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La Cocina Oaxaquena

Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 156 2893
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Ranked #9 of 40 activities in Oaxaca
Type: Educational Sites
Owner description: La Cocina Oaxaquena is a cooking school devoted exclusively to Oaxacan cuisine and specializing in local dishes. The Pinelo family of cooks offers... more » Owner description: La Cocina Oaxaquena is a cooking school devoted exclusively to Oaxacan cuisine and specializing in local dishes. The Pinelo family of cooks offers comprehensive hands-on cooking classes in a sunny traditionally decorated Mexican kitchen.There is a class available everyday at 9:30am or 2pmPick up and return from your hotel. « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Found this class through Trip Advisor reviews. Much more of a private lesson than a large scale class. My wife and I were taken to the very large Abastos market. This market is not a tourist market like Benito Juarez. We were the only non-locals during our hour+ walk-through. Gerardo explained what he was buying, what were the other interesting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

After another cooking school cancelled on us at the last minute, Gerardo (Jerry) managed to fit us in that very afternoon which was fantastic as it was our final day in Oaxaca. The class was great - after spending sometime at the local market, we went back to the most beautiful home and kitchen, and made the famous Oaxacan black... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Gerardo (Jerry) was recommended to us by the travel agent at our hotel, and we were not disappointed. Picked up at our hotel by our friendly chef, we spent approx. an hour at a local market buying the necessary ingredients. The class was held at Gerardo's mother's house the most amazingly perfect indoor courtyard kitchen. We made tortillas, two kinds... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My daughter and I enjoyed a cooking class with Chef Jerry. First we went to a massive market and purchased most of the food we were going to cook. Jerry explained various foods at the market, such as different types of chilis. Then we went to Jerry's lovely home where we actually cooked several dishes. Then we ate the delicious... More

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Tacoma, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We enjoyed our recent cooking class with chef Gerardo- it was just myself and my husband. Chef Gerry is available most days to do a class - no minimum size. My husband doesn't cook and Gerry got him cooking! we really enjoyed the market trip= the market is MASSIVE and it was fun to go with someone who knew his... More

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This was my fourth class with Gerardo and Socorro. Their home is warm and inviting. The colors, smells and tastes are amazing. I can't wait to go back. I highly recommend this school for anyone who wants an authentic Oaxacan experience.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013 via mobile

Our first but not certainly not last visit to this delightful and welcoming Mexican restaurant. Thankfully missing typical kitschy Mexican decor and focusing more on savory, authentic Oaxacan cuisine, we lunched on two traditional dishes: a delicious, complex chicken mole full of that extraordinary earthy sweet spicy chile chocolate that's attempted and never quite done right; and a pork tomale... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Chef Gerardo and his mum Socroco showed us an incredible time learning various local cuisine such as mole colorado (so yummy), chilli relleno, sopa de elote, taco al pastor, salsa verde. The kitchen is so beautiful with warm sunny colours and traditional Mexican designs. Gerardo was very patient and tireless in his explanations and brought us around the market to... More

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San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

I had a great time with Socoro and enjoyed all dishes we made. Traditional Tlayudar, Mole Negro, and Tamale.....just thinking about them makes me drooling. The host family is super nice. Great place to spend your day and experience Mexican cuisine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I had the pleasure of participating in over a dozen classes with chef Socorro and her family during my 6 month stay in Oaxaca. I am a chef and went there to learn spanish language and to broaden my knowledge of Méxican cuisine, and I certainly learnt a huge amount with them. Their classes are delivered brilliantly...you start off with... More

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