Enjoy an Authentic Argentinean Meal & Cooking Lesson with a Local in their Home


Jorge learned cooking from his grandmother, who cooked for the whole family. You can expect an authentic, fresh, and delicious meal at Jorge and Mariela’s home while sharing stories, food, and music!  Jorge is a professional musician who is quite popular and recognized in Chile. Mariela lives in Buenos Aires and has a degree in tourism; she has worked as a tour guide for 8 years. Her job has allowed her to travel around the world and she can speak three different languages - Spanish, English and Portuguese! Jorge and Mariela often shuttle between Santiago and Buenos Aires, so that they can spend more time together. Please note: On days when Jorge is in Chile or is traveling Mariela will host with her equally wonderful friend. They can even serve a vegetarian meal on request.

Tour info

3 hours
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Why take this tour?

Mariela has worked as a tour guide for the past eight years and speaks Spanish, English and Portuguese. She lives in the hip neighborhood of Palermo and offers a hands-on experience, where you will get to cook along with her in her home kitchen. Since her kitchen is small, you might use the dining area for demonstrations and to prep the ingredients for your meal. You will learn to make an appetizer and a main dish, and will also be taught to prepare some local drink like fernet.  For the meal, first you will be served a picada, a selection of finger foods such as different types of cheese, homemade sauces, spiced butter, and bread. This will be followed by tapa de asado (a meat roast with onions, peppers and red Argentinean wine) served with a side of mashed carrots, potatoes, pumpkins and sweet potatoes. Your meal will end with a sweet dessert. You can expect an authentic and delicious meal at Mariela’s home while sharing stories, food, and music!

What’s included?

  • Private cooking class with Mariela

  • Homecooked meal

  • Local alcohol (1-2 glasses)

  • Non-alcoholic beverages

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

  • Gratuities

  • Lunch

  • Dinner

  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 3h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

Operated by:

Traveling Spoon

About operator:

Traveling Spoon provides travelers with private, authentic food experiences, from homemade meals to cooking classes and market tours, with local hosts in their homes.

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