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El Sabor Zapoteco

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Address: Av. Juarez 30, Teotitlan del Valle 70420, Mexico
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+52 951 516 4202
Fee: Yes

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A memorable experience -- and a highlight of our trip!

Reyna's cooking class was a highlight of our wonderful visit to Oaxaca. We were picked up and taken to Reyna's beautiful outdoor kitchen in a picturesque village. Next we... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2017
Toronto, Canada
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Osaka, Japan
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74 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2017

First of all: Yes, Reyna's house is beautiful and I do not doubt that she is a skilled chef of high standing. My partner and I travel a lot, are not professional chefs but do cook cuisine from a large variety of countries. Coming from Europe and Asia, we both had none to very little knowledge of Mexican food and... More 

Thank Marcy H
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Reyna's cooking class was a highlight of our wonderful visit to Oaxaca. We were picked up and taken to Reyna's beautiful outdoor kitchen in a picturesque village. Next we visited the local market and returned with the ingredients for a multi-course meal that we all helped put together under Reyna's excellent guidance. There were about eight of us (the group... More 

Thank DanTorontoOntario
rockville md
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Our day with Reyna in Teotitlan was delightful. Once we arrived in the village, we headed to the market, and Reyna filled each of our baskets with cheese, vegetables, fruits, and sticky buns which we ate with hot chocolate before we began our class. We loved learning to cook on the comal and grind the multitude of ingredients to make... More 

Thank judyeg
New Port Richey, Florida
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38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017

Zapoteco takes you back in time with her hands on, no machine, cooking class. The small local market of Teotitlan is one of the loveliest I have visited. Very orderly, clean and quiet. Great cheese tasting opportunity. Back at her family compound we dove into preparation of the days menu. Learning to use the traditional method of grinding corn for... More 

Thank Veggout
Alameda, California
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33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2016

When our friends decided not to join us on vacation, I asked my husband if he wanted to come to the cooking class and he unexcitedly said yes. In retrospect, when I asked him his favorite event of our two week trip, he said the cooking class was. I was thrilled to learn how to make three types of tamales... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2016

I second all the other positive reviews of El Sabor Zapoteco's cooking classes. Our group enjoyed visiting the village of Teotitlan, shopping in the market there, and cooking in an outdoor kitchen. Reyna is an excellent teacher.

Thank Miney831
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57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2016

Travelling with two teen girls, this cooking and eating class was voted their favorite experience of our Oaxacan stay. High praise! Terrific food; authentic experience with the Zapotec and Mexican culture; lovely place to cook and eat; very nice folks teaching and helping with the class. Worth the price and the drive from Oaxaca city to Teotitlan. It's wonderful to... More 

Thank Chodo
san francisco
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44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I had heard of Reyna Mendoza for years and on this trip to Oaxaca I was finally able to have a class. What a special experience on several levels. First, I've taken three other cooking classes in Oaxaca, liked them all, but this one shot to #1. Why? It's in Teotitlán, so we're already deep into the pueblo life that... More 

Thank jmacsf
Mill Valley, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2016

We have traveled extensively all over the world and this is one of the best travel experiences we have ever had! The time with Reyna allowed us to really get a feel of the local zapoteca culture as Reyna serves as a conduit to her people. We started with a visit to her delightful local market where we were able... More 

Thank pbkretchmer
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2016

We are very glad to have met Reyna Mendoza this was an incredible experience. Being a Mexican chef I have to say that Reyna is the best if you want to learn about the authentic cuisine of my country. The visit to the extraordinary market in her town and the open kitchen she has is just want I would like... More 

Thank Enrique C

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