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Private Mexican Market Tour and Cooking Lesson in a Local Home provided by Traveling Spoon

Private Mexican Market Tour and Cooking Lesson in a Local Home

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 20-06-30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Important Information
Departure Point
Mexico City, Mexico
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
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Additional Info
  • 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.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Sam R wrote a review Jan. 2020
2 contributions
Amazing hosts and experience. It was fun to get an insiders look at the market, and a warm experience in Alex’s and Alejandra’s home. They are very kind hosts. We made chicken mole enchiladas, salsa, chicharones del queso (cheese chips) and pan de elote (sweet corn bread) and
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Date of experience: November 2019
Tara B wrote a review Dec. 2019
6 contributions
My mother and I really enjoyed this day! We loved the market and took away great, easy recipes! Fun day!
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Traveling Spoon R, Guest Relations Manager at Private Mexican Market Tour and Cooking Lesson in a Local Home
Responded Dec. 22, 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a /wonderful review. We are so glad you had a memorable Traveling Spoon experience and look forward to serving you again on your future travels!
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melmana2018 wrote a review Oct. 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia32 contributions22 helpful votes
My friends and I had the pleasure of experiencing a hands on cooking class and tour of Mercado de San Juan with Alex (unfortunately his wife could not join us). It all started with a trip to the market and it was a joyous sight here to see- one of the best markets I had been to
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Fisherbeer wrote a review Sep. 2019
Dallas, Texas1 contribution
Our cooking class with Alex and Ale was a real highlight of our trip. From the visit to the San Juan Market to bustling around in the kitchen learning new things kept us laughing and sharing with Alex. Both Alex and Ale were a delight welcoming us into their home and enjoying
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Date of experience: September 2019
ab1122 wrote a review May 2019
Baltimore, Maryland17 contributions13 helpful votes
Our tour with Alex was superb. First he took us to a wonderful market and showed us many local specialties. We got a hands-on feeling for the food culture of Mexico City. The venders were friendly and generous with samples. Then, ingredients in hand, we returned to Alex's
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Traveling Spoon
Wonderful day with Ismael
Ismael's personality, knowledge and skill set make him an excellent choice for a cooking class in Mexico City. The
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Cathy G
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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Market visit and cooking class
Lucia is terrific. She met my friends and me in the market and took us on a tour. We visited various vendors and le
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Best Cooking Class in Mexico City
I have done multiple Traveling Spoon experiences in multiple countries and by far my favorite has been the day with
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The best thing we did in Mexico City!
Let me just start by saying that our guide Lucia was absolutely STELLAR. My wife and I managed to book her last min
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Market and cooking with Alex
We enjoyed the authentic experiences of the market and cooking in his home including the wonderful fresh food. Than
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Perfectly wonderful experience!
Simply put, our experience with Alex could not have been better. We learned so much about the neighborhood, the mar
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Margarita, a Traveling Spoon hostess, provides an awesome, authentic Mexican food experience
My wife and I had the good fortune of visiting the home of Margarita and her husband, Gonzalo, in Mexico City as pa
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An Authentic Mexican Cooking Experience
If you like cooking (or if you want to learn more about cooking) this experience is perfect. Margarita taught us h
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Christi B
Excellent & Special Experience!
We (mother/daughter) had an incredible day with Chef Margarita! Everything from her warm welcome, beautiful home,
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Lorraine P
Amazing experience
Our host, Margarita, was incredible. Her home is lovely; she is knowledgeable, organized, and had all 3 of us parti
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best class ever!
This was the best travel decision I have made in a long time! Lucia was delightful and the food we made was absolu
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Cooking Lessons in Mexico City
We had such a lovely time with Alex and Ale! From the ease of communication before our home cooking lesson to the b
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A Must do, memorable day!
What a great day from start to finish! This wonderful very unique experience of learning with Lucia exceeded every
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Great market tour and in home cooking class
Went with Ismael to a local market, where we tried different fruits and vegetables, which was really awesome. Then
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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