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San Jose del Cabo Cooking Class and Local Markets provided by Cookin' Cabo

San Jose del Cabo Cooking Class and Local Markets

San Jose del Cabo Cooking Class and Local Markets
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
After visiting a local market to get all the Fresh ingredients needed for the Day Menu you will go to the home of the Chef for a Hands-on cooking class and food tastings, participate in the creation of a full Mexican meal. PRIVATE CLASS Available on Request, with Minimum of 6 people at regular price.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
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
# *An authentic Market to Table cooking class!* ___________________________________ **What to Expect:** Get ready to enjoy the best Cooking Experience in San Jose del Cabo with Chef Francisco. You will learn to pick the freshest produces when you visit and shop for the ingredients in the public market of San Jose where the local families get the freshest produces. After picking the produce you will get to the home of your Master Chef where you will learn how to cook the best of the Mexican salsas and meals. An authentic local cooking experience. **What's Included?** - Shopping for produce in the local markets - Bottles of water, Tequila tasting, soft drinks, all ingredients. - Cooking class by a Master Chef to Learn how to make your own Hand made tortillas, salsas and guacamole, side dishes or soup and a main course. __________________________________
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Call the number below and use the product code: 7072P15
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Lunch • Bottled water • Snacks
Exclusions
Hotel Transfers and Tips
Duration
5h
Departure details
MUNICIPAL MARKET A. ALBERTO ALVARADO ARAMBURO, V. Ibarra s/n, 5 de Febrero, 23406 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico Please meet Chef Francisco at the Tortillas Factory by the Market Main Entrance Please be ready 10 minutes before start time.
Inclusions
Lunch • Bottled water • Snacks
Exclusions
Hotel Transfers and Tips
Departure details
MUNICIPAL MARKET A. ALBERTO ALVARADO ARAMBURO, V. Ibarra s/n, 5 de Febrero, 23406 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico Please meet Chef Francisco at the Tortillas Factory by the Market Main Entrance Please be ready 10 minutes before start time.
Duration
5h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
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 6 travelers
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Cathy G
San Jose, CA27 contributions
Great experience!
Jul 2021 • Family
Such an amazing time and highly recommend. Chef Francisco was a great teacher and very patient with us. It was myself and my 15 year old son. We started at the grocery store and he showed us how to pick out the best meats, cheeses and produce. He then invited us to his beautiful home to learn to cook everything. We then ate and even got to try his mom’s special dessert. Very Covid conscious too. Food was delicious and it was the highlight of our trip. Highly recommend!
Written July 22, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jacqueline A
Kailua-Kona, HI6 contributions
Excellent cooking class in Cabo
Jul 2021
My friends and family had a great time learning local cooking styles, taste testing and eating our results. We started off with making Margaritas which were the best I have ever tasted. The highlight was using the same basic ingredients and creating 3 different salsas. Attend the class to find out how. I was so full when we sat down to feast on our meal, but still managed to enjoy the excellent chicken mole. Besides learning new cooking techniques, we learned about our hosts and Cabo and created memorable experiences with friends and family.
Written July 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CLEE77
Modesto, CA1 contribution
Highly Recommend this Cooking Class
Jun 2021
We had a fabulous time on this tour. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour guide and chef, Francisco. He was very personable and knowledgeable. We learned how to pick out produce at a local market. We went to a very small, but unique, tortilla factory which was very interesting. We then went to his house and prepared a great meal. Francisco made it so much fun. I'll definitely do it again. I highly recommend this tour.
Written July 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Emmanuel G
2 contributions
Best cooking class in Cabo!
Francisco was an excellent host and guided on us on a memorable cooking journey from learning to pick the best produce to showing us how even with basic ingredients you can create a wide variety of tasty Mexican dishes. He does a different menu each day so plan ahead to find your favorites! Alternatively, if you’re the only group, you can choose what you want to make. It’s all done from scratch!
Written July 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Erica M
Los Angeles, CA10 contributions
120% recommended - a fabulous experience
Jun 2021
A friend and I were in Cabo San Jose last week and one of the highlights of the week was a cooking class we took with Cookin’ Cabo.com.

