Cooking Classes Oaxaca
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Myexperience2
London, UK14 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We had an excellent day with Esperanza and Agustine. We began by meeting Esperanza at the market to buy ingredients, and then spent the entire day cooking tortillas, guacamole, red mole, chicken. We were absolutely stuffed full of food and Agustine provided great entertainment with food, beers and pouring shots of Mezcal. Esperanza is an extremely authentic and experienced cook, providing background knowledge on ingredients, technique and very patient with helping us make our own dishes. Highly recommend to do this with a fun group!
Written April 26, 2022
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Ellen S
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Jul 2021 • Couples
Our day cooking with Esperanza was amazing! From the trip to the market to buy ingredients, to cooking, laughing, and learning together throughout the day, we had a fantastic time. We made tortillas, chile rellenos and mole negro together and everyone in our group of 4 participated. Augustin was also a delight as our English interpreter and spinner of tunes (though Esperanza’s English is fine!). We absolutely couldn’t recommend this experience any higher.
Written July 29, 2021
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Jeff Ko
Melbourne, Australia13 contributions
Jan 2020
We did this excellent cooking class today and it was honestly the highlight of our trip so far. Booking was easy with Agustin who was quick to respond. The class is not too big (max 7-8 people) so everyone is able to get involved. Considering the duration of the activity (7hrs), the food and drinks included and the unforgettable memories, the price is very reasonable at $1250MXN pp.

We met Esperanza at the Zocalo and spent an hour wandering the markets and picking up beautiful produce (with regular taste testing along the way!) for our cooking class. This was a unique addition and learning about the produce made it a much more enjoyable experience. We then proceeded to cook and eat some incredible authentic Mexican food for the next 6 hours interspersed by stories and jokes from Agustin who is a real character. We made salsas, stuffed chillies and two types of mole and were full to the brim by the end of the day.

Esperanza is a beautiful person and an incredible teacher - thank you so much for a wonderful experience we will never forget!
Written January 18, 2020
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David S. Oquendo
13 contributions
Jun 2021
Thank you so much to Agustin and Esperanza for this class. My 12 years old son and I took this class, and we had a wonderful experience. At first my son didn't want to do the class, I actually had to make him go and at the end he was fascinated, happy and proud of what he cook. Esperanza thought us how to make guacamole, quesadillas, salsa de chiles, and chiles en nogada which were the highlight of the class. Esperanza has a lot of knowledge of cooking and history, she was respectful, funny and answered all our questions. My son was so proud of his quesadillas than he even call it a master piece. To make the chiles en Nogada it took about 3 hours from beginning to the time we sit to eat them, but the work and the experience were worth it. We had to roast some chiles poblanos, peeled the chiles poblanos, prepare the filling with the seasonings, make the white sauce with milk, cream cheese and nuts, pomegranate seeds, stuff the chiles poblanos and prepare and decorate the plate. We have to say it was a delicious meal, an explosion of unique flavors that together make and exquisite meal. This was a culinary success. In our opinion the place was very clean and a nice family environment. Don't forget you have water, beer and mezcal.
Written June 1, 2021
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David O
Salt Lake City, UT27 contributions
Apr 2021
My wife and I had a great time learning to make classic Oaxacan food. From salsa, to guacamole, chile rellenos, tortillas and mole. Esperanza is amazing and the class is laid back and fun. Augustin, who owns the home where the class is held is a great guy and we enjoyed getting to know him. The food was fabulous (best meal we had in Oaxaca). Highly recommended. Note this is not a class taught in a restaurant by a professional chef making complicated recipes you will never make again. This is a hands on, taught in a home kitchen, cooking local food and taught by someone who cooks for her family and others every day.
Written April 27, 2021
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Ana A
7 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
Forget about doing the overpriced foodie tours of the city. This is the real deal. The cook, Esperanza, takes a bus from her village to teach this class and it was incredible. We made the most delicious black mole (amongst many other dishes) that we have tasted on our whole trip to Mexico. The host, Agustin is an absolute character and offers infinite amounts of beer, mezcal or soda if you want to loosen up a bit. A fantastic experience.

Starts at 11AM and lasts until about 5 or 6pm.

Email Agustin to book: agustinocc@gmail.com
Written March 3, 2022
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David M
4 contributions
Jun 2021
Esperanza will share her traditional Zapotec/Oaxacan recipes and techniques with you during the best afternoon you will have in Oaxaca. I have eaten at Abigail Mendoza Ruiz’s restaurant and I have to say the food we prepared under Esperanza’s direction tasted much better. Combining the great food with a generous supply of Augustine’s secret mezcal makes Cooking Classes Oaxaca my favorite activity in Oaxaca. If you like eating and want to learn how to make mole negro and a bunch of other traditional Oaxacan food from a great cook and a wonderful teacher Then don’t miss your chance to take this class.
Written June 23, 2021
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jazzy0424
San Antonio, TX11 contributions
Dec 2019
This cooking class is a must while in Oaxaca. Scheduling and communicating with Agustin was super easy. He made sure and gave us good instructions as to where we would meet our cook Esperanza and the itinerary for the class as well as the menu choices. We met her at the Zocalo where we then followed to shop at some of the local markets for the items that we would be using for our dishes. Throughout the walk she shared some history about Oaxacan food as well as tastings of the different cheeses and bread that is available there. Once we arrived at the location for our class, we were greeted by Agustin who is funny and quite a character. He made sure we all felt welcomed and comfortable the entire time. Once the class started we were handed printouts and easy recipe instructions to follow. Did I mention that this class offers all you can drink!! We made memelitas, tortillas, an amazing guacamole, and the most delicious red Mole I have EVER had. Esperanza was so patient and made sure we were all following the instructions and recipes. Overall a fun and memorable experience !!! Thank you Agustin and Esperanza !!
Written January 3, 2020
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lilipies
London, UK122 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We booked only a few days before via email with augustine who responded really quickly and accommodated & entertained our 5 month old daughter while we participated in the class.
Espiranza is a true Mexican cook and taught us to make a delicious red Mole aswell as tortillas, 2 salsas, guacamole &
Augustine invited us to help ourselves to the beers & mezcal & even sent one of the girls in the class home with some!
There was a special request to learn Tamales and Espiranza accomodated for this despite it not being part of the program.
We came away with full bellies & the skills to make a mexican feast! Cant reccomend enough!!! Thank-you!
Written January 25, 2020
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findpatti
Masaya, Nicaragua3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This cooking class was not only an educational and fun experience, it blew my mind. We had a lovely small group(including the sweetest little 5 month old, Ophelia). Esperanza met us in the zócalo and took us to the market. Her knowledge and being a natural with teaching created such natural energy through the day.She was so much fun! We learned red mole, different salsas, tortillas, and more. We had beers and tasted mezcal throughout the afternoon while Augustin chatted with us between courses. I am a chef from NY and absolutely fell in love. Highly recommend to anyone who loves to learn, eat, and hang with the locals!
Written January 23, 2020
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