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Market Visit and Cooking Lesson: Learn to Cook Contemporary Mexican Dishes Inspired by Family Recipes provided by Traveling Spoon

Market Visit and Cooking Lesson: Learn to Cook Contemporary Mexican Dishes Inspired by Family Recipes

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 15/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Important Information
Departure Point
Mercado de San Juan, 2ᵃ Calle de Ernesto Pugibet 21, Colonia Centro, Centro, Cuauhtémoc, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Ismael
  • Home-cooked lunch or dinner
  • Wine or beer
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Menu varies based on season
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note that this is not a professional cooking class, rather than an experience to visit an authentic, local home to meet a local person and share the culture and cuisine together.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Traveller rating
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jw2016 wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia5 contributions1 helpful vote
We enjoyed the authentic experiences of the market and cooking in his home including the wonderful fresh food. Thank you!
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Graham M wrote a review Feb 2019
Surrey, Canada221 contributions60 helpful votes
I like to do cooking classes when I travel these days. I found the Traveling Spoon website on Trip Advisor and it had a few options for México City. I booked the market tour and cooking class combination and was soon in touch with our host Farid Estrada. He cooks a meal in his
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Date of experience: January 2019
Andrew C wrote a review Feb 2019
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Lucia was the perfect host for us! She was a delight and a treat to explore the markets, and learn how to cook delish Mexican cuisines. We could not have asked for anything better, as we cooked in her fabulous home. Highly recommended to anyone looking for a first hand
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Date of experience: February 2019
Alexandra C wrote a review Aug 2018
Brooklyn4 contributions1 helpful vote
Lucia treated our group of four to a truly rewarding culinary experience! She put a great deal of forethought into planning our menu, emailing back and forth to make certain we would learn something new and interesting. Our market tour was illuminating and FUN, as was cooking in
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Date of experience: August 2018
Felicia W wrote a review May 2018
9 contributions2 helpful votes
As an industry professional, I was looking on Traveling Spoon for a historian of Mexican cuisine and the variables from region to region. Lucia was an exemplary wealth of knowledge about the history of Mexico city, as a native of the San Angel neighborhood, Lucia is a chef
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Date of experience: May 2018
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Traveling Spoon
Wonderful day with Ismael
Ismael's personality, knowledge and skill set make him an excellent choice for a cooking class in Mexico City. The
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Cathy G
Wonderful experience!
Lucía was a fabulous hostess and the cooking class was full of great information about Mexican history and it’s rel
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Market visit and cooking class
Lucia is terrific. She met my friends and me in the market and took us on a tour. We visited various vendors and le
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Amazing Experience!
Amazing hosts and experience. It was fun to get an insiders look at the market, and a warm experience in Alex’s and
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Best Cooking Class in Mexico City
I have done multiple Traveling Spoon experiences in multiple countries and by far my favorite has been the day with
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The best thing we did in Mexico City!
Let me just start by saying that our guide Lucia was absolutely STELLAR. My wife and I managed to book her last min
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Perfectly wonderful experience!
Simply put, our experience with Alex could not have been better. We learned so much about the neighborhood, the mar
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Tara B
Great time with Ishmael
My mother and I really enjoyed this day! We loved the market and took away great, easy recipes! Fun day!
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Margarita, a Traveling Spoon hostess, provides an awesome, authentic Mexican food experience
My wife and I had the good fortune of visiting the home of Margarita and her husband, Gonzalo, in Mexico City as pa
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An Authentic Mexican Cooking Experience
If you like cooking (or if you want to learn more about cooking) this experience is perfect. Margarita taught us h
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Christi B
Excellent & Special Experience!
We (mother/daughter) had an incredible day with Chef Margarita! Everything from her warm welcome, beautiful home,
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Lorraine P
Amazing experience
Our host, Margarita, was incredible. Her home is lovely; she is knowledgeable, organized, and had all 3 of us parti
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Amazing cooking class
My friends and I had the pleasure of experiencing a hands on cooking class and tour of Mercado de San Juan with Ale
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best class ever!
This was the best travel decision I have made in a long time! Lucia was delightful and the food we made was absolu
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Cooking Lessons in Mexico City
We had such a lovely time with Alex and Ale! From the ease of communication before our home cooking lesson to the b
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  • Duration: 4h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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