Cooking Class & Market Tasting

Cooking Class & Market Tasting

89 USD per person


Immerse yourself in the local culture with this cooking class!

Explore the distinctive flavors of Yucatecan cuisine at a cooking class in a Merida home, preparing a traditional three-course meal alongside a local chef.


You’ll start in the vibrant Merida’s market, Lucas de Galvez, shopping for some fresh fruits, vegetables, and recados, or Yucatecan spice blends. At the same time, you will get to taste traditional local meals.

After the tour market, your guide will take you to the local home by public transportation. Your local host will be waiting for you.

The cooking class will start and your guide and your host will teach you step by step how to prepare a three-course menu while you will be getting interesting facts. You will be able to taste some local fruits drinks and local beers.

Then, the table will be set and you will enjoy the delicious meals you prepared!

Finally, your guide will arrange your transportation to go back to Merida’s downtown.

From the marketplace to the home kitchen, this cooking class is a great way to experience Yucatec cuisine and get a glimpse of daily life in the bustling city.


You will get to:

-Get a market tasting around Merida’s main market

-Learn the flavors and ingredients of the Yucatecan cuisine

-Shop fresh ingredients in the local market

-Meet a local cook in a home kitchen

-Get a cooking class and eat a delicious 3-course meal


Additional information:

  • Includes drinks, snacks, and lunch
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Children under 7 years are free of charge
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and Vegan option are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 Adults per booking is required
  • Transportation is by public transportation and Uber
  • Strollers are not recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Operated by Adventures Mexico


*If you require any variation in the tour, click on “Request more info”.

*If you are traveling with children, please contact us to learn more about our children’s payment policies.

5 - 6 hrs.
  • Departure
    Hotel Caribe (inner corner of Parque Hidalgo, calle 59 x 60, centro) / Hotel Caribe or your hotel at Merida´s Historic Center.
  • Departure Time
    9:00 AM
  • Return Time
    14:00 hrs.
  • Included
    Meals and Beverages
    Round Transportation
    Entry Fees
    English Speaking Guide
  • Not Included
    Tips To The Guide
    Items of Personal Nature
09:00 – Meeting at Hotel Caribe
You’ll meet your tour guide outside of Hotel Caribe at Hidalgo’s Park in Merida’s downtown
09:15 – Walk through the historic center
On the way to the main market of Merida city, there will be a stop at Merida’s main square where you will get a short explanation about Merida’s downtown
09:30 – Arrival to Lucas de Galvez Market and shopping time
You will arrive at Lucas de Galvez Market, where you will introduce yourself to the local gastronomy while tasting some local dishes and ingredients that are produced just in the region. Also, with the help of a list of ingredients and your guide, you’ll buy the supplies for cooking Yucatecan dishes.
10:30 – Public transportation to our local hostess’s home
After the market tour, your guide will take you in the local transportation to your local host’s home
11:00 – Cooking Class
Your guide and your host will teach you step by step how to prepare a three-course menu. You will be able to taste some fresh drinks
13:00 – Lunch
The table will be set and you will enjoy the delicious meals you prepared
14:00 – Uber back to downtown Mérida
Your guide will arrange your transportation to go back to Merida's downtown
14:30 – Arrival to downtown
Returns to the original departure point. *All times are approximate