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Private Market Tour and Hands-On Home Cooking With a Local in Mexico City

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Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to experience Mexican culture and cuisine firsthand!
For as long as she can remember Lucía has always been a very keen cook. Her passion for gastronomy led her to earn a bachelors degree in Mexican cuisine, another in international cuisine, and a Master’s degree in history focused on Mexican culinary history. She now teaches gastronomic history at local universities. When she’s not working, she is most often found in the kitchen, cooking the recipes she learned from her mother and grandmother, and from her husband’s family, who hail from the Yucatan. 
A welcoming host, Lucía loves to share Mexican gastronomic history and tell her guests about her memories growing up in the kitchen and her favorite cooking secrets. Lucía lives near San Angel, a residential neighborhood in south Mexico City. Her house is in the traditional style and is designed to receive guests. Join her for a delicious homemade meal and relax in her peaceful garden, a world away from the hustle and bustle of central Mexico City.
If you prefer to just watch her cook, Lucía can offer a cooking demonstration where she will show you how she prepares a few dishes.
Please note that Lucía doesn't host on Sundays. Lucia has a two guest minimum.
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Reviewed 7 June 2019

My girlfriend and me did the food tour with Ismael. He was friendly, funny and provided the most interesting facts and insights into the local cuisine. Absolutely fantastic!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank simeonm636
Reviewed 6 April 2019

Our day with Lucia was a highlight of a recent trip to Mexico City. Her deep culinary knowledge, as both an academic and lifelong resident of San Angel, meant that we learned new things all through the day. As we visited the market she's been...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EWCalifornia
Reviewed 4 April 2019

My sons and I loved our time with Alex. He took us to a market not far from his home that for Mexico City standards was easy to navigate and allowed us to sample some new and unique foods that were delicious. Once we were...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank mazilombard
Reviewed 18 January 2019

Alex is a personable, knowledgeable and talented cook. We had fun shopping at the nearby market for ingredients for our 6 dish dinner, tasting tropical fruit and other goodies along the way. Our private class in Alex's home was a highlight of our 1 week...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Four of us met Lucia at the market where we spent ~30 minutes walking around the market, sampling local products, and picking up a few things. I really wanted to find a molcajete to bring home and Lucia was great about helping me find a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank jon0077
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