The Little Mexican Cooking School

Puerto Morelos , Mexico

Cooking class adventures in authentic Mexican food and traditions, for curious travelers.

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  • Traveler United States

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    I attended a day at the school in May, 2016. The site is very pretty with plenty of shade and fans, on the veranda of a beautiful B&B. I was amazed and thrilled at the variety of foods we cooked. A highlight for me was the MANY different ways we learned to use various types of peppers. So much food to try - and we made it ourselves! VERY hands on day - just what I had hoped for.

  • Traveler United States

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    This was our second stay at Casa Caribe and it was amazing! Condo had everything we could need, beach was amazing, Snorkeling right outside our unit, amazing fish, sting ray and turtles!! staff was responsive to anything we needed to make our stay the best!

  • a traveler United States

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    We, three ladies, returned to spend a another enjoyable day at The Little Mexican Cooking School, which we attend each year we are in Puerto Morelos. We were fortunate to be instructed by Chef Salvador who's enthusiasm for all things "food-ish" is absolutely contagious! This day was a Mole class. We learned a bit about Mexican history and geography, then learned about peppers, regional Moles and spices. The class is very interactive so we all helped prepare Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, Flautas, black bean soup, pork loin with Mole Manchamanteles (red peanut adobo sauce with banana, pear and pineapple), and a heavenly coconut cake with cinnamon vanilla coffee. After preparing each dish, we all got to enjoy eating that dish. You probably do not want to plan gong out to dinner after this class as you will be full! Located at The Little Mexican Cooking School is a great little gift shop, which we returned to again and again. Thanks to chef Salvador and his staff for a very enjoyable day!

  • a traveler United States

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    Chef Salvador is energetic and eager to spread his enthusiasm for true Mexican cuisine as well as his passion for cooking. We learned about Mexican history, classical cooking techniques, and the importance of fresh ingredients. The class itself is a nice blend of spectator and hands-on participation. Chef Salvador juggles several dishes in the kitchen being created amongst 8-10 students / participants with incredible ease and a genuine smile. You will leave with a whole new appreciation for salsas, peppers, limes, tequila, infused salts, and all things authentic Mexican.After several salsa and pick de gallo tastings, we were treated to generous portions of ceviche tostadas, fish tacos, Lima chicken soup, fresh juice and horchata, and, finally, dessert (thanks to the efforts of the whole group and especially chef Salvador). You will definitely not leave hungry! Even if you are just a beginner in the kitchen but love to eat and learn the history of dishes, then this is a must while you visit Puerto Morelos.

  • a traveler US

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    Sitting in the beautiful landscaped patio of a boutique hotel, the presentation and delivery of this class included an interesting and fun history-filled trip through Mexican civilization and the foods of the region and country, all taught by chef J. Salvador Fernandez. Assisted by a full kitchen staff, we learned about the foods before preparing them, which added to the excitement of finally tasting them. Our class featured foods from the region of Oaxaca and included 2 raw salsas, 2 cooked salsas, gazpacho, tortillas, memelas, enmoladas (mole to the rest of us!) and dessert.Along the way, we were educated about all the ingredients and the utensils, as well as the styles of cooking. It was surprising when we realized that we spent over four hours before we sat down to eat our delicious meal. I left feeling confident that I could make these recipes when I got back home. Be prepared to make this your highlight of the day. I will definitely take another class next time Im in the region.

  • Jawknee Canada

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    My wife had been to the school a few years back and she loved it. When we came together this time, she wanted to have me join her and I didn't feel disappointed. It was a new chef and new menu, with plenty to learn and hopefully bring back to our kitchen. Chef Salvador was all about the history of Mexican cuisine, as well as many fundamentals of cooking above and beyond just Mexico.We started off with variety of salsas, then to ceviche along with fish tacos, lima soup and a corn bread dessert to finish. I did not need to eat for the rest of the day! It was a pretty full day starting at 10 am and finishing before 3 pm. Expect to pitch in and help prepare the meal, and know that it will be a hot day in the kitchen.

  • Scot L. Mexico

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    Having lived in Mexico for seven years it is easy to go out to dinner rather than cook at home and enjoy Mexican food. After experiencing cooking schools in Laos and Thailand, I thought it was time to learn how to cook Mexican. I took the cooking class of salsas, fish tacos and ceviche yesterday, and it was fabulous. Our teacher Salvador was very engaging and you could tell that he really loves to cook. The morning was spent making five kinds of salsa and the afternoon making fish ceviche and fish tacos. The best part was enjoying the fruits of our labor. I would highly recommend spending the day at the Little Mexican Cooking School.

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