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San Jose del Cabo: Mexican Cooking Class and Market Tour

Activity provider: Cookin' Vallarta

San Jose del Cabo: Mexican Cooking Class and Market Tour

Activity provider: Cookin' Vallarta

From US$ 114.50 per person

Explore San Jose del Cabo's culinary traditions through the eyes of a local chef. Learn how to cook authentic Mexican comfort food and other typical recipes.

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Duration 4 hours
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Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Discover Mexico's culture and history through its cuisine
  • Immerse yourself in daily life at a local market
  • Enjoy a cooking class in the home of your professional chef
  • Learn how to make your own salsas like the Mexicans
  • Discover how to use different types of Chiles
Full description
Start your small-group culinary adventure at the Municipal Produce Market of San José del Cabo, where you will meet your chef/guide for the day. With the help of your guide, pick out the freshest ingredients for your meal and learn about their importance to Mexican culture. Later, stop at a traditional tortilla factory and learn how Mexican tortillas are made. From the market, head to your chef's house and begin preparations for your lunchtime feast. The menu varies daily based on what's freshest at the market and can be adapted to your preferences and/or requirements. Daily menu: • Monday: Tamales, enchiladas, gorditas and more • Tuesday: Mola sauce • Wednesday: Pork tacos • Thursday: Pozole • Friday: Mexican Barbacoa (beef or chicken) • Saturday: Fish and seafood
  • Transportation between market and kitchen
  • All ingredients
  • Food and drinks
  • Cooking class by master chef
  • Guided tour of the Municipal Market
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Ask the taxi driver to take you to "el Mercado Municipal por la Coronado". Once at the market, please look for the tortilla factory in the market called "Tortilleria Rubí". Chef Francisco will wait for you with a sign saying COOKIN' CABO.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Face mask or protective covering

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • This activity will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 6 reviews

Review summary

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Overall it was an amazing experience. From the start we could see that Chef Fransisco was knowledgeable in his field. He showed us how to pick the most fresh produce and meat for the recipe that day. He took us to his house and was very hospitable. We learnt how to make a classic margarita from scratch and drank a few of those which certainly elevated the experience lol. Having worked in a restaurant for a few years I was impressed with his instructional techniques and how easy he made it for us. The food spoke for itself. It was delicious and had the entire group munching away silently. Definitely recommend this activity if you're visiting San Jose del Cabo.

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November 24, 2022

My 19 yr. old son and I were excited to book this Mexican adventure in cooking. We had a wonderful time and we will cherish the time we had and lessons learned from Chef Francisco. Chef Francisco couldn’t have been any nicer or more accommodating. The market lesson was very interesting and I loved the local feeling I had while I was shopping. From all the explanations of the liquors to the different types of peppers and spices and methods of cooking and preparation = I found it helpful and eye-opening and I will be expanding my own culinary experiences in my kitchen when I return to Park City. The cooking part of the class was held at his home where he had the help from his assistant who kept everything tidy, clean and in proper order. The place was super clean and very professional. Personally speaking as a culinary arts graduate, no one can ever know everything and I learned I like eating cactus! Who knew?! I highly recommend if you want lessons from a local.

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June 27, 2021

This was one of the best cooking events I had in my life...Chef Francisco gave me an excellent intro into the Mexican kitchen. I liked the family style, the friendliness and his competence as a chef.. I can only highly recommend this in case you want to experience authentic mexican kitchen and have a great fun day.

April 26, 2022


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