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Alegria in Mexico

Avenida Amsterdam 269, Mexico City 06100, Mexico
+52 1 55 2917 5408
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Fun, Personal and Informative!

My girlfriends and I took a cooking class and market tour with Ruth. We immediately hit it off... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
So much fun, so much food!

We were lucky enough to spend two days cooking in Ruth's kitchen, in what turned out to be one of... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2017
San Francisco, California
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Ruth Alegria Tours/Mexico Soul & Essence ranked among the top 5 cooking schools in Mexico by Saveur magazine. For every season in Mexico, there is a celebration whose main focus is the cuisine and rituals of that place and time. Join with the people and communities who celebrate and preserve their culinary traditions.Immersing cultural travelers and cuisine lovers to the culture, gastronomy, art and history of Mexico. Discover the pleasures of Mexican cuisine while learning how to prepare its most iconic dishes. Culinary Institute of America Market tour The Culture Trip - Best cooking classes Mexico City
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Avenida Amsterdam 269, Mexico City 06100, Mexico

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Reviewed 8 May 2017

My girlfriends and I took a cooking class and market tour with Ruth. We immediately hit it off because Ruth is magnificently engaging and warm! Our market tour was informative and delicious, as we ate and drank our way through yummy street food and healthy...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We were lucky enough to spend two days cooking in Ruth's kitchen, in what turned out to be one of the most memorable vacations we have ever taken. If you love food, enjoy cooking, and want an authentic culinary experience in Mexico City, look no...More

1  Thank Robert-in-CA
Ruth A, Owner at Alegria in Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Thank you, its what Mexico is all about!

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Ruth was very timely and organized the tours that we wanted for the weekend. We went to Coyoacan and San Angel with her and had a wonderful time. On another day we did a cooking class with her in her house and it was absolutely...More

Thank RCStravels
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I was on a tight schedule and didn't have time for an all day shopping and cooking adventure, so I asked Ruth to guide me through the dried pepper selection at the local Mercado Medellin. Her familiarity with the merchants and knowledge of the cuisine...More

2  Thank brooklynbuff
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Ruth is a wealth of knowledge on all things Mexican (history, culture, food and more) and she was kind enough to meet us for lunch at a wonderful historic restaurant in the historic center called Cafe Popular. She helped us order some truly special dishes...More

1  Thank Annemarie A
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

As the owner of a food business and while traveling with a group of industry veterans, we were initially skeptical of hiring a guide to show us the food markets of Mexico. However, almost immediately Ruth Algeria displayed why she is worth every dollar with...More

1  Thank louiezabar
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

As a skeptical food professional I was wowed by Ruth Allegria's day with us experiencing the Jamaica market. She is incredibly knowledgable, professionable and fun to be with. Wish we could spend every day with her here. Don't miss this.

1  Thank davidziffcooking
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Ruth was an instant hit with us. Bright, witty, insightful and charming in all rights ways when you exploring a new culture. If you want to know more than just the cursory; if you want to feel like you are really getting under the hood...More

2  Thank Spencer D
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Ruth is both a wonderful chef and tour guide. She is incredibly knowledgeable about Mexico (and obviously Mexico City), its flavors, cuisines and history. We signed up for the mercado tour and day-long cooking class and really loved communing with Mexico and its food in...More

1  Thank Katherine H
Ruth A, Owner at Alegria in Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2016

Kathy am so glad that you not only enjoyed the class but were able to take with you the flavors of Mexico. You must let me know how your first Mole dinner is!

Reviewed 9 July 2016

There is nothing as wonderful as being in a huge, chaotic foreign city and getting a hug from a new friend when you arrive at a new apartment. This is how our time with Ruth started out. And ended. Ruth hugs her city like she...More

1  Thank _jeffreyharakal01
Ruth A, Owner at Alegria in Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2016

Dear Jeff, its a pleasure to have traveler's like you come to Mexico with an open heart and a desire to learn about its cultural culinary history! Hope that you can return because there is so much more for you to see and eat!

Easy to explore either on bike or foot, Condesa offers
a great variety of activities and places to visit
while admiring its neo-colonial architecture. Diverse
restaurants vary from regional to global along its
streets, while local bars even let you craft your own
beer. The urban yet relaxing vibe let visitors cycle
or stroll on the Amsterdam Circuit.
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31 December 2016|
Response from Ruth A | Property representative |
Hola Kittethecat ... in the right hand column of the Trip Advisor page is all the contact information. You can email me through them. I have now scoured all my email - messages, spam, and junk and there have been no... More
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So sorry not to have seen this sooner. Email Not able to show here. But its my entire name in lower caps at mac