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Really great class

Go hungry. Paco does a great job of taking people through the market and really interacting with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Houston, Texas
Exceptional experience!

Paco is so welcoming and knowledgeable! This was really one of the best days I had in San Miguel... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lisa S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go hungry. Paco does a great job of taking people through the market and really interacting with the vendors and introducing everyone to the various produce/foods available. He's great about answering questions and pointing out options to sample/buy. He makes everyone feel comfortable and welcome....More

Thank Texbuckeye
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paco is so welcoming and knowledgeable! This was really one of the best days I had in San Miguel - meeting new people, learning how to navigate the marketplace and learning how to make delicious food! Take the opportunity to spend time with Paco if...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Cooking classes with Paco is so much more than just cooking. Paco is truly an San Miguel insider. His knowledge of the market stalls, artisans, and San Miguel culture is educational. I suggest taking his class at the beginning of your trip so that you...More

Thank 410amberg
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

What an amazing day! We had such a great time with Paco. From starting off the day shopping for our food to cooking it to ending our day stuffing our faces with the fantastic dishes we made. I highly recommend beginning your trip with a...More

Thank melissakumnick
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Where do I begin.... Only having 3 full days in SMDA we were apprehensive to spend one in a cooking class even though we are foodies. We ended up emailing with Paco and committing to the market tour and cooking class. Paco showed us numerous...More

2  Thank eddJ2832IH
Reviewed 27 May 2018

What a wonderful experience! Paco inquired what we were interested in making (concentration on mole, tamales) and turned out a fabulous meal in which we were active participants. His outdoor kitchen is magazine worthy, he used local cooking pots typical of the region, fresh ingredients,...More

1  Thank Genevieve A
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

This guy is wonderful. He is a great chef a great teacher and a warm personality. If you have any interest in Mexican cuisine this is the place to start. The trip to the market is helpful to teach you what to order and where...More

1  Thank Badshot01
Reviewed 30 April 2018

When visiting San Miguel, the market tour and cooking class with Chef Paco Cardenas is a "must do". I will arrange my future trips to San Miguel around Paco's Cooking Class. Yes, he is that good! Paco met us by the Mercado with our own...More

Thank Jetzette
Reviewed 13 March 2018

The title says it all ‘ The best cooking class ever ‘. Great market tour, great food, great fun, great conversation. Paco is knowledgeable, personable and an incredible chef. We have been fortunate to have been on market tours in many countries and although this...More

Thank Milton O
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

A group of four of us took a cooking class with Paco at his beautiful home yesterday. Since it was our first cooking class we were not sure what to expect. Our experience turned out to be the top highlight of our trip, not only...More

3  Thank tacomama635
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