Cozumel Culinary Tour Excursion Reviews

Mexican cuisine is colorful and delicious. Satisfy your palette on a culinary tour to hot spots and hidden gems on the island of Cozumel.
We went on the Mayan chocolate tour.
Sail Date: July 2019
We went on the Mayan chocolate tour. Highly recommend. You want Bianca as your tour guide. Lots of up-selling though.
We went on the Mayan chocolate tour. Highly recommend. You want Bianca as your tour guide. Lots of up-selling though. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Another highlight of the trip.
Sail Date: June 2019
Another highlight of the trip. The cooking lesson took place at a gorgeous beach resort a few miles up the road from the cruise pier, and (again) the staff were excellent, enthusiastic and helpful. The description on the website ... Read More
Another highlight of the trip. The cooking lesson took place at a gorgeous beach resort a few miles up the road from the cruise pier, and (again) the staff were excellent, enthusiastic and helpful. The description on the website undersells it ... we made a 3-course lunch, which we then ate in a lovely upstairs dining room with full open bar. Fabulously fun for me and my 16-year-old. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Excellent choice.
Sail Date: May 2019
Excellent choice. We cooked our lunch, learning a few techiniques I plan to practice at home. Class was held at Playa Mia, leaving some time to explore the resort, enjoy the beach and/or open bar. Fun!
Excellent choice. We cooked our lunch, learning a few techiniques I plan to practice at home. Class was held at Playa Mia, leaving some time to explore the resort, enjoy the beach and/or open bar. Fun! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We cooked a three course meal at Playa Mia.
Sail Date: February 2019
We cooked a three course meal at Playa Mia. The cooking was amazing and so much fun. We learned a lot. The beach break was only 1.5 hours and this was really not enough time to enjoy the area. We would have liked to have gone straight ... Read More
We cooked a three course meal at Playa Mia. The cooking was amazing and so much fun. We learned a lot. The beach break was only 1.5 hours and this was really not enough time to enjoy the area. We would have liked to have gone straight back to the ship but that was an additional fee to leave early. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Chefs Market tour.
Sail Date: December 2018
Chefs Market tour. Did a local market, Mayan cocoa company, a tequila maker. Was done with one of the ships chefs.
Chefs Market tour. Did a local market, Mayan cocoa company, a tequila maker. Was done with one of the ships chefs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Chocolate factory and Tequila tour.Very informative.
Sail Date: December 2018
Chocolate factory and Tequila tour.Very informative.
Chocolate factory and Tequila tour.Very informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Joy of chocolate tour was a great historical tour as well as learning to make chocolate.
Sail Date: November 2018
Joy of chocolate tour was a great historical tour as well as learning to make chocolate. Was a museum of mayan culture, guide was excellent.
Joy of chocolate tour was a great historical tour as well as learning to make chocolate. Was a museum of mayan culture, guide was excellent. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We decided to try something different, a food tour on land!
Sail Date: June 2018
We decided to try something different, a food tour on land! It was the BEST choice in Cozumel. Our very friendly tour guide Gerry, a native of Mexico City but longtime resident of Cozumel, along with our driver, Noé, made our Cozumel Chef ... Read More
We decided to try something different, a food tour on land! It was the BEST choice in Cozumel. Our very friendly tour guide Gerry, a native of Mexico City but longtime resident of Cozumel, along with our driver, Noé, made our Cozumel Chef Food Tour a delicious and informative experience:
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We tried 6 different Yucatán/Quintana Roo-specific foods at 6 different small restaurants: Cactus & Huitlacoche (corn mushroom) Quesadillas, Pork Cochinita Tacos, Chips & Refried Black Beans & Hot Salsa, Sopa de Lima (traditional Key Lime & Chicken & Habañero Pepper Soup), Fish & Crab Cevicho, and Whole Fried Grouper! Everything was amazing – and Gerry ended the tour by giving the group a choice for dessert: Bakery or Tequila Tasting? The group’s consensus was overwhelmingly pro-Tequila, so we went to the Tres Tonos Tequila Store/Museum (they don’t actually make it there, they show you the process in photos, and then bring you to a shop), with Armando as our tour guide. He told us all about the process, and took us to taste 4 different ages of tequila and some other flavored liquors, then left it up to us to buy or not buy tequila, gifts, clothing, and/or Mexican Vanilla Extract – we got 1 bottle Tequila Reposado ($60) and 1 Vanilla ($8). This tequila is smooooooth! And they give you generous samples and make funny toasts. Hope you get Armando! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We did the Tequila Tasting, Chocolate Factory and Cooking class at Playa Mia.
