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The Little Mexican Cooking School

Avenida Rojo Gomez 768 | 3.5 blocks North of the Town Square, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
512 4108146
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Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: This internationally famous school offers day long entertaining, professional Mexican food experiences - a great fun day out. Classes are weekdays... more » Owner description: This internationally famous school offers day long entertaining, professional Mexican food experiences - a great fun day out. Classes are weekdays (some Saturdays) and the school is located in the seaside village of Puerto Morelos where you can safely wander after lunch adding even more reason to visit! The charming Chef Cristobal Tamariz, leads hands on and demonstration experiences in contemporary and traditional dishes such as tamales and tortillas from scratch, standards done in a new way like guacamole, how to make fish tacos, grilled fish Mayan style, cochinita pibil and much more dependent on each class with 7 different menus from the 7 culinary regions of Mexico. Each week showcases 2 different regions. Presentation tips included! Additionally students learn about the culture and history of Mexico's famous fusion cuisine as well as tastings, learning to make salsas and marinades and hands on tortilla making. Souvenir aprons and recipe booklets are part of the class as is a late lunch of the food prepared and Mexican drinks included!! Sunday Brunch at the school is open to the public 9-1. « less
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central cal
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Came here with some friends who had previously taken a class 2 years ago. I'm not one for long reviews so I'll keep this short and to the point. Chef Pablo was great. I don't think the class would be the same without him. He was skillful at interacting with everyone and his instructions were thoughtful and to the point.... More

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Upstate NY
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Let me start by saying this. I was a little apprehensive about taking this class. I'm a fairly decent cook and Mexican food is kind of my specialty and I wasn't sure I'd learn anything new. I am the father of a high school student who would be taking the class with my wife and me, and wasn't sure he... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

We've been to many cooking schools in our travels and this one rates very high for the quality of the food, the chance to be hands on, and the depth of instruction. Chef Pablo obviously cares strongly about sharing his skills and helping others to be comfortable in the kitchen. We learned so much about Mexican food history, practiced knife... More

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newport, ri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My husband and I attended class here a few days ago and loved the experience. It was nearly a full day, taking our time with Chef Pablo Espinosa, who was a delight. He taught us not only some of the staples that form the base of traditional Mexican cooking but the techniques that contribute to successful regional cuisine. The experience... More

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Plano, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My teenage daughters and I had a great time learning new/refined techniques and recipes during the day with Chef Pablo! It is one of our highlights from the trip! Pablo is very interested in class interaction - he wants you to touch, taste, ask, take notes/pictures and ask more. He's very encouraging and clear with directions. I must say -... More

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Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We attended the cooking class at the end of July. It was a fabulous time. I learned so much to include the proper way to sharpen a knife and what part of the knife to use to cut different things!! The food was wonderful - and we got to bring the recipe's home! Chef Pablo was fun and entertaining. We... More

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Sydney
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The class was a load of fun and very informative - would certainly recommend it to anyone interested in learning how to make authentic Mexican that looks as great as it tastes!

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Austin, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I attended a cooking class at the end of June. I cannot say enough great things about the experience. Thank you Chef Pablo and Mrs. Brown for the hospitality and perfect setting to learn excellent and useful tools and tips...along with how to properly prepare things I love (salsa and guacamole). Highly recommended to all!

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catinmexico, Owner at The Little Mexican Cooking School, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your day! We are having a wonderful start to the coming season and Pablo and I are excited about the new menus we are creating for the students to take home. We have some new programs coming up for the school as well - including a class that is just all... More

Phoenix
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I confess - I'm a foodie! I like making it, serving it, and eating it. And luckily, I was on a trip with friends that also like most of these things too. So, convincing them to do this class with me was easy. Growing up in the Southwestern US, I thought I knew alot about Mexican cooking - not so!... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My daughter and I had lots of fun and thoroughly enjoyed our mexican culinary class with Chef Pablo. He is extremely knowledgable and very well trained, and easily could run a very nice, upscale dining venue if he chose to. Our menu for the day was very authentic mexican, delicious, and educational. The four students, an American couple, my daughter... More

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