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Cooking Classes with Paco Cardenas

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Address: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 415 154 4010
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Cooking with Chef Paco

A group of us from Spanish class decided we wanted more than just language classes! So we found Paco's class and experienced an afternoon learning the ins and outs of the local... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of us from Spanish class decided we wanted more than just language classes! So we found Paco's class and experienced an afternoon learning the ins and outs of the local food market before heading to cooking class. Paco wants you to learn how and where to buy all the ingredients for his recipes. So a field trip through... More 

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Once again, this time with my son, my wife and a close friend, we had the opportunity to try new recipes and historian, tour guide through the markets, chef, teacher and, most importantly, a gracious and welcoming host in his home. Always a highlight of our visits to San Miguel, I have been quick to recommend this experience to a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We took a class for our family of five. Paco Cardenas was a great Chef and instructor. We have had classes all over the world and this was the best ever. Great food and beautiful location

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Longview, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took Paco's class a couple of years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. This visit to San Miguel we renewed our acquaintance with Paco and his wonderful market tour and cooking class at his home. This time we were accompanied by my son and daughter in law and all of us had a great experience. We prepared... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

We were met by the chef bearing gifts for us. He took us to the market and introduced us to many merchants and lots of delicious food and beverages. We learned about crafts and culture. This was only the start of the adventure. After our shopping and tasting, we went to Chef's house and prepared a meal that he designed.... More 

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Honoluly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

We spent almost 2 hours visiting the vendors and food stalls to see what was unique and how to use cactus and tomatillos and other fruits and vegetables. We tasted the best roast pork ever! The market also had crafts and it was delightful. We then took a 10 minute ride to Paco's house and had lovely afternoon cooking and... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

While visiting friends in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, they arranged this wonderful cooking class experience with Paco Cardenas. From the moment we met Paco, the experience was terrific. He first took us to the local market where he introduced us to several vendors where we could get the best ingredients for the recipes he would be making for us... More 

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Four of us thoroughly enjoyed a market tour and cooking class with Paco today. Everything about the experience was beyond perfection. He showed us where to shop like a local, shared some of his favorite recipes from family and friends, and treated us to an absolutely amazing meal at his beautiful home. We cannot recommend this experience highly enough. Paco... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

My wife and I do cooking classes everywhere we go, and the day spent with Paco exploring the markets, shopping, food tasting, and cooking was the total package and more. We highly recommend it. Paco is a wonderful host, energetic, instructive, and knowledgeable about the food as well as the culture. Spending time with him is a great way to... More 

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Calgary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

A tour around the markets, some historical facts as we walk around town, a ride up into the hills, a glass of wine, sitting around a spectacular outdoor kitchen island while Paco cooks, eating a gourmet meal around a beautifully set table with friends. It doesn't get much better than this. Thank you Paco for a magical day.

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