Playa del Carmen Cooking Class
Learn the secrets of Mexican cooking with a hands-on lesson, lead by a local English-speaking chef in our Cooking Class in Playa del Carmen with transportation included
- Get expert step-by-step instructions to prepare a 4-course meal representing different regions of Mexico.
- Visit the market to learn how to pick fresh ingredients, after learn from a local chef the best ways to prepare them.
- Take home a souvenir from Cancun in the form of new Mexican cooking skills!
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Playa del Carmen Cooking Class Summary
Experience the real warmth of a Mexican kitchen using traditional tools like Molcajete (stone mortar), Comal (flat griddle) and clay pots guided by a local master chef, and amenities such as coffee, pastries and refreshments.
Our 2 different stops:
- Local Market: Mexican ingredients shopping and traditional Mexican Breakfast
- Traditional Mexican Restaurant: Cooking class.
In our Mexican Cooking Class in Cancun you will learn original recipes for:
- Guacamole – Simple, yet difficult to accomplish to perfection, learn how to prepare this avocado
and pico de gallo appetizer.
- Handmade tortillas – The secret behind most Mexican dishes, learn why it’s preparation is so important.
- Sopes – Kind of like a taco, but with a ticker base and different toppings.
- Enchiladas – Rolled up tacos drowned in green or red sauce topped with cream, cheese and
- Arroz con leche – Traditional dessert made with rice, milk and sugar.
- Margaritas – Do we need to describe it?
What to Expect from our Playa del Carmen Cooking Class
Taking cooking classes in Cancun will be one of the best things to do on your vacation. After your hotel pick up you will meet our master chef who will provide a brief introduction to the Mexican cuisine while we take you to the local market. Walk around through the different food sections with their variety of herbs, vegetables, meat and sea food. Our chef will tell you the secrets on how to choose fresh & quality items for our cooking class.
During the tour you will be provided with some refreshments, fresh fruit, pastries and Mexican filtered coffee, which will be offered on an intimate setting at one of the best Mexican restaurants in Cancun,
where the lessons will be taken. Spend the next 3 hours discovering the tricks behind great Mexican traditional cooking and listen about the origins behind each dish and ingredients.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, all our food tours include pick up/drop off from your hotel to the different restaurants that will be included in your tour. We provide private vans with A/C, they’re comfortable enough for the whole party, and are driven by a certified driver.
We allow you to schedule changes only if Cancunfoodtours.com is provided with a 24-hour notice before the date of your tour. For full refund cancellations, we require Cancunfoodtours.com to be notified 7 days in advance. If the tour is cancelled before a 24-hour notice, only a 50% refund will take place. Unfortunately, if the tour is cancelled after that 24-hour mark, we can’t provide a refund.
Yes, alcohol is part of Mexican gastronomy and we feel it should be considered as part of the experience. However, for underage and people who do not wish to drink alcohol, we have non-alcoholic options on all the beverages. Additionally, water is served throughout all our tours.
Our tours are mostly made for adults 18+, kids 10+ and we strongly recommend to respect the restriction since we want the tour to be pleasant to all our guests.
Mexican food is full of flavor and some of our plates are made with some spices that might be considered strong. However, our chefs have prepared less-mild versions of each plate to avoid any unpalatable flavors that can be enjoyable for everyone without any risk.
We can provide substitutions for vegetarians & spicy food considerations as we’ve explained. However, we cannot provide substitutions for any other allergies or dietary preferences. Allergies and preferences must be indicated at the time of ticket purchase. Please notify us of any serious allergies so we can tell you which food(s) to avoid.
Some of the restaurants are between a 15-min walking distance of each other. Which is why we provide transportation for the entirety of the tour. This will make the experience more comfortable.
All our tours are designed and tested to provide a complete meal for an average adult. Most participants will feel full after our combination of drinks & food tastings along with breaks and introductions from our tour guide.
Yes, cameras are allowed on the tour. We encourage foodies to share the experience and take photos during our tour. We would love you sharing the experience on networks such as TripAdvisor, Facebook or Yelp.
What will I learn in this Playa del Carmen Cooking Class?
Two stops for a whole cooking experience where you will learn:
1. Local Market: Mexican ingredients shopping and traditional Mexican Breakfast
2. Traditional Mexican Restaurant: Cooking class.
Simple, yet difficult to accomplish to perfection, learn how to prepare this avocado and pico de gallo appetizer.
The secret behind most Mexican dishes, learn why it's preparation is so important.
Kind of like a taco, but with a ticker base and different toppings.
Rolled up tacos drowned in green or red sauce topped with cream, cheese and onion.
Arroz Con Leche
Traditional dessert made with rice, milk and sugar.
Do we need to describe this?