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Peruvian Cooking Experience

Av San Martin 116 | Vallecito, Arequipa 0001, Peru
+51 54 213177
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Great experience

We really enjoyed our Peruvian cooking experience. We added the market tour for a minimal fee and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
graceohanlon
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Dublin, Ireland
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One of the highlights of our trip!

I found this activity in my travel guide and figured we could take a chance. The class was very... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Melanie R
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Baltimore, Maryland
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"On hands" activity where, together with local cooks, you prepare typical peruvian food while chatting and learning about this wonderful city.Two optional additions to book, the Market Tour and the Pisco Lecture (learn to make Pisco Sour)The activity is held in Casa de Avila Hotel and you get a discount if you are a guest. Price includes: all equipment and supplies needed plus the food prepared (beginner and main course), desser, soft drinks and water. You have wine and bear as extras if required. A great cultural souvenir you can take from this friendly and beautiful city. Great location.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lomo saltado” (27 reviews)
“market tour” (31 reviews)
“ceviche” (33 reviews)
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Av San Martin 116 | Vallecito, Arequipa 0001, Peru
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our Peruvian cooking experience. We added the market tour for a minimal fee and really enjoyed trying all the exotic fruits! Lady was a fantastic guide and was happy to answer any questions, not only about cuisine but about Peruvian culture and...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

I found this activity in my travel guide and figured we could take a chance. The class was very reasonably priced for the amount of food you prepare, and we did not need dinner afterwards. Great menu selection! Essentially the first person who signs up...More

Thank Melanie R
Reviewed 11 September 2017

In Arequipa we opted to skip the 3am wake-up for Colca Canyon and spent our full day here in the city instead. This cooking class is one of the things we did and I would recommend. It was a small class with a lot of...More

Thank tabak0
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A lovely setting. Lady, who took our class explained everything very well and encouraged us all to take part.

Thank Penny C
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I have to say that after reading all the very positive reviews I was a bit disappointed by the experience. The course is advertised as 2 hours cooking three dishes but there are a few caveats once you get there. For insurance, the desert is...More

Thank imelll
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Able to book last minute and booked the cooking class with the market tour. The market tour was great we were able to try and variety of different foods we would not have had the chance to try otherwise. We made ceviche and a fish...More

Thank KBreeno
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Lovely cool outdoor garden setting and multilingual chefs. Great way to learn about Peruvian ingredients you dont get in a restaurant and lots of tips and tricks you dont find in a recipe book. You get to sit down together and eat 3 courses so...More

Thank sandrarattenbury
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Lady and all the other staff our very kind. Great experience for food-lovers and cooks at all levels.More

Thank Emma Z
Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

So good to hear our girls in Casa de Avila did a great job with your cooking group! They all love to share their knowledge and have fun while cooking. Thank you very much for your visit. Remember we go everyday at 11 am and...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017

Fun to learn some classic Peruvian cooking but I didn't like the desert. Also, the other staff could have been more friendly. But overall it was a successful cooking experience.More

Thank Dom T
Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

So bad to hear about the other staff. Girls supporting the main guide are working from very early morning serving breakfast for guests in Casa de Avila, the Mansion Hostel. And they are a little tired. But they are always aware of your needs. Please...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed cooking the sea menu. We liked that everybody cooks the menu. The guide speaks perfect English and gave good advice and was able to answer all questions. The atmosphere of the outdoor-kitchen is amazing. Not only cooking was a pleasure, eating this excellent...More

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Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Yes, this is a hand on experience. Not a regular class. Everybody cooks its own food. Thanks to our guides experience it always results in delicious meals. Casa de Avila, the mansion hostel in Arequipa, in general, shares this atmosphere of outdoor, nature, garden and...More

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Caro B
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Response from Francisco M | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I spent about three weeks in Casa de Avila. She was talking Spanish classes in the grassy lawn and I was just hanging around and observed that the classes were everyday, with groups ranging between 4 to 12... More
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