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icon5 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Feast your senses on the explosive flavours of Mexican cuisine during a cooking class and market tour in San Jose del Cabo. Exploring a local market with your guide allows you to overcome the language barrier and discover ingredients you might otherwise miss, while a small group limited to six people ensures that you’ll receive the personalized attention of your chef guide as you create classic Mexican dishes.
  • Master the art of tacos, guacamole, and traditionals salsas during a cooking class
  • Get a taste of local life as you explore a traditional market with your guide
  • A tequila tasting session is also included
  • Choose between a small-group or private class
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Starter
Salsas and Guacamole
A variety of Salsas and Guacamole will always be on the menu apart from the Main Dish.
Main
a Different Theme on the Menu Daily
-MONDAY: Tamales, Enchiladas and more -TUESDAY: Mole day -WEDNESDAY: Carnitas and Pastor tacos -THURSDAY: Pozole -FRIDAY: Barbacoa (Beef or chicken)
Lunch
Bottled water
Snacks
Hotel Transfers and Tips
MUNICIPAL MARKET A. ALBERTO ALVARADO ARAMBURO , V. Ibarra s/n, 5 de Febrero, 23406 San José del Cabo, B.C.S., Mexico

Please meet Chef Francisco at the Tortillas Factory by the Market Main Entrance Chef will meet you 10 minutes before start time.

10:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Cookin' Vallarta
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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Jose del Cabo Cooking Experience and Local Markets?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by San Jose del Cabo Cooking Experience and Local Markets.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Jose del Cabo Cooking Experience and Local Markets?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by San Jose del Cabo Cooking Experience and Local Markets.

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  • "I highly recommend doing this class if you are in San Jose Del Cabo." See review

