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Mexican Home Cooking School of Puebla Cuisine and B&B

Apdo. 64, Tlaxcala 90000 Mexico
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Mexican Home Cooking School teaches Traditional Cuisine from the city of Puebla. We are passing on recipes and traditions that are quickly getting lost as Mexico becomes a 1st world country. Our dishes are family recipes not found in restaurants environments and our classes are small, hands-on and limited to 6 students. We offer an intimate culinary retreat unique in Mexico. We located at "Casa Carmelita" a private compound in the country side 15 min outside of the city of Tlaxcala. The main house is a comfortable "hacienda" style home. There is one large double accommodation with private patio, one 2 room suite, a private detached stone cottage with private garden and a large two-room suite with a separate sitting area. All accommodations have a private entrance, en-suite bath, and fireplace. It is a rural lakeside setting with, with private gardens, fountains and surrounded by 3 volcanoes.
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Free parking
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Ceora wrote a review Sep 2020
Annapolis, Maryland14 contributions5 helpful votes
I was looking for a hands-on cooking experience and cultural immersion. It was wonderful. The hosts were welcoming, the accommodations lovely (no single supplement) and the cooking and dining were spectacular. We cooked every day. Jon drew on his deep knowledge of history to explain which conquerors had introduced which ingredients to the cuisine as he stepped us through preparation. Dona Estela was clearly at home in her kitchen and happy to share her secrets. The nearby towns of Tlaxcala, Puebla and Cholula offered many attractions and a rich history. A visit to an open-air market was a particularly enjoyable experience.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Robin b wrote a review Mar 2020
New York City, New York3 contributions
Exceptional location...gorgeous landscape, wonderful rooms (Stone Cottage perfect except for shower which hopefully will be handled) Hosts quick to help, friendly, informative. Loved everything we cooked/ate...loved trip to local market and free time every afternoon for expeditions. As everyone says, a hidden gem. I HAVE SO MANY PICTURES !!!!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
Fingerprints1112 wrote a review Feb 2020
Long Beach, California18 contributions2 helpful votes
Our trip to Tlaxcala Home cooking school was fantastic, the food was amazing. Jon and Estela are great hosts and Jazmin took care of all our needs. The property was very nice and our room beautiful. My husband and I enjoyed learning to prepare the Pueblan dishes that Estela so graciously shared with us. We also loved eating all the finished dishes! There is ample free time to go into town or to nearby Archeological sites, Jon made all of our arraignments and we got to see quite a lot of the surrounding area with very few tourist! There was absolutely never a time when we did not feel safe in any of the areas we were in. People were friendly and helpful with our limited Spanish. In addition there were no health issues to worry about. I would HIGHLY recommend this trip to anyone wanting to learn some new recipes that are not your typical "American Style" Mexican food.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Y9729IOcarol wrote a review Feb 2020
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This was my second visit to cook with Jon y Estela. Cooking with Jon y Estela feels like cooking with dear members of my family. Estela has deep knowledge of Pueblan cuisine and well conveys her knowledge to her guests. My first visit was a solo visit about 10 years ago; I enjoyed the food and experience so much that I always knew I wanted to return. Estela y Jon graciously accepted my suggestions for ingredients and recipes I hoped to work with on my second visit. Once again, the food was fantastic and I left with a new batch of recipes to mix with my favorites from the first trip. The casitas are very comfortable and private. My stay was in January so I appreciated that Jon started a fire in my fireplace every evening. Each day is structured with breakfast followed by cooking and lunch around 1 PM. Afternoons are free to schedule a massage, go for a hike or walk, or head into the historic center of Tlaxcala before heading back in time for a delicious dinner. On my first visit, I only spent a few hours in Puebla. This time, I arrived early and spent 4 days in Puebla, a lovely colonial city with museums and lots to see and do. I also spent a week in Mexico City after my week with Jon y Estela. As a solo female traveler, I felt safe in Puebla, Tlaxcala, and during my week in Mexico City, including lots of walking around, taking the subway, and Uber. If you are comfortable traveling in large US cities then the same general precautions apply in Mexico. People are kind and wonderful, I look forward to returning soon.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sonia wrote a review Jan 2020
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I can't say enough about our week at Mexican Home Cooking School. It's not so much a "school" as learning to cook in the home with your family. Estela cares so much about the recipes and the food and is eager for you to learn. Jon adds to the experience with detailed explanations -- the dynamic between the two of them adds to the fun. They are sharing their home with you and you feel that way as their guests. They really pack the most into teaching you several dishes every day, and they are all so delicious! Afternoons are free to do as much or as little as you like, and they've made it so easy -- any arrangement you want from a driver to a massage therapist are taken care of with a phone call. The casitas were we stayed are cozy and comfortable. Yazmin, the housekeeper takes care of your every need, and makes you feel so special. Jon and Estela have found the perfect balance between an incredibly busy vacation that also feels completely relaxed and restful. I can't wait to cook all the recipes we learned, and I would love to go back again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mexican Home Cooking School of Puebla Cuisine and B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Mexican Home Cooking School of Puebla Cuisine and B&B?
Nearby attractions include Murals of the Government Palace (1.6 miles), Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Ocotlan (3.0 miles), and Centro Historico de Tlaxcala (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mexican Home Cooking School of Puebla Cuisine and B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, free internet access, and free airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Mexican Home Cooking School of Puebla Cuisine and B&B?
Top room amenities include a fireplace, a view of the mountains, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Mexican Home Cooking School of Puebla Cuisine and B&B?
Guests can enjoy an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Mexican Home Cooking School of Puebla Cuisine and B&B?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mexican Home Cooking School of Puebla Cuisine and B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vinos y Piedra, Pulqueria La Tia Yola, and Fonda del Convento.
Does Mexican Home Cooking School of Puebla Cuisine and B&B have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Mexican Home Cooking School of Puebla Cuisine and B&B offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mexican Home Cooking School of Puebla Cuisine and B&B?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Mexican Home Cooking School of Puebla Cuisine and B&B?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Paseo en Tranvia (3.7 miles) and Tizatlan Archeological Site (3.0 miles).