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Mexican Cooking Experience and Mezcal Tasting in a Local Home

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    In a beautiful Mexican-style house, surrounded by gardens, our Culinary Experience starts off with a brief introduction to the essential flavors and ingredients of Aztec, Maya and Mexican cuisine and all you ever wanted to know about the trademark of our cuisine: tacos!!
    We will also do a mezcal tasting so you can learn how to drink it properly.
    Then, we will prepare a full 3-course menu with sides: soup, main dish, dessert, salsa, tortillas, quesadillas and agua fresco. We try to always use traditional utensils, like metate and molcajete. Many of the dishes you will learn and cook come from my own family’s cookbook, with the intention of preserve and share the authentic traditional mexican food! The preparation of tortillas and quesadillas is from scratch, so you can make them at home anytime you want a real taco!
    By the end of the class, we sit down, family-style, to share the food and the experience itself,all the while enjoying a jarrito de agua fresca or beer or wine … or a bit of each!
    This all happens in an ambiance full of joy, music and laughter, recreating the sense of fellowship and warmth of cooking at home with friends.

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    • Cenote Zacil-Ha, km 8 Carretera Tulum-Coba, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    From start to finish the entire experience is very welcoming and comforting. Lili and her family will make you feel right at home. The recipes are authentic yet so easy even a novice can feel like a chef by the end. This is a must...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank dynamiteadventure
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Lily taught us how to use fresh Mexican ingredients and turn them into delicious Mexican food. We started out with a short history lesson, then we all worked together to create the dishes. When we finished we all sat down to a family style meal....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank sherryberry11194
    Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

    We had an amazing time in Lily’s Class! The Experience provided us with a unique and personal experience in cooking traditional Mexican cuisine. It was definitely one of the highlights of our trip!

    Thank Reederdzn
    Reviewed June 26, 2019

    My entire family love cooking and being in the kitchen, and taking a class with Lily felt just like an extension of our family table. Lily is an incredible hostess and teacher, and we felt immediately like we were at a dinner party with an...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank alanammiller
    Reviewed June 26, 2019 via mobile

    When I say “simple food”, I mean it as the highest level of compliment. A handful of ingredients that are combined to create delicious dishes. Pico de Gallo, soup with pasta (excuse the lack of the more true name), empanadas with chicken and cheese, corn...More

    Thank Meesh007
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