Marilau, Mexican Ancestry Cooking School

Marilau, Mexican Ancestry Cooking School

Marilau, Mexican Ancestry Cooking School
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10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
About
Hola y muy bienvenidos! As in all cultures, those born and raised in the society are the best source of knowledge about traditions. As a Mexican native, I inherited my Mexican cuisine knowledge from my previous generations. And my passion too! From my earliest years, I watched my mother, my aunts and grandparents in the kitchen, so I invite you to join me, to use the very fresh ingredients of our Mexican Cuisine, and recreate together those delicious dishes. I love sharing my knowledge about one of the most varied and delicious cuisines in the world. I take pride in customizing my classes to suit the needs of all students -that don't have to stick to a fix classes program calendar. Contact us to arrange your own hands-on class. Classes are from Monday thru Friday, starting at 10:30 am. A minimum number of students apply for each class. We offer special intensive courses of 3 days, 1 week or 2 weeks.
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  • Foodiedude69
    Denver, Colorado14 contributions
    Informative and Enjoyable Cooking Class
    We took a cooking class from Marilau today and it was worth the cost of the class for the tips, tricks, cooking insights, and historical references to the food we were preparing. Marilau is a pleasure to spend time with and really knows her stuff. She references and explains the whole process; why we’re doing what we’re doing in the kitchen. We very much enjoyed this cooking class and we’ve taken them all over the world.
    Visited September 2021
    Written September 1, 2021
  • Julie S
    6 contributions
    Amazing meal and experience!
    Our family of 9 adults took Marilau's cooking class. It was an unforgettable experience. Marilau is so knowledgeable about the food traditions of Mexico and shared so much with us. She answered all our questions. The dishes we prepared were delicious! I would love to take another class with her!!!
    Visited July 2021
    Written July 26, 2021
  • tim hulsey
    Gold Canyon, Arizona24 contributions
    San Miguel's Finest Cooking School!
    We are former restaurateurs and educators. It is one thing to be good at what you do, but it is another skill set to be able to teach that subject to others. Marilau knows her craft and she knows how to teach it. We took a class from Marilau with two others who are also educators with decades of restaurant experience. Her teaching style is fun and informative for aspiring cooks of all levels. Take a class from Marilau and you will come away with a feeling of accomplishment. You will take away knowledge that you can apply in you own kitchen. Thanks, Marilau! Tim and Susan...
    Visited August 2021
    Written September 6, 2021
  • Armando R
    University Park, Texas10 contributions
    Marilau is back cooking!!!
    It’s been tough during the pandemic. But glad to see things are slowly getting back to normal in San Miguel. Marilau’s cooking class was such a delight. The food was amazing, but the experience was superb. She made us feel welcomed to her kitchen like we’ve known each other for ever. We learned traditional Mexican recipes with authentic and delicious flavors. Definitely recommend her classes, especially if you are in a big group of family and/or friends.
    Visited July 2021
    Traveled with family
    Written July 21, 2021
  • G O
    Edmonton, Canada82 contributions
    Marilau's Cocina fare is 5 star worthy
    What a wonderful experience. Marilau facilitated not only a special Mexican culinary experience but also an in depth cooking class. I've been cooking for decades but Marilau reminded me of the subtle differences timing makes in developing flavour and how attention to detail creates layers of sublime flavours. For those that come to San Miguel de Allende and wonder where the authentic Mexican cooking is.... it's in Marilau's kitchen and the reason you will find few authentic Mexican meals is that this cuisine takes time and what Marilau calls 'respect'. A remarkable cooking experience not to be forgotten, a reminder that food needs time and respect to bring the flavours forward.
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 25, 2023
  • lauren O
    Edmonton, Canada60 contributions
    Best food and experience in San Miguel Allende
    Talk about amazing. I bought this cooking class for my mother and I for Christmas. I am so glad that I did my research and chose this class. We learnt many things and loved Marilau’s approach and organization. The FOOD! Omg the layers of taste the love she has for it, the care she takes while teaching and cooking is exceptional. You have to go. 10/10 for sure. Lovely lady, lovely space. My mother is staying here for months and is booking another class with her because yes it’s better than any restaurant you will try and then you can make it back at home. Book it, don’t hesitate. AMAZING!
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 13, 2023
  • Rachel K
    Los Angeles, California9 contributions
    Fun and delicious!
    Marilau is an amazing teacher and the food was delicious. We were 3 friends, all experienced cooks, but we learned a lot about authentic Mexican cooking and traditions. We were able to participate in each step and taste everything as we cooked. Marilau made the experience fun and is a wealth of knowledge!
    Visited July 2021
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 28, 2021
  • MichaelAnne B
    Brunswick, Maine22 contributions
    Extremely authentic cooking.
    There were only three people in our class of tamale making. Marilau is a wonderful teacher who is extremely knowledgeable of traditional Mexican cooking. She knows the history of the Mexican cooking from all parts of Mexico and shares this knowledge as she explains the methods of preparing the food. It is a very hands on class with prepared recipes to keep and practice at home.
    Thank you very much for your kind words dear Anne, see you soon.
    Written February 13, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2020
    Written February 12, 2020
  • AIS45
    Pasadena, California66 contributions
    Learning at the hand of a master chef and teacher!
    My wife and I are both teachers, and agree that Marilau is a superb teacher. She explains very step in the recipes. We learned how to make mole and rice. Mole is complex with many ingredients. She teaches you how to make each one,in what combinations, in what order, and with the correct pans. We constantly tasted the mole after we added each ingredient so we could understand how the flavor changed. The mole we ate was phenomenal. Marilau clearly loves Mexican food and took the time to explain its origins, complexity, and evolution. This is an unforgettable experience!
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 5, 2023
  • Kmbrew
    Portola Valley, California3 contributions
    Fantastic activity in San Miguel
    This was a highlight of my trip to San Miguel. I took the mole class - which was excellent. Marilau is more than just a superb chef and cooking teaching. She is also a great storyteller and our class was filled with her love of family and Mexican culture.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 4, 2023
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Armando R
University Park, TX10 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
It’s been tough during the pandemic. But glad to see things are slowly getting back to normal in San Miguel. Marilau’s cooking class was such a delight. The food was amazing, but the experience was superb. She made us feel welcomed to her kitchen like we’ve known each other for ever. We learned traditional Mexican recipes with authentic and delicious flavors. Definitely recommend her classes, especially if you are in a big group of family and/or friends.
Written July 21, 2021
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G O
Edmonton, Canada82 contributions
Feb 2023
What a wonderful experience. Marilau facilitated not only a special Mexican culinary experience but also an in depth cooking class. I've been cooking for decades but Marilau reminded me of the subtle differences timing makes in developing flavour and how attention to detail creates layers of sublime flavours. For those that come to San Miguel de Allende and wonder where the authentic Mexican cooking is.... it's in Marilau's kitchen and the reason you will find few authentic Mexican meals is that this cuisine takes time and what Marilau calls 'respect'. A remarkable cooking experience not to be forgotten, a reminder that food needs time and respect to bring the flavours forward.
Written February 25, 2023
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lauren O
Edmonton, Canada60 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
Talk about amazing. I bought this cooking class for my mother and I for Christmas. I am so glad that I did my research and chose this class.

