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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
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+52 201 255 6104

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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Outstanding cooking experience

My husband I took Palar's cooking class on our visit to Oaxaca and enjoyed the entire experience. Palar is delightful, explains everything so well and so engaging. The class... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 20, 2016
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

My husband I took Palar's cooking class on our visit to Oaxaca and enjoyed the entire experience. Palar is delightful, explains everything so well and so engaging. The class experience is seamless and for anyone that enjoys food and cooking and learning about a culture and the food you will enjoy every part of the class; from the market to... More 

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santa fe, nm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

This was our second cooking class with chef Pilar Cabrerra, and we enjoyed it even more than the one we took last year. This year's class was ahead of the popular day of the dead classes offered here. The class size was a bit smaller and a bit more hands-on as a result. The class starts with a visit to... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

A hands on cooking class is better than any tour. Going to the market first to buy all of your ingredients that you will be cooking with is great. Pilar's house is beautiful and her kitchen is amazing. So much fun and delicious food.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Eight years ago, we had a class with Pilar, and when we returned to Oaxaca we knew we wanted to go back. We were not disappointed! Our class focused on corn-based antojitos, and Pilar was a wealth of knowledge about how corn is grown and processed for the various uses in Mexico. We visited a corn grinder as well as... More 

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Padstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

I did two days with different themes. Both were very well organised with delicious recipes in engaging environments. Pilar is a generous and patient teacher with the ability to communicate her culture in a friendly and entertaining way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Krisinseattle
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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