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El Frijol Feliz Cooking School

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Address: 4a Ave sur # 1, Antigua 03001, Guatemala
Phone Number:
+502 7832 5274
08:30 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Take home the rich culture of Guatemala by learning how to prepare the...

Take home the rich culture of Guatemala by learning how to prepare the local cuisine at Antigua's premier cooking school! Begin with a personalized, hands-on class with local chefs and then enjoy your meal in our beautiful dining room or patio. Spanish to English translators are provided, and complimentary wine, beer, or soda are served during the class.

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USD 49.00*
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Hands-on Cooking Class in Antigua
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Cook up in Antigua, Guatemala

We are a 76-year-old Australian couple who came on a five-day trip to Guatemala, based on the recommendation and photos of a friend. We were a bit apprehensive given the warning... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Adrian L
Paris, France

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are a 76-year-old Australian couple who came on a five-day trip to Guatemala, based on the recommendation and photos of a friend. We were a bit apprehensive given the warning on travel advisory websites. We need not have worried. Because of excellent tour guides, we were complexly safe. In Antigua, we could safely walk the streets at night alone.... More 

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

What a fabulous experience. There were just three of us cooking and our two teachers. I would thoroughly recommend this class if you visit Antigua.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

this school has so much of what you would look for r a total food experience. Ana took us to the market which was a real treat. She really knows her stuff. Then off to school. We got to pick our menu of a main three sides and desert and got involved with every aspect of the cooking. Indeed we... More 

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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

$49 for a 2 to 3 hour cooking/culinary course of typical colonial Guatemalan food. Amazing amazing amazing. Highly recommend it to all. Very thorough. Very friendly. And you get to enjoy the "food" of your labors afterward. In my case, my family is at our rental house. The school packed everything up to go. My family will be basking in... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Our whole family (kids aged 10 and 12) loved learning to make traditional Guatemalan dishes! You get to choose your menu if you reserve ahead of time, and we chose family favorites- tamales, rice, and guacamole. It was delicious, and the recipes are well within reach to replicate at home. Highly recommended.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

This was my first time at this school, but my second time doing a cooking event in Antigua. We got there a little early. We were happy to wait until it was time. We were encouraged to go to the restaurant bar for a drink. We were not interested because we knew we would get wine during the event. Our... More 

Thank 704mam
Los Gatos, California
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

We took the market tour and cooking class. Ana and Mateo took us to the market to purchase some of the ingredients for our class. We were able to taste many fruits and other delicacies that were new to us. Ana and Mateo were very knowledgeable about Antigua and Guatemala. We stopped on the way back at an exhibition site... More 

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Reviewed 1 March 2017

It is not that you are coming to learn hot to prepare and cook latin dishes........but where you are is a wonderful experience in itself...!! When you are arriving into the city of Antigua, you are mesmerized by the towering volcanoes, the lush vegetation, and the architecture that takes you back in time .....hundreds of years! The city is very... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

Wife and I went to cooking school last week and had so much fun. Our cook Felisa and our translator Ana were so charming and engaging that this turned out to be one of our favorite experiences in Antigua. Very casual and laid back. Felisa let us participate as much or as little as we wanted . One of the... More 

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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We are traveling through Central America since a couple of weeks and have done a lot of activities so far but the last evening in this cute kitchen was one of the best things so far! You can choose the things you want to cook - so you can pick the ones you are really interested in! We had so... More 

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