We learnt many things and loved Marilau’s approach and organization.

The FOOD! Omg the layers of taste the love she has for it, the care she takes while teaching and cooking is exceptional.

You have to go. 10/10 for sure. Lovely lady, lovely space. My mother is staying here for months and is booking another class with her because yes it’s better than any restaurant you will try and then you can make it back at home.

Book it, don’t hesitate.
AMAZING!
Written February 13, 2023
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Rachel K
Los Angeles, CA9 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Marilau is an amazing teacher and the food was delicious. We were 3 friends, all experienced cooks, but we learned a lot about authentic Mexican cooking and traditions. We were able to participate in each step and taste everything as we cooked. Marilau made the experience fun and is a wealth of knowledge!
Written July 28, 2021
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MichaelAnne B
Brunswick, ME22 contributions
Feb 2020
There were only three people in our class of tamale making. Marilau is a wonderful teacher who is extremely knowledgeable of traditional Mexican cooking. She knows the history of the Mexican cooking from all parts of Mexico and shares this knowledge as she explains the methods of preparing the food. It is a very hands on class with prepared recipes to keep and practice at home.
Written February 12, 2020
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Thank you very much for your kind words dear Anne, see you soon.
Written February 13, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

AIS45
Pasadena, CA66 contributions
May 2023
My wife and I are both teachers, and agree that Marilau is a superb teacher. She explains very step in the recipes. We learned how to make mole and rice. Mole is complex with many ingredients. She teaches you how to make each one,in what combinations, in what order, and with the correct pans. We constantly tasted the mole after we added each ingredient so we could understand how the flavor changed. The mole we ate was phenomenal. Marilau clearly loves Mexican food and took the time to explain its origins, complexity, and evolution. This is an unforgettable experience!
Written May 5, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Kmbrew
Portola Valley, CA3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
This was a highlight of my trip to San Miguel. I took the mole class - which was excellent. Marilau is more than just a superb chef and cooking teaching. She is also a great storyteller and our class was filled with her love of family and Mexican culture.
Written September 4, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

connieToronto
Toronto38 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
This visit to San Miguel I had a chance to do two cooking classes with Marilau. We were able to choose completely different menus for each class. My friends and I loved the classes, and learning about Mexican cooking from Marilau, who comes from a long line of Mexican home cooks. We received detailed instruction on each recipe and came away with some excellent recipes that we can reproduce at home. The food we made was, quite simply, delicious.
Marilau is a lovely host and a good instructor. And, I loved the fact that she offers a choose your own menu option (you can put your three course menu together from a long list of interesting dishes) as long as you give her enough notice to plan and shop for the class.
Written February 8, 2023
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Joanne S
Tucson, AZ41 contributions
Jul 2022
We learned so much in our class with Marilau yesterday. Not only did we receive recipes and instruction for cooking three different dishes, Marilau talked to us about Mexican culinary history, how to use (and not use) chiles, general rules for Mexican cooking and more. She is clear and thorough in her instructions and a pleasure to be with. All three dishes were delicious, and we will definitely prepare them at home. Looking forward to taking another class!
Written July 26, 2022
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quistuipater
Ventura, CA3 contributions
Jul 2021
Marie is amazing. Well-paced, full of detail, deeply knowledgeable ... this is a class you **need** to take. The recipes are authentic, the teaching is outstanding, and the entire experience is not to be missed. I think you can tell how happy and pleased we were with this experience. Book early ... these classes are not to be missed!
Written July 22, 2021
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