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La Villa Bonita Culinary Vacation

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calistoga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

My spouse reserved this B&B and cooking school based on information he researched about the classes and the experience of Chef Ana Garcia. We spent seven days at the property and felt like we had moved in with the family! Each morning was a trip to the market to source ingredients for the main meal of the day in Chef... More 

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Mount Shasta, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

What a wonderful way to vacation and enjoy traditional Mexican cuisine. Chef Ana and her family make you feel so welcome and no matter what level you are at cooking Chef Ana makes you feel like you are doing everything perfect. The trips to the market, a trip to an artisan potter it was all interesting and very fun. Then... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Our family had a wonderful time with Ana and Robb and their welcoming staff over Spring Break (March 2016). We saw many wonderful sights (a day trip to Cuernavaca and pottery demonstration), and undertook some fun, strenuous activities (the hike up to Tepozteco is no joke), but the highlight of the trip was Ana's cooking acumen. We brought our two... More 

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Robb A, Owner at La Villa Bonita Culinary Vacation, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind review. We really enjoy having families with us and we loved your family! Cooking and enjoying meals as a family is very important to Chef Ana. Being the parents of 3 boys, we find it very hard to find an experience that is interesting and enjoyable for everyone. The simple pleasure of preparing... More 

Los Osos, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

This review is only for La Villa Bonita in Sayulita (LVBS), as we have only been to Ana’s cooking class in that location. We are expressing only our opinion of the week, not the views of any of the other guests who were there at the same time. We were guests during February 2016. I am not including a review... More 

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Robb A, Owner at La Villa Bonita Culinary Vacation, responded to this review

As a business, we wish we could only get good reviews but even though that is not possible, we wish it were the case. We work hard to offer a quality experience for our guests and that shows not only in our consistent good reviews but in our stream of repeat guests who seek new culinary experiences with Chef Ana.... More 

Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Spent a week with chief Ana and her staff in February when she moves her culinary school to the west coast village of Sayulita. What a great experience. Of course the menu will be primarily seafood, the best and freshest imaginable. She's a great teacher and you can bet it will be hands on for her students. From cerviche to... More 

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Having previously experienced La Villa Bonita in Tepoztlan, we took the opportunity to see Sayulita and once again enjoy the cooking classes offered by Chef Ana. We stayed for a week with her over Thanksgiving. What a wonderful time - even enjoyed turkey on Thanksgiving! The foods prepared this time were based mainly on the fresh fish that was available... More 

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Thank ArizonaDesertGirl
Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We visited La Villa Bonita over the winter holidays. Robb and Ana's three charming kids were at home and were the perfect playmates for our kids! The cooking classes were so fun and laid-back that I didn't realize how much I was learning until I returned home and continued working my way through the recipes that Ana gave us. Tepotztlan... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

I love to cook so my wife took me here for a 6 day culinary retreat and I was in heaven. Chef Ana welcomed us into her family and we honestly felt like we lived with them. She taught us how to cook, buy produce and experiment. More importantly, she introduced us to Mescal!

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Thank Jessi154943
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Last Christmas was our first visit to La Villa Bonita, and it won't be our last. The accommodations are very comfortable, the grounds are lush and beautiful, and the hosts are friendly and welcoming. Chef Ana really commands the kitchen -- don't expect to be pampered, you're there to learn how to cook! And learn we did -- tamales, chilis... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I just returned from my third visit to Tepoztlan and La Villa Bonita with Chef Ana and her always wonderful home. As always, it was an incredibly relaxing and educational time. The market visits were as lively and inspiring as I could hope for as we chatted to vendors and collected recipes and traditional methods to make what was on... More 

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chef Ana Garcia invites you join her in a unique culinary experience created for true food lovers. Chef Ana's 6 bedroom boutique culinary home boasts an enormous open air kitchen with a spectacular view, pool carved out of a volcanic rock, and an organic citrus and vegetable garden. Enjoy a gourmet chef's table with Chef Ana made from local ingredients or try your own hand at cooking traditional Mexican delicacies with our famous culinary vacation packages or build your own package. Make tortillas from scratch, build a mole with your own hands, enjoy the best tamales you have ever had on our elevated terrace. Don't stay in a regular hotel - have a culinary adventure at La Villa Bonita. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Villa Bonita Culinary Vacation

Address: Prolongacion Aniceto Villamar # 150 | Col. Tierra Blanca, Tepoztlan 62520, Mexico (Formerly La Villa Bonita Culinary Hotel)
Location: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Morelos > Tepoztlan
Price Range: $175 - $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — La Villa Bonita Culinary Vacation 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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