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The Culinary Center - The Ritz-Carlton Cancun

4.9
25 reviews
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MXN500 and over
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Mexican
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Saturday: 13:00hrs-18:00hrs
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Phone number
01 998 881 0808 ext. 43
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Ryan Manning
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Blv. Kukulkan
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Parking details
Valet Parking is complimentary
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Public transit
Hotel buses within a short walking distance of Ritz-Carlton, Cancún
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 25 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0  Dined a day ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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vipDebbieJo (Chicago)
5.0  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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  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.

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vipNellie (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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vipjcbjr (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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Jamie5105 (New York Area)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Very personal

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GrantHigginson (Calgary)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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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Paul (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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vipSweetsjunkie (Atlantic City)
5.0  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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bobfaircloth (Los Angeles)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Nashville)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  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.

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vipHolleeH (Dallas)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Berlin)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 23, 2017

Amazing one of a kind experience. Worth every penny.

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