Los Dos is the first experience in Mexico devoted exclusively to the cuisine of the Yucatán. The setting is a magnificent Colonial Casona in the historic center of Mérida, capital of Yucatán, Mexico. The lovingly restored building was the private home of Chef David Sterling who founded Los Dos, and is now the home of partner Keith Heitke. Soaring 18-foot ceilings, sumptuous surroundings, the pool, terrace and garden, a formal dining room and parlor and the gorgeous Mexican kitchen are yours to enjoy.
About Los Dos
What makes cooking at Los Dos such a delightful experience is that you learn directly with Chef Mario Canul. This personal attention – chatting with Chef Mario over morning coffee or accompanying him to the market – makes spending a day at Los Dos a memorable part of any vacation to the Yucatán Peninsula.
Designed for people who love to cook as well as to learn about world cultures, each class at Los Dos begins with coffee and pastries and ends with a fabulous meal that you and Chef Mario and the staff prepare together. In between, you’ll receive fascinating background information on the importance of the Maya peoples in the development of Mexican cuisine and culture; you’ll tour the sprawling and colorful Mérida market; and in the participatory cooking class you will experience first-hand the many exotic ingredients that make Yucatecan cuisine so unique.
Los Dos offers a variety of class options to suit the needs and interests of travelers from around the world. From “Overviews” to combination cooking/excursion packages, cooking at Los Dos can be seamlessly combined with your stay in Mérida, as you tour the Maya ruins and the many historical and natural splendors that the Yucatán Peninsula offers. We can also design a program specifically for the interests or requirements of a private group.
Featured widely in publications such as the New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, Gourmet, Travel & Leisure, and on broadcast television such as Oprah Winfrey’s Oxygen channel and with Rick Bayless on PBS, Los Dos has become a “must-do” destination in Yucatán, along with the spectacular Maya ruins and many natural wonders.