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market visit

Mexican Chili Culture

market visit

Mexican Chili Culture

253 reviews
25 recent guests said this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Visit a famous market and savor the wide world of Mexican chile peppers
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, Spanish
market visit

Mexican Chili Culture

market visit

Mexican Chili Culture

253 reviews
25 recent guests said this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience
Visit a famous market and savor the wide world of Mexican chile peppers
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

Crank up the heat in this exploration of the chile pepper in its many forms. Start by taking in the array of colors and flavors of the Jamaica Market where you’ll meet Fernando, your host. After, you’ll visit his store that specializes in dried chiles and learn hands-on how to make yummy traditional salsa. Then—quick!—taste a mole made with a chile that is in danger of extinction. Finish with a surprising, spicy dessert and a taste of mezcal. Don't worry: You decide the spiciness level every moment!

Your host

Learn more about Fernando

Fernando

I'm the grandson of one of the main chile traders in Mexico City. I created the first gastronomic workshop in Mexico focused on the chile pepper. The workshop has been featured on CNN, Munchies, France 5, México Desconocido, and Gourmet de México. My family owns La Flor de Jamaica, a business specializing in the dried chile trade. It was founded by my grandfather in 1960 and is one of the main stores in the Market de Jamaica.

What's included

Food
Three-course tasting at the market (vegan options are available)
Drinks
Mezcal tasting, distilled agave drink

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Where you'll be

This experience takes place at the Market of Jamaica, one of the biggest and most beautiful markets in Mexico City. My store, La Flor de Jamaica, works to promote traditional Mexican ingredients.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Please wear closed-toe shoes and casual dress. Revealing clothing is discouraged. Do not wear flashy or expensive jewelry. There is a private bathroom and a phone charger in the workshop studio.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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Fernando
Mexican Chili Culture
253 reviews
From $69/person
253 reviews
From $69/person