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Playa del Carmen Mexican Cooking class and Local Markets Tour
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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Chefs, home cooks, and foodies who appreciate a good meal will enjoy this hands-on cooking class led by a local. Meet up with your host and the rest of your small class at a local spot, then hit the shops and spice markets to gather ingredients for the meal. You’ll be cooking at your hosts’s home, and the best part is that you get to eat the dishes you prepare. 
  • Learn how to make authentic corn tortillas
  • Vegans and vegetarians welcome
  • Prepare traditional Mexican dishes with a small group
  • Prepare a meal in a local’s home for an authentic experience
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Starter
Guacamole
Learn to cook Salsas, Guacamole and the best of the traditional Mexican recipes
Bottled water
Food tasting
All ingredients
Cooking class by Master Chef
Lunch
Snacks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

50 Avenida Nte., Ejidal, 77712 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

Please ask the driver to drop you off at the corner of "SILVA" store; Chef Alma will be waiting for you right there.

Departure Time

9:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Language: English & Spanish
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please Let us know about Food Allergies, Food restrictions or Mobility issues
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cookin' México
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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Playa del Carmen Mexican Cooking class and Local Markets Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Playa del Carmen Mexican Cooking class and Local Markets Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Playa del Carmen Mexican Cooking class and Local Markets Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Playa del Carmen Mexican Cooking class and Local Markets Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during Playa del Carmen Mexican Cooking class and Local Markets Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Playa del Carmen Mexican Cooking class and Local Markets Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Playa del Carmen Mexican Cooking class and Local Markets Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Playa del Carmen Mexican Cooking class and Local Markets Tour.

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Highly recommend if you love to cook
Keith_V
, Aug 2021
We had a wonderful time with Alma and cooking in her home. We enjoyed cooking the different dishes for the meal and learning about the culture so this experience was perfect for us. We had several different non-alcoholic drinks and wonderful Margaritas. The total excursion took about five hours and we left happy and full!
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Lovely experience and food
Kimberly_G
, Jul 2021
This was a very special tour that I will repeat. The chef, Alma, was so personable. She made me feel like a friend. She also gave me insight into the Mexican culture, Mexican markets, and Mexican food. I order food to be delivered in the U.S. all the time, so I was nervous about cooking myself. She was so patient with me that I was very relaxed. The food, tea, and mango margarita tasted sooo good! I can't wait to invite my friends and family to this tour when they are visiting my home in Playa del Carmen.
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Best Experience of our Trip!
Serita_B
, Jun 2021
Chef Alma was an absolute delight! My husband and I loved our cooking adventure with her. Alma first took us to see a small produce market and tortilla stand. We then went to her house and made guacamole, Chile Rellenos, jalapeno poppers, rice, nopales, mango margaritas, tortillas, and several different types of salsas. Alma also gave us some history of Playa del Carmen which we found very interesting. She is a great cooking teacher and has the background and knowledge needed for a wonderful day of preparing authentic Mexican cuisine. She emailed us all the recipes after the class (plus more!) so we can make this wonderful food at home. We were interested in the clay pots Alma uses to cook and she pointed out a little store that we could buy our own clay pots to take home. Our clay pot was 100 pesos which is about $5 American dollars. Such a deal!! We absolutely recommend this cooking class with Alma.
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Highlight of our trip!!
Chelsea_L
, Apr 2021
Absolutely the highlight of our time in Riviera Maya! Because of this experience, we plan to book a cooking class wherever we travel for now on, although this one will be hard to compare to. Chef Alma's personal touch and humor, storytelling, hospitality in inviting you into her family's home, not to mention culinary skill and attention to detail to help us make such a delicious meal was perfect! Although we didn't attend the markets beforehand due to COVID restrictions, Chef Alma made sure to provide a thoughtful, full, and intimate experience for the two of us, we appreciated her level of judgement for safety given the circumstances. We learned so much about the history of Playa, culinary elements, and tips & tricks for the rest of our time here, all truly invaluable. My only regret is not taking this class sooner in our trip so we would have had more time to explore the culinary scene with her recommendations afterwards.
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star-5
Fun, informative and delicious!
mrr
, Feb 2020
Alma was welcoming and informative. We had a great time shopping then cooking our meal. I love to cook, but a novice cook would enjoy this experience as well. Highly recommended!
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Educational culinary delight
hmc2525
, Feb 2020
My husband and I attended this cooking class while here on vacationing in Playa. We are so glad that we did! Amazing, fun, and very informative on many levels. Alma, our guide and trained chef, kindly met us at a convenient spot. Then we proceeded via her own vehicle to a few local markets that were located near her home. She delighted us with a wealth of knowledge in regards not only to food, but also a way of life for many people living here in Playa. Later at her home, we were given hands on instructions. We experienced drinks, salsa, rice and a pepper dish stuffed with delicious cheese! This is an experience not to be missed if you love learning about new cultures and indigenous cooking techniques. Thank you Alma for sharing your wealth of knowledge and your kind hospitality. We so enjoyed the other couple we met and cooked and visited with. Thank you again!
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Cooking fun!
dmckenziern
, Feb 2020
Today's adventure was a Mexican cooking class. Chef Alma took us shopping at the local markets for our ingredients, then back to her house to prepare an authentic Mexican meal. We started with a fresh Margarita, made homemade tortillas, the BEST guacamole I have ever had, 2 types of salsa, chicharones, an onion and poblano side dish, beef shank tacos and for dessert, plantain with carmelized goat's milk and cinnamon. What an awesome experience!!!
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Cooking class with Chef Alma
Magroo
, Oct 2019
A girlfriend and myself took a cooking class with Chef Alma and had a wonderful time. She took us to the local produce market, butcher and tortilla factory in her neighborhood. Then went to her lovely modest home and cooked a delicious meal and enjoyed a margarita as well. Learned a lot about Mexican food and their culture. It was a great experience and would do it again. Thank you Alma.

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