Experience
Margaret_S, Mar 2023
The entire experience was wonderful. Eren is an excellent teacher, full of knowledge about Mexican cooking and culture. She’s a warm and enthusiastic person. We thoroughly enjoyed our time shopping, learning, cooking, and eating.
Great experience
Nanette_T, Mar 2023
Erin was a wonderful chef explaining the history of the foods and introducing us to new foods. Would love to take the class again.
An absolute must do!
Ed_P, Mar 2023
The most amazing time being taught by Eren! She was a super host, made the experience very insightful with all the ingredients and types of cooking styles. Ate some amazing food by the end of it and shared a lot of laughs. Would recommend to absolutely everyone and anyone. Thanks again Eren! You are a hero!!
Kusha_M, Feb 2023
I took this class with my father and I as a gift from my cousin. To say the least, Chef Eduardo was AMAZING! First and foremost, the kitchen that Chef Eduardo taught us in was absolutely stunning. We felt like we were transported into the early 1900s with the design/decor of the kitchen. In addition to the beautiful set up, it was evident that Chef Eduardo put so much thought, hard work, and passion in this course. In this class, he walks you from start to finish: you begin by going to the market to get the fresh produce, to cutting/cooking, to finally being served by Chef Eduardo himself. Throughout the whole time, he would ask us how we would prefer to proceed forward (i.e. would we like to have a dish X way or Y way, would we like to help chop, etc.), which was an extremely nice touch. Additionally, I HIGHLY recommend learning about Chef Eduardo's path to becoming a Chef. We had an absolute blast and would recommend him to others WITHOUT A DOUBT, and I will 100% take his class again when I come back!
Amazing Chef. Wonderful Evening
Richard_P, Jan 2023
What a wonderful experience! So much better than anticipated. First... you're doing this with other people... meaning new friends. It was fun cooking and eating with new people, and our crew all pitched in and had a blast. We can thank Chef E, for establishing an atmosphere of fun, learning, and teamwork. We can't say enough about how he mixed history of the neighborhood, history and description of the foods we were making and eating, instruction, and just a bit of silliness.... to make this a highlight of our trip to Mexico City. Every dish was an absolute delight. People were literally licking bowls. Don't miss this!!
Wonderful experience
Christina_N, Jan 2023
We had a wonderful experience during this half day activity, going to the market, cooking traditional meals and enjoying them with the other tour group participants in a beautiful setting. Eren is an amazing chef and created a very memorable day for us. Thanks again!
Do it!! It’s awesome!!
Laurie_R, Dec 2022
Chef Eduardo and his team were superb. They made it fun and really upped my knowledge of shopping in the covered markets, the best ever salsa, hand made tortillas and specialty cocktails. Loved that the menu had a vegan option with huitlacoche (even though I eat everything the flavors and texture of tacos were wonderful). Highly recommend!
Disappointing cooking class experience
Sarika_S, Dec 2022
Upon arrival the chef Eduardo Landa asked if we wanted to upgrade the class and add cocktails for $20 each. Which we were fine with but his cocktails were not very well structured and thought through. Also, the chef was arrogant and not accommodating. My only recollection of the class is washing dishes. The dishes we prepared were average except the vegetarian tacos. It felt like a complete waste of $135 per person. Kitchen was small for 8 people, no recipes were shared or shown the cooking method in the kitchen. Market tour was a complete waste of time. I wouldn’t recommend this class to anyone.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Sarika, We appreciate your feedback. At our cooking class, we aim to provide an enjoyable and immersive experience of Mexican culture, and our clients typically find the market visit to be a highlight. We strive to maintain a dynamic atmosphere in our class, and we do not expect anyone to be washing dishes, even if some participants volunteer to help. We regret any misunderstandings that may have occurred, and we would like to assure you that our team strives to provide excellent service to all our clients. Regarding the chef's behavior, we apologize if you perceived any arrogance. It is possible that cultural and linguistic differences may have contributed to this impression, as communication nuances can vary across languages and cultures. We appreciate your input and will take it into consideration to improve our service. Best regards, Connie
Fun! Exciting!
Jorge_H, Nov 2022
Awesome class! Our chef (Eren) was amazing and allowed for a fun, relaxing experience. She also was a bucket of knowledge and taught us a lot!
History and delicious food
Kristina_P, Oct 2022
So fun and I learned so much !! Fantastic chef, wonderful history and cooking lessons. So worth the time, cost and effort!
Fantastic Family Experience
Patricia_Y, Oct 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed this hands on food experience as a family that included two teenagers. The chef was fun, entertaining and professional. We learned a lot about traditional Mexican (pre-Hispanic) cuisine, and were particularly fascinated to learn about herbs, spices and plant based foods. The recipes are easy to follow and ones that we will use at home when entertaining family and friends.
Great food; Fun time
waltsimms, Oct 2022
Eduardo is an excellent teacher: well-planned, all participated, food & presentation were great. Had fun, too.

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