Prepare a traditional meal alongside an experienced cook during a private cooking class in Mexico City’s historic Coyoacan neighborhood. Learn the basics of using local ingredients creating the flavors of the home kitchen, then sit down to share a meal as your host tells stories about cooking and eating in a Mexican home.
Private cooking class and meal in Mexico City
Private class for a personal experience
Food and drinks included
Learn the basics of Mexican cooking
Ensalada de nopal
Dulce de mamey
Lunch or dinner
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Private cooking class with your host Alda
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Meeting And Pickup
Mexico City, Mexico
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
What To Expect
Make your way to the neighborhood of Coyoacan, which was once home to the artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, with cobblestone streets and colonial-era homes. Meet a cook at her private house, where you’ll have the chance to cook alongside her in the kitchen, preparing recipes passed down by her father and grandfather.
Like Mexican cuisine, the menu changes with season and availability of ingredients, but you’ll make two or three typical dishes such as chilaquiles (lightly fried corn tortillas) or quesadillas stuffed with fillings like squash blossom, cactus, mushrooms, peppers, and huitlacoche, a corn fungus that’s highly prized for its rich flavor.
Prepare a side dish to go with the meal, cooking beans or rice with tomatoes and chickpeas, then join your teacher for the homey meal. This is the perfect time to explore Mexican cuisine, ask about your favorite ingredients and meals, or discuss Mexico’s constantly evolving gastronomy, and at the end of the meal, you’ll receive recipes to keep and prepare at home.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
You can cancel up to 3 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 3 full days before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 2 full days 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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We were introduced to some new and...
Abigail R, Sep 2017
We were introduced to some new and interesting and yummy! local foods in our class with Alda. The cooking techniques, however, were basic and familiar to all of us.Given the simplicity of the cooking techniques, we felt the class was overpriced, especially considering the general cost of everything else in Mexico City. Alda was knowledgeable and charming, the house was beautiful, and the final meal was delicious.
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