Sail Date: June 2018
We did the Tequila Tasting, Chocolate Factory and Cooking class at Playa Mia. We all agreed that the Tequila and chocolate could have been skipped, but the cooking class is out of this world fun. My husband and I had done it a few years ... Read More
We did the Tequila Tasting, Chocolate Factory and Cooking class at Playa Mia. We all agreed that the Tequila and chocolate could have been skipped, but the cooking class is out of this world fun. My husband and I had done it a few years ago but our friends had not. We had 2 other people in our group and we had a blast. Luis, the chef is a great chef and a wonderful entertainer. He made sure the drinks were flowing and that all 6 of us were having a great time. We made an appetizer, main dish and a dessert and then we all got to sit down and chat with Luis and his sous chef, Moses. Luis is a great guy and his class is super fun. As it turned out this was the only day we had rain on the cruise so it was a perfect way to spend a day. the only down side to this excursion was that it seemed to take a long time to walk to where we had to meet the taxi and then get to the tequila factory and then to Playa Mia. The cooking class wasn't available on NCL so we booked it with shore excursions. Once we got on the ship it was listed in their written information..that was a bit frustrating but again, not a deal breaker or a real problem. do not hesitate to book this excursion...you'll have the time of your life! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Went to real part of town and had authentic food.
Sail Date: March 2018
Went to real part of town and had authentic food. Went to local market and had an excellent time. Would highy reccomend this tour. Small group of us. Jerry our gude was super. Mr joe our driver was good the excursion was called cozumel ... Read More
Went to real part of town and had authentic food. Went to local market and had an excellent time. Would highy reccomend this tour. Small group of us. Jerry our gude was super. Mr joe our driver was good the excursion was called cozumel food,flavors and local colors excursion. Taxi to mega store was $8.00. One way. Our driver took us back to ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
I had new and wonderful food experiences.
Sail Date: March 2018
I had new and wonderful food experiences. I now know what real Mexican food is all about, and also quite a bit about Cozumel history. At the end of the tour, we were given a choice of experiences to cap the tour - a bakery, or a tequila ... Read More
I had new and wonderful food experiences. I now know what real Mexican food is all about, and also quite a bit about Cozumel history. At the end of the tour, we were given a choice of experiences to cap the tour - a bakery, or a tequila tasting. My friend selected the tequila tasting, and had an experience we could never have elsewhere. I don't like hard liquor, but the tequila we tasted was like nothing I had ever tasted. Overall, I would do this tour again, in a heartbeat. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Chef Loius was amazing.
Sail Date: February 2018
Chef Loius was amazing. We learned to cook a wonderful fish dish and the banana dessert was awesome. The staff were well organized and made this experience a lot of fun. It was one of the best days of our cruise. My 17 year old ... Read More
Chef Loius was amazing. We learned to cook a wonderful fish dish and the banana dessert was awesome. The staff were well organized and made this experience a lot of fun. It was one of the best days of our cruise. My 17 year old granddaughter enjoyed this cooking class, too! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
First was the excellent Mayan Cacao Company.
Sail Date: February 2018
First was the excellent Mayan Cacao Company. Although it was a little pricey for the bars they tasted good and we bought a few. The was by far the best part of this Princess tour. Then we went to a "Tequileria", this was the ... Read More
First was the excellent Mayan Cacao Company. Although it was a little pricey for the bars they tasted good and we bought a few. The was by far the best part of this Princess tour. Then we went to a "Tequileria", this was the equivalent to an infomercial on a shopping network. The prices were inflated compared to what you would pay at the port shops and I don't think many people bought any that day. The semisub with a glass bottom boat was midly enjoyable for the views, but the guide was not worth much of a tip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
You take a bus over to Playa Mia - and go cook with Chef Luis.
Sail Date: February 2018
You take a bus over to Playa Mia - and go cook with Chef Luis. A fun time cooking (with drinks!).. then you eat the lunch you cooked. It was excellent. You then have time to use the rest of the Beach Park.
