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Private Market Tour and Authentic Mexican Cooking Class with a Local in Coyoacan provided by Traveling Spoon

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
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$104.62
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Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Your experience will start with a tour of your host's neighborhood market where they will help you discover regional produce. The market is located in a building with stalls filled with a variety of local fruits and vegetables. If you happen to book this tour on a Saturday, your host will take you to the local tianguis (street market). Tianguis have been important in Mexican trade and culinary traditions since before the Spaniards arrived. Each neighborhood has it's own tianguis, which operates one or two days per week. After your market visit, you'll join your host in their kitchen and learn to make traditional dishes such as chilaquiles, corn quesadillas with fillings such as mushrooms, nopales (cactus), huitlacoche (corn fungus), and flor de calabaza (squash flowers), with beans or a tomato chickpea rice as a side. The cooking portion of your experience will last 1.5 hours before you and your host sit down to enjoy the meal.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Alda is a psychology graduate who loves spending time in the kitchen with her family. She learned to cook from her father and grandmother who owned a bakery in Mexico City. Alda loves introducing her guests to Mexican cuisine. Her friend Ricardo is a history buff and will host with her when his schedule allows. Alda lives in a modern house designed by her father in the contemporary Mexican style of the eighties. She and her parents share this beautiful home located amongst colorful colonial houses in the lively, tree-lined neighborhood of Coyoacan in the south of the city.  This is a great opportunity to learn about Mexico's culture and cuisine first-hand and you'll leave this experience with new recipes, an appreciation for Mexican culture, and a true glimpse into local life in Mexico City! Please note: Locals in Mexico City eat a late lunch around 3pm. If you'd like to eat lunch earlier, Alda can accommodate your timing.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Alda is a psychology graduate who loves spending time in the kitchen with her family. She learned to cook from her father and grandmother who owned a bakery in Mexico City. Alda loves introducing her guests to Mexican cuisine. Her friend Ricardo is a history buff and will host with her when his schedule allows. Alda lives in a modern house designed by her father in the contemporary Mexican style of the eighties. She and her parents share this beautiful home located amongst colorful colonial houses in the lively, tree-lined neighborhood of Coyoacan in the south of the city.  This is a great opportunity to learn about Mexico's culture and cuisine first-hand and you'll leave this experience with new recipes, an appreciation for Mexican culture, and a true glimpse into local life in Mexico City! Please note: Locals in Mexico City eat a late lunch around 3pm. If you'd like to eat lunch earlier, Alda can accommodate your timing.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P261
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • 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.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 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.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

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adal15
New York City, NY2 contributions
Very enjoyable experience!
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travelers have to say about the operator.

By: Traveling Spoon
katelync271
katelync271
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Best Experience!
We had the most amazing afternoon with Lucia! Everything we made was delicious and she went above and beyond for us
B809THpaull
B809THpaull
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Memorable cooking experience
What a fantastic way to learn more about Mexican culture and cuisine. Alex was a most generous host, inviting us
Z6775WMmichaelh
Z6775WMmichaelh
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Cooking as a family experience
As we planned our trip to Mexico my wife and discussed taking a cooking class. How else do you really get to know a
Bielsasboys
Bielsasboys
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A true Mexico City experience for the cognoscenti
A delightful day and a highlight of the trip. Lucia hosts you in her elegant and lovely house with a stunning back
estevano955
estevano955
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Fun and delicious cooking experience
This was a wonderful experience for my girlfriend and I at Lucia's house! Lucia was very welcoming and we had a gre
amykV2112YU
amykV2112YU
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Cooking with Alex
We could not have asked for a better experience!! Alex welcomed us in and made us feel like we were at home, right
hasselfox
hasselfox
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Fun, easy and most importantly delicious!
Margarita is a wonderful and engaging host. Our remote team was looking for a fun activity for a remote get-togethe
misplacedmaritimer
misplacedmaritimer
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Wonderful day with Ismael
Ismael's personality, knowledge and skill set make him an excellent choice for a cooking class in Mexico City. The
Cathy G
Cathy G
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Wonderful experience!
Lucía was a fabulous hostess and the cooking class was full of great information about Mexican history and it’s rel
Savvytraveler248
Savvytraveler248
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Market visit and cooking class
Lucia is terrific. She met my friends and me in the market and took us on a tour. We visited various vendors and le
U7906TDsamr
U7906TDsamr
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Amazing Experience!
Amazing hosts and experience. It was fun to get an insiders look at the market, and a warm experience in Alex’s and
W2194GWchristopherf
W2194GWchristopherf
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Best Cooking Class in Mexico City
I have done multiple Traveling Spoon experiences in multiple countries and by far my favorite has been the day with
philngu
philngu
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The best thing we did in Mexico City!
Let me just start by saying that our guide Lucia was absolutely STELLAR. My wife and I managed to book her last min
jw2016
jw2016
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Market and cooking with Alex
We enjoyed the authentic experiences of the market and cooking in his home including the wonderful fresh food. Than
Shaensly
Shaensly
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Perfectly wonderful experience!
Simply put, our experience with Alex could not have been better. We learned so much about the neighborhood, the mar
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