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Private Mexican Market Tour and Cooking Lesson in a Local Home provided by Traveling Spoon

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Private Mexican Market Tour and Cooking Lesson in a Local Home

Private Mexican Market Tour and Cooking Lesson in a Local Home
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£115.24
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100% of travellers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P203
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private market tour and cooking class with your hosts Alex and Ale
  • Beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Mexico City, Mexico Please meet your hosts Alex and Ale at their home in the downtown neighborhood in Mexico City. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a Mexico City home to meet a local who is an expert cook, and share Mexican culture and cuisine together.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private market tour and cooking class with your hosts Alex and Ale
  • Beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Mexico City, Mexico Please meet your hosts Alex and Ale at their home in the downtown neighborhood in Mexico City. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a Mexico City home to meet a local who is an expert cook, and share Mexican culture and cuisine together.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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Carla F
3 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Our hosts, Mariana and Geraldine could not have been more knowledgeable and nicer. The food market was fun, and we had an enjoyable time cooking, and then, of course sitting down to dinner.
Given we were traveling with our somewhat picky teenager, I asked that they limit the menu to pretty straightforward foods. They did, and we made a rice dish, salsa, cochinita pibil, and tostadas. The hands on part was somewhat limited but it was a joy to be in their kitchen. The neighborhood is lovely, so give yourself time to walk around in advance. I only wish that written out recipes would have been given out.
Written 25 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

melmana2018
Washington DC, DC32 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
My friends and I had the pleasure of experiencing a hands on cooking class and tour of Mercado de San Juan with Alex (unfortunately his wife could not join us). It all started with a trip to the market and it was a joyous sight here to see- one of the best markets I had been to while in Mexico City. After picking up all the items for our dinner, we went to Alex’a beautiful home where the cooking class began. It was such a joyful and fun experience and Alex was so personable, friendly, and a great teacher. I learned so much about local cuisine and culture. He taught us how to make delectable dishes. I had never participated in a cooking class like this and now I would definitely want this to be part of my future trips. Thank you Alex for adding to our wonderful memories of Mexico City.
Written 25 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Natalie L
1 contribution
Apr 2019 • Friends
We had the best day with Lucia! We were a group of 6 friends in our 30s and this was one of the best experiences from our trip! Lucia met us at the San Angel Market where she showed us many different stalls and introduced us to a couple of new ingredients. Lucia then drove us to her BEAUTIFUL home -- but along the way we stopped for both tamales and tacos from street vendors she knew. Hands down, they were some of the best tamales and tacos we've ever had! Once we arrived, we immediately felt at home! The space is bright, beautiful, clean, and all around lovely. Lucia was an amazing host. We cooked many different dishes, had drinks, listened to music, and learned about Mexican food/culture. It was a highlight of our trip. Following the class, Lucia recommended a great spot nearby to get drinks (absolutely beautiful). Lucia is incredibly knowledgable (she is a professor of pre-hispanic cuisine) and a delight to be around. We would recommend a cooking class with Lucia without hesitation.
Written 4 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jess G
New Orleans, LA2 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
My husband and I had the pleasure of doing the market tour and in home cooking lesson with Lucia, and it was a true highlight of our trip to Mexico City.

We met Lucia at the San Juan market and learned so much about the produce and spices available - we were the only tourists and felt like we really got the authentic market experience. We picked up a few goodies and headed back to Lucia's beautiful home - it was full of light and the kitchen was huge! Spending a few hours cooking with Lucia was so fun - we had so many tastings of different items, that by the time we sat down for our meal, we were already full! For our meal we made some tacos to start, and tortilla soup, meatballs in a chipotle sauce, a sweet guava dessert, and margaritas and it was all so delicious and comforting. Sitting down and chatting with Lucia at the end was the true highlight - we really bonded over some shared life experiences and made a new friend. Lucia also helped us with restaurant recommendations and activities for the remainder of our trip!

