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Playa del Carmen Mexican Cooking class and Local Markets Tour provided by Cookin' Playa

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Playa del Carmen Mexican Cooking class and Local Markets Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Important Information
Departure Point
MEGA Soriana, 30 Avenida Nte. 101, Gonzalo Guerrero, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Food tasting
  • All ingredients
  • Cooking class by Master Chef
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Language: English & Spanish
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please Let us know about Food Allergies, Food restrictions or Mobility issues
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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lunchladyNh wrote a review Mar 2020
NH426 contributions142 helpful votes
This was our 3rd time cooking with Alma. This time we chose to make mole. I have to say, I wasn't very excited about mole, I tried it once in a "mexican" restaurant in the States and it wasn't good. Was I wrong! After tasting what it's actually supposed to taste like, I love
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Date of experience: February 2020
3 Helpful votes
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Response from Enrique C, Public Relations Manager at Playa del Carmen Mexican Cooking class and Local Markets Tour
Responded Jul 31, 2020
On behalf of Chef Alma and all the COOKIN' family , we want to say : MUCHAS GRACIAS Thanks a lot for the opportunity and the favor towards our small business within these difficult times; we highly appreciate your visit. Looking forward to host you again on your next trip to Playa del Carmen
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placestogo99 wrote a review Mar 2020
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My wife and I were at one of the resorts in the area and wanted an activity we could do off property to see some of the actual city and this class helped us with that. Meeting up was no problem (we travelled by taxi from our hotel). Alma was friendly and guided us through a
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Enrique C, Guest Relations Manager at Playa del Carmen Mexican Cooking class and Local Markets Tour
Responded Jul 31, 2020
On behalf of Chef Alma and all the COOKIN' family , we want to say : MUCHAS GRACIAS Thanks a lot for the opportunity and the favor towards our small business within these difficult times; we highly appreciate your visit. Looking forward to host you again on your next trip to Playa del Carmen.
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Nirre wrote a review Mar 2020
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
This review is long (really too long) overdue! We attending a cooking class when we went to a wedding in Mexico. After searching for a fun food related activity in Playa del Carmen we found Alma's class. We had a great time with drinks and delicious food. I am someone who
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from Enrique C, Guest Relations Manager at Playa del Carmen Mexican Cooking class and Local Markets Tour
Responded Jul 31, 2020
On behalf of Chef Alma and all the COOKIN' family , we want to say : MUCHAS GRACIAS Thanks a lot for the opportunity and the favor towards our small business within these difficult times; we highly appreciate your visit. Looking forward to host you again on your next trip to Playa del Carmen.
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Sharon K wrote a review Mar 2020
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania6 contributions11 helpful votes
Michael & I thoroughly enjoyed this unique experience in the lovely home of Alma, a skilled chef. We first were taken to a local open air market where the fragrance of the farm fresh produce was remarkable. We were educated on what to look for and how best to make our
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Enrique C, Director Comercial at Playa del Carmen Mexican Cooking class and Local Markets Tour
Responded Mar 14, 2020
Sharon, we are thankful for your precious time in joining us and writing about your recent Cookin´ Playa experience, we will make sure Chef Alma reads you. We invite you in our other classes offered in Puerto Vallarta, San Jose del Cabo and in Cabo San Lucas. Gracias!
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Loretta S wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions
We always enjoy a cooking class when we travel internationally. We get to meet local people, shop where they shop, and a meal shared is always a great bridge between people. I recommend you take one! Alma was very pleasant and we enjoyed our day.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Enrique C, Director Comercial at Playa del Carmen Mexican Cooking class and Local Markets Tour
Responded Mar 14, 2020
Well appreciated Loretta are your kind words about Chef Alma, she is happy to share her knowledge withe her guests, this is an amazing lady giving an amazing cooking experience to all participants. Gracias for sharing your recent experience.
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GoMary2020
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A wonderful time
Alma’s local market shopping and cooking class was a great experience for my husband and I. If you want to do somet
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JaneL367
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Culinary Experience
Loved it Everything was inviting & comfortable So appreciate learning about Mexican culture & cuisine THAnKYoU Sa
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Erica D
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Alma is AMAZING!!!!
I feel like I can’t fully describe how amazing of an experience this was! My fiancé and I had the most wonderful ti
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pzzmd
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Above and beyond - an excellent class in Playa del Carmen.
I had been looking forward to this class for quite some time, and had specifically booked a Tuesday in order to mak
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RogerKramer
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Highlight of a week in Playa Del Karmen-Mexican Cooking Class with Chef Alma!
Chef Alma met us at Mega Mart. We drove to Fruteria Vallarta market. There Alma guided us through selection of best
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heatherannr2017
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Highlight of our holiday
What a fabulous time cooking with Alma in her lovely home. A wander round the local neighbourhood picking up ingred
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Cecilie N
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Amazing homecooking
Very interesting markettour and a nice, authentic small kitchen where the cooking went on. Inspiring chef (hardwork
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Cocoesq15
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Best travel experience ever!
Alma was amazing at sharing wealth of knowledge from buying at local markets to local culture and the cooking itsel
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Tobias W
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Great Experience!
Dear Alma, thank you for the great cooking experience.... it was very interesting to learn about the Mexican culutr
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sistersarahvlb
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Incredible culinary immersion experience
I met Alma for the first time for her taco tour. It was spectacular. The first thing we did was go off the beaten
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Tamisu88
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Mole Monday was magnificent!
My husband and I have been coming to the Yucatán Peninsula for several years. Usually when we visit, we are in Can
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TroyRed
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Authentic Hands-on Cooking Class and Tour
My wife and I can't stop talking about our experience with Chef Alma. We loved visiting the markets, and were so im
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Chris N
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A great immersion into authentic Mexican cooking.
We just got back from Mexico and had a great day cooking with Alma of Cookin' Playa. She picked us up and took us
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996rafv
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Authentic cooking experience
Alma met us at the market nearby playa, but she drove us out of the city into a local area where we shopped at a pr
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Susan M
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Un día espectacular!
What a great day! Alma is an absolute delight and food is in her blood. We started the day shopping for our ingredi
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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