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Private Market Tour and Authentic Mexican Cooking Class with a Local in Coyoacan

Private Market Tour and Authentic Mexican Cooking Class with a Local in Coyoacan

By Traveling Spoon
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English

  • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Alda
  • Homecooked meal
  • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Please meet your host Alda at her home in Coyoacán neighborhood of Mexico City. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7626P261

    • Menu may vary depending on the season
    • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Private, personalized experience
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7626P261

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      Our experience with Lucia was amazing and I would highly recommend her class to anyone considering! We started off at the market where we learned about authentic Mexican ingredients and got to sample a couple things. Once we picked up what we needed, we then headed back to Lucia’s home. It was a beautiful peaceful atmosphere with a large chef’s kitchen. She then taught us how to make multiple dishes including quesadillas, sopas, tortillas, salsas, stuffed poblano peppers, rice, and dessert. She was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and made us feel as if we were family in her home. She was also very accommodating to our needs, as I had emailed her beforehand asking to alter the menu slightly. Thanks again for a wonderful experience!! I would highly recommend booking this class!
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      Birthday Celebration
      We are so glad that we did a market tour and cooking class with Lucia. It was one of our friend's birthday's and she agreed to buy an extra cake for us. I did not know what type of cake so I said chocolate. I later regretted this and wish I had chosen tres leches which is more unique. Fortunately, Lucia made the executive decision to get a tres leches cake for us! It showed great intuition. Also, we were running late and she was very flexible with waiting for us. Then, we got to see a very local market without any tourists. She knew several of the vendors and we had the opportunity to try samples of different things. She also recommended a specific taco place that was too good to pass up. After this, we went to her house where we made mole. It was a beautiful house and she was able to answer all of our questions about food and Mexican culture.
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    • Rash481
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      Family Spring Break Highlight
      We went as a family of four with our two kids age 8 and 9. Margarita was so welcoming and her house is absolutely lovely to spend the morning cooking in. We first went to the local market where she showed us local items and showed us common ingredients for Mexican cooking. I've never seen Molè paste before and such a variety. It was definitely an interesting experience for the kids, to see how locals live and shop which you would not get just by being on vacation while staying in a hotel. Margarita adjusted the menu for kid friendly cooking and the kids had a blast! We made sopes, queso fundido, two types of tacos and dessert that we will now be making on a weekly basis when we get home. Her house setting is magical and truly transports you to enjoy the meals we prepared. The kids said that her cooking class was the best part of their spring break!
      Written March 13, 2024
    • E3605ZHnicoleb
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      Terrific Cooking Experience
      Our entire experience was absolutely fabulous. Luis was a perfect teacher and host - and his wife Ana was so charming and very much made us feel at home in their apartment. Luis is clearly an extremely knowledgable and talented chef - and is a very good teacher! The entire experience was relaxed and informative - a terrific experience for our group.
      Written March 6, 2024
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    New York City, NY
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    Apr 2018 • Friends
    Bernardo was a great host and cooking instructor! We arrived at his home, which was beautifully decorated in a very quaint neighborhood, and then he took us to Mercado de Coyoacan, where we picked up the ingredients for our chilaquiles dish. On the way back, he even gave us a brief tour of Coyoacan and pointed out landmarks in the area. The actual cooking part was really fun and it was great to learn about Bernardo's family history and hear his cultural insights about CDMX. Not to mention, the food was DELICIOUS! Bernardo was extremely hospitable and even let us leave our suitcases at his place while we wandered around the neighborhood after the cooking class (we needed to catch our flights home right after). Overall, we had a great time and would highly recommend this experience to anyone looking to learn about Mexican cuisine or culture in general!
    Written May 1, 2018
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