Classes in Morelia

Zirita Taller de Experiencias Culinarias, Cynthia Martinez
Zirita is a cooking school located about 20 minutes outside of downtown Morelia and classes last approximately 6.5 hours (including pick-up and drop-off) and cost between $100 and $120 USD. Classes are led by Cynthia, a local chef and owner of San Miguelito Restaurant, or by some of Morelia’s best traditional cooks. They include a local market tour, tastings of local products, interactive instruction, written recipes, unlimited drinks (non-alcoholic), and two alcoholic beverages.


  • The main objective of this cooking school is to promote Mexican cuisine while at the same time, providing a steady income for the traditional cooks in Morelia by showcasing their unique culinary talents
  • The spacious cooking school has everything from modern appliances to outdoor ovens and pits…it is decorated impeccably with Mexican folk art from top to bottom
  • Cynthia thought about everything when constructing this school – if class participants have young children, there is plenty of outdoor space and a large tree house to keep them in busy while the cooking class is conducted

Mexican-Style Kitchen with Colorful Decor at Zirita
Photo Credit: Lola’s Cocina

8 Comments on “Classes in Morelia”

  1. Keith Joyce
    January 28, 2016 at 6:10 pm #

    So, are classes in English?

    • January 28, 2016 at 9:59 pm #

      Hi, Keith. I speak Spanish so it was taught in Spanish but the instructors also teaches in English.

  2. Gabriela Paniagua
    April 11, 2018 at 9:25 pm #


    I’m very interested in taking the cooking classes. I’ll be visiting Amorelia in April 24th- May 1st. I hoping I can take your class while I visit.

    • April 13, 2018 at 3:44 pm #

      Hi, Gabriela. I actually took this class while in Morelia (I teach out of Denver, CO). Chef Cynthia Martinez is the one who teaches these classes out of Morelia and you can contact her directly to set up a class. Her number is +52 1 443 103 9659.

      • Gabriela Paniagua
        April 14, 2018 at 11:07 am #

        Thank you, I’ll do that

      • Lauren Sarabia
        August 19, 2019 at 12:53 am #

        What classes are available the week of October 28,2019?

      • August 19, 2019 at 2:01 pm #

        You’d have to connect directly with the San Miguelito restaurant in Morelia to check availability. My classes are in Colorado.


  3. Kate Anderson Kaufman
    August 27, 2022 at 10:02 am #

    Hola, We will be visiting Morelia in November 2022 and would like to find out if there are day experiences that we could do. Gracias, Kate and Jeff


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