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Tortilla Class & Tour San Juan Mercado

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Tortilla Class & Tour San Juan Mercado

192 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Cuisine
Mexican
Hosted in
English
Cooking

Tortilla Class & Tour San Juan Mercado

Cooking

Tortilla Class & Tour San Juan Mercado

192 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Cuisine
Mexican
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This workshop is held in the most vibrant and exotic chef's market in Mexico City, the famous San Juan Mercardo! This market is prehispanic and has been in existence for over 500 years! *As seen on TV* Learn how to make an authentic MASA dough to make Tortillas, Sopes, Quesadillas as well as a classic chili salsa and a variety of delicious fillings. A tour and brief history of the market will also be given, you will see native and international fruits, meats, vegetables, prehispanic foods such as insects, gourmet salsas, as well as many exotic types of meats on sale; Lion, Tiger, Deer, Amadilos, Crocodile, Skunk, and other delights such as ant egg quesadillas, Mezcals, wines, beers and cheese. Our trained local Mexican chef (my business partner) will guide the workshop, you will get hands-on experience in making the tortillas yourself. You will learn what it means to make a good and authentic tortilla, Sopes and Quesadilla, handmade and pressed. You can taste the difference and our guests have all said they will be taking these recipes back home! Are you a meat-eater, vegetarian, or VEGAN? No problem! We have delicious options for all preferences such as Cecina, Flor de la Calabaza, Nopales and other seasonal fresh ingredients. Let's get those Tacos stuffed with some delicious fillings and learn about one of the oldest traditions of Mexican cuisine and culture!
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Your host

Learn more about Michaella

Michaella

I am obsessed with food, my passion led me to become a qualified permaculturist where I have traveled to many countries to learn about farming. I can design growing systems (for any size land) based on natural ecosystems without pesticides. I am also a professional events manager where I have organized events for 5,000 - 200,000 people. I also run food tours in Centro, Mexico City, such as the Gourmet Walking Food Tour. My partner for this event is a Certified Mexican Chef! Who has a spot in the most vibrant and famous market in Mexico City, San Juan Mercado! **As seen on TV ** This is where top Mexican chefs buy their produce, it is also known for its exotic meats, Lion, Tiger, Armadillo and prehispanic foods such as insects and scorpions.

What's included

Food
Tortillas, Gorditas, Quesadillas, a fresh salsa made in the class.. and fillings - meat, vegetarian or vegan options…
Drinks
We call them Agua Frescas, a famous Mexican beverage it's juice water. The flavors change daily. It could be Jamaica, Limon,…

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Where you'll be

The workshop/kitchen is in the center of San Juan Mercardo. This is the most famous market in Mexico City, where the top chefs buy their fresh and exotic produce. You will see an array of prehispanic and gourmet stalls serving insects such as scorpions, ant eggs, Chapulines (crickets) and exotic meats such as Lion, Tiger Crocodile, plus wines, cheeses, cured and fresh meat, plus much more! This market is a must to see during your stay!

Things to keep in mind

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
Vegetarian
Vegan
Vegan

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 8 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…

More tips

This is a workshop/cooking class, will do not provide individual cooking stations. You will get hands-on with the Tortilla/Quesadilla and Gordita making and the salsa, and some light cooking.
Michaella
Tortilla Class & Tour San Juan Mercado
192 reviews
From £15/person
192 reviews
From £15/person