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Marilau, Mexican Ancestry Cooking School

Calzada de La Luz # 12 | Colonia San Antonio, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
+52 415 152 4376
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Fun, hands on and delcious

Two friends and I spent a few hours with Marilau making a wonderful lunch. We had such fun... read more

Reviewed March 16, 2018
Jan E
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Highly recommend this Mexican cooking class!

Seven friends vacationing in San Miguel took Maria's Mexican Ancestry Cooking class. She provided... read more

Reviewed March 4, 2018
jeffvincent2018
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Arlington, Virginia
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Hola y muy bienvenidos! As in all cultures, those born and raised in the society are the best source of knowledge about traditions. As a Mexican native, I inherited my Mexican cuisine knowledge from my previous generations. And my passion too! From my earliest years, I watched my mother, my aunts and grandparents in the kitchen, so I invite you to join me in tranquility to take our aprons and spoons, to use the very fresh ingredients of our Mexican Cuisine, and recreate together those delicious dishes. I love sharing my knowledge about one of the most varied and delicious cuisines in the world. I take pride in customizing my classes to suit the needs of all students -that don't have to stick to a fix classes program calendar- in my cozy kitchen with its antique Mexican molcajetes and metates. Just contact us to arrange your own hands-on class with a maximum of 4 students per class to insure individualized attention to each. Classes are from Monday to Friday, starting at 10:00 am. A special schedule can be arranged for private groups. A minimum number students apply for each class. We offer open custom classes for short stay students and professional intensive courses.
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Calzada de La Luz # 12 | Colonia San Antonio, San Miguel de Allende 37700, Mexico
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

Two friends and I spent a few hours with Marilau making a wonderful lunch. We had such fun learning from her and it was great to get her family recipes. marilau is very patient as she instructed us on what to do. We especially liked...More

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Maria Laura R, Propietario at Marilau, Mexican Ancestry Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2018

Thank you for your kind words.!

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

Seven friends vacationing in San Miguel took Maria's Mexican Ancestry Cooking class. She provided us with a menu ahead of time so we could choose the dishes we wanted to prepare. That was the hard part because all the dishes sounded tasty! We met in...More

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Maria Laura R, Propietario at Marilau, Mexican Ancestry Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Thank you for your kind words!

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Reviewed March 2, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I spent an interesting few hours learning traditional Mexican cooking techniques from Marilau. We made a delicious meal of cream of lentil soup, a zucchini side dish, and a great chicken dish with a peanut and sesame seed sauce. She uses traditional...More

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Reviewed January 25, 2018

My 2 travel companions and I thoroughly enjoyed this class. First, we observed her technique and then we prepared the dishes. We even learned how to make homemade tortillas -- a bonus. Marilou was low-key and gave us excellent instructions and tips on making authentic...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2018

We booked two cooking classes before we left and we enjoyed them so much we booked a third class at the last minute! Marilau is a gem of a person. She is a proud Mexican who shares her knowledge of TRADITIONAL ways of cooking. From...More

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Maria Laura R, Propietario at Marilau, Mexican Ancestry Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2018

Thank you for your kind words, and for the roses. I hpe to see you again!

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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Marilau, is a wonderful teacher; knowledgeable about the food, history of the food and how to prepare traditional Mexican dishes. She is enthusiastic, entertaining and makes learning fun for all abilities. We were a multi-generational family - grandchildren, children and grandma all enjoyed and learned....More

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Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

Marilau was simply outstanding! So knowledgeable, warm, and funny. She explained techniques and ingredients well and did a great job helping us through the various steps. We were a group of 5 with 2 teenagers. Everyone (including the teens) loved the session! We learned tons...More

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Maria Laura R, Propietario at Marilau, Mexican Ancestry Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2017

Thank you for your kind words!

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Reviewed November 3, 2017

What a delightful 3 days of cooking classes with Marilau at her Mexican Ancestry Cooking School in San Miguel, Guanajuato. Marilau's spirit exudes itself in sharing age-old recipes and techniques handed down throughout generations. Passionate and patient, she explains the whys of techniques, proper ingredient...More

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Maria Laura R, Propietario at Marilau, Mexican Ancestry Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2017

I so much appreciate your kind words. Indeed, it is my passion to share with every student what I have been blessed to inherit through the years. It was a real pleasure to have such a knowledgeable and kind person like you in my school....More

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Reviewed October 30, 2017

Marilau's kitchen is so lovely, lined with beautiful pans and pottery. I'm a good home cook, and I still learned key techniques from Marilau about correct way to char chillies on an open flame, toasting and grinding nuts, and even a better way of sauteeing...More

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Maria Laura R, Propietario at Marilau, Mexican Ancestry Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words.

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Reviewed October 12, 2017

My husband and I had the pleasure of taking a cooking class from Marilau. It was probably one of the highlights of the trip. We made four dishes that were simply amazing! Marilau is very knowledgable of the ingredients, culture and where the food comes...More

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