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Mexican Cooking: “El Tzitz” specializes in Mexican cooking classes with an emphasis on local produce, local varieties and specialties. Irma López, the main cook, takes pride in her cooking that she has developed over the years, continuously changing and adjusting her recipes to accommodate the seasons and local flavors. The cooking classes take place in a beautiful home in the oldest part of San Cristóbal de las Casas, close to down town, close to the main market but an oasis of beautiful gardens and outdoor spaces overlooking the town.

Whether you would like to learn about the typical, local cooking or just spend some hours in a beautiful setting, preparing and eating great food, this is the place for you. Group classes are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12 to 3 pm. The first person who

signs up determines the menu of the day. There is an optional tour to the market prior to the classes, starting at 10.30am.

If you would like to have classes on other days or times, individual classes or a particular menu, please contact us.

Our cooking classes are based on presented menus, some of which are adjusted to accommodate for seasonal produce.





Group classes::  US$ 37 per person, for a 3-4 hour class. 


With a tour of the large indigenous market, just three blocks from “El Tzitz”: US$ 45 per person, a total of 4-5 hours.


Individual classes (or with a friend): US$ 92, with a tour of the market: US$ 110  Choose your menu!

























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