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Patio Mexica Cooking School

Address: Calle Adelita and Sra. de Remedios | Colonia La madera, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Phone Number: 7551167211
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Ranked #2 of 36 Activities in Zihuatanejo
Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
Owner description: The purpose of the cooking school “Patio Mexica” is: that people who visit our beautiful...
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Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Owner description: The purpose of the cooking school “Patio Mexica” is: that people who visit our beautiful Zihuatanejo may have a small immersion in the culture, traditions, food and local people, guided by a Mexican and cooked in a traditional Mexican home as it is Patio Mexica cooking school.

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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I spent a lot of time researching things to do in Zihuatanejo. Everyone seemed to really enjoy Monica's cooking class. I attended with two friends. We all had a wonderful time, both going to the farmers' market and then helping to prepare and eat the 3 fish dishes. I would definitely go again if I were to visit Zihuatinejo again.... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Spent several hours observing and assisting Monica as she prepared Chiles Rellenos 5 different ways! Afterward we sat and enjoyed a lovely afternoon meal of the peppers we had created. Tequila was served at a nominal extra cost! Monica speaks English very well and has a Mexican charm all her own. We loved her stories about her grandmother and how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I took the Chiles Rellenos class 7/4/14 and it was a great experience and distraction from the popular tours in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Monica was a great teacher. Her facility was unique, casual, clean, and well organized. She was very attentive and patient while providing hands on training. Her family were very helpful and at the end of the class we all... More 

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Long Beach, California, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We requested a seafood only class because we were all non-meat eaters….Monica accommodated us wonderfully. She is a great hostess and cook and speaks English. The class is in her patio…nothing fancy, but very authentically Mexican. Highly recommend!

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southern US
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95 reviews 95 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

How unique and fun! Outdoor kitchen which prepares local recipes - our class was peppers - poblano, ancho, jalapeño. All stuffed and prepared in a variety of delicious ways, which can be replicated at home. Monica and her staff were very welcoming and the experience was 100% hands-on. Like being welcomed into a friend's backyard for a fun cookout. Enjoyed... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

Four of us showed up early for a delicious breakfast, separate from the class. Afterwards, we spent two hours learning the ingredients and finer points of preparing mole. Instruction was clear, and the end result excellent. We enjoyed it so much that we are returning in a few days for the market tour and class on preparation of tiritas. A... More 

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Champlin, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Patio Mexica was short walk from our hotel on Playa Madera; it was a good morning activity. Class is outdoors on Monica's patio. Our class made red and green sauce, tortilla soup, chilaquilas, and enchaladas. We really enjoyed the class and would definately recommend it to others. Monica only accepts pesos for payment,so make sure you bring the correct amount.... More 

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Lethbridge, AB
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

When we first arrived for our class, I was a little concerned because there were a large number of people and we started about 20 minutes late. But by the time the class ended, it was obvious that the # of participants isn't an issue. And there is a lot of preparation work in getting ready for the class, so... More 

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Welland, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We did this class which included a walk to the market, purchased some items then went back and prepared a meal. Monica was very nice and so was her staff, but I found the cooking class a bit lame, it would have been nice to get the group involved more.... Seems like something left for the masses and a bit... More 

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We attended the class on Mole Poblano. It was excellent. Monica is a lovely woman who, obviously loves food, and can teach cooking in an interesting, fun way. Mole Poblano is a labor intensive food, if done the traditional way. Monica gave us the opportunity to prepare it using the traditional molcajete. After the dish was complete, we were served... More 

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