Workshop or class

Mexico City: Mexican Salsas Cooking Class and Market Tour

Activity provider: Aura Cocina Mexicana
Workshop or class

Mexico City: Mexican Salsas Cooking Class and Market Tour

Activity provider: Aura Cocina Mexicana

From US$ 135.35 per person

Cook and taste 10 different salsas in a cooking class and market tour with a professional chef. Take home some easy recipes and fun memories.

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Duration 4 hours
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English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Taste your way around the Mercado de Medellín
  • Cook in a stylish cooking studio with a friendly chef in a small group
  • Savor 10 varieties of salsa with street food tacos, appetizers, mezcal and craft beer
  • Gain confidence in your cooking skills and take home authentic recipes
Full description
Start your experience in a contemporary cooking studio in the eclectic Roma Norte neighborhood. Meet your chef instructor over a refreshing welcome drink of agua fresca (fruity non-alcoholic beverage). Enjoy coffee from selected Mexican beans or a special infusion while you prepare for the experience and learn about the history of Mexican cuisine.  Then, experience barrio-style living as you take a walking market tour to Mercado de Medellín. Learn about the history contained in the market's halls. Savor quesadillas made from native corn at an organic tortillería, where you can view the traditional nixtamalization process. Learn about different chili varieties at a chili stand. Taste 100% raw cacao and hand-made artisanal chocolate from Oaxaca.  Discover the flavor of exotic bugs including crickets, chicatana (flying ants) and chinicuil (worms). Enjoy seasonal native fruits such as mamey, chicozapote, and tuna and indulge in hand-crafted ice cream.  After your market tour and tastings, return to the cooking studio for your hands-on cooking class. Prepare 10 Mexican salsas that you will roast, cook, fry, or make raw.  Once ready, enjoy your salsas with street food tacos and appetizers with a choice of fillings including Michoacan-style pork carnitas, cochinita pibil, roasted potatoes, scrambled eggs, sautéed mushrooms, cactus leaves, zucchini, fried beans, and quesadillas. Wash it down with agua fresca, artisanal mezcal, and Mexican craft beer. You will learn how to prepare: • Traditional guacamole • Red molcajete sauce • Green sauce • Ranchera sauce • Mango and chile manzano sauce • Habanero sauce • Devil's sauce • Chile morita with peanuts sauce • Chipotle sauce • Salsa borracha (drunken sauce)
  • Professional chef guide
  • Market tour
  • Ingredients
  • Printed recipes
  • Lunch
  • Beer and mezcal
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with nut allergies
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Find Medellín Street between Chiapas Street and Tapachula Street. Look out for Aura Cocina Mexicana’s blue shopfront. The address is Medellín 191A, but note that the house numbers on the street don’t ascend in order.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • An apron will be provided to be used during class

Product ID: 386420