El Tzitz: Mexican Cooking Classes

San Cristóbal de las Casas, MexicoPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Irma

4.5 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 7 people
Mexican cuisine
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

We'll meet at El Tzitz at 10:30am. We'll take a short walk to the market, where we'll enjoy a tour of San Cristobal's largest outdoor market. We'll learn about the different varieties of beans and corn, local herbs, fruits, and vegetables, and perhaps even taste a few of the less known fruits. Then we'll head back to El Tzitz, where we will start cooking. Step by step, we'll learn how to prepare the meal and cook it together. Everyone participates and joins the fun! Finally, we'll enjoy the meal together.

What's included

  • Food
    At the end of the cooking class, we will enjoy the meal that we've prepared...
  • Drinks
    All menus include “agua fresca” and an appetizer, as well as local fruits a...

Meet your host, Irma

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 32 Reviews
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Irma López is the main cook at El Tzitz. Born in Comitán, a town 2 hours from San Cristobal de las Casas, she has lived in San Cristóbal de las Casas and has worked in the house and in the kitchen of El Tzitz for more than 20 years. Irma has developed her culinary abilities and knows the Mexican cuisine and its specialties. You will be able to develop your Mexican cooking skills with Irma from preparing tortilla dough (nixtamal), tortillas and tamales to Chiapanecan moles and other specialties. All her traditional dishes are based on the fresh ingredients from the local market.
Irma López is the main cook at El Tzitz. Born in Comitán, a town 2 hours from San Cristobal de las Casas, she has lived in San Cristóbal de las Casas and has worked in the house and in the kitchen of El Tzitz for more than 20 years. Irma has developed her culinary abilities and knows the Mexican cuisine and its specialties. You will be able to develop your Mexican cooking skills with Irma from preparing tortilla dough (nixtamal), tortillas and tamales to Chiapanecan moles and other specialties.…
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Fri, 6 Aug
£36 per person
10:30 - 15:00
£36 per person
Mon, 9 Aug
£36 per person
10:30 - 15:00
£36 per person
Wed, 11 Aug
£36 per person
10:30 - 15:00
£36 per person
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Where you'll be

The cooking classes take place in a beautiful home in the oldest part of San Cristóbal de las Casas, close to downtown, close to the main market but an oasis of beautiful gardens and outdoor spaces overlooking the town.
You will also visit the market before we start cooking, learn about the different types of corns and beans, learn about herbs and vegetables from here, and taste new fruits.

Rated 4.88 out of 5 from 32 reviews.

Ariana
June 2021
This is an incredible opportunity to learn how to cook a local meal in a magical historical setting with modern amenities. It is really truly is San Cristobal experience through and through. Irma is incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and professional and manages at the course with such ease. It is exactly the amount of time she says it will be to create some complex and delicious dishes. Because of the complexity of the dishes you were mostly be watching her cook while you stand in a beautiful kitchen with an exquisite Mountain View. She speaks kitchen english and is warm and accomodating.
This is an incredible opportunity to learn how to cook a local meal in a magical historical setting with modern amenities. It is really truly is San Cristobal experience through an…
Ruby
April 2021
The most lovely trip around the market where Irma showed us the best spots and all the different vendors. Afterwards the cooking was fun and easy preparation where we made quesadillas and sopes. The most delicious food we had in San Cristobal in a lovely oasis in the town. Will definitely be recommending. Thank you Irma!!!
The most lovely trip around the market where Irma showed us the best spots and all the different vendors. Afterwards the cooking was fun and easy preparation where we made quesadil…
Robyn
April 2021
Irma’s class was great, in an amazing setting. The addition of the visit to the Market really completed the experience. We all learned from the class and will use our new knowledge at home. I would do this class again
Lorien
March 2021
Best cookingclass I ever had. Irma answers at all your questions and makes you try the most delicious food at the market. And the mole OMG!!!
Jeffrey
January 2021
Nice experience. Irma is really nice and answered all my questions. I enjoy learning how to make red and green mole. We made mine vegan :p
Chris
January 2021
The food was great. The trip to the market was a fun experience and provided an opportunity to take some nice pictures. The location "El Tzitz" is amazing and comfortable. Irma knows some English, but this was conducted entirely in Spanish (which was not a problem at all because we had two bilingual people in the group). We had a good time and I would recommend it, but if you are not into cooking it could be kind of a long day.
The food was great. The trip to the market was a fun experience and provided an opportunity to take some nice pictures. The location "El Tzitz" is amazing and comfortable. Irma kno…

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    10:30 - 15:00
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    10:30 - 15:00
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  • Fri, 13 Aug
    10:30 - 15:00
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    10:30 - 15:00
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  • Wed, 18 Aug
    10:30 - 15:00
    Join 1 other guest
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  • Fri, 20 Aug
    10:30 - 15:00
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  • Mon, 23 Aug
    10:30 - 15:00
    £36 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.

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 7 guests ages 6 and up can attend.