We met just off the Marina and met a lovely family who were participating with us. (Private classes are available, and quite reasonable, but we thought it would be fun to meet others on vacation – and it was!) We arrived a bit early, and met the charming bartender, Marty, who prepared a really fabulous margarita. We were met by Caterina right on time. She was welcoming and personable – and her English is perfect. We all piled into a very nice and fully air conditioned passenger van and she immediately asked about food allergies or preferences. We then proceeded to visit local markets to purchase the produce, meat, and masa we would need (all included in the price). These markets were fabulous little gold mines and we noted their names to visit on a future trip. The meat and produce were really beautiful! (I had been to a local market just two days prior, and the produce didn’t come close to what we saw on our shopping trip!)

Caterina then took us to her mother’s home, in a lovely suburb. The house was perfectly suited for a cooking class. They have installed a fully commercial and spacious kitchen – which easily accommodated all of us working together. And the area where we did some prep work and later dined, was super comfortable, practical and colorful. Everything was spotless. And the moment we arrived, we were taught a super neat trick on how to really prep lime (or lemons) to get the most juice out of them (you’ll have to take the class to find out!). We were then taught how to make their version of a margarita – and it was fabulous! They left the margarita bar open and we could refresh as we liked.

Caterina dispensed the various prep assignments to each person who volunteered to take a task on. You could participate as much or as little as you want. Our menu consisted of Barbacoa – and it was delicious! The beef was so tender (she taught us how to do that!) and how to make a semi pressure cooker out of a regular pot with bits of masa sealing off the lid. With the loads of wonderful Mexican spices we used, it was so full of flavor. And we made fresh masa tortillas that I still crave today. She had someone who literally stepped in efficiently to clean every pot, pan, spoon, etc. we used and kept things spotless.

We never felt rushed and the pace of the class worked well with being on vacation. There was no pressure on anything. The length of the class was perfect! We enjoyed every moment of it and there was a lot of laughter throughout the experience. We also learned a lot of great techniques that apply to our regular home cooking – such as tenderizing meat, cutting lemons/limes, making tortillas, and much more. They email the recipes after the class so you don’t get caught up in having to write things down or take notes.

