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Host: Yeira

San Juan, Puerto Rico

USD
$112 per person

Authentic Puerto Rican small group cooking class in San Juan

Host offerings
  • House
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Yeira

Yeira has a degree in clinical psychology but is incredibly passionate about cooking and traveling. She is a home cook who loves eating, cooking and meeting people from different cultures. Most of her travels have centered around tasting local cuisine. She is excited to share authentic Puerto Rican cuisine with those visiting Puerto Rico. She took an international cooking course and has been a home cook since 2007, applying what she learned through professional cooking classes and cooking for her family. Yeira is happy to welcome travelers in her home and share her family recipes, knowledge and skills, Puerto Rican history and culinary traditions. Yeira lives in a residential neighborhood of Puerto Rico so it's a great way to get away from the tourist center and get a chance to see how locals live.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

Cooking experience: (2-4 guests) This is a non-private, small-group cooking class where you may be joined by others! You will be welcomed into Yeira’s beautiful, cozy home filled with color, light and nature! Learn to cook a traditional Puerto Rican meal using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients in her kitchen. Yeira cooks some of her favorite dishes using family recipes and while cooking, shares with you what it is like to live in Puerto Rico as a native. During your 2-hour San Juan cooking class, learn step-by-step how to cook a traditional Puerto Rican meal. Learn to cook 3-4 dishes from scratch during this hands-on San Juan cooking class. A few dishes you might learn to cook are stuffed mofongo, yuca al mojo, mamposteao, tostones, or rice with Caribbean-style beans. After cooking, enjoy the dishes you helped cook on Yeira’s outdoor terrace. At the end of this immersive cultural and culinary experience, you will have a full stomach, recipes to share with your loved ones, and memorable stories!

Yeira's Puerto Rican cooking class is suitable for couples, families, beginners and children.

Notes: Please note that unlike most Traveling Spoon experiences, this experience is a "shared" experience with other guests and is not private.

Yeira can accommodate lactose free, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets in her Puerto Rican cooking class. Please let her know in advance, while booking the experience online. Yeira lives close to Jardines de Caparra train station in Bayamon.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Yuca al mojo or Stuffed mofongo in creole sauce (mashed plantains served with shrimp or chicken or eggplant)
  • Mamposteao or Rice with Caribbean style beans
  • Tostones (fried sweet plantain) or Piononos (sweet or savory pastry)
  • Puerto Rican coffee and/or sweet treat

Traveler reviews

5.0 (6)
Excellent immersive experience that teaches much about Puerto Rico’s food culture, history and ways to enhance a dining experience. Yeira is an artful educator who combines fun and serious meaning behind the preparation of a classic Puerto Rican meal. A gracious hostess, she provides a top-notch adventure I hope to repeat one day.
- Doreen February 23, 2024
We had an amazing experience with Yeira! We learned about Puerto Rican cultural dishes right in her home. She was high/energy, incorporated great connecting activities, she is very knowledgeable and fun! 10/10! The food was delicious and our students loved the learning experience and that it was so hands on!
- Samantha L January 25, 2024
We had an absolutely amazing experience with Yeira! It was beyond incredible! She uses all fresh ingredients and showed us not only how to cook the recipes that we were making, but to have fun in the kitchen with each other. This is great for couples, families, or friends who are traveling together. It is all about connecting with each other through cooking. She even has a website where she shares more about that and the experiences called Cooknnecting. Everything tasted out of this world...and Yeira kept saying that we were the ones who made it! It was such a homey feel and was exactly what we were hoping for. It's a must do!
- Richard R August 14, 2023
Yeira was absolutely a wonderful teacher and host for this cooking class! I am so glad that I found this experience to do with my children and their friends. Would recommend to to everyone that visits Puerto Rico.
- Excursion706330 January 31, 2023
Yeira was a wonderful host ! What a great experience, I really recommend it - best way to discover a new culture but also to share and connect with your loved ones.
- Alix M January 03, 2023
We had a great experience having dinner with Yeira. She had excellent communication as we were setting up the experience and overall, all aspects exceeded my expectations. There were 4 adults in our group and everyone loved the food. We had a choice of 5 different menus and all the food we were served was excellent as was the hostess. I would highly recommend this experience to others.
- Lacie Flojita January 02, 2023
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Yeira

