Food is such a significant part of Mexican culture, so naturally, you’ll sample a lot of delicious cuisine at Mexican restaurants during a trip to Cabo San Lucas. However, what if you took things a step further and embarked on a unique culinary journey where you learned how to make these dishes yourself?

Several talented chefs and unique companies offer cooking classes in Cabo San Luces and San Jose del Cabo. During these classes, you can learn how to shop for ingredients at local Mexican markets, pick your own vegetables and herbs from a Mexican farm, and prepare delicious dishes you’ll be eager to replicate at home. So, without further ado, here are the best Cabo cooking classes to try during a trip to Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo!

Best Cooking Classes in Cabo San Lucas & San Jose del Cabo

Cookin’ Family Group

A man in a blue apron labeled "COOKIN' VALLARTA" and a white chef's coat is attentively cooking, tipping a clear container with food into a sizzling pan during a cooking class in Cabo.

Cookin’ Family Group is a family-owned and operated business that offers authentic cooking classes steeped in local history in Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, and Playa del Carmen.

Cookin’ Cabo offers tons of unique classes and experiences for you to choose from, including private classes for small groups, families, and corporate teams. During the classes, you’ll be able to learn how to cook traditional Mexican food, like ceviche, tamales, tortillas, salsa, and tacos. Cooking classes include margaritas to drink and a tequila tasting, and of course, when you’re finished, you can delight in your own dish around the table, made from scratch!

In addition to private cooking classes, Cookin’ Cabo offers other culinary and cultural experiences in Los Cabos, including taco-tasting tours (The Original Juan More Taco Tour is a popular one with tourists!), tequila-tasting tours, Latino dance lessons, mixology lessons, and more.

Huerta Los Tamarindos

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Huerta Los Tamarindos is an organic farm and restaurant that offers farm tours, cooking classes, and other private tours and events in San Jose del Cabo.

During a cooking class at Huerta Los Tamarindos, you’ll be able to choose herbs and vegetables to cook with from the local on-property farm, accompanied by a farm tour. Then, you’ll be able to make a four-course meal under a beautiful kitchen terrace built with wooden ceilings and stone walls with the help of a professional chef. After the class, each person will be able to delight in the fruits of their labor while enjoying lunch and drinks around a table that offers stunning views of the farm and ocean.

At Huerta Los Tamarindos, you can learn how to make farm-fresh appetizers like guacamole, tortillas, and ceviche, and delicious main courses like tamales, chicken in red mole, pork in green mole, shredded beef chile rellenos, and more. You’ll also be able to choose a dessert to make, like caramel flan or Mexican rice pudding. Private classes offer access to other appetizers and meal options, like lobster chile rellenos and sashimi. Classes last around three hours and can accommodate between 2–15 guests.

Flora Farms

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Flora Farms is a 25-acre working Mexican farm just north of San Jose del Cabo that houses a restaurant, bar, spa, and event center and hosts several fun activities, like cooking classes. It is one of the top restaurants with a view in Cabo. The farms are a refreshing change in scenery from the beach!

Flora Farms offers four cooking classes, each focusing on how to make a unique dish. Join the class on Tuesday to learn how to make Rustic Ratatouille, on Wednesday to learn how to craft Seasonal Tamales, on Thursday for a lesson on Ricotta Gnocchi, and on Friday to whip up Regional Salsa and Guacamole. Prices vary for each class, but each class also includes a farm tour, a craft cocktail to sip on during the class, and a full lunch with dessert. Consider making a day out of your trip to Flora Farms by joining another activity, like an art class, movie night, or walk with an herbalist.

Flora Farms recommends making a reservation in advance to ensure you can join the class and tour on the day you wish. Flora Farms has a flexible cancellation policy, so you can cancel the class up to 24 hours in advance if needed. Children five years and older are allowed to attend, making this one of the best family-friendly things to do on a vacation in Cabo.

Savor a Unique Way to Spend Time with Friends & Family in Cabo with These Authentic Cooking Classes

Whether you’re looking for a fun activity to enjoy with the whole family, a romantic date experience, or a memorable outing with friends in Los Cabos, a cooking class is a fantastic way to take a break from the beach and learn more about history, culture, and culinary delights of Mexico.

If you still need to search for somewhere to stay in Cabo, consider booking a beachfront rental or panoramic villa overlooking the Pacific Ocean from Cabo Rentals by Jane. Our rentals are located near the cooking classes listed above, making it easy to master the culinary skills on each tour and enjoy a day out at the beach before or after the tour. Browse our rentals to find the perfect place to stay!

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