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Alegria in Mexico

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Mexico City, Mexico
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About Alegria in Mexico
Ruth Alegria Tours/Mexico Soul & Essence ranked among the top 5 cooking schools in Mexico by Saveur magazine. For every season in Mexico, there is a celebration whose main focus is the cuisine and rituals of that place and time. Join with the people and communities who celebrate and preserve their culinary traditions.Immersing cultural travelers and cuisine lovers to the culture, gastronomy, art and history of Mexico. Discover the pleasures of Mexican cuisine while learning how to prepare its most iconic dishes. Culinary Institute of America Market tour The Culture Trip - Best cooking classes Mexico City
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Reviewed May 8, 2017

My girlfriends and I took a cooking class and market tour with Ruth. We immediately hit it off because Ruth is magnificently engaging and warm! Our market tour was informative and delicious, as we ate and drank our way through yummy street food and healthy...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Marlenejazz
Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to spend two days cooking in Ruth's kitchen, in what turned out to be one of the most memorable vacations we have ever taken. If you love food, enjoy cooking, and want an authentic culinary experience in Mexico City, look no...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Ruth A, Owner at Alegria in Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2017

Thank you, its what Mexico is all about!

Reviewed March 27, 2017

Ruth was very timely and organized the tours that we wanted for the weekend. We went to Coyoacan and San Angel with her and had a wonderful time. On another day we did a cooking class with her in her house and it was absolutely...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed March 8, 2017

I was on a tight schedule and didn't have time for an all day shopping and cooking adventure, so I asked Ruth to guide me through the dried pepper selection at the local Mercado Medellin. Her familiarity with the merchants and knowledge of the cuisine...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank brooklynbuff
Reviewed February 11, 2017

Ruth is a wealth of knowledge on all things Mexican (history, culture, food and more) and she was kind enough to meet us for lunch at a wonderful historic restaurant in the historic center called Cafe Popular. She helped us order some truly special dishes...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Annemarie A
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

As the owner of a food business and while traveling with a group of industry veterans, we were initially skeptical of hiring a guide to show us the food markets of Mexico. However, almost immediately Ruth Algeria displayed why she is worth every dollar with...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank louiezabar
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

As a skeptical food professional I was wowed by Ruth Allegria's day with us experiencing the Jamaica market. She is incredibly knowledgable, professionable and fun to be with. Wish we could spend every day with her here. Don't miss this.

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank davidziffcooking
Reviewed November 21, 2016

Ruth was an instant hit with us. Bright, witty, insightful and charming in all rights ways when you exploring a new culture. If you want to know more than just the cursory; if you want to feel like you are really getting under the hood...More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Spencer D
Reviewed July 14, 2016

Ruth is both a wonderful chef and tour guide. She is incredibly knowledgeable about Mexico (and obviously Mexico City), its flavors, cuisines and history. We signed up for the mercado tour and day-long cooking class and really loved communing with Mexico and its food in...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Katherine H
Ruth A, Owner at Alegria in Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2016

Kathy am so glad that you not only enjoyed the class but were able to take with you the flavors of Mexico. You must let me know how your first Mole dinner is!

Reviewed July 9, 2016

There is nothing as wonderful as being in a huge, chaotic foreign city and getting a hug from a new friend when you arrive at a new apartment. This is how our time with Ruth started out. And ended. Ruth hugs her city like she...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Jeffrey H
Ruth A, Owner at Alegria in Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2016

Dear Jeff, its a pleasure to have traveler's like you come to Mexico with an open heart and a desire to learn about its cultural culinary history! Hope that you can return because there is so much more for you to see and eat!

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Hola Kittethecat ... in the right hand column of the Trip Advisor page is all the contact information. You can email me through them. I have now scoured all my email - messages, spam, and junk and there have been no... More
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