Mexican Cooking Class with fresh Local Market ingredients selection and transpor

Cancun, Mexico

From $79.00

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Use traditional techniques to prepare a 4-course Mexican menu at a cooking class in Cancun that begins in a local market and ends with a feast. You’ll learn the building blocks of Mexican cooking as you browse fresh ingredients at the market, then find out how to use a stone mortar, griddle, and clay pots to cook four flavorful dishes.
  • Mexican cooking class in Cancun with a market visit
  • Enjoy a 4-course meal plus included drinks
  • Group size is limited to 10 for individual instruction
  • Convenient pickup and drop-off at your hotel

Sample Menu


Fresh Local Fruit

Select local fruit with your own hands from the local market. Follow the simple, yet useful tips of our professional chef-guide!



Simple, yet difficult to accomplish to perfection, learn how to prepare this avocado and pico de gallo appetizer.


Refried beans

As good Mexicans, beans go well with everything!


Handmade tortillas

The secret behind most Mexican dishes, learn it's preparation and why is so important.



Thick corn base with different toppings.



Rolled up chicken tacos drowned in green or red sauce topped with cream, cheese, and onion.



Do we need to describe it?


Arroz Con Leche

Traditional dessert made with rice, milk, vanilla, cinammon and sugar. Learn our special secret ;)

What's Included

  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Soda/Pop
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Roundtrip transportation from Riviera Maya has an extra cost of $20 usd per person

Meeting and Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Carr. Cancún - Tulum 5, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico

    City Hall, Goverment's office

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

Exact pickup times are sent after booking.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Operated by Cancun Food Tours

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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Featured review
I really loved going to the local market to purchase ingredients (where we also got to try crickets). It was a nice small group, just 4 of us and our guide, Nassim was awesome! He was very knowledgeable and educated us on Mexican cooking and culture. I learned some new cooking techniques and we all got to enjoy delicious margaritas while our food cooked. Definitely a unique kind of activity I would highly recommend.


