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Mexican Home Cooking School and B&B

Apdo. 64, Tlaxcala 90000, Mexico
Mexican Home Cooking School and B&B
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a precious week of vacation here based on the rave reviews on this website. Yet for over $400 a night per couple – a significant amount in Mexico – this was one of the strangest and stingiest travel experiences we’ve ever had (and I spent 25 years as a food and travel journalist, so I’ve seen plenty). The... More 

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Estela S, Owner at Mexican Home Cooking School and B&B, responded to this review

Dear Heidi Y I am confused by many points you made as they don't match mine or other guests, but enough to say that you were here four days and not a week - though from your review it must have felt like a week. And I am sorry you didn't express your dissatisfaction at the time. If we had... More 

everett, WA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Happily, this has been my second trip to Casa Carmelita. My first trip there was three years ago. This time I wanted to share my first experience with my wife and two good friends. In short, we had a wonderful time. Jon and Estella are a very nice couple and will do anything to ensure you have a good experience.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful week my friend and I enjoyed at Casa Carmelita! It was the perfect mix of learning new cooking skills, exploration of a beautiful countryside and historic sites, enjoying delicious and freshly prepared foods, meeting interesting people, and relaxing. Jon and Estela are fantastic hosts, and great teachers. Jon makes sure that the kitchen is well-run, and Estela... More 

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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I have taken cooking classes for years but never one in Mexico - this was exactly what I had hoped for - an authentic, personal, hands-on experience with wonderful food and recipes to bring back so I can recreate then in my own home. John and Estella were warm and interesting hosts who also provided lots of helpful information on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This week with Estelle and Jon has been an experience like no other. I have learned to make many recipes that I will be able to reproduce for friends and family at home. This was a wonderful experience for a solo traveler. I made many friends and enjoyed the warm sunny climate of central Mexico.

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San Salvador, El Salvador
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

What a fantastic experience Casa Carmilita is! The oasis imagined and built by Jon and Estela is like stepping into a Spanish fairy tale. Except there is a real experience of superb teaching and learning about traditional Pueblan cooking. Estela's rich knowledge of her craft is conveyed simply and the constant hands on approach for we learners that the partners... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Can't voice enough positive comments to describe my traditional Pueblan cooking school experience. I had a checklist of specifics I wanted to learn about; each and every one was dealt with Estelle's professional and deep knowledge of the cuisine or Jon's learned 'sous chef' skills. I came away with a new appreciation and growing confidence for all the diverse nuances... More 

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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Where in the world can you eat amazingly delicious home cooked Pueblan Mexican food??? HERE! And by you! These friendly professionals, Jon and Estella, will teach you EVERYTHING you need to know about where these unique dishes come from and the special love that goes into their preparation. Pueblan food is such a treat to cook and savor! You won't... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I arrived in Puebla several days prior to my arrival to the Casita to explore that city...then on to the cooking school. Lovely, cozy accomodations that were private as well as home-like. Cooking lessons were well-organized and the results were consumed with delight. Jon and Estela and their staff were so friendly and gave me and my new friends plenty... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Many thanks to Estella, Jon and Armando for a great week. We enojoyed the professioanlism of the mornings lessons and the consuming of the outcomes (thankfully spread over lunch and dinner!!). We have taken away teh recipies and only hope we can turn out the dishes to the same high standard without yoru guidance. Our stone cottage was gorgeous and... More 

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