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The Little Mexican Cooking School

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Address: Avenida Rojo Gomez 768 | 3.5 blocks North of the Town Square, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
Phone Number: 529982518060
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This internationally famous school offers day long entertaining,...

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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My husband booked this for me while we were in Mexico. It was great! Low-key but very informative. We took turns cutting and prepping the food under the chef's watchful eye... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Penny M
Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband booked this for me while we were in Mexico. It was great! Low-key but very informative. We took turns cutting and prepping the food under the chef's watchful eye. When each course was done, we ate! Then,we all came home with recipes. I would do it again in a minute.

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Long Beach
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first attended a cooking class here 4 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it but this one was even better. The chef was Salvadore and he was a wealth of information about Yucatan and other Mexican regional cooking. We made many different things and had quite a feast. One thing to note is that it lasts much longer than expected... More 

Thank ConnieLongBeach
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a class about the cooking of Oaxaca last year. Over the year, I made pretty good fresh salsa. Last week I took a "home cooking" class. There was some repetition between the classes, which was useful. I'll make some successful roasted salsas now. We made different main and side dishes and dessert. My classmate went back to our... More 

Thank Sara G
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful day full of good food, fun and cooking skills. Part explanation but also hands on with plenty of tips to take home. Also includes the recipe booklet of what you prepared, a cooking school apron and bag to carry it all in. Salvatore is passionate about cooking and the right ingredients. Learn how to make hot,... More 

Thank khtravels22016
Terrace, B.C. Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome day of history, cooking tips, humor and good times. Everyone will love this cooking school Salvador is an amazing chef with sooooo much passion which shows. The school is laid out nicely with lots of room. Some of the class is taught outside and some inside. Overall an amazing day where you get to meet some really cool people.... More 

2 Thank loriluvstotravel
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Salvador was our chef and he was amazing! Extremely friendly and allowed us all to cook was very adaptable. The food was also fresh and delicious! Would definitely recommend this to any foodie lover.

1 Thank Madeline W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

My sister and I got this for my parents for Christmas. In the end a total of 5 of us went and we all had a great day! First of all the location is key. The begining of the class takes place in a covered patio that is awesome. You can sit at your table and feel the nice breeze... More 

2 Thank Adam H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I was a little nervous to do something off the beat and path but this cooking school was completely worth it! Salvador is fantastic, incredibly knowledgeable about mexican and other cuisine, and so personable. We learned so much and the food was incredible. If you enjoy cooking, do this!! You won't be disappointed!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

My wife and I experienced the class together. We took a taxi from our resort to Puerto Morelos. We arrived and hung out with others awaiting the class. There were 6 couples (one each from Canada, England & Germany), including 3 from parts of the U.S., and one single person. We spent 5 hours learning about Mexican cooking & history.... More 

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Prince Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

If you want to get off the beaten path of tours. Go to school to learn how to cook Mexican. We made four different salsas fish tocos and soup. You learn how to use peppers and citrus in your salsas. It was amazing. Would recommend to everyone.

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