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Host: Rocio

Puebla, Mexico

USD
$54-$80 per person

Traditional Poblano cuisine in a family home

Host offerings
  • House
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Rocio

Rocio is passionate about promoting Mexico's cultural heritage, whether it be cooking traditional regional cuisines or learning about diverse folk art and dances. She is originally from Morelia, lived in Sonora for twelve years and has now been in Puebla for many years. An accomplished home-cook, she has mastered regional recipes from each place she has lived, but takes particular pride in her typical Poblano dishes.

Rocio, her husband, Victor, and their daughter, Paulina, look forward to welcoming you in their comfortable family home in central Puebla!

"I am a housewife who is in love with her country, its folklore, its customs and traditions, its food and most of all, my family. I enjoy the experience of serving a dish and seeing happy faces on my guests when they taste them."

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: (1-5 guests) Enjoy a meal of typical Mexican family-style dishes at Rocio's table. She might prepare Poblano cuisine or feature dishes from other parts of her diverse country. Some of Rocio's specialities include the famous mole poblano, tinga de pollo (shredded chicken cooked in a tomato-onion sauce), pipian verde (chicken smothered in a pumpkin seed and tomatillo sauce), and hand-made tamales stuffed with regional ingredients. For dessert she might prepare a traditional sweet made by stewing fruit or sweet potatoes in syrup.
Rocio prepares inventive vegetarian cuisine (including tacos de jamaica - tacos stuffed with hibiscus flowers topped with Oaxacan cheese) so please be sure to let her know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Join Rocio in her kitchen to learn to prepare two or three home-style Mexican dishes. You can expect to cook for an hour before you share your meal together.

Market visit: (1-5 guests) Rocio will take you to La Cocota Market where she will teach you about local produce and ingredients for sale. She'll show you how to select the right ingredients for your meal.

Notes: Rocio and Victor do not speak English but they will arrange for a family member to translate during your experience together.

Languages spoken: English

PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

We had a great meal with Rocio and her family. We were greeted with a traditional Poblano aperitif, and immediately fell into friendly conversation, where they told us about Puebla and other parts of Mexico that they know. The house is behind a wall, as all houses in Puebla are, but once inside their home we felt very welcomed. The food (soup, build-your-own tacos with delicious fillings, including killer guacamole, homemade juice, and traditional dessert) was delicious and inventive. We loved meeting them and hope that more people get the chance to do so, too!

Anne and Andrew, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

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

$54-$80 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
$60 $58 $54
Cooking Experience + Meal
$70 $68 $62
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$60 $80 $76
Alcohol
$6 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$60 $58 $54
Cooking Experience + Meal
$70 $68 $62
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$60 $80 $76
Alcohol
$6 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 6:00pm-9:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-2:00pm

Meet Rocio

Rocio is passionate about promoting Mexico's cultural heritage, whether it be cooking traditional regional cuisines or learning about diverse folk art and dances. She is originally from Morelia, lived in Sonora for twelve years and has now been in Puebla for many years. An accomplished home-cook, she has mastered regional recipes from each place she has lived, but takes particular pride in her typical Poblano dishes.

Rocio, her husband, Victor, and their daughter, Paulina, look forward to welcoming you in their comfortable family home in central Puebla!

"I am a housewife who is in love with her country, its folklore, its customs and traditions, its food and most of all, my family. I enjoy the experience of serving a dish and seeing happy faces on my guests when they taste them."

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: (1-5 guests) Enjoy a meal of typical Mexican family-style dishes at Rocio's table. She might prepare Poblano cuisine or feature dishes from other parts of her diverse country. Some of Rocio's specialities include the famous mole poblano, tinga de pollo (shredded chicken cooked in a tomato-onion sauce), pipian verde (chicken smothered in a pumpkin seed and tomatillo sauce), and hand-made tamales stuffed with regional ingredients. For dessert she might prepare a traditional sweet made by stewing fruit or sweet potatoes in syrup.
Rocio prepares inventive vegetarian cuisine (including tacos de jamaica - tacos stuffed with hibiscus flowers topped with Oaxacan cheese) so please be sure to let her know if you have any dietary restrictions.

Cooking experience: (1-5 guests) Join Rocio in her kitchen to learn to prepare two or three home-style Mexican dishes. You can expect to cook for an hour before you share your meal together.

Market visit: (1-5 guests) Rocio will take you to La Cocota Market where she will teach you about local produce and ingredients for sale. She'll show you how to select the right ingredients for your meal.

Notes: Rocio and Victor do not speak English but they will arrange for a family member to translate during your experience together.

Languages spoken: English

PERSONALLY VETTED REVIEW
A Traveling Spoon ambassador visited this host. Here is their personal review.

We had a great meal with Rocio and her family. We were greeted with a traditional Poblano aperitif, and immediately fell into friendly conversation, where they told us about Puebla and other parts of Mexico that they know. The house is behind a wall, as all houses in Puebla are, but once inside their home we felt very welcomed. The food (soup, build-your-own tacos with delicious fillings, including killer guacamole, homemade juice, and traditional dessert) was delicious and inventive. We loved meeting them and hope that more people get the chance to do so, too!

Anne and Andrew, Traveling Spoon Ambassador

Traveler reviews

This is a new host who does not yet have any reviews. You can see reviews of our other Puebla Traveling Spoon experiences on TripAdvisor:
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
In-Home Meal
$60 $58 $54
Cooking Experience + Meal
$70 $68 $62
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$60 $80 $76
Alcohol
$6 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$60 $58 $54
Cooking Experience + Meal
$70 $68 $62
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$60 $80 $76
Alcohol
$6 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 6:00pm-9:00pm
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-2:00pm
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