$112 USD

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Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $112 Not offered
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $112 Not offered
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-1:00pm 5:00pm-7:00pm

Meet Yeira

Yeira has a degree in clinical psychology but is incredibly passionate about cooking and traveling. She is a home cook who loves eating, cooking and meeting people from different cultures. Most of her travels have centered around tasting local cuisine. She is excited to share authentic Puerto Rican cuisine with those visiting Puerto Rico. She took an international cooking course and has been a home cook since 2007, applying what she learned through professional cooking classes and cooking for her family. Yeira is happy to welcome travelers in her home and share her family recipes, knowledge and skills, Puerto Rican history and culinary traditions. Yeira lives in a residential neighborhood of Puerto Rico so it's a great way to get away from the tourist center and get a chance to see how locals live.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

Cooking experience: (2-4 guests) This is a non-private, small-group cooking class where you may be joined by others! You will be welcomed into Yeira’s beautiful, cozy home filled with color, light and nature! Learn to cook a traditional Puerto Rican meal using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients in her kitchen. Yeira cooks some of her favorite dishes using family recipes and while cooking, shares with you what it is like to live in Puerto Rico as a native. During your 2-hour San Juan cooking class, learn step-by-step how to cook a traditional Puerto Rican meal. Learn to cook 3-4 dishes from scratch during this hands-on San Juan cooking class. A few dishes you might learn to cook are stuffed mofongo, yuca al mojo, mamposteao, tostones, or rice with Caribbean-style beans. After cooking, enjoy the dishes you helped cook on Yeira’s outdoor terrace. At the end of this immersive cultural and culinary experience, you will have a full stomach, recipes to share with your loved ones, and memorable stories!

Yeira's Puerto Rican cooking class is suitable for couples, families, beginners and children.

Notes: Please note that unlike most Traveling Spoon experiences, this experience is a "shared" experience with other guests and is not private.

Yeira can accommodate lactose free, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan diets in her Puerto Rican cooking class. Please let her know in advance, while booking the experience online. Yeira lives close to Jardines de Caparra train station in Bayamon.

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Yuca al mojo or Stuffed mofongo in creole sauce (mashed plantains served with shrimp or chicken or eggplant)
  • Mamposteao or Rice with Caribbean style beans
  • Tostones (fried sweet plantain) or Piononos (sweet or savory pastry)
  • Puerto Rican coffee and/or sweet treat

Traveler reviews

5.0 (6)
Excellent immersive experience that teaches much about Puerto Rico’s food culture, history and ways to enhance a dining experience. Yeira is an artful educator who combines fun and serious meaning behind the preparation of a classic Puerto Rican meal. A gracious hostess, she provides a top-notch adventure I hope to repeat one day.
- Doreen February 23, 2024
We had an amazing experience with Yeira! We learned about Puerto Rican cultural dishes right in her home. She was high/energy, incorporated great connecting activities, she is very knowledgeable and fun! 10/10! The food was delicious and our students loved the learning experience and that it was so hands on!
- Samantha L January 25, 2024
We had an absolutely amazing experience with Yeira! It was beyond incredible! She uses all fresh ingredients and showed us not only how to cook the recipes that we were making, but to have fun in the kitchen with each other. This is great for couples, families, or friends who are traveling together. It is all about connecting with each other through cooking. She even has a website where she shares more about that and the experiences called Cooknnecting. Everything tasted out of this world...and Yeira kept saying that we were the ones who made it! It was such a homey feel and was exactly what we were hoping for. It's a must do!
- Richard R August 14, 2023
Yeira was absolutely a wonderful teacher and host for this cooking class! I am so glad that I found this experience to do with my children and their friends. Would recommend to to everyone that visits Puerto Rico.
- Excursion706330 January 31, 2023
Yeira was a wonderful host ! What a great experience, I really recommend it - best way to discover a new culture but also to share and connect with your loved ones.
- Alix M January 03, 2023
We had a great experience having dinner with Yeira. She had excellent communication as we were setting up the experience and overall, all aspects exceeded my expectations. There were 4 adults in our group and everyone loved the food. We had a choice of 5 different menus and all the food we were served was excellent as was the hostess. I would highly recommend this experience to others.
- Lacie Flojita January 02, 2023
Read More
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $112 Not offered
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
Not offered $112 Not offered
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-1:00pm 5:00pm-7:00pm
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