Rivera's Kitchen Tulum
Rivera's Kitchen Tulum
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Get off the tourist track! enjoy an authentic Mexican Culinary adventure and take the passion of Mexican Traditional Cuisine into your kitchen!.Mexican Cooking lessons in Tulum start with a Cultural introduction to the broad Mexican Culinary Map,then experience the complete process of preparing and cooking an authentic Mexican meal in a group setting,and enjoy the fruits of your labor!
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Ted R
3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
I surprised my girlfriend with this cooking class during our trip to Tulum. We both had a great time and Lily made us feel like part of the family. We both highly recommend this experience if you enjoy cooking and eating Mexican food. Nothing is better than getting away from the usual tourist traps and doing something so authentic. The food we made was absolutely delicious!
Written March 13, 2020
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Maggie R
Memphis, TN15 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Lily welcomed us into her home and made us feel like friends. We learned how to cook authentic Mexican dishes (including guacamole the old Aztec way!) that were DELICIOUS and we had so much fun. She was a great teacher and gave us the recipes (and more) to take home with us. The techniques she shows can be applied to many Mexican dishes. This was such a unique experience and would recommend it to anyone visiting the area!
Written September 9, 2020
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Ryan Kwan
8 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
This was an amazing experience! Lily was such a patient instructor. First she explained the history of Mexico and where the different states were. Next she explained that how foods from the differ from each areas. We also had some sips of mezcal which complimented the foods. Then we started prepping meals which was very fun and simple to do. Once the meal was prepped we started cooking and it was exciting to see our meals come to life. By the time we finished all the cooking we were very hungry and ready to eat! The first bites were so good! My girlfriend and I really loved the experience. If we visit Tulum again we will definitely visit Lily for another cooking class.
Written May 15, 2018
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travelerdocmom
Tulsa, OK29 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
We did 2 different cooking classes in Tulum with our family of 4 (kids are 14 and 17)-both were good, but they were different. This one was a group class taught by Lily-there were 11 students, while the other was a private class (taught by Lina). We had fun meeting the other people, but definitely this was less hands on than the other one. A highlight was sampling grasshoppers and mezcal. We made tortillas with corn flour (vs the other class where we ground the corn). There wasn't enough space in the kitchen for everyone to participate in most of the cooking, so there was a lot of down time. (the other class has a much larger custom teaching kitchen). We did each get to make tortillas and chop some vegetables. The final meal the night we were there was pretty bland-maybe because some of the other students didn't want spicy food. Lily gave us a good overview of Mexican cooking with a power point presentation before we started making the meal. Overall an enjoyable experience but if you really want to learn to cook delicious Mexican food, consider signing up for the private class with Lina.
Written January 11, 2018
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Hola! So glad to know you had fun at the cooking class! We thank you very much for your visit. We also offer private classes, please let me know next time you are in town and we gladly offer you the former-student discount. The best for you and your lovely family!
Written January 15, 2018
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Dan
2 contributions
May 2022
Wow! I can't express my gratitude to Lily enough for what an amazing experience her cooking class was. This class is an absolute gem and so is she! If I could leave a 6 star review, I would. Lily welcomes you into her home and gives you an authentic Mexican culinary experience.

It was so fun to be in a class with others from all over the world while working together to prepare an amazing lunch. Not to mention our mezcal break in the middle of the class. We got to make and try familiar foods and things I've never had before.

If you enjoy cooking, don't miss the opportunity to learn from Lily!
Written June 15, 2022
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Swiss
8 contributions
Jan 2021
We were just coming back from our Mexican trip and it is important to us to leave some comments here for the cooking classes with Lilly

first of all, it is an incredible family and a super authentic experience in the middle of the jungle.

We had organized the activity through Sabine from the Azura hotel and we had an incredible time at cooking with Lilly. on top one of the unique chances to have private classes with her (which was important to us due to the covid situation)

Let us summarize the activity with her: She is an outstanding personality and one of 1 million people you will meet in life. super well prepared process and ingredients. Great taxi by her son Alex (which will be like her one day :) ). Just all in all a 100% recommended adventure if you visit Tulum. You will love the fun, her and her family.

Lilly, thank you very much for the time and the flexibly on Sunday (making an exception for and with us).

See you soon, I am sure in another context.

BR from snowey Switzerland
Klara and Chris
Written January 11, 2021
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stephkiley
Chicago, IL20 contributions
Dec 2020
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed LIly's cooking class! She was so much fun to cook with, dance with, and made us feel very comfortable throughout. The food was delicious and she was so knowledgeable in the kitchen. I would highly recommend this experience
Written December 21, 2020
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Christine B.
6 contributions
Dec 2019
I was surprised with an evening cooking class with Lily, learning how to perfect authentic Mexican cuisine. The night was so engaging, intimate and full of laughter and wisdom sharing. Lily is the real deal, and knows how to simplify what seems to be difficult recipes. It was lovely to tour the garden and getting to pick some ingredients we would use later on. We were lead through an educational Mezcal tasting, which really helped me understand why Mezcal is so special. To personalize this experience, you are able to customize the menu to what you want to learn about. Mid-way through the class we changed a thing or two so we got everything out of it we wanted. Towards the end of the night we met her Son, adding to the intimacy of the evening. I walked away feeling like I have added members into my family, and visa versa.
Written December 8, 2019
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sherryberry11194
Tulum, Mexico21 contributions
Jul 2019
Lily taught us how to use fresh Mexican ingredients and turn them into delicious Mexican food. We started out with a short history lesson, then we all worked together to create the dishes. When we finished we all sat down to a family style meal. She does this in her home, and makes you feel so welcome. Had a wonderful time, and will be doing this again with my husband next time.
Written July 24, 2019
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kendawg1
New York City, NY5 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
Our family and our friends' family -- all nine of us, including five 20-something kids -- had a wonderful time cooking with Lily. Everyone had a favorite dish and Lily could not have been nicer or more informative. I've had many cooking class experiences on vacations over the years, and Lily's class ranks at the top.
Written January 2, 2019
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