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Nearby points of interest

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About The Culinary Center - The Ritz-Carlton Cancun

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** 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.

Retorno del Rey #36
Zona Hotelera
77500 Cancún
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 13:00hrs-18:00hrs

Cross Street:
Blv. Kukulkan

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
MXN500 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01 998 881 0808 ext. 43

Website:
http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Cancun/Di

Parking Details:
Valet Parking is complimentary

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

Executive Chef:
Chef Ryan Manning

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Culinary Center - The Ritz-Carlton Cancun Ratings and Reviews

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5.0

service

5.0

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5.0

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4.8

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Scenic View (3)
Waterfront (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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!

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

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!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very personal

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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

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.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 25, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 20, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on May 16, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 28, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on March 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Fun, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on March 13, 2017

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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vip
 (Berlin)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Amazing exploration of the Mexican cuisine presented by a very witty, masterful, chef and her staff. A very pleasant experience worth writing about. Do not hesitate and take a chance.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Amazing one of a kind experience. Worth every penny.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 6, 2017

We had a wonderful dinning experience. There were only three of us cooking with Chef Ryan and his staff. It was a relaxed atmosphere with what turned out to be a personal cooking class. And the food was delicious!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2017

This was the best cooking class ever. My wife has "convinced " me to take a few in NYC but none of them had Chef Ryan or his beautiful Viking kitchen overlooking then Caribbean Sea.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 9, 2016

Had an absolutely fabulous evening with chef Ryan Manning. A very intimate dining experience with flavors of Mexico City paired perfectly with wines and local beverages. We are self proclaimed food snobs who love to cook. This was a perfect experience!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2016

We had an amazing dinner at the Chef's Table at the Ritz Carlton. The chef Ryan Manning was great at explaining the food and why it fit with the theme. If you like food I recommend that you make a reservation for this unique experience.

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 (Cancún)·Dined on August 27, 2016

The Culinary Center was a great experience, tailored to my wishes. This is an interactive experience with a Ritz Carlton chef. Ours was the Yucatan experience for just the two of us; others in our traveling group went earlier in the week for a team competition event.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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