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Josefina's Cocina Con Alma

Centro, Cozumel, Mexico
+52 987 105 5300
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Great class and experience - will definitely do it again!

Josefina was wonderful - the food was delicious, and she is personable and very friendly. She even... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Authentic Mexican Cuisine Shopping and Cooking Experience

We came to Luis's home to meet the family. Then we walked to the local food market while Luis... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Bienvenido! to Josefina's Cocina con Alama. "Alma" the word for soul in Spanish is how authentic Mexican cooking begins. We invite you to explore and taste the many wonders of Mexcian cuisine through hands-on instruction with the wonderful cook & chef, Josefina. Join Josefina in her Cozumel home and kitchen for a day to learn how to make regional Yucatecan delights as well as other Mexican dishes. The class is designed for those that want a "taste" of Mexican culture (you will even get to visit the local market). It is set up for all ages to enjoy, yet comprehensive enough for those avid cooks looking to hone and learn new skills. Be prepared to eat as you will cook a feast suited for the Mayan gods!
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  • Very good6%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Centro, Cozumel, Mexico
+52 987 105 5300
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Reviewed yesterday

Josefina was wonderful - the food was delicious, and she is personable and very friendly. She even gave my daughter a Mayan dress which her granddaughter had outgrown. She prepared 8 dishes, and we left so full! This is a great way to experience some...More

Thank psychnerdjen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to Luis's home to meet the family. Then we walked to the local food market while Luis purchased the fresh food to be prepared for our meal. Each segment of the meal was prepared by the participants while following Luis's instructions. He also...More

Thank Janis D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a great time with Luis. He showed us the backyard and then took us to the market to buy some produce. We then went back to the class where we learned how to clean a cactus. Otherwise, what was a bit disappointing was...More

1  Thank MariamAziz
Reviewed 23 May 2017

My 13-year-old daughter and I took this class as a personally-booked off-shore excursion from our cruise when Josefina was leading the class and tour. The home was thankfully away from the tourist area, and easy to find. After arriving we went on a walking tour...More

Thank Emilie_S
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

So much fun learning about authentic Cozumel cuisine. I feel comfortable preparing new creations by the guidance of our chef, Luis. I attended the class alone but was accompanied by 4 others that were there with a cruise. We visited a local market & picked...More

Thank Colleen0210
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I surprised my sister and brother in law with a culinary delight. We arrived and Luis explained all we were going to do. We headed to the market to buy our supplies. Stopped at a tortilla factory and sampled fresh tortillas. Wow. Loved the market...More

Thank Sonogal
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The class consisted of me and my wife. We met Luis and he showed us the backyard where they grow various herbs and have some citrus trees. After explaining the class, Luis took us to the local market where he bought items for our meal....More

Thank mushroom402
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

This was a fun and interesting outing with emersion of the culture! It was in a local home and shopping in a local market. The host/teacher was delightful. I plan on going again!!

Thank ctip6
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Cooking was exactly as advertised: easy to find in safe residential neighborhood, English spoken, walked to market & got fresh meat & vegetables, saw the tortilla factory & tasted a fresh hot tortilla, 9 people in class, clean lovely space, hands on instruction, great fresh...More

1  Thank Susan K
Reviewed 20 March 2017

On our one day in Cozumel on our recent cruise, my chef husband and I had a great "foodie" day at Josefina's Cocina Con Alma, first shopping in a local market, and then learning to cook a variety of delicious Mexican dishes, many of which...More

Thank elissejo
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How did you get from the ship to the Venue?
20 October 2016|
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Response from emilyeegge | Property representative |
Hi - my apologies for missing this question - it depends on where you ship is docked. If downtown Cozumel the site is walkable and if outside it requires a 10 min taxi ride. Let me know if you have any other questions. Happy... More
Hi, I was in the class about 2 weeks ago and enjoyed it very much! Everything was delicious.... I am interested in the cookbook Josephina had at the class that she said we would be able to see online. She didn't want to sell the ones she had at the class because she wasn't 't happy with the way they turned out. Where can I buy one?
31 March 2016|
Response from emilyeegge | Property representative |
So happy to hear that you joined us. Thank you! Yes, we no longer sell hard copies - it was easier to go paperless, so there is an e-cookbook that is available. Send us a direct email message and we will send you the details... More
Holly S
We'll be in Cozumel next week, 1/27 - 2/1. I know the island is gearing up for Carnival; will you be offering cooking classes during this period? My husband & I would love to attend!
23 January 2016|
Response from emilyeegge | Property representative |
Hi Holly - my sincerest apologies - TA does not send me email notifications about q's and I just noticed this question you had. Hopefully you were able to get in touch with us through our website or other means. Again, I am... More