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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
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
Fantastic local immersion

The whole experience was phenomenal. My guide Paula was very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour of a local market was informative, and brought me somewhere I may not have been able to find or navigate on my own. Paula’s mother was sweet and an excellent...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Definitely recommend this tour!

I was expecting the tour to be good, however my expectations were far exceeded. Paula and Mechita were a lot of fun and the beverages and dishes we prepared were absolutely delicious. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is keen to learn how...More

Thank bushbaker
UATeresaNB, Manager at Lima Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Baker, Thank you so much for this review that will show the people how good is our Lima Home cooked with Mechita and Paula. Kind Regards,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great experience

I love the concept of this tour. After a challenging start finding the right pick up spot, I was met and we walked over to market and I got a detailed explanation on products used in meals in Peru. Then we took an express bus...More

Thank Terry L
UATeresaNB, Manager at Lima Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Terry, Sorry that you were waiting for the recipe, I talked with Augusto and he wrote the mail wrong. The mail mut have arrived. Thank you for your comments about the tour with Mechita. Kind Regard,

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
An evening to remember!

My husband and I booked into the Lima Urban Adventure Home Cooked Experience and we had the most amazing time. Our guide Paula greeted us with warmth and a big smile in our hotel lobby and took us on a walk through Miraflores towards the...More

Thank ShelleyTansley
UATeresaNB, Manager at Lima Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jason and Shelley, Paula and Mechita are the heart of Lima Urban Adventures, they are our stars: ) Thank you so much for take the time to write this reviewand let the people know that this tour is the best option to have a...More

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Great hopitality and amazing food!

My wife and I booked this tour at the end of our hiking adveture in Sacred Valley and visiting Machu Pichu. We were looking forward to an authentic home cooked meal after a long week on the road. Our host Paula greeted us in Kennedy...More

Thank idird7
UATeresaNB, Gerente at Lima Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Dear Passenger, We love Mrs Mechita and Paula too, They are great. we love the way how they cook and also the way how they live their lives, so beautiful people, family. Hope to see you again in Urban Adevntures. Kind Regards, Teresa Navarro

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Ellie M
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