Learn to Cook Authentic Mexican Food like the Locals

Meet Chef Alma in Playa del Carmen and get ready to begin your cooking experience with a visit to one of the Local Spice and Produces Markets. During the shopping time you will learn about the history of the Mexican cuisine, you will learn about the local spices and produces while you pick the freshest ingredients that will be used to cook from scratch the recipes of the day.

Chef Alma will welcome you into her house and kitchen for the hands-on cooking class. Born in a family of Chefs and Traditional cooks, Chef Alma is the heiress of the love for the cuisine and seasoning hands of her parents. She will share with you the favorite recipes and cooking techniques of her own family, as well as, the most traditional and iconic dishes of the Mexican cuisine. Delight yourself with the most delicious meals crafted by the Mexican families.

An authentic "Mi Casa es su Casa experience"

ü The food markets we visit are the favorite ones of the locals to find the freshest ingredients for the best of the original flavors..
ü All our dishes are cooked from scratch.
ü We buy all ingredients on the day of the class, therefore all our menues can be modified and we will always be happy to add a second recipe to the meal of the day.
ü We pay special attention to hygiene and we observe high cleanliness standards. We purify all vegetables, water and ice.
ü Vegetarians, Vegans, Gluten and Dairy Free are more than welcome.

Cooking Experiences by Cookin' Playa:

Select the cooking experience of your preference and come join us. Mi Casa es tu Casa!

Monday: Mole Poblano

from scratch.

We open our week with the king of the Mexican Sauces: Mole Poblano like a Mexican family would do on a Fiesta Day.

You will learn how to blend all the chiles, chocolate and more than 25 ingredientes in a fine Mole Sauce.

Cookin´ Playa del Carmen Mexican cooking Class and Market Tour

Tuesday: Tamales like abuelita

You will learn to cook the filling of a good tamal and the most exquisite salsas to garnish for a feast of Flavors and fun. Our grandma’s recipes.

Cookin´ Playa del Carmen Mexican cooking Class and Market Tour

Thursday: Pozole -Mexico s finest

The most iconic Mexican meal cooked witf Chef Alma's family touch; you will love it.

Cookin´ Playa del Carmen Mexican cooking Class and Market Tour

Friday: Chiles Rellenos

The blend of Flavors achieved by the Mexican cooks when preparing Chiles Rellenos is extraordinary

You will learn how to cook the best Chiles rellenos with Chefs Alma's family touch.

Cookin´ Playa del Carmen Mexican cooking Class and Market Tour
Runs: Monday to Friday.
Duration: 4 to 5 hours.
PRICE ADULT $99USD - KIDS (7 to 14) $79USD
INCLUDES: Cooking class by Master Chef, Shopping visit to the spice and produces stores; bottles of water, soft drinks, all ingredients, cooking class for a full Mexican meal in the home of the Chef: hand made tortillas, salsas and guacamole, side dishes or soup and a main course.
Meeting time and place (by reservation) 9:30 am at the main entry of Mega department store


All Prices and fees are in USD. A full payment is required prior to your cooking class.

Reservations can be made 90 days prior to the day before the cooking class (subject to availability) Payments can easily be made with credit card through our booking system

All the information required for your payment will remain private and secure. We will send a confirmation email immediately after you do your payment.

üIf you prefer to pay cash please get in touch with us: or or you can send a text message or call to our mobile. From USA & CANADA dial +52 1 984 169 3742
ü From a house phone in Cabo San Lucas or San Jose dial 044 984 169 3742
ü If you have food allergies, dietary restrictions, special needs or physical limitations, please make sure you let us know, when you make your reservation.

Our cooking class takes place rain or shine. Cancellations made up to 24 hours before the cooking class will receive a 100% refund. All cancelations within less than 24 hours and no-shows will not be refunded. In the event that you need to reschedule the date of your cooking class, please let us know at least 48 hrs before. Rescheduling of the cooking class is subject to availability. In the case we have to cancel your cooking class due to unforeseen circumstances you will receive a full refund.