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Group Cooking Class at Marcelo Batata in Cusco provided by Marcelo Batata Cooking Classes

Group Cooking Class at Marcelo Batata in Cusco

Group Cooking Class at Marcelo Batata in Cusco
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96% of travellers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Learn how to shop for fresh ingredients in a local market
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
12
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    12
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Take a deep dive into Peruvian culinary culture during this cooking class at Cusco's Marcelo Batata restaurant. Eating at local restaurants can give you a taste of the food, but learning to cook it yourself from an expert chef takes it to a new level. Accompany your host on a shopping trip to the San Pedro Market, before returning to the kitchen to learn typical Peruvian specialties.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • In-depth commentary on Peru's culinary history from a chef guide
  • Step-by-step instructions for several dishes that you can recreate at home
  • Learn how to make a Pisco sour, the national drink
What to expect
Once you arrive, meet your chef/instructor and listen to a brief introduction on Peruvian cuisine. This class is geared toward curious travelers that want to learn by doing, not just by eating at local restaurants. Through the chef's commentary, come to understand the history of Peruvian cuisine in a way that you couldn't by simply tasting a few local delicacies. Head to the San Pedro Market on a guided tour, where you learn how to pick out the best ingredients by color, aroma, and texture. Taste several varieties of exotic fruits endemic to Peru before returning to the restaurant's kitchen for your cooking lesson. Learn how to make dishes, such as ceviche with fresh fish, the national drink pisco sour, and lomo saltado (stir-fry dish). Then, sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • In-depth commentary on Peru's culinary history from a chef guide
  • Step-by-step instructions for several dishes that you can recreate at home
  • Learn how to make a Pisco sour, the national drink
What to expect
Once you arrive, meet your chef/instructor and listen to a brief introduction on Peruvian cuisine. This class is geared toward curious travelers that want to learn by doing, not just by eating at local restaurants. Through the chef's commentary, come to understand the history of Peruvian cuisine in a way that you couldn't by simply tasting a few local delicacies. Head to the San Pedro Market on a guided tour, where you learn how to pick out the best ingredients by color, aroma, and texture. Taste several varieties of exotic fruits endemic to Peru before returning to the restaurant's kitchen for your cooking lesson. Learn how to make dishes, such as ceviche with fresh fish, the national drink pisco sour, and lomo saltado (stir-fry dish). Then, sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 35449P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Professional chef
  • 2-course dinner
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • C. Palacio 135, Cusco 08002, Peru Behind the main Cathedral. A half block to Nazarenas square
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We are able to accomodate any kind of food restriction: vegetarian, vegan, glutten free, lacto intolerant
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Original passport must be provided at beginning of course for tax purposes
  • Minimum age is 15 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Professional chef
  • 2-course dinner
  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • C. Palacio 135, Cusco 08002, Peru Behind the main Cathedral. A half block to Nazarenas square
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We are able to accomodate any kind of food restriction: vegetarian, vegan, glutten free, lacto intolerant
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Original passport must be provided at beginning of course for tax purposes
  • Minimum age is 15 years
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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juvsrd
4 contributions
Oct. 2021 • Couples
It was a perfect experience in Cusco ! We learned how to cook ceviche and lomo saltado, discovered how to prepare chilcano and pisco sour and tasted delicious creations from Uchu Restaurant. Elvira and Cristina were really good teacher and cooker. Thanks a lot !!
Written 25 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lauren
1 contribution
Jan. 2020 • Family
This was an incredible experience and was my favorite thing we did in Peru. It is worth every penny. Jose was lively, educational, talented, and humorous and made the experience even more spectacular. We started with tasting a bunch of fruits native to Peru, made our own ceviche and pisco sours, and got to flambé for our main meal! It was a great way to explore Peru’s culture. I highly recommend!
Written 8 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GoPlaces17599978412
Thank you for your review, Lauren! We are so glad to see you had an incredible experience and it was your favorite thing to do in Peru! We were happy to have you at the cooking class!
Written 21 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Laurel S
6 contributions
Jan. 2021 • Couples
We had an amazing time with this class. We did it during COVID and while precautions were taken, it did not negatively impact the experience. Chef Jose was knowledgeable, attentive and made the class very enjoyable. We highly recommend taking this class.
Written 4 January 2021
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Jonathan T
Seattle, WA5 contributions
Sep. 2019
i've been to quite a few cooking classes. and while practice makes better, i'd prefer not to have someone else review proper knife skills and have us spend 30-40 minutes chopping vegetables up. this cooking class actually had a designated sous chef!

YOUR IN PERU! spending this time actually learning about how the culture, climate, and landscape intersect was something i didnt know i was missing from other classes. i learned a great deal about peruvian cuisine, history of people/styles, agriculture, etc. i did do the actually cooking of several appetisers, and a main dish, but didnt waste time chopping onions (again). Instead spend learning and focusing on unique COOKING techniquies (instead of chopping techniques).

