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Aromas of Mexico Cooking Class

Cancun / Riviera Maya


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Discover the secrets of Mexican cuisine with a half-day culinary tour that features a hands-on cooking lesson. Experience the local market with your chef guide and pick up some fresh ingredients, then head to the private kitchen for your cooking class. Use traditional kitchen tools like the molcajete (stone mortar), comal (flat griddle), and clay pots. Why is guacamole in Mexico different? You'll learn to make the traditional Guacamole to impress your friends back home. You'll also create a red sauce from scratch, cook your own hand-made tortillas, empanadas, sopes, and enchiladas! Work up an appetite for this food-focused tour of Mexico because, at the end of ‘class’, you'll feast on everything you helped prepare! You'll also learn to make the best margaritas you've ever tasted!
  • Learn classic Mexican recipes, methods, and kitchen tools
  • Visit a local market for ingredient selection and shopping
  • Complimentary local fruit, pastries, and coffee
  • Enjoy your meal in a private setting at one of the best Mexican restaurants in Cancun
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included


Real Mexican cooking experience

Learn the secrets of Mexican cooking with a hands-on lesson, led by a local English-speaking chef. Get expert step-by-step instructions to prepare a 4-course meal representing different regions of Mexico. Take home this unique ‘souvenir’ from Cancun in the form of new Mexican cooking skills! Taking cooking classes in Cancun will be one of the best things you'll do on your vacation. After your hotel pickup, you will meet your master chef who will provide a brief introduction to Mexican cuisine while you visit a local market. Stroll through the different food sections with their variety of herbs, vegetables, meat, and seafood selections. The chef will share with you secrets of how to choose fresh and quality ingredients for your cooking class.

During the tour, you will enjoy some refreshments, including fresh fruit, pastries, and Mexican filtered coffee, which will be offered in a private setting at one of the best Mexican restaurants in Cancun, where the lessons will be taken. Then, spend the next 3 hours discovering the tricks behind great traditional Mexican cooking and learning about the origins behind each dish and its ingredients. Experience the real warmth of a Mexican kitchen using traditional tools like Molcajete (stone mortar), comal (flat griddle), and clay pots. Enjoy the magic of Mexico while learning to cook traditional Mexican cuisine full of fragrance and taste!

Included In The Excursion

  • Round-trip, air-conditioned transportation
  • Professional English-speaking local chef
  • All ingredients and cooking equipment
  • Reserved table at one of the best Mexican restaurants
  • Enjoy the fresh cooked meal at the end of the class
  • 5 different cooking recipes and 1 drink recipe

Practical Information

  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Bring cash for souvenirs, additional food & drinks, and tips (tipping is optional)
  • Vegan food options are available if requested before activity
  • Dietary / alcohol restrictions need to be provided before taking the tour

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English / Spanish / French under previous request
  • Tour Location(s): Cancun
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: 4 hr
  • Minumum Age Requirement: 18 years old
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: Yes
  • Good Physical Condition Required: No
  • Suitable For Elderly: Yes
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: Yes
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