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Private Market Tour and Hands-On Home Cooking With a Local in Mexico City provided by Traveling Spoon

Private Market Tour and Hands-On Home Cooking With a Local in Mexico City

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RM 503.34
2 adults
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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 04/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 04/07/20 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 host Lucia
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • 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.
  • Minimum numbers apply. Lucia has a 2 guest minimum. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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bugs wrote a review Feb 2020
Miami Beach, Florida18 contributions1 helpful vote
Lucia is terrific. She met my friends and me in the market and took us on a tour. We visited various vendors and learned about typical produce. We ate tamales from a local vendor and tasted various types of Mole (traditional sauce). After the tour, Lucia drove us to her house
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Date of experience: February 2020
Sharon wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
Simply put, our experience with Alex could not have been better. We learned so much about the neighborhood, the market, the history of both, and of course the food. Alex's apartment is beautifully appointed and comfortable. We had the best time cooking the dishes, and Alex was
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Date of experience: December 2019
bsully36 wrote a review Sep 2019
Georgia85 contributions33 helpful votes
Went with Ismael to a local market, where we tried different fruits and vegetables, which was really awesome. Then after a short subway ride to his house we made a soup and enchiladas and just talked about all sorts of things. It was a great way to spend a day in CDMX and
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Date of experience: September 2019
Simeon M wrote a review Jun 2019
Berlin, Germany12 contributions7 helpful votes
My girlfriend and me did the food tour with Ismael. He was friendly, funny and provided the most interesting facts and insights into the local cuisine. Absolutely fantastic!
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Date of experience: May 2019
Elizabeth wrote a review Apr 2019
1 contribution
Our day with Lucia was a highlight of a recent trip to Mexico City. Her deep culinary knowledge, as both an academic and lifelong resident of San Angel, meant that we learned new things all through the day. As we visited the market she's been going to all her life, we not only
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Date of experience: February 2019
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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Amazing Experience!
Amazing hosts and experience. It was fun to get an insiders look at the market, and a warm experience in Alex’s and
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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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Tara B
Great time with Ishmael
My mother and I really enjoyed this day! We loved the market and took away great, easy recipes! Fun day!
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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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Amazing cooking class
My friends and I had the pleasure of experiencing a hands on cooking class and tour of Mercado de San Juan with Ale
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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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Key Details
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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