Hands-on Mexican with award-winning chefs

Ciudad de México, Mexico

Cooking experience hosted by Graciela

  1. 4.5 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Spanish

What you'll do

Enjoy a 4-course cooking class with selected traditional Mexican dishes that would allow you to discover Mexico’s great gastronomy.

We will start the experience with a welcome refreshing “Agua Fresca” (Guava, mint and lemon), coffee from selected Mexican coffee beans or our special infusion, while you prepare for the experience and learn about the history of Mexican cuisine.

Then we will provide detailed explanations of recipes and ingredients to be ready for a hands-on cooking experience.

1st course – Street food appetizers (sopes) paired with 2 Mexican salsas (red molcajete sauce and green sauce).

2nd course – Mextlapiques, tamal without masa, filled with vegetables and topped with a spearmint sauce.

3rd course – White mole and hand-made tortillas, made with a mixture of light-colored ingredients including white pine nuts, almonds, peanuts, sesame seeds, blonde raisins and chile guero.

4th course – Corn bread with hot chocolate water-based.

Afterwards enjoy the prepared dishes with a pairing of "agua fresca", Mexican craft beer, artisanal mezcal or Mexican wine from Valle de Parras.

*Class includes a market tour to Mercado Medellin (walking distance). Duration Cooking Class & Tasting + Market Tour (4.5 hrs)*

Class not suitable for nuts allergies.
Enjoy a 4-course cooking class with selected traditional Mexican dishes that would allow you to discover Mexico’s great gastronomy.

We will start the experience with a welcome refreshing “Agua Fresca” (Guava, mint and lemon), coffee from selected Mexican coffee beans or our special infusion, while you prepare for the experience and learn about the history of Mexican cuisine.

Then we will provide detailed explanations of reci…

What's included

  • Food
    1st course: street food appetizers (sopes) with 2 Mexican salsas (red molca...
  • Drinks
    Fruit-based water beverage "Agua Fresca"; artisanal mezcal from Oaxaca, Mex...

Meet your Host, Graciela

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Lorena, Krystel, and I run Aura Cocina Mexicana (@auramexcooking), a family business where we’ve hosted international culinary enthusiasts and former chefs since 2009. We’ve also received the Traveler and Hospitality Award and the Global Quality Award.

I’m a Mexican chef who also studied as a sommelier, and am passionate about Mexican history, art, and gastronomy. I host a weekly TV cooking show and am the Brand Ambassador for a global kitchen company. After several years in the hospitality industry, Lorena now teaches cooking, as well as Krystel who managed a bakery business.

We get inspired by the beauty of Mexico, its history, traditions, people, markets, ingredients, aromas, colors, and flavors. We’d love to welcome you to our cooking studio at Colonia Roma and create a unique experience filled with #momentosaura. Mi Casa es tu Casa
Lorena, Krystel, and I run Aura Cocina Mexicana (@auramexcooking), a family business where we’ve hosted international culinary enthusiasts and former chefs since 2009. We’ve also received the Traveler and Hospitality Award and the Global Quality Award.

I’m a Mexican chef who also studied as a sommelier, and am passionate about Mexican history, art, and gastronomy. I host a weekly TV cooking show and am the Brand Ambassador for a global kitchen company. After several years in the hospi…
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Where we'll meet
Aura Cocina Mexicana
Ciudad de México
All classes are held in an gorgeous Mexican contemporary designed cooking studio that provides an intimate environment with a friendly staff where you can gain confidence and have fun; located in the eclectic Roma neighborhood.

Medellín Market is one of the main markets of Roma Norte that is full of colors and flavors. We will explain market’s history and offering while touring some of their main halls and have a tasting from selected stands.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 256 reviews.

  • Brooke
    January 2022
    A really wonderful day of cooking! Krystel was a wondering instructor and did a great job balancing fun anecdotes with lots of cooking tips and tricks. Would highly recommend this experience!
  • George
    December 2021
    Our experience with Lorena was the highlight of our holiday week in Mexico City. The setting for our learning about the wonders of Mexican food was magical. The trip to the market interesting and tasty. Including the worm and the ants. Lorena proved to be an excellent hostess and instructor. She taught us much about Mexico and its unique cuisine in a warm, comfortable manner. A must on the check list for any visitor to Mexico City.
  • Marisa
    November 2021
    We had so much fun and learned so much! Soooo delicious and the market tour and quesadillas before were definitely a huge highlight before we even got started.
  • David
    November 2021
    What a time! You eat so much great food you could never match it with mom’s cooking back home (even though the point of this class is a cooking class 😂). You experience the food from the market all the way to the plate. For someone who loves to cook, or even is just curious, this experience is for you!
  • Carrie
    November 2021
    La clase estuvo genial, aprendimos mucho sobre los ingredientes y las técnicas que utilizamos. Pame es una excelente chef, recomendaría esta clase a cualquier persona que se interese por la cocina mexicana.
  • Aspen
    November 2021
    Amazing experience. Chef was so sweet and very knowledgeable. She also was a fantastic teacher. She paid very close attention to detail which made the experience so much better. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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