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Feb 24, 2012 09:50 PM

Cooking class in Mexico?

I'm really interested in Mexican food. So, I'm looking for Mexican cooking class in Mexico. I want to learn Mexican food in detail (for a week or longer) not one-day program for tourist. I specially want to learn how to make Taco, Buritto, Quesadilla, ,Chimichanga, Enchilada and Horchata. Is it possible to learn these menus? If you know nice Mexican cooking class, let me know :D Here are the options : 1. In Mexico. (Safety Area) 2. Not tourist program. (One or two week is good or longer is better) 3. Good environment & Reasonable price.

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  1. First, let me say that most burritos and chimichangas are not foods that you find in Mexico unless you are in areas where restaurants are directed at tourists from the USA. I know any number of cooking schools and not one offers classes in preparing that sort of food. These foods are generally known as Tex-Mex or Cal-Mex, but they are not Mexican.

    Horchata is easy; here's a link to teach you its simple preparation:

    Enchiladas are indeed Mexican, but there are nearly as many varieties of enchiladas as there are Mexican cooks.

    If you could identify the part of Mexico where you would like to study, I'd be happy to post the names of cooking schools in that area. Mexico is an enormous country with many different regional cuisines.


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    1. re: cristina

      Hello Cristina,

      Could you help me with an advice. Im from Russia and planning to open Mexican Fast food like a Chipotle (
      I would like to take clases and learn how to prepare all ingredients needed.

      Can you advice me which school will meet my expectations.
      Best regards

      1. re: chema

        Chema, I hate to disillusion you, but Chipotle does not serve Mexican food. The kinds of burritos, tacos, and salads you see on their menu are never seen in Mexico. As far as I know, there is no school in Mexico that could teach you to prepare anything like the items you see on Chipotle's menu.

        If that sort of food is what interests you, maybe your best course of action is to go to work for a while at Chipotle and learn what you can directly from them.

        Good luck with your plans!


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