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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
Phone Number:
+52 998 251 8060
10:00 - 15:00
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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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My wife wanted to learn authentic Mexican cooking while vacationing in the area. It was great!

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... read more

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Lawai, Hawaii

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Lawai, Hawaii
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

Thank jmathews6546
Birmingham, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank jameswm92
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank HankOttawa
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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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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 

Thank Wickie_carroll
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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.

Thank Lorraine G
Flin Flon, Canada
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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 

Thank Zinta A
Dublin, Ireland
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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 

Thank Naoise G
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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful way to spend part of a day in Puerto Morales. Our class was small (12 people). They designed a special Valentine's Day menu that we all interactively prepared, led by a local chef, and then enjoyed eating together. Our chef instructor led us with some basics of Mexican cooking (which resulted in my returning home with an... More 

Thank Kim C
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

For a wonderful introduction to Mexican cooking -- plus a really good time -- look no further than the classes offered by the Little Mexican Cooking School. Catriona has put together a great team (we had Pablo, who was funny, easygoing, passionate about his subject, and knowledgeable with it), and we came out full of ideas we could take home,... More 

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

Thankyou for taking a moment to review us! It really makes us all feel proud that you came away so happy. I do endeavour to please so finding great teaching chefs is a passion for me and the fact that they are ALL "easy on the eye" has been a happy 'coincidence'. It could also have something to do with... More 

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