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La Cocina Oaxaquena

Oaxaca, Mexico
+52 951 156 2893
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Ranked #8 of 50 Activities in Oaxaca
Type: Educational Sites, Classes
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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.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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17 helpful votes 17 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 attraction reviews
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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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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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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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