Authentic Mexican Cooking Lesson With a Gastronomic Historian in Mexico City

Authentic Mexican Cooking Lesson With a Gastronomic Historian in Mexico City

During this experience, you will cook authentic Mexican dishes with your host Lucía in her spacious home kitchen and learn some of her favorite cooking tips and techniques! Lucía can cook a wide variety of Mexican dishes, from traditional family recipes passed down through generations of home cooks, to modern dishes using fresh, local ingredients. 

Your menu will be based on the season and might include dishes like potato leek soup, albondigas en salsa de chile chipotle mecos (meatballs in a smoked chili sauce), sopa de nopalitos (cactus paddles in bean broth), fideo soup (Mexican noodle soup), traditional moles (savory meat dishes cooked in spice and chili sauce) and chile en nogada (stuffed poblano chilies, smothered in creamy walnut sauce).

Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to experience Mexican culture and cuisine firsthand!

For as long as she can remember Lucía has always been a very keen cook. Her passion for gastronomy led her to earn a bachelors degree in Mexican cuisine, another in international cuisine, and a Master’s degree in history focused on Mexican culinary history. She now teaches gastronomic history at local universities. When she’s not working, she is most often found in the kitchen, cooking the recipes she learned from her mother and grandmother, and from her husband’s family, who hail from the Yucatan. 

A welcoming host, Lucía loves to share Mexican gastronomic history and tell her guests about her memories growing up in the kitchen and her favorite cooking secrets. Lucía lives near San Angel, a residential neighborhood in south Mexico City. Her house is in the traditional style and is designed to receive guests. Join her for a delicious homemade meal and relax in her peaceful garden, a world away from the hustle and bustle of central Mexico City.

If you prefer to just watch her cook, Lucía can offer a cooking demonstration where she will show you how she prepares a few dishes.

Please note that Lucía doesn't host on Sundays. Lucia has a two guest minimum.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Menu may vary depending on the season"
"If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking"
"Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
"Private, personalized experience"
"Please note, this is not a commercial cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into a Mexico City home to meet a local who is an expert cook, and share Mexican culture and cuisine together."
"Minimum numbers apply. Lucia has a two guest minimum. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund."
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"

Start Time: 11:00 AM
Duration: 3 Hours
Start location: Mexico City, Mexico

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • Private cooking class + meal with your host Lucia
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Not Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


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