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The Little Mexican Cooking School

Address: Avenida Rojo Gomez 768 | 3.5 blocks North of the Town Square, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
Phone Number: 512 4108146
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Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
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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.
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Loveland, Ohio
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We took the one day cooking class from 9:45 to 3:30 at the Little Mexican Cooking School in Puerto Morales with not knowing what we would learn since we already make several Mexican dishes on our own. We were surprised on what we would learn not only about Mexican cooking, but other cooking tips as well. We were lucky to... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I am a scuba diver but unable to dive this trip due to recovering from surgery. So while looking for other things to do, I came across this cooking school. I'm so glad that I did. This was a very enjoyable day. I took a taxi from my resort to Casa Caribe in Puerto Morelos which took about 15 minutes... More

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Stony Brook, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Following the recommendation of several others on Trip Advisor, I booked a class at The Little Mexican Cooking School. It was truly enjoyable. I learned several new things I can't wait to try at home. The food prepared was delicious, and there was plenty of opportunity for hands-on experience...the best way to learn! Add me to the list of those... More

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Braselton, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My husband and I attended this class together. The class was from 9:00-3:00 with us cooking and eating a 4 course meal (salsas, guacamole, soaps, coconut crusted tuna, rice with herbs, lemon tart, rice pudding, avocado soup). The class was taught by two Pablo's, one is a new instructor while the other was leaving to work full time at his... More

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central cal
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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