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Address: Reforma 402-B | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number: 201 255 6104
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Description: Many people who come to Oaxaca want to know more about the wonderful...
Many people who come to Oaxaca want to know more about the wonderful unique food from this region especially the variety of "mole" sauces, the banana leaf-wrapped tamales and the vast array of soups, all using typical Oaxacan ingredients.Experienced chef and owner of La Olla, Pilar Cabrera, offers you the opportunity to learn, hands-on, the complex cuisine of Oaxaca. Pilar´s cooking classes, held in La Casa de Los Sabores (House of Flavors), are set in her spacious, newly remodeled traditionally styled Oaxacan kitchen. In a warm and inviting atmosphere, you will learn to create the traditional Oaxacan dishes of your choice, made famous throughout Mexico and spreading worldwide. Shared and private classes include an explanation about the ingredients, a tour to the local market, hand-made meal preparation, mezcal tasting and, of course, the five course meal you prepared which you get to enjoy at the end of the class. Pilar will teach you her family´s generations-old cooking secrets so you can learn and enjoy a Oaxacan culinary legacy.
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Perfect day with Chef Pilar

Barely in Oaxaca 12 hours and in class with chef Pilar Cabrera and 9 other students ready to take on estofado and several other courses for this divine experience. What a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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los angeles
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los angeles
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161 reviews 161 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Barely in Oaxaca 12 hours and in class with chef Pilar Cabrera and 9 other students ready to take on estofado and several other courses for this divine experience. What a great teacher Pilar is and a fabulous cook. The day was filled with market trip, prep, cooking and resulted in a divine meal with fellow classmates. Highly recommend her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The owner and chef of La Olla Restaurant, Pilar Cabrera, offers an opportunity not to be missed for anyone interested in cooking Oaxaca cuisine. Pilar began with a shopping trip to select the ingredients we would be using. "Freshness" was her mantra. Leaving the market and heading to Pilar's home, ten of us gathered around the huge cooking island and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Do you ever wonder how some people manage to be so incredibly generous? Chef Pilar organizes 'real' meal making events from the market to the kitchen with an easy professionality, you start observing the unique relationships she has cultivated with sources/farmers in the market to tasting and building authentic Oaxacan meals in her 'home' kitchen. The class translates for serious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I took Pilar's class on February 25. It was easy to make reservations and payment with the English-speaking staff. The market tour at the beginning of class was excellent and informative. The class was extremely well organized. We made a four course with cochinita pibil as the main course. We ate the meal together at the end of the class.... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Our trip to the market to select fresh ingredients for our class was informative and fun. Pilar explained everything as we went through the market and told us about the vendors. The class was very well organized for our large class and Pilar made it as "hands on" as possible. Everything was delicious and we left with great recipes! Her... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The class started with a trip to the market, which while it went quickly, was worth seeing how Pilar picked out meat, produce, etc...and to find out where the best places were for us to go later on. The cooking class itself moved quickly. We were making 4 dishes, as well as dessert. While there were 11 of us there,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Frankly, I was a bit disappointed, especially given the $75 per person price. Our teacher, Pilar, was perhaps having a ‘off day.’ She would answer specific questions when asked, but seemed to be going through the motions - not terribly invested in making the class interesting, little insight into Oaxacan food as a part of the culture, nor does she... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We set up a private class, two food lovers and one friend who is "up for anything." The private class was a bit more than the set larger classes, but well worth it. Pilar was a fire cracker from the start.-very proud of Oaxaca's food culture and history. When we were in the market, she took us around to her... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I really enjoyed this class and Pilar is a warm and friendly teacher. The trip to the market was informative and enjoyable and leaning about local ingredients was great. We then went to Pilar's home where her three helpers set to work washing and preparing all of the produce that we had just purchased. We then took our places around... More 

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Farnham UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Starts with a wander around a local market to shop with a chance to buy our own things too. So bought some blue corn fungus - huitlacoche - so great getting the low down on local products and best stalls to buy mole from. Then off to Pillar's lovely home with a large kitchen area. We were a group of... More 

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