Private Tour: Cooking Class In Quito + Local Market Tour & Exotic Fruit Tasting

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels pick up/drop off outside of the city has an extra charge.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The cooking class begins: we offer you a chef's hat and an apron for preparing the 3 dishes you will cook; which they are typical Ecuadorian recipes: a Locro Quiteo , an Encocado and a Chocolate Soup. These foods have been chosen specifically because the ingredients used can be found worldwide, so you will have the chance to cook these recipes in your own country. You are invited to participate and to become a Chef: you have the possibility to manipulate food, peel, cut, season, mix, beat... During the class, the Chef is accompanying and guiding you, he gives explanations and details about the history of each dish and its origin. After elaborating the 3 courses, you have the pleasure to taste what you own prepared with the Chef in a unique place: in the patio of a Colonial House.


  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Several menus to choose from
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Perfect for all ages and skill level

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This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Mercado Central, Quito, Pichincha Province

One of the most important local food, fruit, and vegetable market of the city, where you stop at various affiliated stations along with the Chef. He will explain about all the products and culinary traditions. You buy together the ingredients for the cooking class. You can take pictures, taste some endemic fruits and also make your own purchases if desired. You return back to the restaurant by walking ( 3 blocks)

Duration: 1 hour


Lunch - 3-course lunch

All activities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Professional cook

Cooking Lessons

Fruit tasting


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant meals not included

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

  • 10-Oct-2021

    Vanessa was very accommodating; dishes were delicious, Market tour helped us value Ecuador’s wealth of tropical fruit. What a great way to get to know Ecuadorean cuisine!

  • 26-Feb-2020

    We learned loads on this trip from the visit to the market and the cooking experience. We tried some different foods in the market. We made a lovely meal with help from the cooks and we will definitely try some of it again at home. Good value for money. We were very lucky as there were only the two of us on the tour. Staff and restaurant and chef very friendly.

  • 16-May-2019

    I've taken cooking classes all over the world and this is one of the best. Chef Edwin knows his ingredients - Ecuadorian and French - and has many friends at the market. We sampled fruits, pork, creams and snacks before buying what we needed and heading to his restaurant to cook. Completely hands on, fun and delicious recipes - that I shall try when I get home. Highly recommended

  • 06-May-2019

    This was awesome!!! Chef Edwin picked us up at our hotel and we walked to his favorite market. We learned about the typical fruits and vegetables in Ecuador and then got to decide what to cook. Edwin helped us pick out the ingredients and then we went back to his restaurant and cooked an amazing 3 course meal. It was so much fun and so delicious. Edwin was fantastic! Would totally do this again and highly recommend to anyone visiting Quito