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Private Mexican Market Tour and Cooking Lesson in a Local Home

Mexico City, Mexico

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4 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

Your hosts Alex and Ale will accompany you to the San Juan market, a traditional Mexican market in the historic center of Mexico City that specializes in gourmet and exotic foods. Alex will help you discover the different items for sale - from fresh produce to dried chiles, spices, mole mixes, and much more! Taste a few local specialities before walking home together to begin your cooking class.

At your host's kitchen learn to make 3-4 homemade Mexican dishes including a homemade salsa. You might learn dishes such as flatuas, tostadas or enmoladas with mole, a popular dark chocolate-and-spice based sauce that is easy to cook - a great addition to your Mexican cooking repertoire. As Alex and Ale have a small kitchen you can expect to do the cooking preparation in the bar area and use the kitchen for the final cooking.

After cooking sit down to enjoy the food you've prepared together over great conversation with your local hosts.

What's Included

  • Private market tour and cooking class with your hosts Alex and Ale
  • Beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What To Expect

Alex is a K3 teacher in the American School Foundation, while Ale is a professional tour guide who is passionate about sharing her Mexican culture and cuisine with guests. Ale has a wealth of knowledge about the country's history, anthropology, folklore, and of course, culinary traditions - so don't hesitate to ask her anything you want to know about Mexico!

Alex drew inspiration to cook from his grandfather who would serve delicious nopales (grilled cactus paddles) at his home every Sunday. He

The Location

Where To Go

Mexico City, Mexico

Departure time

3:30 PM


Mexico City, Mexico

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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Written Reviews (5)

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Alex made our cooking lesson...

damb1 | Feb 2020

Alex made our cooking lesson a memorable experience.After an interesting and informative visit to a local Mexican market,Alex taught us some very important techniques for creating a delicious three course meal that we enjoyed together accompanied

This was such a special...

jessegeiger | Jan 2018

This was such a special experience. Alex and Ale have a lovely home. Ale was not able to attend but Alex made me feel like a welcome friend. The tour of the San Juan market was both informative and delicious. The cooking, the meal and the dinner

The best, most memorable part...

Lindsey T | Jan 2018

The best, most memorable part of our trip! What an awesome experience exploring and shopping at the beautiful market, cooking wonderful food and enjoying an incredible meal with Alex and Ale. They made us feel so welcome, like we were enjoying a

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

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Mexico City

Private Mexican Market Tour and Cooking Lesson in a Local Home

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