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Authentic Guatemalan Cooking Class in Antigua

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Authentic Guatemalan Cooking Class in Antigua

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icon3 to 4 hours  (approx.)
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Go beyond just sampling Guatemalan cuisine at Antigua’s restaurants and learn to cook it for yourself at a private cooking class. Visit a cooking school in Jocotenango village, and learn to make typical Guatemalan food, choosing from assorted dishes and picking up local cooking tips as you work. Then, savor your creations with your hosts on a rooftop terrace overlooking the Agua Volcano or in a colonial-style dining room.
  • Enjoy a private Guatemalan cooking class at a cooking school in Antigua
  • Swap recipes and restaurants for learning hands-on from local chefs
  • Choose dishes from a range of Guatemalan classics, including vegetarian
  • Head to a roof terrace or colonial dining room to enjoy your food and drinks
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This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Antigua Guatemala , Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala
Hotel Casa Antigua by AHS , 3rd Calle Poniente # 5, Antigua 03001 Guatemala
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cuscun Cooking Workshops
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Beautiful food, great experience!
, Jul 2022
If you love great food and like to explore local life, you need to take this class. We were shown how to make local dishes and desserts in easy steps and had great fun and company doing it. We will be cooking these dishes at home. A taste explosion for your senses. We highly recommend it!
Must do authentic cooking experience
, Jun 2022
Amazing experience! Highly recommend. Authentic experience. We actually cooked all of the food and was able to learn more about the culture while doing it. The teachers were great and the rooftop is beautiful. The food was awesome. 10/10 rating in my book
, May 2022
This was my favorite cooking class I’ve ever took. Especially the driver was the icing on the cake with his sense of humor. I would totally do it all over again. I haven’t had that much of a good time in a long time, left me feeling great to be able to connect with such great people and have a great cooking experience. Food was great.
When in Guatemala it's Guacamol!
, May 2022
It was a fun experience and we learned about the complex flavors of Guatemalan cuisine. The Cuscun team were very friendly and surprised me with a cake in celebration of my birthday! A wonderful time was had by all.
Much more than a cooking class
, Apr 2022
Claudia, Dario and Joaquín made sure I had the best experience, they were all very attentive and kind. Claudia even took out the metate and showed me how they use it traditionally to make the pepián. The visit to the mercado was great as well. I really recomend this experience to anyone that wants to have a great time while learning about Guatemalan food!
So yummy, beautiful and fun!
, Apr 2022
Amazing! I tried to upload photos but the system wouldn’t load them. Highly recommend this experience.
A Wonderful Experience!!
, Apr 2022
Everything about our experience with Cuscun Cooking School was wonderful! I was honestly a bit hesitant about booking a class for 8 people with only the TripAdvisor reviews to go on, but I am so glad we found and participated in this cooking class. It truly was one of the highlights of our visit to Guatemala. From the time the shuttle picked us up to the end of the evening, everything was taken care of. We had a very thoughtful guide/translator, a wonderful chef, and great food in a beautiful rooftop setting. Our group ranged in age from 25 to 65, and everyone enjoyed the evening/event.
Great experience! My...
, Mar 2022
Great experience! My teacher, Claudia, was so passionate and helpful. And the translator, Ally was also super helpful and very friendly. I highly recommend this experience!
Great experience!
, Feb 2022
This class was awesome!! There isn't anything I would've added or taken out of the overall experience - it was pretty much perfect. Joaquin (chef) had a great personality and made the class super fun, and our translator Allie was super nice as well. Overall, highly recommend for a good time & good food.
Absolutely wonderful
, Feb 2022
I’ve been to Guatemala many times and have done many touristy things. This was by far one of THE most fun things I’ve ever done in the country. My boyfriend and I had so much more fun than we thought we’d have. Pickup was super convenient, getting there was so easy, I was so excited to go to jocotenango. We cooked and ate on the rooftop during sunset, and it was amazing. It got a little chilly once the sun actually went down, but if you just bring a sweater, you’ll be fine. They also have blankets if you don’t bring one. Our cooking teacher was so fun and sweet to cook with, as was our translator. Both were very involved in the experience too and were cooking right with us, which made the experience more personal, which I loved. We learned a lot about the food we were cooking, as well as Guatemala as a country. We will definitely do this again the next time we are in Antigua, and I would recommend this experience 100 times over again to anyone!
Buen Provecho (enjoy!)
, Nov 2021
Had an amazing time learning how to make pepian using Guatemalan cooking techniques! Beautiful sunset view on the rooftop kitchen. Hosts were really friendly and fun. Great cultural experience, connecting with locals over great homemade food!
Had a blast learning to...
, Oct 2021
Had a blast learning to cook Guatemalan food. Everything was fantastic and I couldn't recommend more highly!
Great way to learn Guatemalan cooking.
, Jul 2021
This was an absolutely wonderful tour. My guide was amazing, funny and spoke perfect English. The cook was really entertaining too. She didn’t speak English but my Spanish was good enough to communicate. I can’t wait to get back and try some of the recipes.
Awesome time. Do it!
, May 2021
My wife and I had a fantastic time on this cooking tour. It was so much fun and the pepian we cooked was excellent. I really can't explain how much fun we had. Just sign up for the tour. It's sooooo worth it. From the class y to the view to our instructor and translator (Ingrid and Joel)
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, Jan 2020
This experience was super fun and so worth it! Joaquin is excellent and we loved getting to know Guatemala and all it has to offer! This is a must while visiting Antigua!
100% recomendado
, Mar 2021
Joaquín, Yngrid y Daniel hicieron de este tour uno de los mejores que tuvimos en Antigua. Tuvimos la oportunidad de escoger los platillos que queríamos preparar y ellos nos enseñaron todo a detalle. Disfrutamos muchísimo y la comida estuvo muy buena. Además su cocina tiene una vista increíble al Volcán de Agua. Que más se le puede pedir a la vida!

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