absolutely worth every penny.
Written 8 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GoPlaces17599978412
Thanks for your comment, Jonathan! It's so good to see you had a good time learning about the Peruvian culture, history and cuisine. Hope you have had an amazing time in Peru!
Written 21 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Antonio B
London, UK3 contributions
We joined the class, guided by Cristina. It was absolutely an interesting and fun experience. We were explained about and shown (and tasted!) Peruvian cuisine staples (fruits, quinoa, potatoes…). Then we had the chance to cook our own ceviche and limo saltado, with in between a pisco tasting and Pisco-based cocktails making session.
Cristina was absolutely an amazing host, kind, knowledgeable and friendly. Recommended.
Written 17 May 2022
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Janiek65
Hamilton, Bermuda8 contributions
Jun. 2018 • Family
This class was a perfect mix of understanding how Peruvian cuisine has developed ( a little bit of history) and fabulous cooking and tasting . We did this as a family and we all really enjoyed it ,it was a perfect length of time and the content was really good. I also liked how particular the chef was about hygiene as we cooked and how we learnt about the market ingredients
Written 20 June 2018
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fb704963456
New York City, NY6 contributions
Nov. 2017 • Couples
The cooking class was very informational, they explain you a lot of the history of food in Peru and how it was evolved into what it is today. I have done other cooking classes before in the past and I feel like while they are explaining the history they can also have everyone prepare the ingredients needed for the plates that are done in class rather than have everything precut and ready for the class. In the class they mention that they don't take people to the market because it is not clean but the market in Cusco not only is in walkable distance to the class but also one of the cleanest markets I have seen in Central / South America. They have a market in the restaurant but it is for demonstration purposes only; I think they should make it a real market for the students to pick the ingredients for the class that way it adds more value to it. At the end of the class we all didn't feel like the price paid was worth it and they put too much emphasis on having all the bills super crips and they can't even have the regular wallet-middle-bill-rip. If they can't have "damaged" dollars then they should accept other payments methods other than cash.
Written 3 December 2017
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Coree C
Novato, CA244 contributions
Nov. 2018
This class was very fun, lots of food and great instruction. We learned about local spices and tasted a lot of foods. Made Lomo Saltado, Ceviche, and Pisco Sour - we loved it - well worth the cost and time, one of our favorite excursions in Peru.
Written 26 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GoPlaces17599978412
Nice to see this was one of your favorite excursions in Peru. Hope you enjoyed your trip in Peru and the Peruvian cuisine. Thank you for your review!
Written 14 November 2019
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gbuford
Denver, CO100 contributions
Aug. 2019
Our chef made this an absolute blast. We learned about Peruvian food but also about the culture and how the various food products fit into this culture.

And above all, we had the opportunity to cook and to eat some amazing food.

Would recommend this class to anyone traveling through Cusco! We would definitely do this again!
Written 28 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GoPlaces17599978412
Thanks for your comment! Always welcome to do the class again!
Written 15 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DRMBinDC
Washington DC, DC145 contributions
From the charming bar and kitchen work space where you spend your time, to the delicious appetizers that are sent out throughout the class, you can’t go wrong with this introduction to Peruvian food and drink! From the multitude of fresh fruits, to cooking our own ceviche and lomo saltado...and learning to make pisco sours after chef provided information on pisco in Peru.

Chef Alejandro took great care of our group of four. It turned out another group of 6 people were supposed to be in our class but they got delayed returning from the Sacred Valley so we had the chef all to ourselves which was pretty amazing.

If you are looking for a cooking class in Cuzco do not hesitate in booking this experience.
Written 1 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GoPlaces17599978412
Thank you so much!! We were happy to have you at our cooking class, thanks for coming!
Written 28 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Marcelo Batata Cooking Classes
Dave H
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Great Way to End our Vacation!
On our final day of our two-week vacation in Peru, before flying home out of Cusco, we ended our trip on the perfec
Cora B
Cora B
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Fun Cooking Class
My husband and I had so much fun taking this cooking class or what Chef Jose calls “culinary experience” . Not onl
imherbert101
imherbert101
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Extraordinary Peruvian Cooking experience
We were not sure what this cooking class was going to be like, but we learned so much about the history of food, cu
zipcy
zipcy
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Amazing cultural and culinarily experience
It was amazing experience with Chef Alesandro. He has a lot of history and culinarily knowledge, detailed explanati
BDPatterson
BDPatterson
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Look no further !
Jose was the ultimate chef/ host for our cooking class which featured TRUE Peruvian cuisine. The techniques we lear
eileengradwell
eileengradwell
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Fun, educational, and delicious!
We spent a magical afternoon with Jose learning about Peruvian food and cooking. Jose was so entertaining. He is a
Journey448329
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Cooking class with Jose
The only thing wrong with this class is that we didn't take it our first day in Cusco! We learned a lot of Peruvian
TravelingSmithTeam
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Marcelo Batata Cooking Class in Peru
My family and I had the pleasure of taking the Peruvian cooking class with Jose Luis at Marcelo Batata and we had a
Curiosity366079
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Cooking class with Jose
We attended Jose’s cooking class and learned much more than how to cook Peruvian food. Jose talked about his countr
danielmH608CE
danielmH608CE
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Culinary tour un Cusco
A very delicious tour with Rose Luis Who sublimates the tasting with his knowkledges on the peruvian cooking histor
SenoreDio
SenoreDio
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Fabulous Experience
Chef Alejandro Castillo provided a unique and highly personalized experience in learning and appreciating classic P
Ryan T
Ryan T
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Outstanding Culinary Experience
My wife and I took a private cooking class after earning our appetites on the Inca Trail. The chef was extremely kn
wariee
wariee
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Unique experience
We have learned a lot, not only brings you closer to Peruvian cuisine but also to the history of Peru and why today
Shecarvet
Shecarvet
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Great start to our trip.
Highly recommend. Learn to make and eat ceviche the right way! We really enjoyed this cooking class. Our instruct
ErichH102
ErichH102
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Cooking class
Great introduction to original Peruan cuisine. Great Pisco Sour receipes, we'll try it at home surely.
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