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Josefina's Cocina Con Alma

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Address: Centro, Cozumel, Mexico
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+52 987 105 5300
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11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Bienvenido! to Josefina's Cocina con Alama. "Alma" the word for...

Bienvenido! to Josefina's Cocina con Alama. "Alma" the word for soul in Spanish is how authentic Mexican cooking begins. We invite you to explore and taste the many wonders of Mexcian cuisine through hands-on instruction with the wonderful cook & chef, Josefina. Join Josefina in her Cozumel home and kitchen for a day to learn how to make regional Yucatecan delights as well as other Mexican dishes. The class is designed for those that want a "taste" of Mexican culture (you will even get to visit the local market). It is set up for all ages to enjoy, yet comprehensive enough for those avid cooks looking to hone and learn new skills. Be prepared to eat as you will cook a feast suited for the Mayan gods!

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Best excursion in Cozumel

We had been to Cozumel before and were disappointed at the shoddy goods in the markets. We really like to see authentic local flavor at any place we go, so I was thrilled to find... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had been to Cozumel before and were disappointed at the shoddy goods in the markets. We really like to see authentic local flavor at any place we go, so I was thrilled to find this class online, particularly because my husband loves to cook and had wanted to take a class. It was great to be invited into a... More 

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Salida, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was really looking forward to this class but it did not live up to the reviews. Not sure why this gets such great reviews. Our group of five were very disappointed. Perhaps it was because there were a total of 12 in our class. It felt crowded and there was no hands on cooking whatsoever. I was also disappointed... More 

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emilyeegge, Manager at Josefina's Cocina Con Alma, responded to this review

My apologies that this class did not live up to your expectations. Unfortunately you were in a larger class (and also Valentine’s Day). It’s just that time of year with the high-volume of cruise ships and tourists the island receives. Some days are busier than others and you just happened to be in on a day that there were a... More 

Holliston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were invited into a private home where Louis told us about the culture . Then we picked a menu from a book. We made appitizers and dips we went to the market on foot and bought the ingredients we needed for our meal.lt was an eye opening experience . We walked back to the house and prepared chicken fajitas... More 

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three friends and I went to Josefina's cooking class when our ship docked in Cozumel. Our host Luis was very warm and welcoming and we had a wonderful time. It was very interesting to be in a private home and go to a local market, something we never would have been able to do on our own. The food was... More 

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Prosper, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were an hour late, totally our fault but we did not know what the local time was. It was a great experience anyway. Yummy food, small intimate setting. Would do again, for sure.

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great hands on experience. We learned a lot in this class about indigenous people and cooking. A visit to the market to pick up supplies, A lesson in Mayan culture. And lunch!

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Orange Beach, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful time in the cooking class with Luis and Tania! Made a great authentic Mexican lunch of pork, refried beans, guacamole dip, mayan squash, homemade tortillas, boiled cactus (tasted like green beans!) and of course a margarita. Very informative in a homey setting. Our favorite part was walking to the local market to pick out all the ingredients.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Went with my two college age children and had a blast. Shopping in the market and just visiting with Luis was the highlight. He was able to answer any question we had. We left with a new appreciation for the culture, area and cooking. Highly recommend for anyone! So much fun!

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I was actually in the group with Albert and concur with everything he said. Tricky doing the cactus leaf but managed to produce a dish as instructed by Luis. and yes, the Margaritas - I bought the exact same tequila etc back with me - and made some here in Belgium - pretty good - just the sun missing. Good... More 

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Vine Grove, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

My wife and I attended Josefina's cooking class on 23 Dec 16. In summary, we both enjoyed the experience very much. There were only five students. We were the only ones from a cruise ship (NCL), so it was nice to meet others from different backgrounds. Luis led us through the day, while Tania spent most of her time getting... More 

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