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The Little Mexican Cooking School

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Address: Avenida Rojo Gomez 768 | 3.5 blocks North of the Town Square, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 998 251 8060
10:00 - 15:00
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Tue 10:00 - 15:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

This internationally famous school offers day long entertaining,...

This internationally famous school offers day long entertaining, professional Mexican food experiences - a great fun day out. Classes are weekdays (some Saturdays) and the school is located in the seaside village of Puerto Morelos where you can safely wander after lunch adding even more reason to visit! The charming Chef Cristobal Tamariz, leads hands on and demonstration experiences in contemporary and traditional dishes such as tamales and tortillas from scratch, standards done in a new way like guacamole, how to make fish tacos, grilled fish Mayan style, cochinita pibil and much more dependent on each class with 7 different menus from the 7 culinary regions of Mexico. Each week showcases 2 different regions. Presentation tips included! Additionally students learn about the culture and history of Mexico's famous fusion cuisine as well as tastings, learning to make salsas and marinades and hands on tortilla making. Souvenir aprons and recipe booklets are part of the class as is a late lunch of the food prepared and Mexican drinks included!!

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USD 128.40*
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Authentic Mexican Cooking Class in Puerto Morelos
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Excellent epicurean and learning experience.

My wife and I followed the recommendation from one of my cousins to attend one of their cooking classes. The whole experience is enjoyable, performed in a relaxed atmosphere, and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Naoise G
Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I followed the recommendation from one of my cousins to attend one of their cooking classes. The whole experience is enjoyable, performed in a relaxed atmosphere, and all done with a sense of fun. You get a bit of history, a recipe pamphlet and a gorgeous apron as you're taken through the recipes with you as a... More 

Thank Naoise G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a wonderful way to spend part of a day in Puerto Morales. Our class was small (12 people). They designed a special Valentine's Day menu that we all interactively prepared, led by a local chef, and then enjoyed eating together. Our chef instructor led us with some basics of Mexican cooking (which resulted in my returning home with an... More 

Thank Kim C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a wonderful introduction to Mexican cooking -- plus a really good time -- look no further than the classes offered by the Little Mexican Cooking School. Catriona has put together a great team (we had Pablo, who was funny, easygoing, passionate about his subject, and knowledgeable with it), and we came out full of ideas we could take home,... More 

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catinmexico, Owner at The Little Mexican Cooking School, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking a moment to review us! It really makes us all feel proud that you came away so happy. I do endeavour to please so finding great teaching chefs is a passion for me and the fact that they are ALL "easy on the eye" has been a happy 'coincidence'. It could also have something to do with... More 

Ponoka, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We would recommend taking a cooking class here! The chef was knowledgeable, easy going, and made the class fun. Thanks Pablo! And we also liked that we could purchase quality items in the store, that we used in our class.

1 Thank Deb_McKay
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

It is a great way to learn more about the Mexican kitchen and a perfect way to spend your day! I joined the course with my husband and we really enjoyed it. The chef is talented and tells you everything about the Mexican kitchen you need to know. We made some nice dishes which were delicious! I can recommend it... More 

Thank Saskia H
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I'm quite good at cooking so when I registered, I wasn't expecting to be blown away and to learn that much. Pablo Espinosa is a great chef and a fun guy. Greatly recommended if you want to expand your cooking horizon!

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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I've attended this delightful cooking school three times--each time with different guests who have gone to Mexico with us. We've loved it each time and I've seen such a transformation from it located in a small house to the wonderful facility it's in now. Three different chefs, all have been very qualified. This is a first class operation. Also love... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

This was a wonderful experience! My sister and I go to Mexico often and wanted a new experience. We found it with the little Mexican cooking school. I am not an accomplished cook although my sister is, but I felt quite comfortable with Chef Cristobal who did not hesitate to teach even the simplest cook. It was a lovely day... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This little cooking school is a wonderful place to learn the spice of Mexican cooking my wife and I loved our time with the chef and the food was wonderful. We would definitely go back to learn more as we have used all that we learned there.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I participated in this class. Chef Pablo was very personable, and made the class a very hands-on experience. The food was great, and we even picked up a few good to know food prep tips. Kitchen can get a bit warm and humid so wear light weight clothing, and you'll be on your feet most of the... More 

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