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“A Wonderful Experience”

Cooking Classes with Paco Cardenas
Reviewed 15 December 2011

Three friends and I took a cooking class with Paco Cardenas, and it was a wonderful day. His tour of the market in San Miguel, introducing us to vendors and showing us traditional foods, gave us a look at an important part of San Miguel that we otherwise would not have seen. He is charming, and highly informative. This was followed by a trip to his lovely home and outdoor kitchen, where we learned to cook about eight dishes - just the right combination of hands-on and demonstration. This was truly a highlight of our trip - and I would recommend this to anyone visiting San Miguel.

7  Thank DCvagabond1
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

Chef Paco made our day so special and fun. He met us in town and took us to the local market for a quick tour, then we went to his beautiful house for our cooking class. He showed up with shopping bags for each of us with recipes inside and paper for taking notes. We were a group of 9 so we took turns doing the cooking. The indoor/outdoor kitchen is spacious and gorgeous. We learned how to make about 8 different things while we spent the afternoon. Almost everyone in our group is really into cooking and were very excited to learn some new tricks. There was a bartender there pouring margaritas from the minute we arrived. It was like an all-day party with excellent food, and new friends (Paco). I absolutely recommend this for people who like to cook, and for their friends who just want to hang out and eat great food.

5  Thank Abbie K
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

Over the past few years, we have taken a number of cooking classes with Paco in the lovely outdoor kitchen at his home in San Miguel. His market tours are always memorable--we learn something new every time, and he makes everyone feel comfortable no matter what their level of expertise. Everthing is always flawless: the food, presentation, recipes, and people. HIs enthusiasm for food and San Miguel are contagious, and the classes are worth every peso (and more). We can't wait to return in December for another class!

4  Thank Sharon715
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Reviewed 31 May 2011

When in San Miguel de Allende, I always try to take a class in cooking with Paco teaching.
If it is impossible, I always go by his bakery/coffee shop, Pettit Four.

4  Thank jimbseattlesanmiguel
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Reviewed 25 May 2011

We had a fantastic experience with Paco Cardenas when we took his market tour and cooking class earlier this month. Paco is charming, energetic, interesting and so engaging, you cannot help but enjoy yourself. Just the right combination of teaching, demonstrating and involving his guests. The meal is cooked at Paco's home and outdoor kitchen and served on his beautiful patio. The food was interesting and delicious, and I also appreciated his patience in letting us shop a bit while we were in the market. Get in touch with Paco at his email: -----]

3  Thank BoomerBabe
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