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This class was the highlight of our trip. Pilar and her staff provided an amazing experience for... read more

Reviewed August 16, 2019
Great Class, Well Organized

My wife and I and our two teen boys attended a class in late July. Pillar is organized. The class... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2019
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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...more
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Reviewed August 16, 2019

This class was the highlight of our trip. Pilar and her staff provided an amazing experience for our family of 4 (with 2 teenagers). Pilar took us through the local market and provided insight into the seasonal fare offered and then back to her house,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

My wife and I and our two teen boys attended a class in late July. Pillar is organized. The class was well paced and kept the boys engaged. There is plenty of hands on work. The resulting dishes were delicious.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank lawrencea677
Reviewed July 29, 2018

My teenage daughter and I took this class together and we loved it! Pilar was a great host and her staff was very professional. She gave us a taste tour of the market and taught us about Oaxacan flavors and ingredients. We finished with a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

This was the greatest. Such a nice way to experience the market and to have a great meal that involved a lot of participation and teaching. Class on Friday was great because the small market was busier than usual and we got to try many...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank 922leahk
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Hands down one of the great highlights of our time in Oaxaca ~ it can be put up there with visiting Mt. Alban, walking the streets of Oaxaca at sunrise or the Jardín Etnobotánico de Oaxaca. For those who love to cook, want to experience...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank troychatterton
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Very well spent time: starting to meet with fellow "cooks" from London, GB and Alaska, US at La Olla restaurant. We than walked to a little market to meet with Pilar and we have got a lots of informations about all the local food. By...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank quiltlover
Reviewed April 7, 2018

We chose the seafood menu for our cooking day with Pilar. After a trip to a nearby market to buy ingredients, we taxied back to Pilar's home to make the meal. Everything was so well organized that all 5 of us had work to do...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Linda R
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

I took two cooking classes while in Oaxaca, each different in their own way. Pilar is an interesting and energetic class leader and this is as much about learning about Oaxaca as it is about learning to cook. What I would say distinguishes Pilar’s class,...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Zzardvark
Reviewed January 17, 2018

I’ve taken 3 classes with Pilar and each one is as great as the last. She is a great chef and a great teacher! We started off by meeting at her restaurant (a great place for a meal!) and then walking to the market where...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank sharronmcclellan
Reviewed January 16, 2018

After going to a local market to purchase ingredients, learn about the foods of the area, and eating an absolutely delicious (and messy)mole negro tamale, we returned to the apartment where we prepared our luncheon under expert guidance. The whole experience was memorable and have...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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