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La Casa de los Sabores Cooking School

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Address: Calle Reforma 402-B | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
Phone Number: 201 255 6104
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Many people who come to Oaxaca want to know more about the wonderful unique...

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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Amazing gastronomic class

Culinary lessons in Oaxaca was on my bucketlist. And I booked this lesson at the very last minute, and grateful that Chef Pilar accommodated me in her class. Chef Pilar is very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Culinary lessons in Oaxaca was on my bucketlist. And I booked this lesson at the very last minute, and grateful that Chef Pilar accommodated me in her class. Chef Pilar is very knowledgeable about local produce and their medicinal properties. She knows every detail of local dishes and mezcal. Our lesson started with a tour of the local market where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Had an amazing time at tamale class! Visiting the market and cooking in Pilar's home was just so much fun. Pilar is a very nice and super knowledgeable local chef, and the food we made together as a group was quite tasty. Must do!

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Bangor, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I took three cooking classes in Oaxaca, and this was the best of the best. Pilar is knowledgeable, professional, warm and inviting. The class ran smoothly but not robotically. It was organized but not rigid. I loved the hands on aspect of the class which resulted in a delicious luncheon. A meszcal tasting lesson made for a great bonus to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We planned to do this cooking school before we arrived, which was good to make a reservation because they do fill up! Walked with Pilar, the chef and owner of La Casa de los Sabores to the local organic market and picked up our squash blossoms, fresh peppers, local red snapper, corn masa, shrimp, avocado leaves for the salsa, Yerbasanta,... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

My husband and I specifically went to Oaxaca for the food and drink. After reading several reviews, we decided to do Pilar's cooking class and participated in it our first day of vacation- we were ultimately very happy with this decision. My favorite part of the class was the tour in the morning, during which Pilar took us to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

A professional chef and a restaurateur, Pilar is a dedicated, organized teacher. Our class concerned the food of the Istmo region of Oaxaca. Pilar took us to a lovely, clean market that we would never had discovered if we hadn't taken her class. We cooked lunch at her home, in a beautiful kitchen-dining-sitting room with a glass wall looking out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

One of the reasons we decided to visit Oaxaca was its reputation for good food, so my husband and I signed up for a cooking class with Pilar Cabrera. There were just 4 of us so there was a very relaxed atmosphere with lots of opportunities for questions. We began with a trip to a local market which was possibly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

I did the Tamale II class. I enjoyed the trip to the market, making several dishes, and learned a lot about Oaxacan tamales. If you want to learn more about specific Oaxacan foods, this is a good opportunity. Two things factored into giving this a 4 instead of a 5: 1) the booking process. My emails went unanswered. I was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

My family signed up for this cooking class but we found out it was so much more. Walk through a part of the city I hadn't, went to a market I had not visited and met many wonderful people including pilar. I really enjoyed the class but the meal was the best food I ate while in Oaxaca

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Enjoyed the day from shopping at the market... To preparing the meal ... To eating it! Pilar and her staff are helpful, informative and fun!

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