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Address: Allende 107 | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number: (951) 516 0918
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Description: Cooking classes are held at CASA CRESPO Restaurant. Casa Crespo is a...
Cooking classes are held at CASA CRESPO Restaurant. Casa Crespo is a cooking school devoted exclusively to the cuisine of Oaxaca. What better way to learn more about this region´s culture than by savoring Oaxacan cuisine?
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You too can be a Oaxacan Chef!

What a truly fabulous day in cooking school with Oscar at Casa Crespo!! Our 12 year old daughter loved it as well. We learned to make all kinds of tortillas, went to a 'secret... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

What a truly fabulous day in cooking school with Oscar at Casa Crespo!! Our 12 year old daughter loved it as well. We learned to make all kinds of tortillas, went to a 'secret' market that I wished we had know about before, made Mole Colorado and tortilla soup...then, last but not least, chocolate tamales. You heard right- the famous... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I found the class to be really good. But North Americans all have different standards -- and most don't have a clue so I will say this... THERE IS A WATER SHORTAGE IN OAXACA ...much like the one in California and the infrastructure is not as modern as it would be in a city like San Francisco or LA --... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I wish I had read Tom's review on May 19th and walked out of this class as my gut told me to do - our experience was almost identical!!! During our $65 per person class, the running water had not yet been refilled so we had to bucket flush the toilet and wash our hands in bowl of water -... More 

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Stowe, Vermont, USA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I think it's telling that even the 4 and 5 star reviews still refer to Oscar as "disengaged" and "uninterested," even if people enjoyed learning about cooking. We walked in and Oscar asked people if they wanted a drink. My wife asked for coffee and Oscar stared at her and let out a huge, long sigh. This basically set the... More 

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Canyon Lake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My sister and I did a birthday trip to Oaxaca and decided to do Oscar's cooking class. We had visited Oaxaca before, but the cooking class made me feel like an insider. We all got to decide what we wanted to cook, and the choices were amazing. Fortunately we all agreed, even on the avocado ice cream! Oscar took us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Such a fun afternoon, you have to do it! Oscar is an amazing chef, a great host and a good person! First you decide what you want to cook, with Oscar's help and guidance of course. Then you go to the market and buy all the ingredients fresh, come back and cook it all! It's fun, and he gets everyone... More 

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I echo many of the positive reviews below. The class begins with introductions over coffee or hot chocolate, bread and jam. Our group was diverse and interesting and we got along famously. When Oscar joined the group we planned our menu. We prepared dried corn kernels (soaked in water and lime, squeezed the skins off then drained) and then set... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Only 10 in group.Oscar v hard to understand. Too fast around market.Food for lunch was good. Kitchen looked as if it had not been cleaned since day one. Too much 'hand' handling of food by everyone.Asked to wash our hands in barely a trickle from tap.Must be better elsewhere.

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

It was a great experience. Started at the market learning about the local herbs, fruits, flowers.... Then we started the cooking. We did at least 6 different type of dishes. Oscar was kind, helpfull and a Good teacher. Worth going! Besides being fun, it was also Very interesting.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Oscar does an excellent class worth the 65 USD price tag. You begin by deciding as a group what you'd like to cook, then head to the market to get any ingredients that aren't already fresh in the kitchen. Oscar provides an educational market tour where you learn about the different types of chiles, herbs and produce. The class has... More 

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