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A Taste of Puerto Rico Cooking Class

San Juan, Puerto RicoPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Viviana

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Free cancellation
Full refund at least 7 days before the experience starts or within 24 hours of booking.
Up to 9 people, private groups available
Caribbean cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

Enjoy a truly unique hands-on foodie experience immersed in traditional Puerto Rican hospitality. Viviana will introduce you to local and seasonal ingredients and their historical background, while leading you in preparing traditional recipes that capture the essence of Puerto Rico's gastronomic heritage. You will leave with a deeper understanding of the history of Puerto Rican cuisine and how to prepare it at home, but most importantly, you'll have personal insight into the Puerto Rican way of living, make new friends and leave with a full belly.

*available for private group cooking workshops
*available for private lunch/dinner experience
Enjoy a truly unique hands-on foodie experience immersed in traditional Puerto Rican hospitality. Viviana will introduce you to local and seasonal ingredients and their historical background, while leading you in preparing traditional recipes that capture the essence of Puerto Rico's gastronomic heritage. You will leave with a deeper understanding of the history of Puerto Rican cuisine and how to prepare it at home, but most importantly, you'll…

What's included

  • Food
    we'll cook a 3 course meal.

    I take into consideration dietary re...
  • Drinks
    Coffee and water are provided
    The guests are welcome to bring their ow...
  • Equipment
    Aprons, kitchen towels, kitchen tools and recipe sheets provided

Meet your host, Viviana

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 56 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I was born and raised in Puerto Rico to a family of traditional cooks and bakers and have been working in the food industry for over 20 years. After spending years as a food editor and recipe developer in NYC and as Executive Chef aboard a private yacht on the Caribbean, I created Gastropolita, a catering and private chef company I run from my workshop in Santurce, where I've been teaching locals and visitors about the art of Puerto Rican cooking and our traditional island flavors.
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From £71
/ person
Fri, 25 Jun
£71 per person
14:00 - 17:00
Join 5 other guests
£71 per person
Mon, 5 Jul
£71 per person
09:30 - 12:30
Join 2 other guests
£71 per person
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Where you'll be

My workshop is in the art district of Santurce, on the premises of a traditional Spanish Revival house built in the 1930's, preserving its original colorful hydraulic tile and high ceilings with the traditional arched divisions. The workshop is set up in an attached space that connects through the back patio and opens up to the driveway. A cozy traditional Puerto Rican space for my guests to feel right at home. Bienvenidos y buen provecho!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 56 reviews.

Catherine
May 2021
Visna’s cooking class is wonderful and not to be missed! In her lovely home we cooked many dishes in her charming professional kitchen using local farm to table food, family and famous recipes and herbs from her garden. A truly great experience from finish to end!
Visna’s cooking class is wonderful and not to be missed! In her lovely home we cooked many dishes in her charming professional kitchen using local farm to table food, family and f…
Ariana
May 2021
This cooking class completely exceeded my expectations. We learned so much and it was very hands on. Viviana has great energy, extensive experience and is an e excellent story teller. The workspace itself is beautiful and you can tell a lot of time and love was put into the details. I highly recommend this class.
This cooking class completely exceeded my expectations. We learned so much and it was very hands on. Viviana has great energy, extensive experience and is an e excellent story tell…
Michelle
April 2021
Cooking with Viviana was a fantastic experience! Not only did we have a wide array of delicious dishes, but she also helped explain the history of the island and the cuisine. Her house was also a super cute location and she had a professional kitchen style set up
Cooking with Viviana was a fantastic experience! Not only did we have a wide array of delicious dishes, but she also helped explain the history of the island and the cuisine. Her h…
Supreet
March 2021
Made our trip to PR extra special - Viviana put so much effort to prep for our experience, and her personality and her passion made it a TOP memory of the trip not just for me, but even for my teenage daughter and my 10-year old one. a MUST do experience if you want to understand PR culture, history, and food
Made our trip to PR extra special - Viviana put so much effort to prep for our experience, and her personality and her passion made it a TOP memory of the trip not just for me, but…
Naimah
March 2021
I took this class with my friend and we had a blast. We were the only reservation that day so it was really personal and intimate, yet informational and a lot of fun. Viviana is an amazing host and made the best coffee I've had in years. I really appreciated that she gave us printed recipes so we can make the dishes at home. I hope I can see her again on my next trip to San Juan to make more delicious meals!
I took this class with my friend and we had a blast. We were the only reservation that day so it was really personal and intimate, yet informational and a lot of fun. Viviana is an…
Susan
February 2021
I couldn’t recommend this experience more!! We absolutely loved Viviana! She was friendly, welcoming, educational and a phenomenal chef! Her home was bright and picturesque and the meal was delicious. We got to try several authentic dishes. If you are in San Juan this is a must do!
I couldn’t recommend this experience more!! We absolutely loved Viviana! She was friendly, welcoming, educational and a phenomenal chef! Her home was bright and picturesque and th…

Choose from available dates

2 available
  • Fri, 25 Jun
    14:00 - 17:00
    Join 5 other guests
    £71 per person
  • Mon, 5 Jul
    09:30 - 12:30
    Join 2 other guests
    £71 per person

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 9 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

What to bring

Just bring some comfortable clothes, closed shoes and your best smile!

A notebook and pen