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Patio Mexica Cooking School

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Great immersion into the culture - visit local market with a guide!

Trip to the market was very good. Learned and saw so much. They said market was 2 blocks away... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2018
Kansas City
A Fun Morning in Monica’s Kitchen

Who knew there were 5 kinds of chile relleños, all delicious and easy to make, thanks to Monica... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2018
Ashland, Oregon
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The purpose of the cooking school “Patio Mexica” is: that people who visit our beautiful Zihuatanejo may have a small immersion in the culture, traditions, food and local people, guided by a Mexican and cooked in a traditional Mexican home as it is...more
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Calle Adelita 32 | Colonia La madera, Zihuatanejo, Zihuatanejo de Azueta 40894, Mexico
+52 755 116 7211
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

Trip to the market was very good. Learned and saw so much. They said market was 2 blocks away. Yes - but how the crow flies. Take a taxi to meet group if cannot walk far. Then we got back and ate the items we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank KansasCityMelissa
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

Who knew there were 5 kinds of chile relleños, all delicious and easy to make, thanks to Monica! She showed how easy and fun it is to make delicious Mexican fare. Highly recommend!

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 243ellena
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

We went with 4 adults and 2 teenagers. We toured the market and made tiritas, cerviche, and fish tacos. It was delicious and fun. We participated in cutting fish at the school and a lot of great exposure to local food at the market. It...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank FinFam4
Reviewed 9 February 2018

I have been vacationing in Mexico for 20 years or more. I love the small restaurants and have experienced "Montezuma's revenge" only once(when I had a cheeseburger at a McDonalds). A group of six joined ten other tourists for a cooking class this weeks. It...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank edward c
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Our extended family has visited Zihua several times. We have several foodies on the trip. We enjoyed the trip to the market and Monica’s cooking demonstration. We did get to help by slicing the fish for the tiritas and ceviche. In the end, we had...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank kstoddard62
Reviewed 6 January 2018

This was a great experience. Monica was very friendly and funny. We took the class on sauces and chilaquiles/etc. The class is set up where the group sits at a long table which views the cooking area. Students help with chopping tortillas and chiles, and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank danielkish
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Monica’s cooking class is a highlight, must do activity for any trip to Zihuatanejo! Our family (14 and 17 y/o) absolutely loved the experience. We went on an amazing market tour...trust me you will learn so much on this and see areas you would never...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank LowyAloha
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

At the last minute we booked in with monica and it was fantastic! Really great to have a class early in the day and have the rest of the afternoon to hit the beach. It was quite a large class (13 people) and an organised...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Jmaysu
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Only way I would improve this is by doing it on a rainy day, but there aren't any in February. Seriously good molé is made sloooowly, constantly stirred by many hands, from roasted peppers, cumin, cinnamon and, of course, Mexican chocolate. So, if you want...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank wllm
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Monica's cooking class was one of the highlights of our trip to Zihua! My husband and I love to cook and eat, so we had a blast grinding nuts and chilies in the molajente, and learning all about moles. The finished dish, Mole Poblano, was...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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10 May 2017|
Response from MiddleNameLeslie | Reviewed this property |
Email Monica to ask your questions. She's very responsive. The class is fabulous. She does not provide transportation from hotels. Dress is casual. Whatever you want to wear. You are cooking in her backyard. Class is approx... More