There was not one thing we would have changed. In fact, they have a couple of different locations – all within their lovely family – and my friend is taking her entire family for a cooking afternoon with Cookin’ Cabo in August in Puerto Vallarta.
Written June 22, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John Moon
1 contribution
Highlight of our Cabo visit!!!
Our decision to attend Francisco‘s cooking class was the best choice we made while in Cabo. Francisco was very entertaining and Luz was most gracious while we were in their home. We visited the markets and we were told how to pick our produce. Francisco was teaching us the little things of picking produce and eventually showing his magic in preparing our tamales and salsas and tortillas. All were made from scratch and the end result was the most amazing tasting tamales and salsas. Best ever in our lives and we are in our golden years! Francisco’s use of the produce and his technique used for the garlic and onions enhanced flavors far beyond anything we have ever experienced. Use of gas flames to make the banana leaves supple and to burn the outer skin of the poblano peppers was fun and most informative in the preparation of our dishes. Francisco also showed us how to make margaritas with several options to add flavor. He added hibiscus water at one point which was most refreshing. We learned so many things that I cannot even begin to mention them all. And at the same time, Francisco was very entertaining with his culinary skills and most informative about his culture. He shared growing up in Mexico and introduced us to the lifestyle of those who live in San Jose del Cabo. We visited and met many locals as they worked and Francisco shared their lifestyle. We thank Luz for being both gracious and inviting to their home. Our Cabo vacation was highlighted by our Cabo cooking class and we will always remember the adventure with our new found friends Francisco and Luz.
Written May 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for your candid review, on behalf of Chef Francisco and all the Cookin' Mexico Family in Los Cabos (San Jose and San Lucas), Playa del carmen and Puerto Vallarta we highly appreciate that you favored our business within these different times for all. Muchas gracias
Written June 20, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Lovetotravel19882012
Southlake, TX45 contributions
Cooking with Chef Francisco
From the moment Francisco met us at the market to shop for our meals ingredients to the finished meal was totally fantastic. His tips for produce shopping, making margaritas and authentic Mexican cooking was the very best. It was entertaining, educational and the food was so delicious. We made guacamole, salsa, mole, tortillas, chicken tacos and more. It was divine and I learned so much. A definite recommend for any and everyone.
Written May 4, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for your candid review, on behalf of Chef Francisco and all the Cookin' Mexico Family in Los Cabos (San Jose and San Lucas), Playa del carmen and Puerto Vallarta we highly appreciate that you favored our business within these different times for all. Muchas gracias
Written May 9, 2021
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Cindy M
Greenville, SC5 contributions
Wonderful
Mar 2021
My friend and I took the cooking class with Chef Francisco and had a wonderful experience. The margarita was the best of the entire trip. Adding the hibiscus water really made it special. Learning to make the sauces and mole was quite an experience and eating it was even better. Francisco and his wife Luz were were so hospitable I would highly recommend this class to anyone. It was nice that it was a small group and very hands on.
Written March 22, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for your candid review, on behalf of Chef Francisco and all the Cookin' Mexico Family in Los Cabos (San Jose and San Lucas), Playa del carmen and Puerto Vallarta we highly appreciate that you favored our business within these different times for all. Muchas gracias
Written May 9, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Meander15091669726
3 contributions
Delicious experience with locals
Feb 2021
We have a wonderful day exploring the market and cooking with Francisco and Luz. I speak no Spanish but that wasn't a problem at all. Francisco lived in the US for a few years and speaks perfect English.

That day it was just us and another couple. It was so nice to spend several hours in a private home soaking up local flavor (literally).

Our hosts were sensitive to Covid restrictions throughout our visit.

We began with margaritas. Then made the best guacamole my husband has ever had. We continued with salsas with explanations of different types of peppers and more along the way. Our main course was chicken mole. Mole contains many ingredients and , like curries, every chef has his own favorite combination. Delicious! And freshly made tortillas made it even better!

We consider this a day well spent and would happily do it again (perhaps tamales next time?) whenever we return to San Jose del Cabo.
Written March 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for your candid review, on behalf of Chef Francisco and all the Cookin' Mexico Family in Los Cabos (San Jose and San Lucas), Playa del carmen and Puerto Vallarta we highly appreciate that you favored our business within these different times for all. Muchas gracias
Written March 21, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

VickyM
Vancouver, WA60 contributions
Cooking Grandma Style in Cabo
We are so glad we found this opportunity to spend five hours in the chef’s home learning to prepare regional dishes. Four of us met Chef Francisco Morales at the central market, selected ingredients and headed to his home on the hillside above San Jose del Cabo.

We began our session with freshly made margaritas and hibiscus water and then began prepping. Although they have a daily plan on what to fix, chef geared it to what our interests were. I have always wanted to learn how to make tamales and the other couple was interested in fresh whole fish. What we made included pico de gallo, guacamole, tomatillo salsa fixed three ways, tamales, tortillas, crema de poblano soup, and baked fish adobo.

This was the highlight of our trip! Thank you, Francisco! See you next year.
Written March 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for your candid review, on behalf of Chef Francisco and all the Cookin' Mexico Family in Los Cabos (San Jose and San Lucas), Playa del carmen and Puerto Vallarta we highly appreciate that you favored our business within these different times for all. Muchas gracias
Written March 21, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Best day in Cabo
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Learn to cook with new friends!
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