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Per Person (Minimum of 2 required to purchase.) $172 USD
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You can book this tour with confidence, knowing all of our hosts are thoroughly vetted before receiving permission to welcome guests into their homes.

So often in life we accept customs as they are without considering the WHY. This tour will discuss the origins of Mexican culinary traditions with an extremely knowledgeable teacher. You might want to come prepared with questions.

From the moment you meet your host at the local market, this will be a day devoted to fun, historical perspective and deliciousness. Stroll the aisles of the market to choose the best seasonal and dried ingredients to later transform into traditional Mexican favorites.

From the market, a short taxi ride will give you a chance to get to know your host. In the blink of an eye you will arrive at her traditional-style home, a lovely spot, complete with all the amenities needed to prepare family recipes. As you work together, your host will guide you through the process of creating traditional recipes, handed down through the generations. In addition, this creative chef will add her own special touches for a contemporary flair. If you prefer, let your host demonstrate as you sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

And now, the moment you've been waiting for...it's time to sit down with your host and enjoy the fruits of your labors. Whether it's chilis, peppers, soups, cactus or moles, your taste buds will be delighted. Pace yourself, there's dessert coming, either a traditional flan or rice pudding.

Don't pass up this exceptional opportunity to interact with a chef whose food knowledge is unparalleled.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Shopping at a local market for fresh ingredients
  • Cooking instruction with a professional chef and food historian
  • Dining with your guide/chef, including multiple traditional Mexican foods, dessert, coffee or tea

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - no

Departures (local time)

  • 10:00 AM (5 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

Taxi and Transfers Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• The price of food, as well as 2 beers, are included in the tour cost.
• During check out, you will be asked if you prefer a cooking demo (where travelers watch), or a cooking class (hands on). The price is the same regardless, but your host will need to know in advance in order to prepare the kitchen accordingly.
• You will need to take a taxi to the meeting location in central Mexico City. Specific information will be provided on your voucher.


• Please alert ShoreTrips in advance of any dietary restrictions or food allergies. We will do our best to accommodate.
• This tour requires a minimum of 2 people.
• This tour can accommodate a maximum of 6 people.