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Private Market Tour and Hands-On Home Cooking With a Local in Mexico City provided by Traveling Spoon

Private Market Tour and Hands-On Home Cooking With a Local in Mexico City

Private Market Tour and Hands-On Home Cooking With a Local in Mexico City
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P207
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Lucia
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Mexico City, Mexico Please meet your host Lucia at her home in San Angel neighborhood of Mexico City. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a Mexico City home to meet a local who is an expert cook, and share Mexican culture and cuisine together.
  • Minimum numbers apply. Lucia has a 2 guest minimum. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Lucia
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Mexico City, Mexico Please meet your host Lucia at her home in San Angel neighborhood of Mexico City. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a Mexico City home to meet a local who is an expert cook, and share Mexican culture and cuisine together.
  • Minimum numbers apply. Lucia has a 2 guest minimum. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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MeeshyL
New York City, NY6 contributions
Oct 2021
The entire experience was exactly what my husband and I were looking for during our trip to Mexico City! We started the day by meeting Lucia at a local market where she took us around to local stands to explain the local produce, try fresh corn tortillas and even bought us a few sweets to take home. As we made our way into Lucia's home, she was nothing but welcoming & really made us feel comfortable as guests in her home. We had an awesome time learning how to make a traditional mole, mushroom quesadillas and even taught us how to make a flan from scratch! Lucia's beautiful backyard really set the stage for an amazing & peaceful lunch. Lucia even recommended a few activities & helped us book a spot at a local restaurant that she spoke highly of. All in all, this is exactly what an at-home cooking experiences should be!! I would recommend this experience to all of my friends and anyone looking to have a true cooking experience with a local chef!
Written 22 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

bugs
Miami Beach, FL18 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Lucia is terrific. She met my friends and me in the market and took us on a tour. We visited various vendors and learned about typical produce. We ate tamales from a local vendor and tasted various types of Mole (traditional sauce). After the tour, Lucia drove us to her house and taught us how to prepare tortillas and chicken mole. Be prepared to spend several hours.
Written 17 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

waltsimms
Houston, TX20 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
The cooking lesson with Lucia was a highlight of our trip! The meal was delicious - we’re eagerly waiting recipes via email to try at home.

Lucia welcomed us into her beautiful home like old friends. As we worked, she demonstrated and explained steps and techniques.

We appreciate that Lucia was well organized: she sent the menu before we arrived; considered a food allergy; included requested Lime Soup on menu.

Lucia included many delicious special touches: Margaritas from recipe she enjoys and recently received; ant eggs tostada; vegan mole taco; great green salsa; delicious guacamole; corn cake with rompope sauce.

Lucia’s kitchen was well-designed/laid out. The set-up allowed for us to easily watch, listen, and participate.
Written 17 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

YVRFoodie12
Vancouver, Canada7 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
An afternoon with Lucia is a great way to carve out an intimate experience in such a large populated city. We had been to a market beforehand and had so many questions as to what things were so we brought all our questions for Lucia.

Lucia will walk you through the tastes, history and use of native Mexican food/ingredients. Returning to her beautiful home, you get a hands-on lesson making a 3-course meal and a possibly a few extras ;). Lucia (and her housekeeper) are such warm people; a lesson from them is like having your own mother passing down a family recipe. Lucia has impeccable English so can easily share her knowledge and expertise. Once our meal was made we all sat down in the dining room to enjoy our meal together and had a chance to get to know one another.

Many thanks Lucia!

Tip: don't plan a tightly scheduled day as your lesson may run a bit over...like any good dinner party!
Written 24 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kathryn N
2 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
This class was a birthday gift for my mom, and Lucia really made it a special and memorable experience. We tried lots of interesting fruits and spices at the market, then cooked several delicious recipes at her beautiful home. I especially liked that she chose recipes that I will be able to replicate back home in the US - the ingredients were not so specialized that they would be hard to find, and the preparation was complicated enough to be fun, but not so difficult that I couldn't do it on my own.
Written 24 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Barbara F
4 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Alex is a personable, knowledgeable and talented cook. We had fun shopping at the nearby market for ingredients for our 6 dish dinner, tasting tropical fruit and other goodies along the way.

Our private class in Alex's home was a highlight of our 1 week stay in Mexico City. We were assigned small tasks to help prepare and learn about the dishes we were making. I enjoyed learning about cooking with fresh and dried chilis. The menu was quite ambitious, preparing several appetizers, the main dish and dessert. Alex made it fun and effortless.Taking a class in someone's private home is so much better than at a cooking school. We felt a personal bond form.
Written 18 January 2019
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Jonathan L
San Francisco, CA49 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
Four of us met Lucia at the market where we spent ~30 minutes walking around the market, sampling local products, and picking up a few things. I really wanted to find a molcajete to bring home and Lucia was great about helping me find a vendor that sold one for a good price.

