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La Casa de los Sabores Cooking School

Calle Reforma 402-B | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 201 255 6104
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Great time and food!

Very well spent time: starting to meet with fellow "cooks" from London, GB and Alaska, US at La... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2018
quiltlover
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Well organized and delicious!

We chose the seafood menu for our cooking day with Pilar. After a trip to a nearby market to buy... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2018
Linda R
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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 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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Calle Reforma 402-B | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Reviewed January 13, 2018

Friends had recommended this cooking class with Chef Pilar and we were not disappointed! She was a great teacher and hostess, and we enjoyed the market tour followed by the cooking class at her home. We've done lots of cooking classes in different places, and...More

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Reviewed September 26, 2017

I took cooking classes all over the city and beyond and this was, by far, my favorite cooking class (both times). Pilar is professional. She gets every student involved in every recipe. Her recipes were the yummiest. She served a nice wine during lunch on...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

Pilar has an incredible amount of knowledge about food in Oaxaca. She filled her demonstrations with interesting details and had insightful answers to all of our questions. I wanted to understand more about the markets in Oaxaca and the class was great for this. We...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2017

Cooking with Pilar is always a highlight. Laughter, learning, and the best food. 15 of us were in Oaxaca during the amazing dance festivals, and cooking with Pilar was an amazing highlight. Couldn't recommend the experience more highly.

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Reviewed July 17, 2017

Pilar's extraordinary knowledge of oaxacan cuisine is fantastic! From a visit to the market for ingredients, to her cooking class, she fills your time with wonderful details about what makes Oaxacan food unique, fragrant, and delicious. Also, love her restaurant in the city, and it's...More

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Ann292013
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Response from melissa b | Reviewed this property |
She has great English, as others have said. I've taken two classes, one included mole and the other did not. You should ask in advance about the menu when you inquire about the class.
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