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Peruvian Cooking Experience

Address: Av San Martin 116, Vallecito, Arequipa 0001, Peru
Phone Number: +51 54 213177
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Ranked #4 of 37 Attractions in Arequipa
Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
Owner description: "On hands" activity where, together with local cooks, you prepare typical peruvian food while...
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Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: "On hands" activity where, together with local cooks, you prepare typical peruvian food while chatting and learning about this wonderful city.Two optional additions to book, the Market Tour and the Pisco Lecture (learn to make Pisco Sour)The activity is held in Casa de Avila Hotel and you get a discount if you are a guest. Price includes: all equipment and supplies needed plus the food prepared (beginner and main course), desser, soft drinks and water. You have wine and bear as extras if required. A great cultural souvenir you can take from this friendly and beautiful city. Great location.

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Sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We were guests at Casa de Avila hotel and enjoyed a 2 hour cookery course as an add-on. There were just four of us and we cooked Rocotto Relleno, Pastel de Papa and a salad starter. We'd had little sleep the night before (family party) but it held our attention and gave us a delicious lunch to sit down to... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

it was so much fun!!! The food was amazing! Our chef Lady has done a incredible job! Thank you SO much!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We enjoyed the food. All breakfasts were included as some lunch buffets and this gave us the opportunity to taste many typical plates. I ate the best trout ever at the Taquile Island. Fish, chicken and pork were always well prepared and tasty. Their tres leche cake is one of my favorite.

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Lakewood Pierce County, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The class starts off with a tour of a local indoor market. This was nearly the highlight of the class. So interesting and the guide stops at many of the stalls and lets you know what they are selling. At the fruit we got to sample the unusual ones. Loved it. Then back to the hotel where the cooking takes... More 

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Kfar-Saba , Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Based on Lonely Planet and other sources we built our expectations to actually discover a simple kitchen and often not so good food . Be careful with the Empanadas , sometimes the meet is bad ....

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Armando E, Gerente at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this review

Dear traveller. You have not being with us in Peruvian Cooking Experience. You are talking about "empanadas" and we DO NOT prepare, sale or invite that kind of food in our activity. So your commentary is not related to our Cooking Experience. Sorry if you had problems with local food. But it was not ours, neither our activity. More 

Memphis, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Lady, our Chef, was outstanding! She was very sweet and knew what she was talking about with cooking! Lady helped me to make my Rocoto Relleno vegetariano style! I may try to replicate that for dinner! ;D

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Oakland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If time allows it, take a cooking class that starts by going grocery shopping to the old market place, then come back to the yard to cook a healthy lunch as you learn to prepare Peruvian dishes. Great fun!

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New Orleans
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We took the seafood class, and it was great. The instructor was friendly and knowledgeable and the food we made was delicious. It was a great way to meet people as well. My only regret is that we didn't take the market portion of the class, just the cooking itself.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Both my wife and I are very into cooking and restaurants. We have done several cooking classes and found this one to be great. Once you arrive, you wait in the great garden of the hotel until your class starts. Chef Lady (her name is Lady) speaks great english and seems to enjoy teaching how to cook Peruvian classics. Definitely... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I took part in both the market tour and the cooking class and I loved them both! It was great to get a walk through the market and have different things pointed out, and have a chance to try some of the local fruit. Then the cooking class was very informative and we had a perfect group size (9 people)... More 

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