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La Cocina Oaxaquena

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Address: Yagul 209 Fracc. San Jose la Noria | Fracc. San Jose la Noria, Oaxaca 68120, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 951 156 2893
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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$800.00 (USD$60.00) per person.

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Good experience!

Geraldo took us to the market and pick some ingredients. It was nice learning how to cook local cuisine!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
FearlessJetsetter
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Portland, Oregon
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I did this cooking class with my mother and there was also another group of four women who were in our class. The visit to the market was great, lots of explanations and itset the day up well for what we were about to cook. From there, however, we were left disappointed with the lack of hands on cooking we,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Geraldo took us to the market and pick some ingredients. It was nice learning how to cook local cuisine!

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Thank FearlessJetsetter
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful hands-on experience. Starts in the market buying ingredients and interacting with the vendors. Chef Geraldo explains Oaxacan cuisine, the textures, tastes, and aromas, and gives a cooking class in a home setting. Relaxing day of cooking mole and chiles rellenos and savoring an exceptional Oaxacan meal.

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Thank Luann H
New York City, New York
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67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mexican cuisine is quite varied regionally because the country is very large. Regions have different produce, use different ingredients and are culturally and historicaly diverse (which in culinary matters translates into different techniques for preparing food, honoring certain holidays or special ocassions with particular dishes, and so on). Dont expect the food of the North (with desert like climate, relatively... More 

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Thank Roberto113
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

A great experience that taught us a lot about the local cuisine. The instructor is an excellent chef who picked dishes to help us learn about the food in Oaxaca. So glad we went!

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Thank margareti165
Nairobi
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Mexico's richness is revealed amongst other things, in its food. The Oaxacan food is one of the most well-kept treasures of the Mexican gastronomy, thanks to which Mexican food has been acknowledged as intangible world heritage by Unesco.

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Redlands, Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is the one you want to go to. Visit a local market to get the ingredients, then go to Gerardo's home to prepare a delicious lunch while his mother and a cousin help with the prep. All I can do is make a TV dinner, but I enjoyed the experience! You don't have to know hot to cook to... More 

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Thank lespes
Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Gerardo was very patient and talented. His recipies were delicious; vine soup with squash blossoms, stuffed chilies, and handmade torillas. Very nice way to spend the morning and see his beautiful kitchen and a new market.

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Thank 122annie
Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

An gastronomic experience, is different because mix salt and sweets in the mail dish, with and prehispanic proceses and cooks.

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Thank Carolina A
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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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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