Mexico City

Authentic Mexican hands-on Cooking Class and Market Tour

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Traditional Mexican hands on cooking class and Market Tour

From $104.22

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • 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 travelers with back problems
  • Not suitable for nuts allergies
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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
This cooking class and market tour was the highlight of our trip. Everything about it was terrific. Chef Lorena was so friendly, very informative and just an amazing host. The food was so so good. Great experience. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Mexico City. Make sure not to eat before you come.


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Dan_C, Aug 2023
Lorena (and Rosita) were incredible. I have visited Mexico many times. But, she made this class an incredible experience. Also, it was a lot of fun taking the class with the very nice family from Connecticut.
Definitely worth it! Highly recommend.
Elizabeth_P, Aug 2023
The whole class from the welcome through to the market and education as we prepped the food was exceptionally well designed, well coordinated, fun, and educational. My whole family enjoyed the experience, including three teenagers who are sometimes hard to impress. Highly recommend this experience.
Incredible Experience!!!
Jayme_S, Jul 2023
Chef Lorena and the entire cooking class was amazing! The trip to local vendors for breakfast then the market to pick out ingredients was very fun. The class itself was very interactive and the dishes were delicious. Aura is highly recommended!!!
Fantastic experience,...
Lucia_T, Jul 2023
Fantastic experience, highly recommend it!! The location is perfect, the marker tour was really interesting and the cooking great.
What a perfect day!
Alexandria_Y, Jul 2023
Would recommend and would do again. Krystal was wonderful. The visit to the market was so educational & fun. The day was amazing and we got to reap the benefits of our work - what's better than that?! Every detail was so well thought out. I loved loved loved this experience (and the lunch we made)!
The best
Anna_S, Jul 2023
This cooking class and market tour was the highlight of our trip. Everything about it was terrific. Chef Lorena was so friendly, very informative and just an amazing host. The food was so so good. Great experience. Highly recommend to anyone visiting Mexico City. Make sure not to eat before you come.
Great dive into local Mexican cuisine
Iurii_S, Jun 2023
Amazing experience with Lorena. We went on a tour inside local market where I was able to try try various local ingredients, learn about nature of produce. The cooking experience was great, menu is versatile yet the process is simple and does not require special skills or training. At the end I was given a recipe book. Totally recommend
Great experience and learned so much!
beth, Jun 2023
Chris was a great host. The kitchen was so cute and all the dishes used were made locally. We toured a tortilla making store front and a street stand that had been run consecutively for 60 years by a family of sisters. The tortillas we tried there were amazing. Then we toured the Mercado Medellín with all its colorful fruit, vegetable, meat and fish stands and tasted some bugs. Back at the kitchen we made a corn cake, vegetable tamales, and a few salsas from scratch. We made a white mole sauce which was served over chicken. We had a frothed chocolate drink and beers. All in all it was a great experience. If we had been able to take our salsas and tamales we did not eat home it would have made a nice lunch for later in the week. We did not ask but I think it we would have asked it would have been allowed. That was our mistake.
Immersive experience in Mexica food
Nilesh_M, Jun 2023
The market tour and cooking class was great experience. You get to try many things in market tour like street side tacos and fried ants and grasshopper etc If that is your thing. The class itself if very well planned and super entertaining. They even cut small cake for us for the birthdays in the group. You participate as group in cooking with making 3 dishes with dessert. Then you have same lunch as a group which is lot of fun. It was afternoon very well spent. Highly recommended.
What an awesome day learning Mexican cooking
Savio_S, Apr 2023
This cooking class was unlike anything I’ve ever done. Graciela took us to a market to first-hand the spices we would eventually cook with and carefully explained the preparation and history behind each and every chili and tortilla. We made beautiful tamales, wedding mole, and cornbread thanks to the wonderful instruction of Graciela. She really engaged our group, and we could tell that she truly enjoyed her craft. We learned not only about her dedication and eventful life, but we learned how to make staple Mexican meals that we will sure replicate in our own kitchens. I definitely enjoyed this class, and I highly highly recommend it! To add to the experience she treated us to some state wines and Mezcal.
Excellent experience for...
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.

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