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Unique fun!
Lori_D
, Jul 2022
Lots of fun! Great hospitality & great food; Francisco and his wife made us feel very welcome in their home. Highly recommend for anyone wanting a unique experience away from the typical tourist excursions.
star-5
Made our San Jose trip the best.
Jim_B
, Jul 2022
Shopping in the Mercado, and all the helpful cooking tips from Francisco. Amazing meal at the end, that we cooked.
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Tamales!
Tina_C
, Jun 2022
Great company and great food! Enjoyed the farmer’s market and the Tortilla factory. Loved the tamales and the poblano side dish.
star-5
Cooking adventure with Francisco
Jean_T
, Mar 2022
We met Francisco (looking very crisp in his Cooking in Cabo jacket) at the public market, then chose ingredients from the market at various vendors. Francisco was well known. He educated us about how to pick the best of certain vegetables and fruits which were used later in the recipes. We visited a tortilleria, watched as corn tortillas were made and had a sample. At Francisco’s kitchen, we prepared the fruit, vegetables and meat for our dinner but first made Margaritas, each to our own liking. We laughed and learned a lot!
star-5
Cultural food experience
Unah_G
, Mar 2022
Meeting Francisco and going through the market was great. So much fresh food . cooking was fun and welcoming. The taste was delicious. I would highly recommend
star-5
Exceeded my expectations!
Judy_L
, Feb 2022
This exceeded our expectations! A super authentic experience being warmly invited into Chef’s home. I learned a lot about the Mexican culture as well as cooking techniques and ingredients typically used. Plus, we had a lovely couple who attended with us and we really enjoyed meeting them.I can’t wait to try these recipes at home. Absolutely worth it!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
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Cooking a Highlight of our Vacation!
Walter_W
, Jan 2022
Travel cooking classes are becoming very popular so we thought we would try one in San Jose del Cabo during our family vacation. If you are looking for an opportunity to break out of the typical vacation rut, especially in touristy Los Cabos, a cooking class with Cookin Cabo is one of the best ways to experience not only the food but culture of Mexico. We started our class with Chef Francisco at the open market where locals buy fresh fruit, vegetables and meat. We all helped in the process of picking out the food we would use in our meal. We were then taken to a local tortilleria where we watched them make fresh tortilla dough from corn. After trying one of the piping hot tortillas we purchased dough to make our own tortillas later. Francisco took us to his home where we spent an entire afternoon making chicken enchiladas, taquitos, and empanadas. We also made fresh pico de gallo and guacamole. IT WAS SO GOOD!! Our family loved it. We had a large group with seven people. Francisco had all of us busy cutting, dicing and cooking. We learned the art of making our own tortillas which we found out is a lot harder than it looks. Our youngest kids, 16 and 12 years old had a lot of fun making the tortillas. We took videos and pictures of our experience which our 16 year-old shared in his Spanish class when we got home from our trip. We ended the meal with a delicious lemon cookie dessert that Francisco's mother taught him how to make. He credited all of his cooking skills to his mother and grandmother. It was a special and unique opportunity to experience authentic Mexican cuisine handed down through generations. He and his family were kind, warm and inviting. We loved sharing a meal with them and it was so hard to say goodbye at the end of the day. We felt like we made a friend we would never see again. After our cooking class he emailed us detailed recipes of not only what we cooked but also many other recipes. A cooking class with Cooking Cabo may very well be the highlight of your vacation like it was ours.
star-5
WOW!!!
Linda_S
, Oct 2021
I've been on a lot of food tours and to a lot of cooking classes, but this experience was the best of them all. The chef, Francisco, took us on a shopping trip for ingredients to the local mercado and then to his home for the cooking class. He was very personable and very knowledgeable. His explanations of the tools and techniques we used were spot on and the food we prepared was extraordinary.
star-5
Great Cooking the Baja California Way
Irina_G
, Sep 2021
I totally enjoyed my experience with Fransisco and Luz! They made me feel like family as we prepared our meal at their home. My husband completely approved fish tacos that I made under Fransisco's careful guidance. And I have learned several other great recipes and Mexican cooking culture. I highly recommend this class to everyone interested in cooking.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fun delicious experience
Sharyn_M
, Aug 2021
Hey Francisco was warm a bd welding and we all had a great time. He was very accommodating with some last minute requests. Met at the market and picked up fresh produce and other ingredients. Also went to the tortilleria and saw the masa and tortillas being made. Proceeded to Chefs home where we spent the afternoon having margaritas with the fresh limes we squeezed and cooking. Everything was delicious. This is a hands on class not a demonstration which is what we were looking for. It is about a four hour experience but well worth it and we hit the pool late afternoon when we returned.
star-5
Great time. Good company. Excellent food!
Robin_L
, Jul 2021
This was an amazing experience. We started at the local market and were taught how to pick the freshest ingredients for our upcoming dishes. I enjoyed how our chef interacted with the group. From the market we went to the tortilla shop and was about to taste fresh tortillas right off the press. The cooking class was at the chef’s home. They had everything laid out for us to get started including an apron. I felt so professional! 😂 We started with drinks and appetizers. It was a good mix of actually cooking and enjoying the time. We were taught some kitchen hacks as well as how to make the best margaritas! And the food…it was sooo good! We left knowledgeable and stuffed. Can’t wait to go back and try another class!
star-5
Recommended!!
Brad_G
, Jul 2021
We had such a great time! We would recommend to anyone who like cooking. Francisco was the best guide and teacher. He took us through the market and also stopped at a tortilleria and we watched them make tortillas. We went to his house to cook the food we bought. We all enjoyed it. It was a highlight to our trip!
star-5
Favorite Excursion for Foodies
Robin_R
, Jun 2021
Francisco was great! This was our favorite booking while in Los Cabo’s! Very relaxing and a great way to experience the local flavors!
star-5
Home-made authentic Mexican food
Carlos_S
, May 2021
Mexican food can be many things. But authentic home-made Mexican is very elusive. Having being born in Mexico and living in the USA for almost 40, I still crave home-made meals like my mom used to fix. Francisco exceeded my expectations since he transported me to my mom's cooking, and the real thing. The theme for our class was seafood, and we made ceviche, baked fish, 3 salsas, guacamole, hand-made tortillas, margaritas, refried beans. Francisco showed us how to pick the right ingredients and he took his to his house for this hands on experience.
star-5
Amazing amazing...
Darci_W
, May 2021
From the moment we arrived at the meet location. Francisco was professional and very informative. He explained all ingredients and how to pick out the items to prepare meals. He took up to local shops to purchase items from the community. (Awesome) his home was very very very clean!!!! And welcoming we felt right at home!! We learned how to make REAL margaritas and the food was beyond delicious! This is not an experience you want to miss!!! Thank you Francisco Luce Angelica for making this an unforgettable experience!!! When we come back we will book with Francisco again!!
star-5
Exceptional Class!
Gail_K
, May 2021
We loved the whole experience. We loved Chef Francisco & Luc. They were delightful! Food was wonderful & marguerites were great. Would recommend!
star-5
Highly recommend!!!!
Sarah_M
, Apr 2021
The tour was definitely worth attending. We made al pastor and carnitas! We met him at the market and walked around buying our ingredients & stopped at a local tortilla factory and saw how they make fresh tortillas! We really enjoyed that the group was small which made everything about the class more personable. If you love to cook, eat & want to learn some new cooking tips I highly recommend this class. Again, Chef Francisco was great and his wife was very kind! We would definitely do this class again!
star-5
Awesome experience
Monique_T
, Jan 2021
We took a "generations trip to cabo.my mom, my daughter, and myself. This cooking class was great. We went to market learned how to buy our ingredients. Chef Francisco was outstanding. Instruction and recipes were excellent. I recommend this your for everyone. Something different but so fun.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
This is a Must do in Cabo
Monique_T
, Jan 2021
Chef was so nice, made our experience awesome. Explained traditions as well as cultural differences and how we do things in USA. Myself, mom , and daughter enjoyed ourselves. Margaritas were excellent and have new recipes for when we returned Highly recommend this tour and we will be back to do again next time we come to Cabo..
star-5
5 Stars! We loved it!
Holly_R
, Jan 2021
Fransisco was wonderful! He met us at a market where we purchased our ingredients and then drove us to his house for the class. We were very interested in the ingredients and how he used various peppers. He made way more things than on the list and the food was amazing! We loved making the tortillas from scratch and he made wonderful margaritas. We would highly recommend this tour! Be prepared for a 5 hour excursion!

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