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Host: Theresa

Mexico City, Mexico

USD
$38-$64 per person

Traditional Jamaican cuisine in Mexico City

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Theresa

Theresa is originally from Jamaica and loves cooking and sharing Jamaican cuisine in Mexico City. She moved to Mexico in 2013 and has been cooking traditional Jamaican meals for friends and strangers, who became friends. Mexican locals were so curious about her roots and wanted to learn more about Jamaica so Theresa started hosting dinners from her apartment so that she could share the food, ingredients, and culinary traditions of Jamaica.

When asked why she wants to host, she said “I enjoy cooking and interacting with my guests and putting smiles on each and every one of their faces.”

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Join Theresa in her central Mexico City apartment for a journey through Jamaica as you learn about its food, people and culture. You will be introduced to local traditions of Jamaica, followed by delicious food prepared from recipes passed down by Theresa’s grandparents. Theresa sources her ingredients from Jamaica so that she can offer you an authentic dining experience. Your menu might include dishes such as fried or roasted plantains, jerk chicken, curry goat or ackee and saltfish, and a seasonal salad. Your meal concludes with a sweet dessert such as carrot cake.

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) Join Theresa in her small kitchen for a hands-on Jamaican cooking class that lasts about 1.5 hours. As her kitchen is small, you will use her dining table to prep before you move into her kitchen to cook on the stove. Learn to make an appetizer and main dish during your cooking class while listening to Theresa's stories of growing up in Jamaica. After cooking, you will sit down and share the homecooked Jamaican meal you helped prepare with your host Theresa.

Notes: Theresa can offer lactose free, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan meals on request so please let her know if you have any dietary preferences.

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Fried or roasted plantains
  • Jerk chicken, curry goat or ackee and saltfish
  • Salad
  • Carrot cake

Traveler reviews

This is a new host who does not yet have any reviews. You can see reviews of our other Mexico City Traveling Spoon experiences on TripAdvisor:
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Theresa

$38-$64 USD

per person
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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$44 $40 $38
Cooking Experience + Meal
$64 $60 Not offered
Alcohol
$5 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$44 $40 $38
Cooking Experience + Meal
$64 $60 Not offered
Alcohol
$5 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 5:00pm-8:00pm

Meet Theresa

Theresa is originally from Jamaica and loves cooking and sharing Jamaican cuisine in Mexico City. She moved to Mexico in 2013 and has been cooking traditional Jamaican meals for friends and strangers, who became friends. Mexican locals were so curious about her roots and wanted to learn more about Jamaica so Theresa started hosting dinners from her apartment so that she could share the food, ingredients, and culinary traditions of Jamaica.

When asked why she wants to host, she said “I enjoy cooking and interacting with my guests and putting smiles on each and every one of their faces.”

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

In-home meal: (1-6 guests) Join Theresa in her central Mexico City apartment for a journey through Jamaica as you learn about its food, people and culture. You will be introduced to local traditions of Jamaica, followed by delicious food prepared from recipes passed down by Theresa’s grandparents. Theresa sources her ingredients from Jamaica so that she can offer you an authentic dining experience. Your menu might include dishes such as fried or roasted plantains, jerk chicken, curry goat or ackee and saltfish, and a seasonal salad. Your meal concludes with a sweet dessert such as carrot cake.

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) Join Theresa in her small kitchen for a hands-on Jamaican cooking class that lasts about 1.5 hours. As her kitchen is small, you will use her dining table to prep before you move into her kitchen to cook on the stove. Learn to make an appetizer and main dish during your cooking class while listening to Theresa's stories of growing up in Jamaica. After cooking, you will sit down and share the homecooked Jamaican meal you helped prepare with your host Theresa.

Notes: Theresa can offer lactose free, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan meals on request so please let her know if you have any dietary preferences.

Languages spoken: English

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Fried or roasted plantains
  • Jerk chicken, curry goat or ackee and saltfish
  • Salad
  • Carrot cake

Traveler reviews

This is a new host who does not yet have any reviews. You can see reviews of our other Mexico City Traveling Spoon experiences on TripAdvisor:
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$44 $40 $38
Cooking Experience + Meal
$64 $60 Not offered
Alcohol
$5 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$44 $40 $38
Cooking Experience + Meal
$64 $60 Not offered
Alcohol
$5 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:00pm-2:00pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-2:00pm 5:00pm-8:00pm
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