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Cooking Classes Oaxaca

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Address: Esq. Priv. de Almendros # 144-A, Oaxaca, Mexico
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+52 951 243 6789

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A great (and delicious) way to get to the heart of Oaxaca

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Oaxaca and indeed Mexico - a memorable experience that combined learning about cooking techniques and Mexican culture with making... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Louise T
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Oaxaca and indeed Mexico - a memorable experience that combined learning about cooking techniques and Mexican culture with making good friends and having a great time. Meeting Esperanza in the morning for a tour of the market was a lot more interesting than I'd expected and actually one of my... More 

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San Francisco, California
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74 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a very fun time with Augustine, Esperanza, and Blanca. We first met Esperanza to go grocery shopping at the mercado, where she made several stops and expained the various ingredients that we'd be cooking later that day. We munched on chapulines, worms, and had an interesting chocolate drink while at the market. After grocery shopping, we hopped in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fun laid back experience. We shared the class with a family and the kids had a lot of fun. Augustine and Esperanza are lovely people and I'll never forget my fun time.

Thank Jamie A
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I couldn't have been more excited than when I first arrived in Oaxaca City. The sights, the sounds, the smells....todo. This class was a great chance to take it all in and especially great to get a nice inside look at a local's perspective on the cuisine. The markets in Oaxaca are a Mexican food lover's dream and Esperanza was... More 

Thank Ethan G
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Esperanza took us to the market to shop for the ingredients for our class as well as to introduce us to cultural favorites such as Tejate(Drink of the Gods), a prehispanic drink prepared from maize and cacao. Delicious! Next, we traveled to Agustin's house where we spent the next 5 hours with Esperanza, Lupita & Agustin preparing & eating: guacamole,... More 

1 Thank Robin B
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful, real Oaxaca cooking experience with Esperanza and Augustine. Everyone got to participate from shopping at the market to the grand finale mole. This is something you won't forget. I loved the casual home kitchen environment and seeing how everyday cooking is done. A very fun day!

Thank Mstevens4305
Lakewood, CO
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

I need to let you know that I have been to many of this type of in the kitchen training and this was the worst I have been to. It started late because we had to "search" the market for several missing from the group. She did not explain the foods that were purchased and when we got to the... More 

Thank Carol M
gusabio, Director de Recepción at Cooking Classes Oaxaca, responded to this review

hi carol , so sorry you guys have to live earlier , i am not guilty the other 3 people dont like your president trump ¡ and you guys love him ....i am so sorry you guys have diferents opinions about him .....is the reason you guys dident have a good time .... build bridges not walls ¡ More 

minneapolis mn
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We shopped the market with Esperanza in the morning, traveled to her kitchen, and proceeded to make tortillas, guacamole, empanadas, salsas, and chicken mole. I think I left something out too! How many classes have you been in where beer and mezcal are not just provided but encouraged? Agustin provided the English translations for our group. Esperanza and Blanca stuck... More 

Thank lelms
Denver, Colorado
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Augustin accommodated us during Dios de los Muertos - and I'm so grateful. This was such a great experience. And the Colorado mole we made - oh my tasty goodness. The walk through the market with Esperanza was really fun, mezcal flows freely while you cook, the food so so good. Don't hesitate to book this.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We had a really great time learning about Oaxacan style cooking in this class run by Esperanza. We had read reviews that raved about a class that combines cooking but in a casual setting with drinks and it certainly lived up to it! The highlight was the mole rojo where 25 ingredients are used to create an amazing dish over... More 

Thank Dan G

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