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Mexican Cooking Experience and Mezcal Tasting in a Local Home

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    What to Expect
    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Carr. Tulum - Cancún 134, Tulum, Q.R., Mexico
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Alcoholic Beverages - All food and drinks are included in the price. Including beer, national wine and mezcal.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • 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 10 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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    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    Lily made this experience incredible and SO personal! My husband and I were on our honeymoon, and I had only done a cooking class in Thailand but Lily made this Mexican culture cuisine and experience so personal! She welcomed us in her home with open...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank mollyrubins
    Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

    Lily and her family were so amazing and super accommodating during our visit to her home!! She made me and my friends feel so at home with her down to earth personality and stories. We thoroughly enjoyed our class making delicious food and learning the...More

    Thank ShirleyL2239
    Reviewed September 3, 2019

    Lily and her family really made us feel welcome during this cooking experience. I went with two friends and it ended up being just the three of us, we had an amazing time! Lily got to know us and adapted her menu to our tastes...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank budldnyyz
    Reviewed August 25, 2019

    In the three hours we spent with Lily and her family, they made us feel at home. Lily is informative and adds history, chemistry and technical knowledge to the cooking class. I will come back every time in Tulum just to have a meal with...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Trina H
    Reviewed July 29, 2019 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
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    Response from topdriver1947 | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, After you make your reservation an email will be sent to you with a location pick up point in Tulum and you will be driven to and from Rivera's home probably by her son. For reassurance you could send her an email... More
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