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Peruvian Cooking Experience

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Address: Av San Martin 116 | Vallecito, Arequipa 0001, Peru
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+51 54 213177
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

"On hands" activity where, together with local cooks, you prepare...

"On hands" activity where, together with local cooks, you prepare typical peruvian food while chatting and learning about this wonderful city.Two optional additions to book, the Market Tour and the Pisco Lecture (learn to make Pisco Sour)The activity is held in Casa de Avila Hotel and you get a discount if you are a guest. Price includes: all equipment and supplies needed plus the food prepared (beginner and main course), desser, soft drinks and water. You have wine and bear as extras if required. A great cultural souvenir you can take from this friendly and beautiful city. Great location.

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Peruvian traditional dishes

Excellent class that my wife and I enjoyed during our visit to Arequipa. Chef was excellent and receipes were provided.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
David G
Miami Beach, Florida
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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent class that my wife and I enjoyed during our visit to Arequipa. Chef was excellent and receipes were provided.

Thank David G
Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this review

So happy you enjoyed our cooking experience! Its a cultural souvenir we want you to receive with love. Not merely a class as you experienced. All the experience is completed if you stay in Casa de Avila Hotel, place where the activity takes place (a good discount is applied to guests) and if you also take the market tour and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I did the cooking class with the Traditional Menu (causa rellena and lomo saltado). There were 3 others in our group from France, and we had a great time cooking together. It was a very hands on experience, although we didn't do EVERYTHING. A few things were pre prepared for us. Our instructor was great once she... More 

Thank Laura S
Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this review

Yes, very active experience. You cook, we direct you and we all eat together!. Its about having a great time together and to take with you this cultural souvenir from Arequipa. Yes, not everithing is prepared by you. We discount you know how to boil potatoes and things like that. But enough is shown as you to repeat the experience... More 

Bathurst NSW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

5 family and friends travelled together and we stayed at Casa de Avila. As we had a "free day" we booked the Peruvian Cooking Experience plus Market Tour and Pisco making class. It was a fun day and we all enjoyed it. The market tour was fascinating and only a short walk from Casa de Avila. I had pre booked... More 

Thank Sharon S
Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this review

Yes, we do remember you all! so good to have you in Casa de Avila and better to enjoy with you our cooking experience. Hope you can find some Quinoa in Australia so you can cook peruvian with your beloveds. We do not have chefs, they are all people who cook at home and learned from their mothers and fathers.... More 

Baker City, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the class with our 2 kids who loved it. Something hands on beats a museum or church anyday. We made lomo saltado and causa. Both were delicious. Also not a bad idea to buy a beer from the hotel lobby. Would highly recommend.

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Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this review

That s right, its a great introductory experience, but enough for you to repeat it back home with your beloveds and show them how good Peruvian food can be!. Beer and wine is available at Casa de Avila s lobby, the hotel where the activity takes place. Remember, you receive extra discounts if you take the whole package> cooking and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

I loved it, it was fun and entertaining. We did the classic Peruvian cooking lesson, consisting in preparing ceviche - you can get really nice advises and is also nice to spend some time with other travellers! I highly recommend it, I think is one of those experiences that make you live the city you are visiting.

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Armando E, Propietario at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this review

Seems we are doing our job! Than you very much. Cooking classes are fun and you have a very special discount as guest. And the market trip is also very exciting. Living culture. A reason to travel. Arequipa is wonderful, very little apreciated on guidebooks, but once here, unforgetable. Casa de Avila is part of this experience. Welcome anytime. More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

This was a good experience, with an excellent chef. The dishes were well explained and demonstrated and we all managed to pull off pretty good versions. I was a little disappointed as the only 'solo' customer, as the two couples there got to cook their main dish together and mine was just very rushed afterwards with the chef doing most... More 

Thank Nicky W
Armando E, Propietario at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this review

And we will take your advise on consideration. The Cooking Experience was designed as part of Casa de Avila Hostel service. Now its open to non guests. Guests receive a great discout. That makes staying in Casa de Avila a good deal. But the rule is: non guests should be treated as equal as the rest. Spanish is another great... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

I have attended several cooking classes, so maybe my review is more negative than it would be if this was my first time. Overall, the food was quite tasty and enjoyable, however, I didn't feel that the class offered anything over following a recipe in a cookbook. No background was provided on the dishes, or the ingredients, even those that... More 

Thank RobandKateTravel
Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this review

We appreciate your critique. Thanks. We will go thru every detail you describe in order to correct observations. Sometimes we forget basic things. It's time to re evaluate. Yes, we don't use cheffs, our staff learned to cook from their mothers. And we appreciate their originality. But they have to communicate those cultural issues. We do not promote a cooking... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

After trying some great Peruvian food during my trip, I thought I'd check this out and learn how to cook the dishes for myself. Monica, our teacher, was brilliant and it was a great chance to meet other travellers as well. The dishes were fairly simple to prepare, but full of flavour - definitely something I'll be trying for myself... More 

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Armando E, Propietario at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this review

And thats what we want. You to try cooking Peruvian Food back home. A cultural souvenir. Casa de Avila Hostel, loves to organize the Peruvian Cooking as part of our activities. Guests receive a great discount, making accommodation price a bargain for such a beautiful hostel. This is a very original activity. Cooks are authentic. They prepare recipes as their... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

After reading about the class in a Lonely Planet guidebook, I went along with my boyfriend and had a great time! There was seven of us overall, which wax a good class size. We'd booked online the night before, but the booking hadn't gone through. It was no issue to still take part. The class cost 70soles each. We made... More 

Thank Alison M
Armando E, Propietario at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this review

So good to know you liked it. The cooking is part of Casa de Avila Hostel activities. Guests pay a discount price. So its a good deal to book accommodation together with cooking experience. And much better to take the market and the pisco lecture with the package!. We will take care about the cheese and eggs. Also about that... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing day here. Made a lot of delicious courses all together. Tried the pisco sour too (plus learned some new dance moves). Teacher was very nice. Will definitely make some of these dishes at home

Thank MichelSchuts

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