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Merida Market Tour and Cooking Class

From US$57.00
  • Go with a guide: The market can be overwhelming to navigate on your own
  • Cook Yucatan specialties and learn traditions from locals
  • Bilingual guide facilitates conversation with market vendors and host family
Merida Market Tour and Cooking Class
From US$57.00
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Merida Market Tour and Cooking Class
From US$57.00
Experience a side of Merida rarely seen by tourists on this half-day culinary tour. Let a guide navigate the labyrinth of a local market for you and purchase seasonal ingredients with the help of their translation. The afternoon cooking class is held in the home of a local family, who teaches you the secrets of Yucatan cuisine.
What to Expect

Meet a guide at 1pm in the heart of historic Merida. After a short ride in an air-conditioned minivan, arrive at a local market rarely visited by tourists. The guide navigates the labyrinth of stalls, pointing out ingredients you may not recognize on your own.

Return to the minivan after purchasing ingredients for the afternoon cooking class. On arrival at the home of a local family, choose from a selection of traditional recipes, including black-bean tostadas and fried tortillas.

Experience a side of Mexico rarely available to visitors as the host family takes you through the recipe. During the cooking class, the guide teaches you about how the cuisine, traditions, and history of the Yucatan differ from the rest of Mexico.

After enjoying the meal in good company, the guide arranges a taxi back to central Merida (own expense).

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1 - 5 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 20 April 2018
Interesting wonderful people we met there, very informative the market part was great but exhaustive

Would do it again met some great people that took the toor with us and we had a lot of fun preparing local food. Our tour guide was excellent and took very good care of us and gave us an informative tour of the Mercado...More

Thank lilycgut
Reviewed 17 April 2018
Amazing experience with a super person

I based my decision on taking this tour on the great reviews I had read about Gustavo’s tour, all I can say is that it even surpassed my expectations. His enthusiasm is infectious and his knowledge of his city and his subject was fantastic. From...More

Thank Geegs_10
Reviewed 16 April 2018
truly inspired guide who took me to the market and explained so much of Merida

Fantastic guide who made shopping and cooking fun. Get real inside tips on hands on cooking and a how to navigate the market. I bought tons of produce from the market that I have bought home in my suitcase via a transfer in Philadelphia. I'm...More

Thank 246herb123
Reviewed 11 April 2018

This is one of the most creative food oriented day events I have experienced. Gustavo knows his stuff in detail in the Merida market. Great personality. Going to his aunt's home to prepare the food was super. My crew include my family (young adult foodies)...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 25 February 2018
Culture, History and Fantastic Food With A Personal Touch

We have taken cooking classes in Italy, Spain and Greece, but this experience takes first prize! It was about much more than cooking and food; it was about culture and family too. The classic Mayan and Yucatecan dishes that we learned to make are truly...More

1  Thank William K
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