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Private Yucatecan Cooking Lesson in a Local Merida Home provided by Traveling Spoon

Private Yucatecan Cooking Lesson in a Local Merida Home

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Recommended by 92% of travellers
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R 1 136,94
2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 20/06/30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/06/30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Important Information
Departure Point
Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch or Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Local beer
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Private cooking class with your host Sofia
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note, Sofia's home is also a homestay so other guests might be present in the home, but your experience will be private
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is not a professional cooking class, rather this experience is a visit into an authentic, local home to meet a local person and share the culture and cuisine together
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Nathanality wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom14 contributions4 helpful votes
I was very impressed by Sofia’s knowledge of Yucatan cuisine. I have been a long lover of Mexican food but was not familiar particularly with the cuisine of the Yucatán peninsula. I asked Sofia if we could make tamales and although she informed me it wasn’t often travellers
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Date of experience: March 2020
mbp11 wrote a review Feb 2020
Pleasanton, California12 contributions
We were welcomed to Sofia's house and got to prepare a 6-course Yucatanean meal working hands-on with her. She is a very good cook and has years of teaching cooking experiences and credentials. She really knows her chilies and we learned a lot abut her techniques. She gave us
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Date of experience: February 2020
David S wrote a review Feb 2020
Stone Ridge, New York9 contributions1 helpful vote
This was one of the most interesting days in Merida. Sofia picked me up at my hotel and we went to the big market in Merida. What an amazing place and Sophia knows how to pick the best papya, tomatoes, peppers, bananna leaves, chicken and all the different spices - pointing out
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Date of experience: January 2020
Odyssey787305 wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
The six of us spent the day with Sophia and experienced authentic Yucatecan cooking, from shopping in the beautiful local Mexican market to preparing 7 wonderful dishes in her home. Sophia is a joy, English is good and she prepares recipes passed down from generations. We all
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from Traveling Spoon R, Guest Relations Manager at Private Yucatecan Cooking Lesson in a Local Merida Home
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so glad you had a memorable Traveling Spoon experience and look forward to serving you again on your future travels!
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Charlotte wrote a review Nov 2019
St Ives, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent a day with Sofia, cooking traditional Yucatan recipes and had a fantastic experience. She is very knowledgable and incredibly chatty, a lot of fun and made us (two twenty something year old girls) feel very welcome - even when our chopping was sub par! We left with a
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About the operator

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By: Traveling Spoon
Great experience!!!
We (family with 2 children - age 10 and 12) had a superb day with Daniel and Julieta: the visit to the market and t
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Our instructor Sofia picked us up at our hotel in Merida and took us to the big market here. It was very interestin
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Nancy M
I highly recommend this experience!
My husband and I and 3 teenagers saw the market, created our lunch and dined together with Daniel and Julieta, and
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A great way to spend a day in Merida
I had an great day with Sofia: right from the start she was helpful and gracious. She quickly adjusted her plans wh
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Best Cultural Experience in Town
Sofia is a local gem :) Her family from her mother side has been in Merida since the 1500s ! Talk about somebody to
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Delicious learning
Sofia was such a gracious hostess, a wonderful "chef," and a very effective teacher. Our experience was very relax
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Key Details
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  • Duration: 5h
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  • Free Cancellation up to 3 days in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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