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Lake Worth, Texas
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1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Traveled when: Nov 13-19, 2016 Accommodations: The Casita room at Casa Carmelita Casa Carmelita is a private place to go to. It is remote, so no TV (you are on vacation after all!) -so bring some books/games, etc for your down time. There is cell phone reception and Wi-Fi if at Casa Carmelita if you must remain connected. The Casita... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I made this trip during the Day of the Dead festivities. The accommodations, classes and food were fantastic. The best Mole is the beat I have ever had. The market tour is delightful filled with fresh food. I personally love the Talavera Pottery in the region. You will probably enjoy the trip more if you are able to walk fair... More 

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Menlo Park CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jon and Estela have created an oasis north of Puebla, near the small city of Tlaxcala. The grounds are beautiful, Our room was very appealing decorated with beautiful local handcrafts. The cooking classes with Estela were well organized, documented, and muy rico, as they say in Mexico. You will be well taken care of here. And learn about Mexican, actually... More 

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Thank Gcruik
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

My Mexican traveling partner and I spent two days and three lovely evenings here with hosts Estela, a fabulously versed chef and her delightful American husband,Jon. The halfday cooking class gives one the chance to explore the delightful town of Tlaxcala just fifteen minutes away. The authenticity of the setting in true México allows one the delight of observing a... More 

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Alameda, California
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

We spent 3 nights and 4 days with Jon and Estela and were treated like warm friends learning about Mexican cooking and the local culture. The food was amazing and often unexpected in type of ingredients used to produce the rich flavors. Each day we prepared about a half dozen dishes with Jon and Estella leading the team of the... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I attended the school in last part of May. The food was very healthy and tasty. I think our favorite part of the day was having the best coffee ever outside on a beautiful patio with flowers everywhere, and fountains and birds singing. Then being served an amazing breakfast every day. Now that is my idea of... More 

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San Anselmo, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Estela and Jon's classes were fun and the food was delicious. We cooked every morning using the freshest ingredients, made 6-8 recipes, and ate them for lunch and dinner. With the exception of a few fried items (which were delectable-rellenos, bunuelos, etc.-worth the calories) the food was very healthy and, as Estela said they would be, the flavors were complex... More 

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Estela S, Owner at Mexican Home Cooking School and B&B, responded to this review

Hola Jane, Thanks for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure to have you here and to cook with you for a week. It is always great to have someone here who is really interested in Mexican Cuisine. As you know it is really important to me that Pueblan cuisine does not get lost. I appreciate your help in passing... More 

San Diego, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2016

I am a self-described foodie and love to cook, so whenever I travel, I try to take a cooking class or two. I ran across Mexican Home Cooking School online and was immediately intrigued, as I have never gone on a trip specifically to learn how to cook. I contacted them via their website and Jon got back to me... More 

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Thank SunshynGrlSD
Estela S, Owner at Mexican Home Cooking School and B&B, responded to this review

Hi SunshynGrlSD Thank you for taking the time to write a review. When you get home and back to “real life” I know that the world takes over and it is an effort to sit down and write. So both Jon and I thank you for the effort. We really do try to provide a Home Cooking Experience and it... More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We came to have fun, learn something about Mexican cooking, and share an adventure with friends. We were not disappointed. Our hosts, Jon and Estela were warm and friendly. Estela has been cooking since she was quite young, learning from her mother as she worked in her parents' restaurant. She shared with us traditional meals, sauces, desserts and how she... More 

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Estela S, Owner at Mexican Home Cooking School and B&B, responded to this review

Hola Eileen, It is wonderful to hear that you had such a good time here. Thank you for letting us know. Glad to hear that you like the trips and the after dinner conversations and all the other things that you mentioned that made your trip. Particularly, to introduce you to central Mexico was a pleasure. There really are two... More 

Torrance, California
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2015

If you enjoy cooking Mexican food and want a good understanding of cooking with chilis plus want time to enjoy the Puebla area, this cooking school is for you. Each day we cooked for about three hours, making our own lunch and dinner. Lunch was usually a soup and an entree and dinner was an entree and side. Everything was... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mexican Home Cooking School is located at "Casa Carmelita" in the country side 15 min outside of the city of Tlaxcala. The main house is a comfortable "hacienda" style home. There is one large double accommodation with private patio, one 2 room suite and a private detached stone cottage with private garden. All accommodations have a private entrance, en-suite bath and fireplace. The setting is rural with a seasonal lake, gardens, fountains and surrounded by 3 volcanoes. ... more   less 

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Address: Apdo. 64, Tlaxcala 90000, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Central Mexico and Gulf Coast > Tlaxcala > Tlaxcala
Number of rooms: 3
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“Each casita/room is unique. They are currently building another one or two casitas.”
 of 5 bubbles SunshynGrlSD, 29 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Only three rooms, all spacious and beautifully appointed, each with fireplace, private and very comfortable. We were there in winter and were comfortably warm.”
 of 5 bubbles Prudence1234, 2 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Each of three rooms is unique, and we visited each one. There is no "one' room to recommend...they are all awesome and you'd be happy no matter which.”
  • Stone Suite
 of 5 bubbles TheWindyCity, 2 Dec 2013 | Read review
“I stayed in the Blue Room. It was the furthest away from the kitchen entrance and had a lovely patio and view of the lake.”
  • View from Blue Room patio
  • Blue Room bathroom
  • Blue Room
 of 5 bubbles MaBeeDC, 30 Sep 2013 | Read review
“There are no bad rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles lyndas667, 9 Jul 2013 | Read review
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