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Address: Oaxaca, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 951 156 2893
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Description: La Cocina Oaxaquena is a cooking school devoted exclusively to Oaxacan...
La Cocina Oaxaquena is a cooking school devoted exclusively to Oaxacan cuisine and specializing in local dishes. The Chef Instructor Gerardo offers comprehensive hands-on cooking classes in a sunny traditionally decorated Mexican kitchen. Two 5 hours cooking classes are available everyday at 9am or 3pm. Pick up and return from your hotel. Price of the class MX$750.00 (USD$60.00) per person.
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Highly recommended cooking class!

I had a great time taking Gerardo's cooking class! I had been to several markets in Mexico, but it was a unique experience going with someone from Oaxaca--he talked to all the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I had a great time taking Gerardo's cooking class! I had been to several markets in Mexico, but it was a unique experience going with someone from Oaxaca--he talked to all the vendors, and answered our (many) questions about the local produce and other food products. And it was so relaxing, informative, and fun to prepare a meal in Gerardo's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed learning new recipes with Gerardo! Everyone should do this class while visiting Oaxaca!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Gerardo responded very quickly to my request to attend his cooking course and scheduled us on our preferred day. He picked us up at our hotel and took us to the biggest market in Oaxaca. Although I'd been to several local markets during our trip, Gerardo was able to explain a lot about unknown fruits, vegetables and herbs. We went... More 

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San Marcos, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My husband and I took Gerardo's cooking class in early January. It was the highlight of our trip to Oaxaca. He picked us up at our hotel and drove us to an open air market. There were hundreds of vendors at the market who sold specific Oaxacan items: hoja de santa, varieties of plantains, chiles galore, regional honey, squash blossoms,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Chef Gerardo Aldeco picked us up at our hotel and guided us thru the highlights of the early morning market, to make purchases including peppers and chocolate. Once at his colorful home and aproned up, he taught us preparation of mole, chiles relleno, and use of the tortilla press. Once he demonstrated coating the peppers in beaten eggwhites before browning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Did the market tour and lesson. Geraldo was fantastical, friendly, highly knowledgeable and accommodating. The lesson is done at his house which is set up like a professional kitchen. You cook the dishes together as a group with his assistance and his mother, who set up the company over 18 years ago is there too. They are both extremely helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had an amazing cooking class with Gerrado and his mother. It was the low season so my husband and I were the only ones doing the class. We started with a very interesting tour of the local market, then went to Gerrado's lovely home to cook what we'd bought. We learned how to make a delicious brown mole, our... More 

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83 reviews 83 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The market visit with English-speaking Gerardo was informative and fun, and we were picked up from our hostel. During the class itself we got to try our hand at just about everything: de-seeding and blistering the chilis for the mole, preparing guacamole, preparing everything for the stuffed peppers and then battering and shallow frying them, making tortillas and enchiladas from... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We had an amazing time. Gerardo was quick to respond to our email and professional arranging a pick up from our hostel. We went on a tour of the market where he explained how people were preparing different vegetables, fruits, tortillas it was so interesting. We went to his home where he made us feel comfortable and welcome. Lovely traditional... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We completed two cooking classes in Oaxaca. Hands down cooking with Chef Gerardo and his mother was the best experience we had in our entire trip! The day starts with Chef Gerardo picking you up in his personal vehicle, then taking you to the local market. At the market you see all the variety of ingredients and can ask all... More 

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