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Who are we?

Founded in 2007, El Frijol Feliz cooking school in Antigua Guatemala specializes in teaching Guatemalan cuisine in a fun and engaging way. Classes are small, always less than five students, so please be prepared to do the cooking yourself guided by our chef.

Cooking School Antigua Guatemala

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Take home the rich culture of Guatemala by learning how to prepare the local cuisine! Guatemalan cuisine is an exotic mixture of traditional colonial Spanish and local Mayan cooking that is both delicious and fun to prepare. Classes are small, private, and hands-on with our native Guatemalan Chefs Leivi and Felisa, both natives of Sacatepequez who have specialized in the regional cuisine handed down from mother to daughter. Frijol Feliz offers a wide variety of cooking classes and culinary tours. Learn how to prepare the dishes in our kitchen and then enjoy your meal in either our beautiful dining room or patio.

For Vegetarians
Please note that most Guatemalan dishes revolve around a variety of delicious sauces; therefore, most dishes that contain meat can easily be to tailored to your needs by substituting it for fish, tofu, or more vegetables.

Times and Reservations

Cooking Classes are held daily at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. and at 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. in the afternoon. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Please make a reservation via our online booking system or contact us via email or Facebook if you have any questions. Please note that classes are held in Spanish; however, a class facilitator/translator will be provided.

Our New Location

Inside Café Flor, 1/2 blocks from Central Park
4 Ave Sur #1 Tel 7832.5274
Email: info@frijolfeliz.com


Cooking Class – $45 per person

Classes include printed recipes, a private 4-dish dinner party, and wine or sodas during the class.

Culinary Tours

Join El Frijol Feliz for a day or more of culinary indulgence. Whether you want to learn about local ingredients and visit the local market, taste the different beers crafted in Guatemala, learn about local cheese production, visit the only winery in Guatemala, learn about local Guatemalan sweets, or experience the history of chocolate making from old Mayan recipes, El Frijol Feliz will introduce you to Guatemalan culinary culture.  Visit our TOURS page for more information.

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