- 3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
This experience was created for those who love to cook and want to learn the Mexican culinary arts. Our Mexican Cooking Class is approximately 3.5 hours long and is led by an experienced chef, specialized in Mexican gastronomy.
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Small-group tour
- Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
- Ingredients, cooking tools and recipes
- Professional English-speaking chef
- Entry/Admission - Mexican Food Tours
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Returns to original departure point
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Come join us for a great Mexican cooking experience in our lovely Mexican kitchen located in Central Mexico City.
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Location: Mexican Food Tours
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Lalo (Eduardo) was my personal chef. I guess I was lucky to have Lalo cooking with me one on one. We went to the market where I was given lots of background info. Then we got back to the beautiful apartment. Where we started cooking and doing the mise en place. Lalo was fun to work with and has a very wide and professional experience as a cook. He gave me cooking/cutting techniques which made my working much more efficient. Now Lalo makes sure, that you not only stand next to him and watch him cooking. He lets you do all the work and helps you wherever help is needed. He explains a lot about the Mexican culinary culture, which was really interesting.Together we created his personal recepies which were a firework of different tastes on your palette. I loved ever dish we created and will for sure try to recreate everything we cooked together. Honestly, I am traveling a lot and have seen quite a bit, but this course will stay memorable. If you like food and cooking and feeling like having a relaxed afternoon with lots of fun, laughter and cooking, then you should not miss this opportunity!
I had the pleasure and the challenge to go one on one with Chef Ileana and lived to tell the tale!
This ain't no sip wine while the chef slaves class. Oh no! Totally hands on from the wonderful foray through the local market to procure your ingredients- both exotic and mundane -through to savoring your creations many hours later. Our kitchen was housed in a circa 1913 apartment of grand proportion and design. Intended originally to house railway workers these must be highly coveted today.
Ileana clearly can adjust her class to any level cook and I appreciated that she used me as a proper sous-chef and had me slicing, dicing, and roasting right along side her. Our menu was ambitious- 2 moles ! 2 salsas, rajas, various tortilla based creations and the piece de resistance- cacao tamales. For over 3 hours longer than usual we worked and I learned that to have the authentic taste, one most blacken ingredients almost beyond belief. But the flavors! So concentrated and unique. The lady knows her stuff! So, be sure to let her know what level of cooking you are comfortable with right up front, wear comfy shoes and avoid white blouses!
I cannot wait to try out the recipes she sent via e-mail. And, oh, she has terrific tips for exploring other local markets, too.
The class was amazing! We had so much fun at the market and then made sweet tamales and tilapia tacos, it was all SO DELICIOUS! My only semi complaint is that I was told the recipes would be emailed to me after the class but I never received them:/ still, I would highly recommended this class!!!
I took the Traditional cooking class and Chef Ileana was amazing. She was knowledgeable and and engaging. Our meal was delicious and we learned about the food and cooking during the class! I would definitely recommend this experience to anyone visiting Mexico City
Very accommodating my request for vegetarian menu wasn't forwarded - made two wonderful soups, two more vegetable dishes, salsa, tortillas - for an enormous and delicious meal. I've loved trying these recipes at home and appreciated the opportunity to learn about so many different ingredients.
German, our chef was friendly, knowledgable and patient - we cooked an interesting 3 course meal, a mix of traditional and more contemporary Mexican cuisine.