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Casa Crespo Cooking Class

Allende 107 | Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
(951) 516 0918
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Ranked #19 of 42 Activities in Oaxaca
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Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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? « less
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My partner and I were very excited to do a cooking course in Oaxaca. However, when we first arrived it felt like we were in the wrong place. A cook from the kitchen could find no record of our booking despite us receiving a confirmation email the day before. He sat us down, we wondered whether the course would happen... More

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Oaxaca, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Oscar started the day by asking what we wanted to make, this is especially important for those with food allergies/intolerances like myself. We planned the menu and went to the market to get all the ingredients. Oscar was flexible in adding dishes and courses all along when we saw ingredients that were interesting or wanted to know more about. Being... More

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Lakewood, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I have taken cooking classes in several other countries. I really learned a lot about Oaxacan cuisine from Oscar. Our group was 14 and we all seemed to thoroughly enjoy the experience -- from the democratic decision-making on what to prepare, our trip to the lovely neighborhood market to the hands-on preparation of the salsas, appetizers, mole, dessert and drink.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Did the cooking class as part of a group within our tour. Oscar sat down with us (group 8) at 9am and asked us what we would like to cook and learn for the day over coffee. We the. Walked to the local village market where we purchased our ingredients and Oscar spent time explaining the different foods, ingredients and... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

It turned out that there were only the 3 of us for class on our day; my daughter and myself and a very nice Guatemalan woman who had been living in the US for many years, but I felt Oscar gave us the full on experience. It's like having a cooking class in the home of a very cool friend... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Oscar, the owner/chef, came across very uninterested. He shared very little information and didn't ask me any questions and was generally unfriendly. He was also rude and dismissive of his staff in front of me. I was the only student so did get to choose the menu, but it actually turned out to be one of the least tasty meals... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

After reading some good reviews I chose this place for my family over Casa de los Sabores and I'm really disappointed I did. Several things really bothered me. 1. Oscar is really emotionless and straight-faced which really negatively impacts the atmosphere. 2. The kitchen is dirty. I would never accept any restaurant kitchen looking like that, let alone my own... More

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Luang Prabang, Laos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I approached this class with a bit of hesitation, seeing some of the negative reviews. I tried to book somewhere else but it was not available. However, I enjoyed the class and learned a lot. Oscar was informative and pleasant, without being overly self-absorbed and talkative. We were a group of 7 students, and everyone had chance to try their... More

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lostandwandering
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4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

actually wanted to do a cooking class with Seasons of My Heart of La Casas de la Sabores but unfortunately their classes didnt suit my schedule so I went for Casa Crespo, even though I had some reservations after reading some lukewarm reviews on Tripadvisor. Being a cooking class junkie in countries like Bali, Malaysia and Thailand, I should have... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I took several cooking classes with Oscar last summer and learned to make so many different dishes and salsas! Highlights: * Oscar gives a great explanation of different ingredients during the market tour – thoroughly enjoyed learning about the ceremonial uses of herbs and products * Students prepare a variety of dishes in a relatively short amount of time and... More

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