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La Cocina Oaxaquena

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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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Excellent cooking class--highly recommend

This cooking class is terrific--and Geraldo is especially excellent in accommodating kids. We have a 10 and 12 year old who joined us and Geraldo was welcoming and put them to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This cooking class is terrific--and Geraldo is especially excellent in accommodating kids. We have a 10 and 12 year old who joined us and Geraldo was welcoming and put them to work in an appropriate, respectful, and fun way. Geraldo worked with me on creating a menu of dishes that we were interested in learning and was relaxed and professional.... More 

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Torquay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A fantastic day with Gerardo, a great host, first after he picked us up form our hotel we bought our ingredients at the market which was a place I would not have gone to so was very pleased. The back to his house to start cooking. It was very hands on and everything explained. A delicious meal prepared - by... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The food of Oaxaca is AMAZING! So much flavor! The meat in Oaxaca is exquisite. Every meal includes different salsas. My favorite dish, hands down were the Tlayudas. It´s this big tortilla filled with regional beans and meat of you choice topped with lettuce and salsas. It´s nothing like a taco...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We highly recommend this cooking class. Geraldo has very good english, and is very approachable and friendly. It was great to go to a market with a local, and discover the local delicacies. The cooking was very hands on, with plenty of opportunities to practice making torilla. The class is at his house, which is beautiful. He also accommodated for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

From the moment Chef Gerardo picked us up to head down to the city market we knew we were in for real treat. Gerardo's excellent english and passion for food meant that we could ask lots of questions and learn lots of new things on our way around the market picking up our ingredients for lunch. Not only were we... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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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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Seattle, WA
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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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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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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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