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The Culinary Center - The Ritz-Carlton Cancun

4.9
4.9
47 Reviews
MXN500 and over
Mexican

Grab an apron and jump right into our very unique and fun Culinary Center, which has many options of cooking classes and culinary experiences to choose from.
The hours of operation are Monday – Saturday 1:00 or 6:00 P.M.

**Cooking Classes** (Interactive, no gluten free option)
Cucina Italiana
Cocina Mexicana
Jr. Mexican Cooking Class

**Interactive Chef Experience **
Magic Yucatan Flavors (Semi-interactive)

Chef Table
Regional México

**Deluxe Chef Experience**
Real Cancun Cooking (Private Experience)

Additional options are available for large groups and private events. For private events, timing and menu offerings can be customized, based on availability.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Food
    Mon–Sat 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    998 881 0808 ext. 43

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Marisol Luna

  • Neighborhood

    Cancún

  • Cross street

    Blv. Kukulkan

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is complimentary

  • Public transit

    Hotel buses within a short walking distance of Ritz-Carlton, Cancún

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 47 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 5.0Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. S

    Sarah

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the absolute best time! We made an amazing Yucutan cuisine meal complete with margaritas and dessert. Marisol and her team were so sweet and helpful and the view from the kitchen is absolutely breathtaking. Completely worth the money!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    Our chefs were really lovely and great at talking about the dishes and drinks pairing. The kitchen is also lovely. Where I had the biggest issue was the value for

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Marisol and the interactive cooking class was superb! We enjoyed our afternoon thoroughly

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    It is not a chefs table in the kitchen. Very over priced for the experience.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What an incredible experience ! Chef Marisol Luna was incredible and food was magnificent.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Marisol is amazing!

  7. TM

    TeresaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice experience and very pleasant hosts. Something interesting to do in Cancun if you are a foodie. Would have enjoyed more dessert or drinks....maybe ask and see if they can add more for an additional charge if its your preference too. I should have done that.

  8. TS

    TimS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My wife and I had a great meal at the culinary center. As it turned out, we were the only 2 people for the chefs table which was a team of 3 people. This allowed us to have a very personalized experience and it was well worth the money. All 5 courses were very interesting and authentic. The drink parings were very good as well.

  9. S

    Superb

    Denver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We did both an interactive dinner (some cooking class work, but mostly eating) and a chef's table. Both were FANTASTIC. Highly recommended. Chef Marisol and her staff are charming and talented. We loved what was prepared, loved the explanations and interesting facts about different foods and their place in the Mayan and/or Mexican culture, and truly loved the personal attention and service. A really special, fun, exceptional dining adventure.

  10. GG

    GailG

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great culinary experience in a fantastic and beautiful setting. We had Ritz Carlton Chef Marisol prepare a delicious meal while teaching us about the ingredients and history of the dishes. It was just my husband and I plus the staff of 4 chefs- WOW!! We loved the experience and the meal was 5 Star!! We will highly recommend.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you, Marisol! The food was delicious and beautiful! A fantastic experience! We will be back! Thank you for everything!

  12. c

    cocoabean

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super fun experience cooking with Chef Maria and get super assistant Ricardo! Definitely a must do when in Cancun!!

  13. CS

    ChuckS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Culinary Center at the Ritz Carlton Cancun was a fascinating experience. Chef Mara gave us a sense of real Mexican culture. She brought everything to life by not only helping us prepare the food, but also teaching us the history behind the ingredients we used. We recommend anyone who is interested in Mexican cooking to take this culinary journey. You will not be disappointed.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    An amazing, intimate dining experience in a large, deluxe gourmet kitchen, this five course chef's table meal is one I will remember. Animated chef Mara Barba infinitely enhanced the experience with her knowledge of the history of Mexico, its regions, history, and climate on the cuisine we sampled. Food was delicious, unusual and beautifully prepared. The dinner was interactive, and I learned so much. This dinner is a great value with cocktails, wine, and after dinner drinks included. I highly recommend this remarkable dining experience. It's certainly a best kept secret at the deluxe Ritz Carlton resort.

  15. SD

    SteveD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    i went twice. once for the mayan flavors cooking class (you eat it all after!) and once for the special evening's chef's dinner where the chef prepares everything you are eating, 7 course, while telling stories of the cultures and the food

  16. EZ

    ElizabethZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a great time learning about mexican food in the cooking class. everything was delicious and we would love to go again

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unbelievably awesome and highly recommended!!! We hope we can find the ingredients in the USA to make these delicious dishes!!!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Magic Yucatan experience was amazing! Our group of 4 had an amazing time with this experience. Not only do you get to enjoy amazing food but you will learn about the history and the culture from the outstanding chef! We highly recommend this for a memorable night out.

