Amigos De Santa Cruz
Amigos De Santa Cruz
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8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Learn to cook authentic Guatemalan dishes like Pepian and Tamalitos while enjoying a fantastic view of Lake Atitlan. All proceeds support the community of Santa Cruz La Laguna through the local nonprofit Amigos de Santa Cruz which runs education and economic empowerment programs (check out Amigos de Santa Cruz Foundation on Facebook for more information) Call +502 3728-0944
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Marisa R
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing, hands-on class!
    My boyfriend and I just took a private cooking class with Alfredo- are so full and happy! The class was so hands-on, time flew by. Eating the food we'd just made, on the patio overlooking the lake, was one of the best things we've done in Santa Cruz. We hiked up from the ferry landing- it's steep, and easy to grab a ride up the hill.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 21, 2023
  • Chelsea R
    Johns Island, South Carolina143 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun, delicious, educational all at the same time!
    We so enjoyed this experience! We learned how to cook a variety of delicious dishes with the support of one of the chefs, and were then served the dishes at a setting upstairs overlooking the lake. The food was delicious, the staff was excellent, and this is just an overall incredible organization to support. We also visited their restaurant for lunch one day overlooking the lake and loved it, and we bought some textiles from their shop. Everything they do is thoughtfully prepared and exectut with a focus on uplifting members of the local community.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 15, 2023
  • TedLachmansingh
    Toronto, Canada242 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t pass this up!
    There is a reason this cooking class has so many five star reviews. It’s educational and fun and the view from the kitchen over the lake is second to none. Chef Alfredo provided careful instruction for a traditional Guatemalan three course meal. While we like like to cook this class would be very easy for novices. The meal afterwards was plated beautifully while you enjoy the fruits of your labours on the outdoor terrace.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written February 20, 2024
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Chelsea R
Johns Island, SC143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We so enjoyed this experience! We learned how to cook a variety of delicious dishes with the support of one of the chefs, and were then served the dishes at a setting upstairs overlooking the lake. The food was delicious, the staff was excellent, and this is just an overall incredible organization to support. We also visited their restaurant for lunch one day overlooking the lake and loved it, and we bought some textiles from their shop. Everything they do is thoughtfully prepared and exectut with a focus on uplifting members of the local community.
Written August 15, 2023
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Marisa R
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
My boyfriend and I just took a private cooking class with Alfredo- are so full and happy!
The class was so hands-on, time flew by. Eating the food we'd just made, on the patio overlooking the lake, was one of the best things we've done in Santa Cruz.
We hiked up from the ferry landing- it's steep, and easy to grab a ride up the hill.
Written July 21, 2023
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doucme18
Battle Ground, WA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
My dad and I had a wonderful time learning to cook with Claudia and anther couple from Canada. Claudia asked us whether we preferred English and Spanish, and used both so we could both understand and learn. We made Pepián, tamalitos, and rellenitos, all traditional Guatemalan dishes. If there's a dish you really want to learn, you can ask ahead of time to see if they can teach that dish instead. Claudia was a warm and informative teacher and the food was wonderful. The meal was served on the patio with the spectacular view of the volvamos in plain sight. This is a class not to be missed!
Written January 1, 2020
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Thanks for visiting us! We're really happy you enjoyed your class with Claudia. Come back and visit us again soon!
Written January 4, 2020
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Roseanna M
New York City, NY52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Family
This cooking class was great. Small group. Great food. Learned a lot about the food and culture. And the people were so nice and accommodating. We went with our 3 year old and 7 month old and they made us so comfortable.
Written March 13, 2022
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We loved having you and your two little ones!
Written July 27, 2022
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TedLachmansingh
Toronto, Canada242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
There is a reason this cooking class has so many five star reviews. It’s educational and fun and the view
from the kitchen over the lake is second to none. Chef Alfredo provided careful instruction for a traditional Guatemalan three course meal. While we like like to cook this class would be very easy for novices. The meal afterwards was plated beautifully while you enjoy the fruits of your labours on the outdoor terrace.
Written February 20, 2024
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Matteson H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
This was by far the best experience I had in Santa Cruz. Alfredo was an amazing chef and teacher and the food came out delicious. An absolute amazing value and all proceeds go to the organization Friends of Santa Cruz, a vocational training school. Also the view from the kitchen where you cook must be the best in Lago Atitlan! Thanks Alfredo for such a memorable experience.
Written February 19, 2023
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We are so happy to read your comment! You are always welcome and we hope to see you soon.
Written February 22, 2023
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Natasha B
Kailua, HI10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had a great time taking this cooking class. Claudia was so knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. The food was delicious and we had great fun. I’d suggest enjoying this class to anyone visiting Lake Atitlan.
Written February 18, 2020
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Thanks for visiting us Natasha! And thanks for supporting young chefs like Claudia!
Written February 19, 2020
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Sasha H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
We had a great experience! Took the class with my 8 and 6 year olds. Claudia made sure they were appropriately included in the class the whole time. Very informative. Food we made was delicious and beautiful served at the end of the class
Written May 15, 2022
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We loved having your family with us! Please come back soon
Written February 14, 2023
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Jesse D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
This was such a wonderful experience. We had such a lovely time with Claudia learning to cook and hearing about the culture. Everyone is very friendly and the class is easy even if you do not cook often. The view from the kitchen and the restaurant is stunning. I highly recommend it!
Written April 15, 2022
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Thank you so much for your comment! Please come back soon!
Written February 14, 2023
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Pascale P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Couples
I strongly recommend having a cooking class with Claudia. We had a great evening and learned a lot about Guatemalan authentic cooking. We also had great fun!
Written February 21, 2019
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Thanks for visiting us Pascale! We're glad you had a great time with Claudia!
Written February 22, 2019
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