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MEXICAN CULINARY CLASS, MUSIC & CULTURE

Starting at:
$120 Adult

Let your taste buds be your guide on this enjoyable half-day fiesta that showcases why Mexican food is one of the world’s most interesting and tasty cuisines. This eat, drink, and music excursion begins as soon as you board your minibus for a 45-minute drive to the Hotel Loma Real in Tapachula. Along the way, […]

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Let your taste buds be your guide on this enjoyable half-day fiesta that showcases why Mexican food is one of the world’s most interesting and tasty cuisines.
This eat, drink, and music excursion begins as soon as you board your minibus for a 45-minute drive to the Hotel Loma Real in Tapachula. Along the way, your guide will share with you his knowledge of Mexico’s history, culture, and customs.

Just like in the United States, food varies by region. The north of Mexico is known for its beef production and meat dishes. Southeastern Mexico, on the other hand, is known for its spicy vegetable and chicken-based dishes. And seafood is commonly prepared in the states that border the Pacific Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. With this knowledge in mind, you have a great start to your culinary adventure.

Once you arrive at the hotel you’ll be greeted with a thirst-quenching margarita. There is much debate over who invented America’s most popular cocktail. Some believe that Margarita Sames, a wealthy Dallas socialite, invented the drink while on vacation in Acapulco in 1948. But others swear that Don Carlos Orozco, a bartender at Hussong’s Cantina, came up with the salty tequila-based favorite in 1941 who named it after Margarita Henkel, the daughter of a German ambassador. But it doesn’t really matter who decided to blend lime juice, orange-flavored liqueur, and tequila and serve it over ice or frozen because it’s a great beginning to your lesson.

Then, you’ll meet your master chef who will lead you through this interactive hands-on, Mexican meal-making experience. Did you know that the humble corn tortilla has been traced back to Mexico’s ancient Aztec culture? Even then, corn tortillas were filled with meat, beans, and peppers or served plain or with a mole or chili pepper sauce.

After you put on your apron and chef’s hat you’ll get to work making a complete Mexican meal. For starters, you’ll learn how to prepare the 16th-century Aztec condiment known as guacamole with avocado, tomato, and onion. Then, you’ll make a corn tortilla and cheese quesadilla. Finally, you’ll cook up a fish fillet with spices and tomato sauce. Once you’ve mastered your cooking skills, you’ll sit down and indulge in your tasty meal while being entertained with the soothing tones of marimba music.

At the conclusion of your meal you’ll climb back aboard your minibus for the scenic ride back to your ship.

Special Notes:

Although alcohol is being featured (minimum drinking age is 21), other refreshments such as water and sodas will be served.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Activity level

Easy

Recommended for

Family

Duration

4½ Hours

WHAT TO BRING

  • Camera
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Money for tips and souvenirs

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