Cancun

Tasty Mexican Cooking Class with Feast in Riviera Maya

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Mexican Cooking Experience with Traditional Fiesta and Gourmet Feast
  • 6 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Traditional Mexican cuisine was recognized by UNESCO in 2010 as an Intangible Cultural Heritage. Learn how to make authentic Mexican dishes during this hands-on cooking lesson at a private cooking school set in the Maya jungle. Prepare a 6-course gourmet meal, and feel like a member of the family during this small-group experience. Once all the food is cooked, celebrate your culinary accomplishment with a traditional Mexican fiesta, complete with drinks, tequila shots and music.
  • Mexican food cooking class, followed by a fiesta
  • Learn how to prepare a 6-course gourmet meal
  • Make tortillas on a Mexican comal
  • Enjoy drinks like hot chocolate, Mexican coffee, as well as snacks
  • Feast on the food you prepared during a traditional fiesta
  • Breakfast and transport from select hotels in Cancun and the Riviera Maya included

Sample Menu

Starter

Sopa de Lima (Lemon soup)

Every Monday

Main

Cochinita Pibil (Pull pork in pibil sauce)

Every Monday

Starter

Ensalada de Nopalitos (Cactus Salad)

Every Tuesday

Main

Carnitas (Pork Confit)

Every Tuesday

Main

Arroz Verde a la Veracruzana ( Veracruz Style Green Rice)

Every Wednesday

Dessert

Flan de Coco (Coconut Flan)

Every Wednesday

Main

Tamales Verdes (Green Sauce Tamales)

Every Thursday

Main

Salpicon de Res (Beef Salad)

Every Thursday

Main

Quesadillas de Champiñones y Papa con Chorizo ( Mushrooms, Potato, and Chorizo)

Every Friday

Dessert

Flan Napolitano

Every Friday

What's Included

  • Cooking class
  • Snacks
  • Gourmet 6-courses authentic Mexican meal
  • All drinks and recipes you will prepare and an apron.
  • Professional guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Gratuities
  • transportation to the venue (round transportation available at an extra cost)

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Mexico Lindo Cooking
    Carretera Ruta de los Cenotes Km. 6.2, 77580 Puerto Morelos, Q.R., Mexico

    Optional hotel pickup and drop-off is available for an additional charge. Please contact us directly to verify pricing and availability. You can also reach us by car or taxi driving to la Ruta de los Cenotes Road Km 6.2 in Puerto Morelos and turn left on the pink sign.

Start time

10:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Service animals allowed
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements/allergies at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Tom_P
This food class was the best experience that my husband and I have had in Mexico. We fell in love with our chef Chris and Alejandra, they were so sweet and patient with us and made us feel like we were part of the family. I would absolutely recommend to anyone that wants to do something different and fun and I will definitely do it again when we come back.

