Caldo de Piedra Pop-Up with Tlayudona


Tlayudona and Caldo de Piedra Pop-Up are teaming up to offer you a unique and scrumptious dining experience!




Chef Victor Gachupín will be preparing delicious caldo de piedra, or “stone soup”, a traditional Chinanteco dish historically prepared by the village´s men in honor of women, children, and the elders of the community.

It will be served with typical appetizers, handmade tortillas, agua de sabor, and a courtesy mezcalito. Before watching the magic happen with the stones, we´ll provide you with a screening of the award-winning documentary about Victor´s family´s culinary art, called “The Path to Stone Soup”.

You´ll be able to witness a series of local herbs and other ingredients transform into a delicious meal in front of your eyes before we munch down on this seafood delight.  Let us know in advance if someone in your group has special food needs (vegan/vegetarian, etc), as we can offer a vegan option of caldo de piedra made with fried tofu in place of the traditional fish/shrimp.

What exactly is Caldo de Piedra, or Stone Soup?

Caldo de piedra is a traditional freshwater seafood soup served in a hollowed-out gourd known as a jicara, featuring ingredients such as red snapper, shrimp, cilantro, chilies, tomatoes and epazote, an herb native to Mexico. It is cooked using white-hot river stones, which have been slowly heated over an open fire and added into the gourds. The soup is served bubbling and steaming – a delicious offering with more than 2,000 years of history. This unique pop-up event celebrates culture, cuisine and history .


Do you have a place in mind for your caldo de piedra pop-up? We can come to your central location to host this unique event, as long as your space includes an outdoor area suitable for an open fire created on a Oaxaca anafre-type grill to heat the stones to perfection. If you have questions about the suitability of your space, feel free to contact us. Los Lirios Bed and Breakfast in the cozy cobblestoned Jalatlaco Barrio is a tried-and-true ideal location for this event if they have room for us on your chosen date.


475 MXN per person.

Minimum Participants:

10 (or the equivalent of 4,750 MXN)

-Additional participants over the minimum quantity receive a 75 MXN discount per person.


  • Visual experience of watching your Stone Soup be prepared
  • Talk with the chef, Victor Gachupín, about the culture and the history of this regional dish
  • Caldo de piedra, tortillas, typical appetizers, agua de sabor, courtesy mezcal
  • Viewing of the documentary “The Path to Stone Soup”

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