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Mexican Cooking from Scratch and Mezcal Tasting in a Local Home in Tulum

Tulum, Mexico
Mexican Cooking from Scratch and Mezcal Tasting in a Local Home in Tulum

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Learn about the flavors and ingredients of Aztec, Mayan and Mexican cuisine on this intimate tour in a local’s home. Under the tutelage of your host, prepare a 3-course meal—soup, main, and dessert—along with homemade salsa and tortillas. You’ll also sample and learn the proper way to taste mezcal. Afterward, share the meal you’ve prepared with your hosts and new amigos.
  • Cooking class in a local’s home
  • Mezcal tasting included
  • Learn to prepare a traditional Mexican meal from scratch
  • Small groups—maximum of 10 people
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Prepared , with tomatillo, chile serrano, cilantro, avocado and garlic, happy to share with you my abuela secret to keep it fresh and green.
Tacos al Pastor
Thin pork loin strips, marinated with 3 chiles, specias, achiote, orange and pinnaple fresh juice; served with grill pinneaple, cilantro and salsa.
Three milk and creme cheese jelly.
Light and easy dessert, perfect for hot days.
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Carr. Cancún - Tulum 134 , Carr. Cancún - Tulum 134, 77764 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico

We meet you at Burger King, next to Costamed Hospital. For lunch class our meeting time is 10:30 a.m. , and for dinner class, the meeting time is 4:00 p.m. The class is hands-on, so we recommend you comfortable and light clothes and shoes. we´ll prepare and enjoy lots of food, so eat light before!

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Rivera's Kitchen Tulum
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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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Mexican Cooking from Scratch and Mezcal Tasting in a Local Home in Tulum?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Mexican Cooking from Scratch and Mezcal Tasting in a Local Home in Tulum?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Mexican Cooking from Scratch and Mezcal Tasting in a Local Home in Tulum?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Mexican Cooking from Scratch and Mezcal Tasting in a Local Home in Tulum?
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
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  • "This cooking class is a must for anyone looking to experience authentic Mexican cuisine from an amazing teacher." See review
  • "Lily is an amazing host and has an awesome personality, which makes a really fun (and informative) cooking class." See review