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Great experience
William_M, Mar 2024
Pros - Pickup was timely and the transportation was good. - the cooking class was in a family restaurant. Made our own tortillas, learned tips for guacamole, and much more. - Diego was an excellent guide, fun and knowledgeable. - food was good Cons - stopping at all the hotels was a bit frustrating and added an hour with other guests not being ready. Not really the tours fault. Just be on time people. - The market was interesting, but we could have had more information on fruits, veggies ,etc. - not as much food as indicated. Eat a good breakfast before the tour. We didn't really eat until 2pm. Overall a great experience and would do it again.
Basic but fun
WendiStarr_B, Mar 2024
I always love Market 23, and G was a good instructor, but we didn’t get any recipes to take home. The restaurant where we had the class was interesting.
Great Fun
jorgerfield, Mar 2024
G and Alex were great! Class was fun, informative, and entertaining, would definitely recommend. Can't say enough good things about the experience.
Worth the time and money!
leonard_j, Mar 2024
We had a great time at the fruit/ meat market, at the cooking class and of course, tasting the fruits of our labor. Everything was delicious and we got the recipes! Highly recommend.
Fun and tasty 😋
Holly_D, Mar 2024
Great host, delicious food (and margaritas!), nice group of fellow adventurers, and overall wonderful experience. Looking forward to making these dishes again when I get home!
Fun and instructive cooking class.
JoLynne_L, Feb 2024
Excellent guide to market and cooking demonstrations. Got to do some chopping and made tamales. A lot of fun and well worth the time and money. We met a couple who had signed up for the class but received misinformation etc. but it was not the fault of the company. They apparently had a travel agent book for them and did not do it properly. The company rep came and met them and tried to help as much as possible but it wasn’t something they could fix as it was not reserved thru them but a third party. Would suggest dealing direct with the company. They sent many emails and texts to confirm the schedule etc. would highly recommend this class and this company m.
Great way to spend a cloudy day!
Ray_B, Jan 2024
great way to spend a cloudy day! met some nice people, had a great meal and drinks and learned some cool tricks
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear Ray_B, Gracias for sharing your experience! We're thrilled to hear that our food tour added some spice to your day, even if the clouds were trying to steal the spotlight. Meeting fellow enthusiasts, indulging in fantastic meals and drinks, and picking up some cool culinary tricks—sounds like a perfect blend for a memorable day! Warm regards,
AndreAnne_D, Jan 2024
We had an AMAZING time on this tour. Everything was perfect and the pickup was RIGHT ON TIME. Would recommend to anyone!
Response from Host, Jan 2024
Dear AndreAnne_D, ¡Gracias! Your enthusiasm radiates through your words, and we're thrilled to know that you had an AMAZING time exploring with us. Punctuality is key, and we're delighted that the pickup was right on the dot. If your adventures lead you back to Mexico, we'd love to create more perfect moments with you. Warm regards,
Fantastic food experience
Erika_B, Jan 2024
Diego was a great guide and teacher, from cooking techniques to navigating local markets and answering any questions we had about pretty much anything, he provided a great experience. Also the best food and margarita we had during our stay, hands down.
Great class instructor and great food.
Michael_P, Dec 2023
Our tour guide and cooking instructor, Hector was great! We made some really good food, some of which I had never tried before. I would definitely recommend this class.
Local Adventure Filled with Yum!
Deitra_L, Oct 2023
Such a great way to get a true feel of local culture by walking through the market. The food was super delicious and inspired me to try when I get home.
Fun but way too expensive
Andrew_G, Sep 2023
Was fun but very poor value for money. We were rushed around the market and into the kitchen. Cooking was fun but it was just so expensive for what you got. We enjoyed ourselves but felt totally ripped off especially knowing how cheap these foods are in Mexico
Response from Host, Oct 2023
Dear Andrew_G, Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your recent experience. We genuinely appreciate your feedback as it helps us improve our offerings. We're glad to hear that you had fun during the cooking portion of the tour. However, we regret that you felt the value for money was not up to your expectations. We understand that travelers have varying perceptions of value, and we continuously assess our pricing to ensure that our tours offer fair and competitive pricing while providing high-quality experiences. Your feedback regarding the rushed pace will be taken into consideration as we work to create a more relaxed and enjoyable environment for our guests. We hope you'll consider giving us another opportunity in the future. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we're dedicated to delivering excellent experiences that align with the expectations of our guests. Kindest regards,
Cooking class
PAUL_T, Aug 2023
Hector the chef was great. The area of the restaurant where we cooked has no AC. It was not comfortable.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Dear PAUL_T, Thank you for your feedback. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed Hector's guidance during our cooking experience. We apologize for any discomfort you experienced due to the lack of air conditioning in the cooking area. Your feedback is important to us, and we'll take this into consideration to ensure a more comfortable environment for our guests in the future. If you have any other comments or suggestions, please feel free to share at Warm regards,
Ashton_M, Jul 2023
This was an excellent tour/class!! The guide was amazing and very knowledgeable about the culture. Would definitely book this again.
Cooking in Cancun
Robin_C, Jul 2023
Learning what to do to make guacamole stay green. And touring the meat and vegetable market. Showing how the corn is processed for tortilla
Great time
Vic_C, Jun 2023
Very informative and welcoming. Enjoyed the experience . Tour guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
Great experience!
Bronwyn_P, Jun 2023
Great experience and worth the price! Got to look around a local market and pick the ingredients for cooking as well as having a traditional breakfast. Cooking class was good and taught well by Nassim. I would do it again!
Not really a cooking class
Amy_M, Jun 2023
Too basic for the price. Carlos was amazing as was the driver but the cooking is too basic and not the best experience. I have done cooking classes in other countries which are much cheaper and better. Would have been better to make tortilla dough from scratch and more hands on, Carlos did a lot of cooking and it was not very interactive and for the price it was just a bit too basic. I didn’t learn anything walking away from it and didnt experience any new dishes. It said we would make the cocktail but they were made for us. I think this experience is a more behind the scenes than a cooking class and it is expensive
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Dear Amy_M, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We apologize if our cooking class did not meet your expectations and if you felt it was too basic for the price. Our goal is to provide a unique and interactive culinary experience that allows guests to learn and enjoy local flavors. We appreciate your compliments about Carlos and the driver; they work hard to ensure our guests have a memorable time. However, we understand that you were looking for a more hands-on experience, and we'll take this into consideration to improve our class and make it more interactive for our guests. Regarding the cocktails, we apologize for the misunderstanding. It is our aim to have guests participate in making their drinks, and we will ensure this is properly communicated and implemented in the future. We truly value your feedback, as it helps us make necessary improvements to provide better experiences for our guests. If there is anything specific you would like to see or learn in future classes, please let us know, and we'll do our best to accommodate. We hope you'll consider giving us another chance in the future to provide you with an even better experience and a deeper appreciation of Mexican cuisine. Kindest regards,
Limited cooking class for couples.
Ralph_J, Jun 2023
Visited a fresh market in the morning to select best ingredients. Very helpful. When we got to the restaurant, our four teams selected one person to do the work. We thought everyone would be involved.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Dear Ralph_J, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed visiting the fresh market and found it helpful in selecting the best ingredients for your cooking experience. We apologize for any confusion regarding the cooking process at the restaurant. Our intention is to provide an interactive and engaging experience for all participants. We will take your feedback into consideration and work on improving our communication to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to be involved in the cooking process. Your feedback is valuable to us, and we strive to make every tour enjoyable and memorable for our guests. We truly appreciate your input and will use it to enhance our future tours. If you have any further questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly. We value your satisfaction and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for another culinary adventure in the future. Kindest regards,
Lisa_T, Apr 2023
Loved the market, and all the information on peppers and how to use cooking. Excellent tour of market and surrounding area.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Lisa_T, Thank you so much for joining our market tour and for sharing your positive experience! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed learning about the different types of peppers and their uses in cooking. Our guides take pride in providing informative and engaging tours, and we're glad you appreciated their efforts. We hope to see you again soon on another tour exploring the delicious cuisine of Mexico. ¡Buen provecho! 🌶️🍴

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