Private Market Tour and Authentic Mexican Cooking Class with a Local in Coyoacan

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  • Live Guide
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 4 hr

Your experience will start with a tour of your host's neighborhood market where they will help you discover regional produce. The market is located in a building with stalls filled with a variety of local fruits and vegetables. If you happen to book this tour on a Saturday, your host will take you to the local tianguis (street market). Tianguis have been important in Mexican trade and culinary traditions since before the Spaniards arrived. Each neighborhood has it's own tianguis, which operates one or two days per week. After your market visit, you'll join your host in their kitchen and learn to make traditional dishes such as chilaquiles, corn quesadillas with fillings such as mushrooms, nopales (cactus), huitlacoche (corn fungus), and flor de calabaza (squash flowers), with beans or a tomato chickpea rice as a side. The cooking portion of your experience will last 1.5 hours before you and your host sit down to enjoy the meal.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Traveling Spoon, Inc

Alda is a psychology graduate who loves spending time in the kitchen with her family. She learned to cook from her father and grandmother who owned a bakery in Mexico City. Alda loves introducing her guests to Mexican cuisine. Her friend Ricardo is a history buff and will host with her when his schedule allows.

Alda lives in a modern house designed by her father in the contemporary Mexican style of the eighties. She and her parents share this beautiful home located amongst colorful colonial houses in the lively, tree-lined neighborhood of Coyoacan in the south of the city. 

This is a great opportunity to learn about Mexico's culture and cuisine first-hand and you'll leave this experience with new recipes, an appreciation for Mexican culture, and a true glimpse into local life in Mexico City!

Please note: Locals in Mexico City eat a late lunch around 3pm. If you'd like to eat lunch earlier, Alda can accommodate your timing.
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