Food Market Tour & Home Cooking Lesson ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ciudad de México, MexicoPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Alejandro

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Spanish

What you'll do

Mexico City is one of the most amazing places in the world to visit for both a short, or extended period of time. There is no shortage of amazingly delicious restaurants and new cuisines to explore on a trip here, but nothing beats a home-cooked meal!

Here are the details!
A ~4 hour Mexico City Food Market Tour (Mercado Medellin) and Home Cooking Experience where you will learn about some of the unique ingredients that make up the very diverse world of Mexican Cuisine. We will see, smell, and taste fruits you've never heard of, interact with the friendly and fun shop owners, as well as hand-select all of the ingredients to create our very own authentic Mexican meal. We will then head back to my commercial-grade Kitchen and Dining Room in Roma Norte where you will learn how to make the new meal and then enjoy it in a relaxed, comfortable dining room (don’t worry, I will serve and clean up too!). After the tour, I will email you the recipes that we made so you can enjoy them for years to come! Please don't hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have, and I hope to meet you soon!
Other things to note
I can accommodate any dietary choices or restrictions, just make sure to let me know ahead of time!
Mexico City is one of the most amazing places in the world to visit for both a short, or extended period of time. There is no shortage of amazingly delicious restaurants and new cuisines to explore on a trip here, but nothing beats a home-cooked meal!

Here are the details!
A ~4 hour Mexico City Food Market Tour (Mercado Medellin) and Home Cooking Experience where you will learn about some of the unique ingredients that make up the…

What's included

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meet your Host, Alejandro

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 106 Reviews
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Hello, I'm Alejandro! I have been a professional Chef for over 15 years in Mexico City and I'm the Executive Chef and Owner of The Dog House Pub in the Roma Norte Neighborhood. We were recently ranked one of the 20 best Bar/Restaurants in the city. I have traveled extensively (my favorite hobby!) and speak fluent English and (Spanish being my first language). I love to host guests and share my native cuisine and teach visitors how to bring back easy-to-make recipes to enjoy in the comfort of their own kitchens. I hope to host you soon on my Food Market and Cooking Experience!
Hello, I'm Alejandro! I have been a professional Chef for over 15 years in Mexico City and I'm the Executive Chef and Owner of The Dog House Pub in the Roma Norte Neighborhood. We were recently ranked one of the 20 best Bar/Restaurants in the city. I have traveled extensively (my favorite hobby!) and speak fluent English and (Spanish being my first language). I love to host guests and share my native cuisine and teach visitors how to bring back easy-to-make recipes to enjoy in the comfort of the…
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Where you'll be

We will meet out front of "Comedor de los Milagros" (Medellín #221 , Roma sur) which is right front of the famous Mercado Medellin where we will be together to learn more about Mexican market culture and purchase what we need to make our meal. Afterwards, we will head back to cook the meal at my commercial-grade kitchen and dining room.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 106 reviews.

Megan
March 2020
I spent 3+ weeks traveling through Mexico & my cooking class with Alejandro was my favorite part! He was friendly & engaging, and had both strong culinary knowledge & a passion for Mexican cuisine. The whole evening was fun and relaxing. I am not a great cook, but he made everything really approachable & encouraged us to try. Learning how to make all the food was great, but so was eating it together & chatting into the night. He also provided a bunch of local recommendations for us to take advantage of during the rest of our stay. HIGHLY recommend!
Chris
March 2020
We had a great time learning about the culture, different ingredients and the various markets. The cooking was really nicely delivered and tailored to my ability. It was fun and even taught me some good kitchen skills. Dinner was delicious and so nice to eat with the other people we cooked with.
Peter
March 2020
For me, as a home cook who loves Mexican food but does not have a lot of confidence with more complex Mexican dishes, this was an absolute joy. Alejandro is extremely warm, welcoming, knowledgeable - and a flawlessly gracious host. The rest of my group also had a blast. He kept all three of us involved and busy and we had a real feast on our hands when it was done. A couple nights later, tired from sightseeing, we decided we would much rather have our leftover mole poblano than go out to eat. I can’t really imagine a way this class could have been more fun or gone better.
Ryan
March 2020
Great tour. Unfortunately we both got sick the night before so only lasted for the market part of the experience. Ill definitely try to make the recipes at home and maybe one day get back to attend the actually cooking part of the experience.
Jonathan
March 2020
Alejandro is simply the best. I did his tour six months ago, and he did a private dinner this time we were in town. I highly recommend Alejandro and will be reaching out to him every time I’m back in CDMX.
Bryony
March 2020
We had a wonderful time with Alejandro. His passion & knowledge made for an amazing cooking experience. If you like food, either eating or cooking it, then this is the experience for you. Thank you Alejandro for such a great cooking lesson!

Dietary preferences

If requested, the Host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the Host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
Let the Host know of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes
Water
A Fun Attitude!

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.