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Host: Farid

Mexico City, Mexico

USD
$28-$62 per person

Modern Mexican food in Colonia Napoles

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit

Meet Farid

Meet Farid, a photographer in his twenties who works for a humanitarian organization. Farid and his girlfriend live in a fun, funky, art-filled apartment in Colonia Napoles, which is one of Mexico City's upcoming neighborhoods for young entrepreneurs and artists.

Born and raised in DF (Mexico City), Farid grew up surrounded by a family of food lovers and fondly remembers weekly Friday dinners with more than 50 guests! His grandmother taught him to appreciate traditional Mexican flavors which he combines with new techniques. He likes to experiment in the kitchen, sometimes taking a modernist approach to classic dishes. Farid travels throughout Mexico for his work as a photographer and documentarian, and loves learning about regional culinary specialities as he travels.

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: (1-4 guests) Farid invites you for an evening of food, drinks, hospitality, and Mexican traditions. Your simple, casual meal will begin with a welcome beverage and an appetizer such as handmade blue corn tortilla chips and freshly made guacamole, followed by a main course, perhaps his Michoacán-style carnitas tacos served with roasted radishes, and fresh seasonal vegetables. Finish the meal with dessert over great conversation.

For an additional cost Farid offers artisanal Mexican beers, wines or good quality mezcal that are carefully selected to accent the food being served.

Cooking experience: (1-2 guests) Join Farid in his small but efficient kitchen to learn to prepare a simple and modern Mexican meal. You can expect the cooking portion of your experience to last about an hour before you enjoy the meal you helped prepare together.

Market visit: (1-2 guests) After meeting at Farid's apartment, hop on the subway for a quick 3-stop ride to Mercado San Juan, a bustling marketplace filled with traditional produce, butchers, as well as hard to find international gourmet products. Farid will take you through the maze of stalls and show you some of his favorite vendors.

Notes: Please note Farid's apartment is on the third floor and there is no elevator in his building.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Traveler reviews

Excellent experience. Farid was prompt in replying to emails, very kind and considerate. His apartment is lovely and we felt comfortable and welcome. The food was delicious with lots of opportunities to try different food. Farid speaks fluent English and we had many interesting conversations, was great to learn about his family. He had some excellent tips for places to visit and explore in the city.
- Stancy June 04, 2018

Farid was a great Traveling Spoon host. His eyes light up when he talks about Friday dinners with his family growing up (50 people every Friday - basically a weekly Thanksgiving feast) and he's very sincere in his desire to bring this type of social, communal dining experience to people traveling to Mexico City. Farid travels all over the country for his job and he can talk to you about the culture and food not only from Mexico City but every state in the country, which is an extraordinarily rare perspective.
- Divya, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Farid and Fernanda were lovely, welcoming and gracious hosts. We felt immediately at ease and able to enjoy the experience of learning about regional foods and ingredients, as well as having a relaxed evening in the comfort of a home environment. In addition, they were able to recommend points of interest and provide local insights. They were really easy to spend the evening with exchanging stories, laughing and learning more about one another's cuisine and cultures.
- Monica

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Farid

$28-$62 USD

per person
100%
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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Your credit card will not be charged until your host accepts your booking
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$28 $28 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$48 $48 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$62 $62 Not offered
Alcohol
$16 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$28 $28 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$48 $48 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$62 $62 Not offered
Alcohol
$16 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 7:00pm-10:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-1:00pm 5:00pm-9:00pm

Meet Farid

Meet Farid, a photographer in his twenties who works for a humanitarian organization. Farid and his girlfriend live in a fun, funky, art-filled apartment in Colonia Napoles, which is one of Mexico City's upcoming neighborhoods for young entrepreneurs and artists.

Born and raised in DF (Mexico City), Farid grew up surrounded by a family of food lovers and fondly remembers weekly Friday dinners with more than 50 guests! His grandmother taught him to appreciate traditional Mexican flavors which he combines with new techniques. He likes to experiment in the kitchen, sometimes taking a modernist approach to classic dishes. Farid travels throughout Mexico for his work as a photographer and documentarian, and loves learning about regional culinary specialities as he travels.

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: (1-4 guests) Farid invites you for an evening of food, drinks, hospitality, and Mexican traditions. Your simple, casual meal will begin with a welcome beverage and an appetizer such as handmade blue corn tortilla chips and freshly made guacamole, followed by a main course, perhaps his Michoacán-style carnitas tacos served with roasted radishes, and fresh seasonal vegetables. Finish the meal with dessert over great conversation.

For an additional cost Farid offers artisanal Mexican beers, wines or good quality mezcal that are carefully selected to accent the food being served.

Cooking experience: (1-2 guests) Join Farid in his small but efficient kitchen to learn to prepare a simple and modern Mexican meal. You can expect the cooking portion of your experience to last about an hour before you enjoy the meal you helped prepare together.

Market visit: (1-2 guests) After meeting at Farid's apartment, hop on the subway for a quick 3-stop ride to Mercado San Juan, a bustling marketplace filled with traditional produce, butchers, as well as hard to find international gourmet products. Farid will take you through the maze of stalls and show you some of his favorite vendors.

Notes: Please note Farid's apartment is on the third floor and there is no elevator in his building.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Traveler reviews

Excellent experience. Farid was prompt in replying to emails, very kind and considerate. His apartment is lovely and we felt comfortable and welcome. The food was delicious with lots of opportunities to try different food. Farid speaks fluent English and we had many interesting conversations, was great to learn about his family. He had some excellent tips for places to visit and explore in the city.
- Stancy June 04, 2018

Farid was a great Traveling Spoon host. His eyes light up when he talks about Friday dinners with his family growing up (50 people every Friday - basically a weekly Thanksgiving feast) and he's very sincere in his desire to bring this type of social, communal dining experience to people traveling to Mexico City. Farid travels all over the country for his job and he can talk to you about the culture and food not only from Mexico City but every state in the country, which is an extraordinarily rare perspective.
- Divya, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Farid and Fernanda were lovely, welcoming and gracious hosts. We felt immediately at ease and able to enjoy the experience of learning about regional foods and ingredients, as well as having a relaxed evening in the comfort of a home environment. In addition, they were able to recommend points of interest and provide local insights. They were really easy to spend the evening with exchanging stories, laughing and learning more about one another's cuisine and cultures.
- Monica

Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$28 $28 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$48 $48 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$62 $62 Not offered
Alcohol
$16 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$28 $28 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$48 $48 Not offered
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$62 $62 Not offered
Alcohol
$16 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 7:00pm-10:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-1:00pm 5:00pm-9:00pm
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