After the market we hopped in her car for a quick ride back to her beautiful home where we spent the next few hours making mole and tamales. The class was great and very hands on - even with 4 of us there was something for everyone to do. Lucia was fantastic at explaining things and super patient and relaxed. The food turned out wonderfully and it was fun chatting with her over lunch.

While her place is 20-30 minutes outside the main tourist areas of Condesa and Roma, it's definitely worth the trip. It's a $5 USD Uber ride and the San Angel neighborhood is nice to walk around. If you book for Saturday, you could also combine it with the nearby Bazaar Sabado.
Written 7 January 2019
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abcclio2000
Golden, CO6 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
We couldn't have been more impressed with Lucia and our cooking lesson. We were a group of 4 adults and two teens. She was in contact before our lesson and crafted a menu based on our likes/dislikes and special requests. She met us at her local market, where she knew most of the vendors, and they were happy to take a moment to chat and offer us tastes of the various foods they sold. After the market tour, we went to Lucia's home for our cooking class--by way of her beautiful historic neighborhood. Her home was just lovely, with a kitchen large enough to allow all of us to help with the cooking at the same time. Lucia was so personable and fun! She made us feel welcome and right at home. She demonstrated and explained all of the steps and techniques we used while cooking and also told us about some specific ingredients to look for in the US. After everything was prepared, we sat around her dining table to enjoy great conversation and the delicious meal we'd made with her.
Lucia was incredibly kind and welcoming and it felt like all of us made a real connection. She went out of her way to come up with some suggestions about where we could find a good meal on New Year's Eve, even making a few calls while we were still there to see if she could help us acquire a reservation!
We can't recommend her highly enough.
Thank you Lucia!
Written 5 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

J_eug
1 contribution
Jan 2019 • Friends
My friends and I took a private cooking class from Lucia in her home during our trip to Mexico City. Lucia was incredibly warm, generous and welcoming, and the class was super informative. She taught was how to make tamales and chicken mole, all while giving us a Mexican history/culture lesson. Lucia also gave us some delicious tequila while we cooked.

Class and dinner with Lucia was the highlight of my trip. I can't recommend Lucia enough!

I agree with previous reviewers, Lucia speaks perfect english, she is a great teacher, and you should leave plenty of time to hang out. We were there for approximately 4 hours.

Thanks Lucia!
Written 5 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

PozoleLover
9 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
Ismael was super friendly and fun to spend a few hours with. I learned a lot from him during the market visit and cooking lesson. The food - from the guacamole to the sopa de lima to the ponche - was delicious. And the pipian was a revelation. Thanks so much, Ismael!
Written 6 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Perfect Activity to Book with Family and Friends
What a great experience it was! Margarita hosts the event in her beautiful home in Mexico City. She taught us sever
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10/10 experience with Margarita!
The market tour was so informational and Margarita showed us many foods we do not have back at home. Her home was s
VTCAPECOD
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Private cooking class
Our hosts, Mariana and Geraldine could not have been more knowledgeable and nicer. The food market was fun, and we
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An ideal birthday present!
As a birthday present my friend offered my boyfriend and me this memorable experience. We love cooking with Chef, L
Sarah E
Sarah E
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Wonderful time!
We had a wonderful time exploring the market and cooking with Ismael - he was nice, knowledgeable, and fun! Definit
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Best Experience!
We had the most amazing afternoon with Lucia! Everything we made was delicious and she went above and beyond for us
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Memorable cooking experience
What a fantastic way to learn more about Mexican culture and cuisine. Alex was a most generous host, inviting us
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Cooking as a family experience
As we planned our trip to Mexico my wife and discussed taking a cooking class. How else do you really get to know a
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A true Mexico City experience for the cognoscenti
A delightful day and a highlight of the trip. Lucia hosts you in her elegant and lovely house with a stunning back
estevano955
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Fun and delicious cooking experience
This was a wonderful experience for my girlfriend and I at Lucia's house! Lucia was very welcoming and we had a gre
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Cooking with Alex
We could not have asked for a better experience!! Alex welcomed us in and made us feel like we were at home, right
hasselfox
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Fun, easy and most importantly delicious!
Margarita is a wonderful and engaging host. Our remote team was looking for a fun activity for a remote get-togethe
misplacedmaritimer
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Wonderful day with Ismael
Ismael's personality, knowledge and skill set make him an excellent choice for a cooking class in Mexico City. The
Cathy G
Cathy G
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Wonderful experience!
Lucía was a fabulous hostess and the cooking class was full of great information about Mexican history and it’s rel
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Amazing Experience!
Amazing hosts and experience. It was fun to get an insiders look at the market, and a warm experience in Alex’s and
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