You take a bus over to Playa Mia - and go cook with Chef Luis. A fun time cooking (with drinks!).. then you eat the lunch you cooked. It was excellent. You then have time to use the rest of the Beach Park. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Not sure the name of resort but it was a huge water park.
Sail Date: February 2018
Not sure the name of resort but it was a huge water park. We initially had a cooking lesson and made our own appetizer, entree and desert along with all you can drink alcohol/soft drinks. After that we had the complete use of the resort. ... Read More
Not sure the name of resort but it was a huge water park. We initially had a cooking lesson and made our own appetizer, entree and desert along with all you can drink alcohol/soft drinks. After that we had the complete use of the resort. This is a really great tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Mayan Cacao Company was fun, tour guide was GREAT!!!
Sail Date: February 2018
Mayan Cacao Company was fun, tour guide was GREAT!!!
Mayan Cacao Company was fun, tour guide was GREAT!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very entertaining and the food we prepared was excellent.
Sail Date: December 2017
Very entertaining and the food we prepared was excellent. Chef Luis was fun. Highly recommend.
Very entertaining and the food we prepared was excellent. Chef Luis was fun. Highly recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Participated in a Mexican cooking class.
Sail Date: December 2017
Participated in a Mexican cooking class. Visit to local market for fresh ingredients, made tortillas. good food, great margaritas and guacamole. Learned a lot about different spices and ingredients and why they are used in Mexican cooking.
Participated in a Mexican cooking class. Visit to local market for fresh ingredients, made tortillas. good food, great margaritas and guacamole. Learned a lot about different spices and ingredients and why they are used in Mexican cooking. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Organized well Chef and assistants were excellent we cooked a fantastic fresh grouper lunch the ...
Sail Date: December 2017
Organized well Chef and assistants were excellent we cooked a fantastic fresh grouper lunch the Margaritas flowed it was a blast!
Organized well Chef and assistants were excellent we cooked a fantastic fresh grouper lunch the Margaritas flowed it was a blast! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
OMG....this was so much fun!
Sail Date: November 2017
OMG....this was so much fun! I would do this again. The chef was personable, funny and made it fun. Everyone should try this! Due to rainy weather, we didn't have the opportunity to use the beach and pool facilities but it was still a ... Read More
OMG....this was so much fun! I would do this again. The chef was personable, funny and made it fun. Everyone should try this! Due to rainy weather, we didn't have the opportunity to use the beach and pool facilities but it was still a great excursion! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Booked Cozumel Foodie Tour with Chef Emily.
Sail Date: September 2017
Booked Cozumel Foodie Tour with Chef Emily. Delicious food at each stop. Not your usual tourist places to eat but small family owned places. Guide Gerry shared his knowledge of food and his countries culture. Would highly recommend this ... Read More
Booked Cozumel Foodie Tour with Chef Emily. Delicious food at each stop. Not your usual tourist places to eat but small family owned places. Guide Gerry shared his knowledge of food and his countries culture. Would highly recommend this for something different to do in Cozumel. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
This was the best of all the excursions!!!!
Sail Date: June 2017
This was the best of all the excursions!!!!
This was the best of all the excursions!!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Fantastic, fun culinary tour in Playa Mia.
Sail Date: March 2017
Fantastic, fun culinary tour in Playa Mia. We made a delicious 3 course mill, and the chef was awesome. He was very helpful and funny. Overall, the best excursion we took!
Fantastic, fun culinary tour in Playa Mia. We made a delicious 3 course mill, and the chef was awesome. He was very helpful and funny. Overall, the best excursion we took! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We learned to make chocolate from scratch.
Sail Date: March 2017
We learned to make chocolate from scratch. Lots of fun.
We learned to make chocolate from scratch. Lots of fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Chocolate & Market tour was really a blast.
Sail Date: February 2017
The Chocolate & Market tour was really a blast. We're foodies & this was GREAT. I only wish the Equinox sous chef that came along was a little more engaging. He seemed a bit disinterested. Omar made the galley tour fun and the ... Read More
The Chocolate & Market tour was really a blast. We're foodies & this was GREAT. I only wish the Equinox sous chef that came along was a little more engaging. He seemed a bit disinterested. Omar made the galley tour fun and the Mexican meal was wonderful! KUDOS Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises