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Los Dos Cooking School

Calle 68 No. 517 | Colonia Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
+52 999 191 2600
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Excellent except no recipes

Taking a food tour and cooking class was one of the highlights of our trip to Merida. Mario is... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2018
shoshikw
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Los Dos cooking school

My wife and I along with our two daughters and their boyfriends spent a week in Merida, Yucatan for... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2017
Grady K
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Los Dos is the only school in Mexico devoted exclusively to the regional cuisine of Yucatán. Whether you are an avid cook, an eager eater, or a professional chef, you will find enrichment in the Los Dos experience. Los Dos has been featured on the Martha Stewart show as well as on Rick Bayless' "Mexico: One Plate at a Time." One-day classes, all inclusive packages and tasting classes are offered.
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Calle 68 No. 517 | Colonia Centro, Merida 97000, Mexico
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+52 999 191 2600
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

Taking a food tour and cooking class was one of the highlights of our trip to Merida. Mario is extremely knowledgeable about the area and the food. Everything was wonderful except he promised to send me recipes of what we cooked, and even after an...More

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Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I along with our two daughters and their boyfriends spent a week in Merida, Yucatan for Christmas. We attended the Los Dos cooking school on Christmas Eve. It was everything we expected and more. Mario & his wife, Rosalie were wonderful hosts....More

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Reviewed December 24, 2017

What an incredibly special experience the Los Dos team gave us. We are down in Merida for Christmas vacation with family. Coming from New York City, I was skeptical and assumed it was just another touristy cooking class. My expectations were well surpassed from the...More

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Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

I have just spent a half day at Los Dos Cooking school under the care and teachings of Mario Canul. For starters, Mario is a charismatic and exceptional chef whose passion for the Yucatan food is unparalleled. He is extremely knowledgeable and has amassed a...More

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Reviewed November 2, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I really, really enjoyed our taste of Yucatan class with Chef Mario. He is incredibly knowledgeable, professional yet approachable, and was the right hand man of Chef David Sterling for 14 years before his death. His knowledge is encyclopedic on the subject...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2017

I was looking for a cooking experience in Merida. Up until the last two reviews, I thought that this would be that experience. I chose not to utilize Los Dos for the simple reason that Mr. Sterling has passed away, unfortunately, and there is no...More

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Reviewed February 25, 2017

We had heard of Los Dos by friends who had visited Mérida previously and had certain expectations but Chef Mario exceeded those expectations. His close partnership with Chef Jeff, his own cultural knowledge and love of the cuisine results in an experience like no other....More

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Reviewed January 26, 2017

The first time I cooked with David Sterling at the Los Dos Cooking School was 2003. We remained friends over the years. I recently returned to cook with Chef Mario Canul. He is an amazing and personable teacher and chef. For me the highlight was...More

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Reviewed January 16, 2017

I am sorry to say that I have to agree with the recent bad review. First of all, I believe it should be made clear that chef & cook-book author David Sterling passed away and is no longer running this "Cooking" School. Second, whoever is...More

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Chef_Sterling, Manager at Los Dos Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2017

We at Los Dos are very sorry to hear that the experience was not what you expected it to be. The dozens of positive reviews from previous participants shows that it is something that many people do enjoy. We feel that it is clearly explained...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We signed up for a half-day "cooking class" called cucina economica. We payed 125 USD each, were taken to a village tasting a sandwich. Spent 10 minutes at a market with some lecture about lime. Then were harried on to a private house in which...More

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Chef_Sterling, Manager at Los Dos Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2017

We at Los Dos are very sorry to hear that the experience was not what you expected it to be. The dozens of positive reviews from previous participants shows that it is something that many people do enjoy. We feel that it is clearly explained...More

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