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Make tacos al pastor with a chef

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 773 reviews.Mexico City, MexicoPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Chef Raja & Antonio

5 hours
Mexican
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Prepare an authentic Mexican dish from market to table

During this experience, you will learn to cook the famous "tacos al pastor" with my dad, a professional instructor and culinary artist, who will share his tips and recipes with you. After we meet, we'll take a trip to the local market to buy ingredients and learn more about Mexican spices and food. Then we'll return to my family home, where you will learn how to marinate the meat for the tacos. You will prepare red salsa, green salsa, and guacamole, and make your own tortillas on the traditional Mexican "comal"—a smooth, flat griddle. At the end, we'll put everything together to make the tacos, sit and enjoy what you have prepared, and learn a little more about Mexican gastronomy.
Prepare an authentic Mexican dish from market to table

During this experience, you will learn to cook the famous "tacos al pastor" with my dad, a professional instructor and culinary artist, who will share his tips and recipes with you. After we meet, we'll take a trip to the local market to buy ingredients and learn more about Mexican spices and food. Then we'll return to my family home, where you will learn how to marinate the meat for the tacos. You will prepare red salsa, green salsa, and guacamole, and make your own tortillas on the traditional Mexican "comal"—a smooth, flat griddle. At the end, we'll put e…

Chef Raja & Antonio's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Drinks
    We'll provide traditional Horchata—a delicious rice-based beverage—and a dr...
  • Equipment
    We will provide everything you need.
From £48
/ person
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Meet your host, Chef Raja & Antonio

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I love to travel, meet new people, and try new things and foods. My dad is a professional instructor with 20 years of experience teaching the culinary arts. We will help you with everything you need in order to make this experience the best for you.
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Where you'll be

We will meet at my house and make a trip to the local market to get the ingredients we'll need. Then we'll be in the chef´s private kitchen with a warm, homey atmosphere. For the tasting, we will go to the garden to enjoy food and conversation.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 773 reviews.

Jayme
March 2020
What a truly wonderful and educational experience this was! I 100% recommend this feast of fun, flavor, cooking, cutting , shopping and storytelling and sharing of life, culture and food! We felt completely at home with Raja and we were treated like royalty. The experience from start to finish was one for the memory and I have no issue recommending to anyone to try it out! Both Pilar and Raja are professionals, with great knowledge in both the kitchen and presentation of Tacos Al Pastor! We shopped in a local market and met local vendors and we were completely immersed and involved and took part in all activities from start to finish. We will be back to visit and experience the wonderful hospitality and cooking of Raja and Pilar when we return to CDMX!
What a truly wonderful and educational experience this was! I 100% recommend this feast of fun, flavor, cooking, cutting , shopping and storytelling and sharing of life, culture an…
Esteban
March 2020
Experiencia excepcional el chef Raja y su esposa son unos excelentes anfitriones y la clase de cocina vale cada peso invertido... Muchas gracias y muchos éxitos con este proyecto...
Gráinne
March 2020
We had the best time learning about making tacos. Chef Raja made us feel so welcome. The experience was individualised and once in a life time. Thank you
David
March 2020
Chef Raja and his wife were beyond amazing! They made a great team and were super thoughtful in everything they did. We took this al pastor cooking class for my wife's birthday. We thought this workshop was really fun and valuable. We would have gladly paid more, so if you want a guaranteed quality experience for a very reasonable price go straight to RESERVE button now! Chef Raja took us on the bus to his local market, where we shopped for local ingredients. He taught us how to pick the best pineapple and how to choose chiles.... how hard could it be right? Well turns out there was a lot to learn from his expertise! On the way back to his kitchen, he shared his history/love story for Mexico, food, and business. What we learned... that we thought we knew... but didn't actually know: How to buy ingredients- best & most flavorful How to use a Knife- Chef knife skills for all types of ingredients How to make salsa- the most delicious salsas you've ever had How to make Guacamole- chunky, smooth, and zesty All tortillas are the same- False, handmade tortillas are the best and you can actually make them at home. Aguas Frescas- nothing like homemade. How to eat an al pastor taco- There is only one real way to eat an al pastor taco and you won't know until you do this class. My Mexican wife and her sister, loved the class!
Chef Raja and his wife were beyond amazing! They made a great team and were super thoughtful in everything they did. We took this al pastor cooking class for my wife's birthday.…
Joey
March 2020
Chef Rafa’s experience was great! The couple (new friends), and I showed up a bit late and he rolled with it. There was no rush to get things done, and the experience itself is inspiring and rewarding. You should do this if you want to make a unique memory and be able to share the food with others when your return home. You won’t regret it.
Chef Rafa’s experience was great! The couple (new friends), and I showed up a bit late and he rolled with it. There was no rush to get things done, and the experience itself is ins…
Lennifer
March 2020
This was such a great experience. Chef Raja is one of the nicest people I have ever met and his home was gorgeous and perfect for this experience. He had the entire day meticulously planned and the food at the end was amazing. I would highly recommend booking this experience, you will not regret it! I plan on keeping in contact with Chef Raja and visiting him again the next time we are in Mexico City.
This was such a great experience. Chef Raja is one of the nicest people I have ever met and his home was gorgeous and perfect for this experience. He had the entire day meticulousl…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.
Vegetarian

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

We will give you the recipe at the end of the class. You can take the class in English, Spanish, or French. We can also offer a chicken and a vegetarian version.