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Patio Mexica Cooking School

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Address: Calle Adelita and Sra. de Remedios | Colonia La madera, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Phone Number: 7551167211
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Description: The purpose of the cooking school “Patio Mexica” is: that people who visit...
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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We all enjoyed cooking with Monica

My husband and I and two other couples completely enjoyed the trip to the market and the cooking class with Monica. She took us to numerous little local stores on the way to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My husband and I and two other couples completely enjoyed the trip to the market and the cooking class with Monica. She took us to numerous little local stores on the way to the market and back and the market itself. At each stop she explained the various traditional Mexican ingredients and many of the vendors gave us samples. We... More 

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Guelph, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

For a completely unique experience take a cooking class with Monica. Our threesome (Hubby, sister and I) took Monica's Chiles Rellenos class. We learned to make this delicious traditional Mexican dish in Monica's courtyard. Surrounded by palms and swaying bamboo trees, Monica took us through the preparation process step by step with lots of hands on time. We learned to... More 

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Minneapolis
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I went on a market visit trip with Monica, followed by a lunch of cactus salad, beans and home made tortillas at her home. The market visit was great - we sampled lots of fruits and prepared foods. Monica knew many of the vendors and took time to explain what we were seeing and tasting. Although I have spent years... More 

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vancouver
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
10 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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