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Traveling Spoon

70 reviews
Mexico City, Mexico
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Traveling Spoon provides travelers with private, authentic food experiences, from homemade meals to cooking classes and market tours, with local hosts in their homes.
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Mexican Cooking Lesson in a Local Home
1 review
Enjoy a traditional Mexican meal with a local couple who is passionate about entertaining new friends. Make yourself at home as you sip on a welcome drink, then help prepare a handful of Mexican dishes such as picadillo tostadas, enmoladas, flautas, or tacos. When prep time is over, sit down to a lovely meal with your hosts and learn more about the local culture.
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$72.00 per adult
Private Market Tour and Authentic Mexican Cooking Class with a Local in Coyoacan
1 review
Epicureans will love this tour that takes you into a traditional neighborhood market as well as a local’s home kitchen. Meet your guide, Alma, at the market to select ingredients for the day's cooking class. Back in her nearby kitchen, learn to prepare several dishes such as chilaquiles, corn quesadillas with fillings, and squash flowers. After the cooking portion, sit down to enjoy the meal with your host.
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$84.00 per adult
12 reviews
Deepen your love of Mexican cuisine with this market tour and cooking lesson. Join your hosts, Alex and Ale, at the San Juan Market. Check out classic ingredients like dried chiles and rare finds like wild boar. Head to your hosts’ home kitchen to prepare one or two delicious dishes, like chicken wrapped in corn tortillas and covered in mole. Enjoy conversation with your hosts over a delightful home-cooked meal.
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$96.00 per adult
17 reviews
Learn to make authentic Mexican dishes in the kitchen of a local host, then enjoy the homemade meal you’ve helped to prepare. Lucía, an expert in Mexican gastronomic traditions, uses fresh, local ingredients to teach techniques and recipes based around a seasonal menu. Learn how to prepare some of the country’s most revered dishes—like pre-Columbian mole sauces and chiles en nogada, Mexico’s national dish—during this private, hands-on experience.
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$105.00 per adult
11 reviews
Take a few hours to learn the ins and outs of traditional Mexican cuisine—an experience often missed by visitors to Mexico City. The tour begins at a local market, where your guide navigates the crowds and shouting vendors for you. After learning about seasonal ingredients, follow your guide back to their home for an intimate cooking lesson and round out the day with a freshly-prepared meal.
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$120.00 per adult
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour with Alex was superb. First he took us to a wonderful market and showed us many local specialties. We got a hands-on feeling for the food culture of Mexico City. The venders were friendly and generous with samples. Then, ingredients in hand, we...More

Thank ab1122
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family with five cooks had a wonderful market tour, cooking lesson, fun and friendly conversations, and a bueno meal, beautifully presented. Mariana was fantastic, and her staff were great. The event took place at Geraldine's spectacular home, one of the prettiest in one of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 14, 2019

Rafa was a fantastic host - warm, knowledgeable and full of great stories and information! We ended up booking this at the last minute and I'm so glad we did. There is nothing better than shopping and cooking with a local to get the true...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank npcg828
Traveling Spoon R, Owner at Traveling Spoon, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and heartwarming review and for the kind words! I am so glad you had memorable Traveling Spoon experience with Rafa in Mexico City. We hope to serve you again on your future...More

Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

We did the market tour, cooking class and lunch with Mariana in her partner We Geraldine's home. It was myself, my husband and our 13 year old daughter. It was so much fun and the highlight of our trip! The market was a short walk...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Traveling Spoon R, Guest Relations Manager at Traveling Spoon, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so glad you had a memorable Traveling Spoon experience and look forward to serving you again on your future travels!

Reviewed April 8, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I took the market tour and cooking class with Alex. He knew a ton about the history of Mexican cuisine and even more about cooking it plus he was great to talk to during the dinner itself! I would recommend anyone going...More

Thank megandH1194ND
Reviewed April 6, 2019

Our day with Lucia was a highlight of a recent trip to Mexico City. Her deep culinary knowledge, as both an academic and lifelong resident of San Angel, meant that we learned new things all through the day. As we visited the market she's been...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EWCalifornia
Reviewed April 5, 2019

Alda was very well prepared and good company. The house is nice. We spent very nice evening there. We cooked chilaquiles and enchiladas. All was delicious.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank vladimir b
Reviewed April 5, 2019

6 friends and I heard about Lucia through the grapevine and decided to spring for this amazing and unique opportunity! Among all the amazing things to do in Mexico City, going to the market and her home kitchen to learn about pre and post colonial...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 4, 2019

We had the best day with Lucia! We were a group of 6 friends in our 30s and this was one of the best experiences from our trip! Lucia met us at the San Angel Market where she showed us many different stalls and introduced...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Natalie M
Reviewed April 4, 2019

My sons and I loved our time with Alex. He took us to a market not far from his home that for Mexico City standards was easy to navigate and allowed us to sample some new and unique foods that were delicious. Once we were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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