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Lima Cooking Class with a Local Family

  • Step off the tourist trail and prepare traditional Peruvian dishes in a family home
  • Visit a food market with your guide and see the fresh ingredients Lima’s locals love
  • Prepare a Pisco Sour cocktail and enjoy your food with your hosts
Lima Cooking Class with a Local Family
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Lima Cooking Class with a Local Family
From US$74.00
Peruvian cuisine incorporates exotic ingredients from the land and sea, with ancient recipes handed down through the generations. On this Lima cooking class, delve into the world of Andean cookery and enjoy an immersive experience away from the tourist trail. Browse fresh ingredients in the bustling food markets with your guide, and prepare delicious dishes the traditional way with your hosts in a local family home.
What to Expect
Make your way to the stylish neighborhood of Miraflores in the afternoon, and meet your guide to begin your Peruvian cookery experience.

First, head to the local food markets and rub shoulders with the locals as you browse the fresh produce on sale. As you explore with your guide, gain insight into the fruits, spices, and vegetables that have made their mark on traditional Andean cuisine and make any purchases you wish (own expense).

Next, hop aboard a public bus and head onward to a local home in the nearby neighborhood of Chorrillos for your cookery class. On arrival, meet your hosts and feel like a true Peruvian chef as you set to work.

Under careful guidance from your host, chop, slice, and dice your fresh, exotic ingredients and prepare a traditional ceviche (a seafood speciality enjoyed across Peru). Discover traditional recipes handed down through the generations and enjoy an immersive experience far from the tourist trail.

Shake up a traditional Pisco Sour cocktail and enjoy your food among your fellow chefs. Afterward, wave a fond farewell to your hosts to conclude your cooking experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great evening in Lima

Mechita and Paula were wonderful hosts. From the moment Paula met us we knew we were with someone very special. Our tour through the market was great. Paula knew so much about the traditional Peruvian foods that it made it very interesting and educational. We...More

Thank mccastlerock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful and a total blast

This was an awesome experience, and I went solo and turned out to be the only one who signed up that night. Started with market tour, and was educated on vast variety of fruits and vegetables of Peru. Shown the gelatoria just outside, so had...More

Thank EvlCyberNomad
Reviewed 10 April 2018
Wow Cooking Exeperience

Met by the vivacious Gladys, Jen and I had most amazing cookery experience with Mechita - so welcoming, so friendly, 5* cook! Learnt so much from Gladys after a tour of the local markets that we felt we knew Peru - so much background knowledge...More

Thank lynne65925
Lima U, Director of Sales at Lima Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Hello Lynne, Thank you for your comments! we are very happy that you enjoyed one of our best tours in Lima with the best of all Mechita. Please recommend us to your friends! Kind Regards,

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Wonderful experience

For a true Peruvian experience I couldn’t recommend a better tour. We were met on time by the lovely Paula and Rodolpho and taken to the local market where we had great fun learning about the different products Then we went by local bus to...More

1  Thank joyce j
Lima U, Director of Sales at Lima Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Hello Joyce, Thanks for taking the time to write a report of our tour Lima Home Cooked. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time with Paula and Rodolfo. Thanks again for choose Urban Adventures to visit Lima. Hope see you again in Urban...More

Reviewed 14 December 2017
A great introduction to some of the delights of Peruvian food.

What a great way to spend some time in Lima, especially when you first arrive. The visit to the local market was great, learning about some of the amazing fruit unique to this area. We caught a local bus and then when we arrived at...More

Thank Geoff M
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5 April 2018|
Response from rayandkat7170 | Reviewed this property |
the mother and daughter team were very accommodating. I am sure if you asked, they would take care of your needs. When I went I made pisco sour, causa rellena, a potato, side - just soooo delicious and would suit your... More