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Wonderful experience! Great food, host and my teens loved it.
, Jun 2022
Lily's home and kitchen are so welcoming and she is a wonderful host. I took my 2 teen kids and they loved the class (teens are notoriously hard to impress!). We tasted new things, learned new recipes and had a wonderful time learning from Lily as she walked us through wonderful recipes. She's a passionate and experienced educator and I recommend this event to anyone who loves to learn about food.
Best excursion!!!
, Jun 2022
This class was absolutely amazing! I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to have fun and learn how to cook a traditional Mexican dish. We come down to this area often and I will definitely do this again! Thank you Lily and her family!!!
Do it, do it, DO IT!!
, Jun 2022
What a lovely experience this was. Lily is an absolute delight of a human being and is clearly very passionate about her food which was so delicious. I would maybe have liked to do a little more of the cooking part and feel that would be achievable BUT that takes nothing away from the experience, I would do it again tomorrow.
Lily is a shining star
, May 2022
We had a wonderful time learning and cooking in Lily's beautiful home. Her assistant was super efficient and friendly, and of course, Lily, is a shining star. Each task was meticulously planned and coordinated. She shared stories and many details about Mexican history, we'll beyond cooking. Excellent hostess filled with love and joy. We cooked salsa verde, al pastor, tortillas, quesadillas, another salsa and a tomato, chili soup with queso.
What an amazing evening...
, May 2022
What an amazing evening cooking with Lili! She really makes you feel a part of her family and all the food you get to cook is absolutely exquisite! She teaches you a lot about the history of Mexican food and where everything comes from. I can't wait to cook everything for my family at home. I highly recommend and will go again once back in Tulum! Thank -you Lili for such an amazing evening!
Wonderful cooking class
, Apr 2022
Great experience! Interesting and delicious. Lily is very welcoming. I would recommend this to anyone. Some of the best food on the whole trip.
Best Mexican Experience!!
, Apr 2022
Lily is incredibly warm and immediately makes you feel like family. This experience was my favorite experience during all of our time in Mexico. It was so much fun, and we learned so much about Mexican culture and ate incredible food. Make sure you come hungry because you'll want to eat as much as possible!!
Don't miss this!
, Apr 2022
One of the highlights of our trip! Lily was a great host and instructor and taught our group both recipe-specific tips and fundamentals for Mexican cuisine. The entire experience is really well executed and a great balance of chatting, watching/learning, participating, hanging out, and eating and drinking. It was a nice opportunity to meet a handful of folks in a unique setting. Also! I am vegan and my partner is pescatarian. I gave Lily a few days heads up and she made tasty and substantial accommodations. You won't regret booking this class. :)
Great experience, just book it
, Apr 2022
Great food, mezcal taste, and even tried ants and grasshoppers. Wonderful experience learning about food, culture, and laughing with the host Lily.
Very funny and interesting
, Mar 2022
It was a very authentic experience in a typical mexican home of a very kind woman. I’m so happy we did the mexican cooking class!!
It’s a must! Worth every penny!
, Mar 2022
Lily is amazing, class is well organized , authentic food and very relaxed setting! A must do if you want to experience a real memorable time…. And learn about the local culture and tradition!!! Awesome!
Excellent class so fun...
, Mar 2022
Excellent class so fun and food was delicious! Hoping to get the recipes soon so we can try when we go home
Yummy food and cooking experience
, Mar 2022
The whole experience was great. Lily has a wonderful sense of humour, amazing English and her culinary skills were amazing! I loved how simple she made the foods and especially the salsas. Can’t wait to put it all into action when I return home!
Can’t miss experience in Tulum!
, Mar 2022
I absolutely loved my time cooking with Lily. We learned so much history behind the food we were making—which by the way, was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. We had homemade tortillas, salsa, quesadilla, sopa, Al pastor, etc etc. If you only have a few days in Tulum, you MUST do this.
, Mar 2022
We had a fantastic time at Lily's home learning a few traditional Mexican recipes. She treated us like family, and we felt like it was one of the best parts of our vacation. She offered us beverages and a tequila tasting that was a nice addition to the main event: learning to make delicious food! She sent us the recipes via email after we got home and even gave us a tortilla holder to keep our homemade tortillas warm when try it out on our own. We would highly recommend this experience to others; it's one you won't forget.
Great and authentic experience
, Mar 2022
Everything was super well organized and Lily and her team were great. Next to the cooking, Lily also provided a lot of information about the Mexican cuisine and I actually learned a lot. We also met the pets of the house, two cats and a dog, they were very cuddly. :)
Incredible Experience
, Feb 2022
You will prepare, learn about, and eat the most delicious food of your life. Abuela Lily is a beautiful, generous, and knowledgeable soul. We're so grateful we came across this opportunity; you should do this.
This will definitely be one of the highlights of our trip, what a great night!
, Feb 2022
Lily is such a phenomenal host, she made us all feel so welcome in her home! She is also a great story teller and quite the joker, she gets everyone involved and engaged. Go hungry because you will eat a lot of great food, and drink some yummy mezcal. I also really enjoyed meeting everyone else in the group (we were 10 people). Thanks again Lily and team, can’t wait to receive the recipes for the dishes we made.
Cannot recommend - you do not receive the recipes!
, Jan 2022
We were told we will get the recipes to cook at home, which we didn't so it was a really disappointing experience
Fantastic experience!
, Dec 2021
What a wonderful experience! Not only did we learn how to make several Mexican specialties but Lily taught us the history along the way. She has a wonderful personality and is an excellent teacher. Cant wait to try her recipes now that I am home. Highly recommend this experience! Thank you Lily and Alex!

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