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Mexican cookery classes

Intensive Spanish + Mexican cooking classes

About the classes

Mexican cuisine is justifiably famous all over the world. The range of dishes and flavours is quite astonishing and you don't have to be an expert to be able to make some of the most delicious dishes at home.

But you will need some help and advice — and that's what we can provide at IH Riviera Maya.

Cook n'eat

The cooking classes themselves start by demonstrating some of the basics of Mexican cooking -- guacamole, fajitas, pico de gallo (tex-mex sauce), quesadillas, molletes, tacos, enchiladas, enfrijoladas, sopes and pambazos -- and then we move on to more specialised dishes such as mole, pozole, pipian, tamales and adobo.

We also teach students how to make a delicious flan de cajeta and other typical Mexican desserts.

The cookery classes take place on 2 afternoons per week (usually Tuedays and Thursdays).

Course details

  • Duration: Any number of weeks
  • Hours/week: 20+3
  • Levels: All
  • Minimum age: 16

Dates, prices and booking

Start dates

Start dates are as for our intensive Spanish courses.


Add $70 per week to the price of your intensive Spanish course


All the ingredients are included in the course fee and you can eat everything you've made at the end of the class!

See also

Latin dancing

Spanish courses in Playa del Carmen

Another of the most popular add-ons for our intensive Spanish course, giving your 3 hours of Latin dance class a week

Scuba diving

Spanish courses in Mexico

Also an option to go with your Spanish course: scuba diving, for which the Riviera Maya is wonderful. Beginner and Advanced diving courses available.

All our courses in Playa

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We also have English courses, including Cambridge exam preparation, and courses for both English and Spanish teachers | See full course list

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