Mastering Mexican Salsas Cooking Class and Market Tour

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From $105.03

15 reviews   (4.87)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Mexico City, Mexico City

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Discover why Mexican Salsas are a cornerstone of Mexican gastronomy and enjoy cooking and tasting 10 different salsas. Learn the history, classification, uses, secrets and how to prepare our special selection of Mexican Salsas. Focusing on the different preparation and cooking methods and the different uses of fresh and dry chilies.

All our recipes are meant for you to replicate in your daily menus back home. Salsas to be tasted with street food tacos and appetizers with a choice of fillings (Michoacan-style pork carnitas, cochinita pibil, roasted potatoes, scrambled eggs, sauteed mushrooms, quesadillas and cactus leaves). Beverages include "agua fresca", artisanal mezcal and Mexican craft beer.

Enjoy a culinary market walk to Mercado de Medellín (walking distance). We will explain market’s history, organization and offering while touring some of their main halls and have a tasting from selected market stands.

What's Included

Agua fresca (fruit-based water beverage)

All needed ingredients to cook Mexican salsas

Artisanal mezcal and Mexican craft beer

Culinary market walk to Mercado de Medellin

Printed recipes

Professional Chef guide


Street tacos and appetizers with choice of fillings ("carnitas", "cochinita pibil", roasted potatoes, scrambled eggs, sauteed mushrooms, cheese and cactus leaf)

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 99

Additional Info

  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.


Great experience making salsas
dlpowell1, 11-01-2023
Far exceeded our expectations. Gaby was a great team leader. Came home with recipes for 10 great salsas, experience in how to make them, and ideas for a salsa party. Thank you, Gaby!
10 great salsas
elizabethf829, 30-11-2022
We had a fun tour of the market and learned a lot about ingredients, especially different kinds of chilis. We enjoyed making 10 salsas all very tasty and using different techniques. Gaby was a great teacher. The class is so well organized and I know I will use the recipes and cooking techniques at home. Much fun. Would highly recommend this class.
181lynl, 16-11-2022
Great experience. Aura is very professional and makes the class fun. Learned a lot about authentic Mexican cooking. Definitely recommend this tour.
KristaG_57, 07-11-2022
The Salsa class tailors well to more advanced cooks and the culinary curious alike. If you just want to try different recipes, there are lots to choose from but if you are wanting to learn the fundamentals, Gaby teaches you how to riff on the recipes when you go back home. I'm excited to experiment!

I love to take cooking classes when I travel internationally and this one was very well run. Gaby ran the class with us while her team took care of shopping and doing the heavy lifting of the prep in the kitchen.

We got the chance to try quesadillas from a family that has been working a stand for decades and go to the market to try different fruits and insects (surprisingly good!).

Come hungry and leave stuffed!
Simply the BEST of Mexico in every way!!!
Barbara R, 06-10-2022
Amazing, fantastic, warm, friendly, intelligent, gracious! Those adjectives and so many others describe Graciela and her fantastic team including her beautiful sister, Chef Lore. You instantly feel at home, as they truly live their slogan, mi casa es tu casa. This was second time at the cooking school and every person in the group said it was THE highlight in our trip to Mexico City. The team at Aura is so professional, the setting brings you into the warm atmosphere of a family kitchen, and you unravel parts of Mexican cuisine and its multi-layered history. Graciela is passionate about Mexican food. You come away with a greater appreciation of everything Mexican! A must experience for anyone....serious foodies or dabblers alike.

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