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Another Excellent review for Paco!

What a wonderful experience! Paco inquired what we were interested in making (concentration on... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Genevieve A
Just amazing

This guy is wonderful. He is a great chef a great teacher and a warm personality. If you have any... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

What a wonderful experience! Paco inquired what we were interested in making (concentration on mole, tamales) and turned out a fabulous meal in which we were active participants. His outdoor kitchen is magazine worthy, he used local cooking pots typical of the region, fresh ingredients,...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

This guy is wonderful. He is a great chef a great teacher and a warm personality. If you have any interest in Mexican cuisine this is the place to start. The trip to the market is helpful to teach you what to order and where...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

When visiting San Miguel, the market tour and cooking class with Chef Paco Cardenas is a "must do". I will arrange my future trips to San Miguel around Paco's Cooking Class. Yes, he is that good! Paco met us by the Mercado with our own...More

Thank Jetzette
Reviewed 14 March 2018

The title says it all ‘ The best cooking class ever ‘. Great market tour, great food, great fun, great conversation. Paco is knowledgeable, personable and an incredible chef. We have been fortunate to have been on market tours in many countries and although this...More

Thank Milton O
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

A group of four of us took a cooking class with Paco at his beautiful home yesterday. Since it was our first cooking class we were not sure what to expect. Our experience turned out to be the top highlight of our trip, not only...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Every time I travel to San Miguel de Allende, I treat my guests to the market tour and cooking classes with Paco, and every group has indicated that hands down, this was the highlight of their trip. By exploring the market with a knowledgeable chef,...More

1  Thank TahoeKaren
Reviewed 11 September 2017

My husband and I took Chef Paco Cardenas' tour and cooking class with two friends. This tour was like the exclamation point at the end of a beautiful week in San Miguel de Allende. We've debated since how differently we might have felt if we...More

1  Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We took the market tour and cooking class with Paco on Monday. Every detail was attended to in a way I have NEVER seen and I've taken cooking classes around the world. Beginning with your own market basket (with you name carved in brass, tortilla...More

Thank Sandy O
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We were fortunate enough to take the Market Tour and Cooking class with Chef Paco Cardenas. Armed with a shopping bag, we made our way through the local market with this locally known chef. Beginning with a roasted chicken, our mouths watered with samples. We...More

Thank VaArtist
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I have taken Paco's class twice and my mother has been three times and we have loved it every time. The market tour is very informative and interesting and the cooking class took place in a beautiful outdoor kitchen. It was hands on learning that...More

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colette g
4 February 2016|
Response from GerriHayes | Reviewed this property |
you can do it online or go to Petit Four his bake shop. It was $150 for the day. You can also select ala carte. Just market tour,just cooking or just dining.. It seemed a lot but was worth every penny. he has many nice... More
7 August 2015|
Response from TahoeKaren |
US $150 pp/day, and worth every penny. It is educational, delicious, fun. Every time I come to SMA with friends I insist they take the class and tour, and every single one claims it was the highlight of their trip.