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Address: Calle Adelita and Sra. de Remedios | Colonia La madera, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Phone Number: 7551167211
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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Cooking like the Locals!

We had the luck to experience a cooking class with Monica even though it is Low Season right now and let us tell you: if you happen to be in Zihuatanejo, DO IT! It was simply... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had the luck to experience a cooking class with Monica even though it is Low Season right now and let us tell you: if you happen to be in Zihuatanejo, DO IT! It was simply amazing. Monica is such a fun and loving person and really wants you to enjoy and get to know the real mexican cooking and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

While on vacation, let's do something special. Not just tanning! A great way to support the local community, especially in areas where tourism is the main income way, is to enjoy a cooking class like this with Monica and go shopping, tasting, exploring at the farmers market and at the shops which mainly offer local products. In Zihuatenejo, besides lots... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Charming, easy, and fun! Ceviche and fresh fish tacos from fish we caught the day before! $350 MD ($22 US) per person and worth every penny. You can make requests and choose from a list of pre-selected cooking courses.

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Quesnel, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Monica demonstrated and had us help her prepare tortilla soup and enchiladas. Monica has a great way with people and kept us entertained and fed. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I've learned to make Chilis Relennos from scratch with Monica and that means roasting the chilis over an open fire and grinding the spices in a mortar and pestle. This is the way Monica's grandmother taught her and the way she teaches. (I don't think I can spell these chilis properly but I sure can make them). My favorite class... More 

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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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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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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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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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