Learn to Cook Mexican Food!
Cooking classes and mezcal tastings in Todos Santos are one of the best ways to learn about Mexican culture! Todos Santos has so much to discover in the way of excellent food and drink. And there is no better way to experience it than participating first-hand in the process!
Traditional Cooking Classes – Hands On Experience
Cooking classes are offered at El Refugio, a delicious restaurant in the heart of Todos Santos, serving native Mexican cuisine. Classes are Wednesdays & Saturdays (from 11 – 2pm) or, can be set by special request. The cost is $950 pesos/person (~$55 USD) and includes a 3 hour class, lunch and a shot of mezcal or beer. Noel, the chef, shares cooking tips and information on Mexican culture, bringing lots of humor to the class. The menu typically includes a few salsas, mole verde and sometimes ceviche.
You can read reviews here. We will gladly assist setting up this activity for you or you can inquire directly to make your reservation!
Watch and Learn at the Villa
Alternatively, for a more casual experience, sit at the bar in the Villa’s kitchen and watch our in-house cooks whip up fresh juices, homemade salsas, guacamole and blue corn tortillas. These ladies prepare traditional Mexican cuisine that is saucy, delicious and authentic. Their hearty Mexican breakfasts and lunches, which feature local ingredients, are based on their own family recipes. With an abundance of fresh seafood in the area, some of our favorites dishes are the shrimp Chile Rellenos and Baja-style fish tacos. While this is not a hands-on experience, it will surely give you a few tips to take home – the best souvenir from any kind of vacation!
And, if you hang by the bar in the afternoon, perhaps our staff will share our classic margarita recipe – simple, easy and healthy. All you need is lime juice, good tequila and one secret ingredient….you’ll have to visit to find out.
As we say in Spanish, “buen provecho!”