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Gustavo was a great guide, full of knowledge about Merida, the market, and the cuisine of the Yucatan. After filling our bags at the market, and double checking the shopping list, we were off to Bertha's house and kitchen. What an experience! There were four of us on the tour, and over the next couple of hours, we took turns preparing our ingredients and being at the stove, always with Gustavo explaining the flavors and the techniques. At last, we sat at the table together, new friends enjoying our feast. A memorable experience for those who want to be part of the action in Merida.
Alejandro met us promptly and explained the day to us. We would begin at the famous market to get our food and spices. We had been there the day before but Alejandro made it a new experience. He provided a wealth of knowledge as he purchased the items and helped us find goods. He then drove to the outskirts of Merida where we met Berta where we took over her kitchen. We then helped to prepare our lunch learning secrets of how it is done. Rick Bayliss could not have done better. Alejo was great with a most unique back story. By the way our class was just my wife and a good friend!
Absolutely FABULOUS day. Major highlight of our trip to Merida. Thank you Alehendro for your well planned, informative and fun filled tour!
We took the Merida market and cooking class tour and we highly recommend it! Our guide Gustavo was fun, entertaining and very knowledgeable of the area and the Yucatán culuture. Our host/teacher Berta was very kind. We are honored to have met such a warm people on this trip thanks to Viator.
Highly recommended! The tour was held in a very casual and comfortable manner and the guide knows A LOT about Yucatan history and culture he also works as a city tour guide!.
The cooking session at Donna Alberta's house was intimate and very enjoyable. If you managed to find this tour and read this review, I think this tour is exactly what you were looking for.
Amazing! Our tour guide Alejo was warm, knowledgable, and very hospitable. Answered so many questions, and taught us how to make 6 different things. It was like cooking with an old friend and catching up. Seriously a major highlight of our entire trip was this tour.
Victoria G Australia
We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would encourage anyone visiting Merida for a few days to try it. We bought provisions with Eric, our guide, at the central market - a place we wouldn and #39;t have found on our own, then headed to Berthe and #39;s house to help her prepare a traditional Mayan meal. Priceless!
We had a wonderful afternoon on our private tour since the other bookings didn't show. The walk through the market was all I could hope for since I really wanted to understand all the spices and produce so I could experiment during our two month stay here. Alejandro explained all and more. He has a real passion for food, his city and culture. Our hosts were wonderful, gracious, inviting and very excellent cooks. I would highly recommend this tour, it is an afternoon well spent since we learned so much about the local food and the wonderful people of this great city. Karen and Rob
This tour is amazing! Alejo was very knowledgeable about Yucatecan culture and food. He explained everything and made sure we understood things as we did it. The market was fun and Doñabierta (sure I misspelled that) was a very gracious host and the food couldn and #39;t be better-that we cooked! Do it now!
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Merida! We highly recommend The market tour and cooking class. Ricardo met us and took us not only to the market, but pointed out many interesting sites along the way. We shopped and then went to a lady's home and cooked delicious food. It is memorable.
We highly recommend this activity!!
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