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The Little Mexican Cooking School

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Address: Avenida Rojo Gomez 768 | 3.5 blocks North of the Town Square, Puerto Morelos 77580, Mexico
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+52 998 251 8060
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Tue 10:00 - 15:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

This internationally famous school offers day long entertaining,...

This internationally famous school offers day long entertaining, professional Mexican food experiences - a great fun day out. Classes are weekdays (some Saturdays) and the school is located in the seaside village of Puerto Morelos where you can safely wander after lunch adding even more reason to visit! The charming Chefs Pablo Espinosa and Cristobal Tamariz, lead hands on experiences in contemporary and traditional dishes such as tamales and tortillas from scratch, standards done in a new way like guacamole, how to make fish tacos, grilled fish Mayan style, cochinita pibil and much more dependent on each class with 7 different menus from the 7 culinary regions of Mexico. Each week showcases 2 different regions. Presentation tips included! Additionally students learn about the culture and history of Mexico's famous fusion cuisine as well as tastings, learning to make salsas and marinades and hands on tortilla making. Souvenir aprons and recipe booklets are part of the class as is a late lunch of the food prepared and Mexican fruit drinks included!!

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Cooking with Pablo

A group of us recently traveled to Mexico to stay in my dad's timeshare which was great but I wanted to get out and experience the culture and food of the area. So while... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Livermore, California

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Silver Spring, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was originally scheduled to take a cooking class elsewhere, but Liz was great in helping to accommodate me with such short notice. Chef Pablo offers great general cooking techniques in addition to teaching about Mexican cooking.

1 Thank SoloTraveler44
catinmexico, Owner at The Little Mexican Cooking School, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to say how much you enjoyed class. We are developing menus from all over Mexico with authentic food and techniques for our chefs to showcase to you. TLMCS is the oldest school in the region offering interesting and educational classes for nearly 8 years. We look forward to welcoming you again, warm regards from the... More 

Livermore, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us recently traveled to Mexico to stay in my dad's timeshare which was great but I wanted to get out and experience the culture and food of the area. So while researching online I came across The Little Mexican Cooking School and I am so glad I did. It not only sounded like fun but I thought... More 

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catinmexico, Owner at The Little Mexican Cooking School, responded to this review

We are delighted you had a great time ( and what a fun photo). Your enthusiasm was great for everyone. See you next time warm regards Catriona More 

Lawai, Hawaii
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Actually a small restaurant and place to stay, the chef conducts a series of hands-on cooking classes for a small group. I spent my time enjoyable exploring the local artisan shops and waterfront sights and sounds as I strolled through town. Both of us felt we learned something worthwhile and enjoyable. Highly recommended.

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Birmingham, Michigan
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2 reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017

My sister and I recently attended The Little Cooking School class with Chef Chris. Chef Chris was engaging and a delightful teacher. The class was extremely informative and we both walked away with a plethora of authentic Mexican recipes that we cannot wait to try at home. Chef Chris brought so much to the table......history, comedy, and great techniques which... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This is a lovely property with a cooking school and a small but well stocked gift shop with quality Mexican food and crafts. Staff are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Great coffee from Chiapas for sale to take back home with you.

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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

My sister and I attended the Little Mexican Cooking School during our recent stay in Puerto Morelos. What a great experience! I am quite an experienced home cook and really had pretty low expectations about just how much I would learn. I was so wrong! Chef Pablo covered everything from knife skills, to detailed information about ingredients, to the history... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

My wife and I took the class. It was the best cooking class we have ever taken. Chef Pablo Espinosa is a great teacher and funny too! He teaches you how to cook, not just how to make the dishes as most other cooking classes I have taken. He works on knife skills, how to sharpen a knife, how to... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Learned a few simple dishes which were tasty and appealing. Very amazing experience Lots of hands on work, and many tastings throughout. Enjoyed sitting with our fellow classmates to enjoy the fruit of our labor. Well worth making this adventure a priority.

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Flin Flon, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to visit the cooking school on Valentine's Day during a visit to PM. We were not disappointed!! It was a wonderful day of learning about Mexican cuisine. Chef Pablo is an amazing man & you can see the passion he has for what he does. He made us all feel right at home. Our meal... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

My wife and I followed the recommendation from one of my cousins to attend one of their cooking classes. The whole experience is enjoyable, performed in a relaxed atmosphere, and all done with a sense of fun. You get a bit of history, a recipe pamphlet and a gorgeous apron as you're taken through the recipes with you as a... More 

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