  19. HB

    HeatherB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was an awesome experience. My husband and I were actually the only two who were there so it was like having 4 chefs cook for you and who also showed us how to make certain dishes. The chefs were so genuine and friendly. Even after our lunch we stayed and talked to them about where we were all from and our families. Out of everything we did, this was our favorite thing we did while I’m Cancun.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    So much fun!

  21. f

    friscofamily

    Dallas

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Mara is excellent and has a great story to tell, which is part of the fun! Excellent food and good overall experience.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was such a great experience- Mara was an amazing chef and host! Would recommend to all as a wonderful culinary experience.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a awesome time. The chef and staff where very professional and made our experience an evening to remember.

  24. DC

    DavidC

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The entire experience was wonderful and intimate. The chef, Mara Barba, is an artist and as sweet and wonderful as you could ever ask for. We learned about Mexican wine (and its unusual history), how to make tortillas and sample an array of fabulous and creative Mexican-inspired dishes. It was just a small group, and we all had a wonderful time. The quality of the Ritz with more depth and less glitz. Go there!

  25. DJ

    DebbieJo

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mara was a gracious, fun and intelligent chef. We learned so much from her and had tons of fun. Best meal we had on our trip. Thank you Mara!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The culinary experience was extremely enjoyable. Chef Mara did an excellent job of describing the local cuisine and spent plenty of time explaining all of the ingredients, how they were sourced, and how to properly prepare them. Chef Mara also did a wonderful job with all of the wine parings. This is great for couples and it is maxed out at a total of four couples so no large groups, intimate and fun.

  27. N

    Nellie

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chef Mara provided an exceptional evening of food, drink, and fun.

  28. j

    jcbjr

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best dinner experiences in Cancun. Always inventive, interesting, and enjoyable food and atmosphere.

  29. J

    Jamie5105

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely perfect evening. The atmosphere was charming, the service was impeccable, and Chef Mara whipped up an unforgettable meal with really good wine pairings. Highly recommend to all Ritz guests looking for a quiet, unique meal experience. We couldn’t be more pleased with everything!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very personal

  31. GH

    GrantHigginson

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mara & Ricardo were outstanding hosts! The food was delicious and unique, and we learned a lot. I highly recommend visiting the Culinary Centre for a truly unique experience!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed the chef’s table experience. Mara and her team were fantastic...delicious food and stories were shared to give us a deeper sense of local culture.

  33. P

    Paul

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mara and Ricardo were excellent in this hands-on cooking experience in the Culinary Center. We had a great time.

  34. S

    Sweetsjunkie

    Atlantic City

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mara and her staff are so pleasant and go in depth to explain all the local foods.

  35. b

    bobfaircloth

    Los Angeles

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely the best food experience we have had in awhile. Chef Mara makes it fun and educational. I recommend this as a "can't miss" event. Less info here is best so as not to spoil...we had no exact idea and left full, thrilled and thankful at our good choice!

  36. CL

    CarolynL

    New Mexico

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chef Mara did a great job highlighting local ingredients while involving the 4 of us in the cooking. A great experience of local cuisine with a chef who is passionate about the food. Fun and informative.

  37. JF

    JeffF

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Chefs Mara Barbara & Noe Garcia provide you with a culinary tour through the different regions of Mexico Chef Mara's passion for food shows as she talks you through each course with the knowledge and history of each ingredient. The food was amazing and included several personal creations by Mara. The atmosphere is like being in Mara's home kitchen and you are family over for a meal. This is a memory we will cherish from our trip.

  38. PL

    PaulL

    Nashville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food experience in the hotel zone. Learn the secrets of Maya cuisine and enjoy local spirits. Great interactive cooking class and dinner. Salute Chef Mara!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Culinary Center was great. Mara, the Head Chef was an absolute Gem. Her energy and knowledge helped make this experience one to remember. I would highly recommend this experience to others.

  40. HH

    HolleeH

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic! We had a great time learning to cook while enjoying delicious food, wine & conversation! Best meal & experience at the Ritz!!

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The Culinary Center - The Ritz-Carlton Cancun is rated 4.9 stars by 47 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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Google Map for The Culinary Center - The Ritz-Carlton Cancun

Retorno del Rey #36 Zona Hotelera Cancún, ROO 77500

  • Cross street

    Blv. Kukulkan

  • Neighborhood

    Cancún

  • Hours of operation

    Food
    Mon–Sat 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is complimentary

  • Public transit

    Hotel buses within a short walking distance of Ritz-Carlton, Cancún

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Marisol Luna

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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