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Patio Mexica Cooking School

Calle Adelita 32 | Colonia La madera, Zihuatanejo 40894, Mexico
+52 755 116 7211
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Fun activity!

We went with 4 adults and 2 teenagers. We toured the market and made tiritas, cerviche, and fish... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2018
FinFam4
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Don't let your guard down

I have been vacationing in Mexico for 20 years or more. I love the small restaurants and have... read more

Reviewed February 9, 2018
edward c
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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The purpose of the cooking school “Patio Mexica” is: that people who visit our beautiful Zihuatanejo may have a small immersion in the culture, traditions, food and local people, guided by a Mexican and cooked in a traditional Mexican home as it is Patio Mexica cooking school.
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“mole” (10 reviews)
“learned how” (8 reviews)
“cooking class” (22 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Calle Adelita 32 | Colonia La madera, Zihuatanejo 40894, Mexico
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+52 755 116 7211
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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

We went with 4 adults and 2 teenagers. We toured the market and made tiritas, cerviche, and fish tacos. It was delicious and fun. We participated in cutting fish at the school and a lot of great exposure to local food at the market. It...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2018

I have been vacationing in Mexico for 20 years or more. I love the small restaurants and have experienced "Montezuma's revenge" only once(when I had a cheeseburger at a McDonalds). A group of six joined ten other tourists for a cooking class this weeks. It...More

Thank edward c
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Our extended family has visited Zihua several times. We have several foodies on the trip. We enjoyed the trip to the market and Monica’s cooking demonstration. We did get to help by slicing the fish for the tiritas and ceviche. In the end, we had...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

This was a great experience. Monica was very friendly and funny. We took the class on sauces and chilaquiles/etc. The class is set up where the group sits at a long table which views the cooking area. Students help with chopping tortillas and chiles, and...More

Thank Dan K
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Reviewed December 19, 2017

Monica’s cooking class is a highlight, must do activity for any trip to Zihuatanejo! Our family (14 and 17 y/o) absolutely loved the experience. We went on an amazing market tour...trust me you will learn so much on this and see areas you would never...More

Thank LowyAloha
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Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

At the last minute we booked in with monica and it was fantastic! Really great to have a class early in the day and have the rest of the afternoon to hit the beach. It was quite a large class (13 people) and an organised...More

Thank Jmaysu
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

Only way I would improve this is by doing it on a rainy day, but there aren't any in February. Seriously good molé is made sloooowly, constantly stirred by many hands, from roasted peppers, cumin, cinnamon and, of course, Mexican chocolate. So, if you want...More

1  Thank wllm
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Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Monica's cooking class was one of the highlights of our trip to Zihua! My husband and I love to cook and eat, so we had a blast grinding nuts and chilies in the molajente, and learning all about moles. The finished dish, Mole Poblano, was...More

Thank Brenda A
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Reviewed January 31, 2017

We learned how to prepare the poblano peppers and the history of the dish. It was all very hands on from roasting the peppers to stuffing and frying, and of course we got to sample all of our hard work. I left with a new...More

Thank AKArbor
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Reviewed December 28, 2016

Monica was great at responding to emails. She was sweet enough to pick up a birthday cake for my son, who had a birthday the day we took our class. We paid her for it when we paid for our class. That was so nice...More

1  Thank MiddleNameLeslie
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Email Monica to ask your questions. She's very responsive. The class is fabulous. She does not provide transportation from hotels. Dress is casual. Whatever you want to wear. You are cooking in her backyard. Class is approx... More
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