Quito Cooking Class

Quito, Ecuador

Experience Rating
icon4 hours 15 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Take a delicious and enriching class in traditional Ecuadorian cuisine. After a welcome drink, head to the market in the historic center with a local chef and select ingredients for three typical regional dishes: Locro Quiteño, Encocado and chocolate soup. Learn the history of each dish as you peel, cut, season and mix. Afterward, enjoy the fruit of your labor on the host’s lovely patio.
  • Learn to make cook like an Ecuadorian with an enriching half-day class
  • Visit Quito’s historic center and shop at a local market with a chef
  • Cook three traditional dishes and enjoy them in an atmospheric setting
  • A welcome drink and meal are included in the cost of your lesson

Professional chef (Spanish speaking with basic English)
Visit to the market
Materials needed for the cooking class
Guided lunch with soft drinks or juice
Transportation to and from the restaurant
Optional tips for the guide

Departure Point

Francisco de Caldas 569, Quito 170130, Ecuador

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
This half day tour takes you to the local food market in the historical centre and to a very cosy restaurant where you will prepare your traditional Ecuadorian dishes. The chef goes to the market with you and explains you about the endemic fruits and vegetables.

Before the cooking class begins, you will be given a chef’s hat, an apron and a mini recipe book with 3 dishes you will be cooking. These recipes that you will cook are traditional Ecuadorian dishes: Locro Quiteño, Encocado and a Chocolate soup. The cooking class usually starts around 11:30 AM, but since it is a private tour you can send us an email if you would like to change the time. You can also integrate this tour in a Quito city tour.

Stop At:

• Quito Old Town, Quito Ecuador

Sample Menu

• Ecuadorian Potato Soup - Ecuadorian Potato Soup (Locro de Papa) with avocado and cheese.
• Fish & Shrimp in Coconut Sauce - Fish & Shrimp in Coconut Sauce (Encocado) with fried plantains.
• Chocolate Soup - Chocolate soup with fruit tasting
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • It is mandatory to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • The operator cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • It is also possible to combine this tour with a half day city tour. If you are with a group of 6 and more you can also customize the start time. Please contact us for more info.
  • In order to process your reservation please help us with all this information:
  • Whatsapp phone number (in case you use Whatsapp and would like us to contact you that during your stay via Whatsapp)
  • Number of guests
  • For all guests:
  • Food restrictions
  • Medical restrictions
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
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