Mexican cooking class from scratch

Tulum, MexicoPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Lily

3 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Mexican cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Includes food

What you'll do

Ancient culinary techniques, fresh ingredients, tortillas made from scratch, flavors of our traditional Mexico, everything is set and carefully curated for a cultural and gastronomical immersion to the deepest traditions and roots of our Mesoamerican civilizations.
In a beautiful Mexican-style house, surrounded by gardens, our Culinary Experience starts off with a brief, yet quite informative, introduction to the essential flavors and ingredients of Mexican cuisine We will also do a mezcal tasting so you can learn how to identify a good one!
Then, moving on to the unique experience of preparing an authentic Mexican meal from scratch! We try to always use traditional utensils, like metate and molcajete, to have a real cooking experience. Many of the dishes you will learn and help cook come from my own family’s cookbook.
By the end of the class, we sit down in one table to share the food and the experience itself!
This all happens in an ambiance full of joy, music and laughter, recreating the sense of fellowship and warmth of cooking at home with friends.
Ancient culinary techniques, fresh ingredients, tortillas made from scratch, flavors of our traditional Mexico, everything is set and carefully curated for a cultural and gastronomical immersion to the deepest traditions and roots of our Mesoamerican civilizations.
In a beautiful Mexican-style house, surrounded by gardens, our Culinary Experience starts off with a brief, yet quite informative, introduction to the essential flavors and ingre…

What's included

  • Food
    Vegan or vegetarian? let us know and very welcome! also please send us a no...

Meet your host, Lily

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 379 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hola! I am Lily Espinosa Rivera, CEO and Founder at Rivera Kitchen Tulum, the first and top rated Mexican cooking experiences in Tulum since 2013. As a native Mexican, I inherited the ancient Mexican cuisine techniques and traditions from my ancestors, and from my passion for food! I arrived in Quintana Roo in 1987, and has since worked in the hospitality industry., 30 years of experience. We have won the “Excellence Certificate” by TripAdvisor every year since we open, 7 years ago, and the prestigious magazine Condé Nast featured us as one of the “30 must-do gastronomy experiences.” The door is open! Mi casa es tu casa! Welcome
Hola! I am Lily Espinosa Rivera, CEO and Founder at Rivera Kitchen Tulum, the first and top rated Mexican cooking experiences in Tulum since 2013. As a native Mexican, I inherited the ancient Mexican cuisine techniques and traditions from my ancestors, and from my passion for food! I arrived in Quintana Roo in 1987, and has since worked in the hospitality industry., 30 years of experience. We have won the “Excellence Certificate” by TripAdvisor every year since we open, 7 years ago, and th…
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Where you'll be

The classes are in my home, a beautiful property, 10 minutes from downtown Tulum. Here at home I have everything ready for you to experience an immersion in the every-day- life of a Mexican home. Mi casa es tu casa!

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 379 reviews.

Jose
September 2021
This experience was more than we could have asked for. Lily was an amazing host that showed us top notch hospitality right in her own home and kitchen. This was more than a cooking class, we got mexican history lessons, life stories and more. We drank, we ate and we left happy. We started with an informal meet and greet to get to know each other in the dining room. Then we were offered drinks (red wine, beer, mezcal, agua fresca) and strated with the cooking lesson. The menu changes seasonally, for our group we made Aguachiles, hand made tortillas, two salsas from scratch, quesadillas and tacos al pastor. Everything was delicious and we learned a lot. Her apprentice Adrian was excellent as well and made food prep super simple. At any point he would serve drinks and food and also helped with the organization and cooking in the kitchen for a full service experience. I will be coming here again next time I'm in town
Simone
September 2021
I think that I will dream about taco night at Lily’s house forever. I am in absolute awe in the way that she cooks, views life, and treats complete strangers. She is 1 of 1. This class exceeded all of my expectations. I will always remember learning to make authentic Mexican food in Tulum. When I get back from vacation I am going to try every recipe we followed! Forever grateful for you, Lily. Thank you!
Kerri
September 2021
we had such a great time with Lily and her super assistants at her home! we had a great class, met some fun new people, ate amazing food, and had a few surprises that kept us all laughing. I also appreciated the emphasis on handwriting and other hygienic practices. Thank you so much for having us Lily and Alex!
Dan
September 2021
Lily’s cooking class was such a fun experience. She personalized the menu around our preferences and all of the food was fun to make and of course delicious. Lily is absolutely hilarious and such a great teacher. There were 8 of us in the cooking class and she had us laughing the whole time. I’m so happy I chose this experience.
Annie
September 2021
Amazing cooking class! We take a cooking class everywhere we travel and this is one of the bests we’ve ever had. Lily was an amazing host and really opened up her own home to us.
Lauren
September 2021
We had such an incredible experience visiting Lily's home for the class. She is an amazing hostess and aside from the cooking portion, which we knew we were in for, she went above and beyond to make the entire evening special. Lily talked to us about the history and present-day use of all the recipes and ingredients we tried, we enjoyed a fun mezcal portion, and overall felt very welcome and at home with Lily. Can't recommend enough. ¡No camines, corre para registrarte!

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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.
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Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.