If you're lucky enough to have the opportunity to book this experience with Lucia, please don't pass it up. Your bellies will be full, and you hearts will be fuller.
Written 13 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sarah E
2 contributions
We had a wonderful time exploring the market and cooking with Ismael - he was nice, knowledgeable, and fun! Definitely recommend!
Written 17 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sam R
2 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
Amazing hosts and experience. It was fun to get an insiders look at the market, and a warm experience in Alex’s and Alejandra’s home. They are very kind hosts. We made chicken mole enchiladas, salsa, chicharones del queso (cheese chips) and pan de elote (sweet corn bread) and everything was delicious! They were happy to speak Spanish with me so I could practice, and shared some Mexican cooking slang as well, and were happy to switch to English whenever I didn’t understand. Over all, it was one of the highlights of my trip :)
Written 28 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tara B
8 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
My mother and I really enjoyed this day!
We loved the market and took away great, easy recipes!
Fun day!
Written 14 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Traveling Spoon R
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a /wonderful review. We are so glad you had a memorable Traveling Spoon experience and look forward to serving you again on your future travels!
Written 23 December 2019
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Fisherbeer
Dallas, TX1 contribution
Sep 2019
Our cooking class with Alex and Ale was a real highlight of our trip. From the visit to the San Juan Market to bustling around in the kitchen learning new things kept us laughing and sharing with Alex. Both Alex and Ale were a delight welcoming us into their home and enjoying the meal we cooked. Can’t recommend this experience enough.
Written 4 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ab1122
Baltimore, MD17 contributions
Our tour with Alex was superb. First he took us to a wonderful market and showed us many local specialties. We got a hands-on feeling for the food culture of Mexico City. The venders were friendly and generous with samples. Then, ingredients in hand, we returned to Alex's apartment to prepare several sauces, sides, a main, and dessert. I still don't know how he did it, but he guided us through with amazing organization and attention to detail. And then we ate! Oh my my, everything was delicious. We will definitely want to try these recipes at home. Alex was a kind and generous host who also introduced us to mezcal and micheladas. I guess you can tell, we highly recommend this tour.
Written 5 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Megan d
2 contributions
My husband and I took the market tour and cooking class with Alex. He knew a ton about the history of Mexican cuisine and even more about cooking it plus he was great to talk to during the dinner itself! I would recommend anyone going to Mexico City take this tour and class. It’s 100% worth it! :)
Written 8 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Perfect Activity to Book with Family and Friends
What a great experience it was! Margarita hosts the event in her beautiful home in Mexico City. She taught us sever
Sidney211
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10/10 experience with Margarita!
The market tour was so informational and Margarita showed us many foods we do not have back at home. Her home was s
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An ideal birthday present!
As a birthday present my friend offered my boyfriend and me this memorable experience. We love cooking with Chef, L
N1929YLjohnw
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Great experience
I have done private cooking classes and market tours around the world and Lucia is at the top of the list. Lucia is
Michelle L
Michelle L
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Incredible experience by an amazing local chef!
The entire experience was exactly what my husband and I were looking for during our trip to Mexico City! We starte
katelync271
katelync271
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Best Experience!
We had the most amazing afternoon with Lucia! Everything we made was delicious and she went above and beyond for us
B809THpaull
B809THpaull
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Memorable cooking experience
What a fantastic way to learn more about Mexican culture and cuisine. Alex was a most generous host, inviting us
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Cooking as a family experience
As we planned our trip to Mexico my wife and discussed taking a cooking class. How else do you really get to know a
Bielsasboys
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A true Mexico City experience for the cognoscenti
A delightful day and a highlight of the trip. Lucia hosts you in her elegant and lovely house with a stunning back
estevano955
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Fun and delicious cooking experience
This was a wonderful experience for my girlfriend and I at Lucia's house! Lucia was very welcoming and we had a gre
amykV2112YU
amykV2112YU
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Cooking with Alex
We could not have asked for a better experience!! Alex welcomed us in and made us feel like we were at home, right
hasselfox
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Fun, easy and most importantly delicious!
Margarita is a wonderful and engaging host. Our remote team was looking for a fun activity for a remote get-togethe
misplacedmaritimer
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Wonderful day with Ismael
Ismael's personality, knowledge and skill set make him an excellent choice for a cooking class in Mexico City. The
Cathy G
Cathy G
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Wonderful experience!
Lucía was a fabulous hostess and the cooking class was full of great information about Mexican history and it’s rel
Savvytraveler248
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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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