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Cooking in the jungle
Heather_P, Feb 2023
This was a great class, so happy we went! The place was pretty far out of Cancun which was a negative because you have to arrange for transport both ways, but it was totally worth it. Learned a lot of cooking skills that we can use for any dish. All the food was cooked in clay dishes and mostly over open fires or in the oven. The whole kitchen set up is really nice, with some big propane burners as well. The food was interesting and fun, make sure you come hungry because they will feed you! The garden was new this year, so just getting started as a bio-sustainable agricultural endeavor, so that was interesting as well. Definitely worth the cost, and I recommend you give it a go! They do a different menu each weekday, so might look and see which one would be the most interest to you.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you so much Heather!! It was a pleasure to have you and we hope see you again in another class!!
YOU WILL ENJOY!!
Jonathan_G, Nov 2022
It was a wonderful experience! Alejandra was informative, engaging and amazing! Oh, the food was the icing on the cake! The garden beautiful and the staff did an excellent job caring for us! 10 out of 10!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
thanks so much for your words¡¡ it was a pleasure receiving you and feasting with you¡¡ we hope to see you again¡¡
Amazing experience — highly recommend.
Karl_D, Feb 2022
Chris was a great chef and has deep love and understanding of the Mexican cooking culture. The food we prepared together was excellent. One tip — arrange your transportation back in advance.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thanks for coming to our cooking class Karl, it was nice to have you with us and we are happy that you enjoyed our Mexican food! Hope you can visit us soon!!
Mexico Lindo Cooking - Salud!
Jennifer_S, Feb 2022
What an exceptional experience - a must do for anyone visiting Quintana Roo. Chef Ale was superb! The quintessential hostess, master chef, story teller and historian... Ale brought everything to life in the tastes of the Yucatan. Mexico Lindo Cooking was a delight in every way!
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Wow!! That is a great way to keep following my passion! Thanks so much for your words , please come back, my house is your house always !
Cooking
Sharon_T, Feb 2022
A great experience. Ali was knowledgeable, professional and inviting. Learned many new tips. Great for a group of friends
All-day Mexican Cooking Extravaganza
Pat_M, Jan 2022
This was an exceptional cooking class!! It lasted all day, and included breakfast, various beverages, and a wonderful late lunch. Every minute was packed with interesting cooking tips and great background info on Mexican culture and history. The location was out-of-the-way (having a car was a big plus) but SO interesting, a beautiful completely outfitted Mexican country kitchen, with two guest rooms attached for those who want to stay a little longer. Alexandra was a great teacher and provided great insights into Mexican life which we couldn't have gotten any other way. We LOVED it!
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Pat!! Thank you so much for these amazing words, it was more than a pleasure to receive you, hope you really enjoy your recipes at home! Hopefully next time you can stay at our place and have a wonderful vacation!!
Just know that you may...
Eva_A, Jan 2022
Just know that you may not have Alejandra as your chef. I wish I had known that, as we wanted to take the class with Alejandra. The lady we got was great. Attentive and knowledgeable. She did engage everyone in the cooking. I would ask who the chef will be, before singing up for this class.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hello Eva, thanks for your visit and for leaving your review. I am so happy that you enjoyed this cooking class!! We have professional Chefs in each one of our classes and tours, and what we want is for you to enjoy and learn about our Mexican food and traditions, so sorry for this inconvenient.
Best Cooking Experience We've Had
Eric_V, Aug 2021
Amazing. Everyone there was so friendly and warm. The food was amazing. I'm definitely taking back some new tricks and tips to US with me.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thanks for your visit Eric! We were very happy on receiving you and happy that you learn something of our traditional kitchen!!
Awesome Experience
LeslieCauley_K, Aug 2021
This was an awesome experience and it was so intimate and you feel like you are in your grandmothers kitchen learning how to cook - they grow majority of the food onsite and she takes you out and shows you the garden - we missed the breakfast because our transportation driver got lost but I would definitely recommend and eating the lunch that you cooked was the end to a perfect day.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thankis for visiting us Leslie!! We are so sorry that were not able to try our breakfast but we would receive you happily in the future!!
A must do cookingworkshop!
Eva_R, Jul 2021
EVERYTHING! We had a blast. Alejandra and her team are the most welcoming, professional, friendly, inspirational cookingschool-team every met! And I have done many of those cooking courses😊. It’s a day filled with discovering new flavours, learn how to use your taste palette, get to know a lot about the real, traditional Mexican cuisine, cooking methods and ingredients- and all this in the most beautiful and serene setting in the middle of the jungle.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thankyou Eva!! Thanks for visiting us and letting us show you about our trafitional cuisine, we really hope you can visit us again!! We will be more than happy to have you back with us :)
Unbelievable!!
Tom_P, Jul 2021
This food class was the best experience that my husband and I have had in Mexico. We fell in love with our chef Chris and Alejandra, they were so sweet and patient with us and made us feel like we were part of the family. I would absolutely recommend to anyone that wants to do something different and fun and I will definitely do it again when we come back.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thanks a lot for your time and for spending the day with us!! It was a pleasure meeting you and Maria and we will definitely be very happy to receive tou many times! You are part of the family for sure!
This was a great experience.
Vic_C, Jul 2021
This was a great exposure to elements of Mexican culture through food and traditions. This was a an informative session in an authentic Mexican kitchen.
