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A beautiful introduction to Mexican food and community

Tony and Ruby create such a welcoming, informative experience. I booked this breakfast, market tour... read more

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Kept us busy, entertained and well fed for 4+hours!

This is an experience often missed by tourists. Come hungry and be prepared to try something new... read more

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There are 4 options all lead by a professional chef with 30 years of experience with nearly 20 years in Oaxaca. #1. A full day, all hands-on Mexican Cooking Class, Local Market Tour & Breakfast. In this class we meet in the Mercado Benito Juarez...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Avenida Tehuantepec #15 | Bacocho, Puerto Escondido 71983, Mexico
+52 954 131 1089
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tony and Ruby create such a welcoming, informative experience. I booked this breakfast, market tour and cooking lesson as a solo traveler and didn't feel left out once, even with two couples there. Tony and Ruby are patient with questions (no matter how out of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an experience often missed by tourists. Come hungry and be prepared to try something new. We learned simple techniques, made delicious salsas (many) and topped it off with a fantastic lunch. Tony is very easy going and makes sure you don’t leave hungry...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank berthaclough9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tony taught us about the variety of peppers and herbs used in the cuisine here, and each stall at the market was an eyeopener...then he purchased the rest of the ingredients..fish and chicken and vegetables and we headed off to his kitchen. It was so...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sailorgirlMichigan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We're big foodies, and we had so much fun shopping in the market and learning about the history, art, and science of Mexican cuisine with Tony and Ruby. There is a wide variety of selections fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, and meats. We were astounded by...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tia F
TheMexykanChef, Owner at The Mexykan Cooking Classes & Market Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks to you all once again! It was a wonderful day. We're grateful for the opportunity.

Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Don’t make dinner plans, the only way to end this delicious day is with a nap! We appreciated so much Tony’s charm, stories, the history, cultural education along with learning about local cuisine. The trip through the market was filled with food facts, tasting, smelling...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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TheMexykanChef, Owner at The Mexykan Cooking Classes & Market Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2018

Thanks again so much you all! It was a fantastic day. I really enjoyed breaking bread and sharing stories. All the credit goes to Mexico, her people, culture and cuisine! I'm honored and grateful to be able to share my passion for Mexico. Safe travels,...More

Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Tony was incredibly hospitable and gave us some great local insights. We started the day with a wonderful breakfast and tour of the market. We learnt loads about the area and foods unique to it. Then we spent several hours preparing and eating some great...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KSteels
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

After Tony confirmed our class with helpful information through email, we met him early morning in the market. Although we actually were expecting a Mexican guy, Tony rapidly convinced us of being legit with his extensive explanation of the great products Mexico has to offer....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank daangrasveld
TheMexykanChef, Owner at The Mexykan Cooking Classes & Market Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

daangrasveld It was a super day and I thank you all once again! The credit goes to all of those who have come before me, creating and refining these Mexican traditions. As the messenger in this process I'm humbled and grateful for the opportunities that...More

Reviewed 26 November 2018

We joined Tony for a day of salsa making and learned that and so much more! A wonderful day of learning about Oaxacan cuisine and culture - can't say enough good things. HIGHLY recommend!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dingodog5
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

What a great time we had with Tony! He kindly and warmly welcomed us into his home where we spent the day making traditional Mexican salsas, enjoying great conversations and eating the most incredible spread of food! This was honestly one of the best experiences...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maddi L
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Tony was excellent! Puerto Escondido has an amazingly diverse market. In our shopping trip, Tony was able to answer all our questions about the history of the herbs and spices, their origin and how they are used in Mexican cooking. The cooking class was conducted...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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30 December 2016|
Response from TheMexykanChef | Property representative |
Hola, mousster. Thanks for your interest in the cooking classes and market tours! I will gladly share all of the details, which are too long to list here, with you through email. My email is listed on the listing for The... More