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thanks Voc, for visiting us and enjoying our traditional Mexican food!
Amazing cooking class
Richard_R, Jun 2021
This was an amazing class. All about mexican culture and Mayan dishes. The chef is very well prepared and makes you feel at home. I loved the garden, flavors and the great service they give you in Mexico Lindo Cooking. Gracias Chef Alejandra!
Response from Host, Jul 2021
Thanks a lot Beto for coming and letting us keep our traditions alive !! We will see each other again!
You will not taste Mexican food like this in your hotel!!!!
Lisa_M, Jun 2021
5-Star excursion all the way! We had a pleasant gentleman pick us up from our hotel which was 40 minutes from Chef Alejandra's kitchen. Roundtrip fare was approx. $90- we had 4 people in our party and we picked up another couple on the way- so the experience was max. 6 people. The property was secluded in the Mayan lush jungle like atmosphere- there was a very large garden with many fruits and vegetables. It was a rainy day but it did not spoil the fun as was most indoors or under a pavilion ourdoors. I suggest wearing comfy shoes to walk around as the outdoor garden area. THere was also sunscreen and bug spray provided free of charge. We began having breakfast with Chef Alejandra with a famous Mayan tea along with danish and breads, we then prepared a 5 course meal- including homemade tortillas. EVREYTHING in the process had a story of the Mayan culture- a true authentic Mexican experience! The lemon/chicken tortilla soup was to die for! Chef Alejandra is very proud of her culture and brings this to life through her cooking and you will experience the same. You will not only learn about the history of the Mayan cuisine, but you will also get a hands-on tutorial on actual preparation of the food (measuring, blending, cutting, ect.). The cooking facilities look very authentic with bright colors, and we had disposable cute aprons that were also provided. The overall experience is an ABSOLUTE must if you visit Mexico! You will NOT taste authentic Mexican food like this in your hotel, I promise you! To Chef Alejandra- do not stop doing what you love to do as we will be back! Lisa & Claudio
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Lisa!! Thanks for coming and such a nice feedback! I wont stop doing this and please do come back!! Thanks thanks thanks and more thanks
Best experience in Cancun
Steve_G, Mar 2021
The location and facilities are absolutely amazing and completely transport you into a different culture and place to learn new things. Alejandra welcomed us and explained a few things, then it was on the the first round of food and drinks. We relaxed and talked for a bit before getting started on our cooking and learning experience. From basic to advanced skills and techniques, Alejandra was patient and informative. Every step along the way she explained history and options to make the recipes easier to reproduce at home. We were so impressed with everything that we are planning to book one of their culinary vacations later this fall or next spring.
Response from Host, Mar 2021
Wow, thanks so much for coming and soending the day with us, we will definitely love to have you back here!! Thanks for your words!
Must do cooking class! We will be back!
melissa, Dec 2020
This was an amazing experience! Claudia was fantastic and we learned so much about cooking and Mexican dishes beyond just what we were preparing for the day. We prepared tortillas all the way from the corn to the tortilla, which was amazing. We will definitely be back on our next trip to learn more dishes. This was an all day experience. We arranged transportation through them (which was cheaper than a taxi so definitely arrange ahead of time either though then or Viator or another company or if you have a car it would be easy to drive) and were picked up at 9 and didn’t leave the class until after 5 to head back so plan for it to be all day. Also we were the only 2 at the class due to there being less visitors because of COVID so we got lots of personal attention. If you need to contact them to confirm or arrange transportation I was able to reach them through Google Message and she responded back to me through there. I wasn’t able to reach them on the phone but everything turned out fine and they picked us up and dropped us back at our hotel in Cancun once I arranged it with them.
Fun and Facts
Benjamin_W, May 2019
The class was full of facts and a lot of fun. The class provides a foundation to build on. The instruction is interactive and the entire staff are knowledgeable and helpful. If you take this class you will not be disappointed.
Best Cooking Class Ever!
LuvLivi, Jul 2018
My husband and I had a one-on-one cooking class with Thomas. It was so much fun. Thomas is an amazing Chef and made accommodation because I am a vegetarian. Upon our arrival, breakfast was provided and we had a nice conversation with our Chef Thomas. Next, we made corn and sweet tamales, frijoles, tostadas, green peppers, quesadilla and chaminones. I had never had sweet tamales before. In between preparing some of the food, Thomas provided snacks and drinks for us. It was very tasty. After all the food was prepared, Thomas sat down to a feast with us outdoors. The table setting was beautiful and it was so much food, we couldn't eat it all. I forgot to mention, after breakfast Thomas took us on a tour of the garden in the jungle. It was really cool to see the freshly grown vegetables used to prepare our food. I highly recommend this excursion, because it was only two of us we able to do the cooking instead of watch a demonstration. The oowner is the one who usually does the cooking classes, however she was out of town. It was a pleasure to have Thomas teach us. Perfect couples date! The food was delicious!
Food was amazing BUT when you say 5...
kiersten s, Mar 2018
Food was amazing BUT when you say 5 hour experience if you leave at 9 you should be back at 1 1 not 5. No connect to call the sitter. Transportation was terrible!!! Left us on dirt road to walk 2 Miles then on way back had to stop to get gas- terrible experience
Everything about Mexico Lindo is...
Marilyn_H, Jan 2018
Everything about Mexico Lindo is amazing. We are so happy that we had the opportunity to cook with such a talented chef and her staff. The food was outstanding, the knowledge that we learned will remain with us and the magic of the surroundings will remain in our heart. If you have the opportunity to visit the Cancun/Riviera Maya area it is recommended that you visit Mexico Lindo. The transport was clean, on time and friendly...very easy. Gracias Mexico Lindo you truly are beautiful Mexico.
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