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“Casa Crespo Cooking Class”

Casa Crespo Restaurant
Ranked #284 of 507 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Price range: $10 - $50
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: MINDBLOWING CULINARY EXPERIENCEIf you want to have one of those fantastic experiences when it comes to culinary arts, check Casa Crespo Restaurant. Oscar Carrizosa the chef has a particular talent when combining the most ordinary ingredients, creating this way dishes that you certainly find memorable.
Reviewed May 23, 2012

After a recommendation from a fellow traveller, I tried the cooking class at Casa Crespo. We choose the menu as a group, went shopping for key ingrediants, and were given info about local herbs and traditions. From there we spent the afternoon preparing some amazing dishes. It`s hard to pick a favorite but the four types of salsa, mole, and the dessert were worth raving over. Even as a vegetarian, they were very considerate and had a veggie option at each course. I highly recommend this, it was a great Saturday morning/afternoon. Plus, I met some really great fellow travellers from abroad and Mexico. Mucho gusta.

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Reviewed March 25, 2012

If you're relying on the review from the 2010 Lonely Planet, you're in for a nasty surprise. New location, new owners, new philosophy. Only the name is the same. There's no gourmet prix fixe menu anymore, just lousy overpriced dish after lousy overpriced dish. Everything we tried was awful, although the prize goes to the brutally overcooked pork rounds with the texture of hockey pucks. Even submersion in chichilo mole didn't render the dish remotely edible. You won't see a Mexican face in this place - even the tourists from Mexico City know to pass it by. We were looking for a gourmet interpretation of Oaxacan cuisine but did not find it here. We salvaged our experience the next night in Casa Oaxaca, which was infinitely better.

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Reviewed February 2, 2012

After reading several negative reviews, we had trepidations, but more recent and positive write-ups encouraged us to give it a try for lunch. We decided to try several of the starters and then choose a couple of desserts. We began with two of the fruit 'waters': cucumber with lime and chili, which was delicious, and hibiscus with ginger, likewise. The tamale in a pot was rather dry, but tasty. The milpa soup was delicious, though salty as one approached the bottom. The stuffed squash blossoms were fabulous. We also tried, as dessert, the Bu'pu, which was incredible, and the chili relleno de fruta, also amazing.

Be aware that the 15% tip is included in the bill and as a result, service is indifferent.

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Reviewed January 7, 2012

I've been here a few times and always order the same thing because I always enjoy it...though the presentation has been different each time. The other dishes I've tried have also been good, but a few of them are not as "traditional" as advertised. Still, great food, good wine and great drink choices (try their mint lemonade). But I have to say, their desserts are AMAZING.

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Reviewed December 8, 2011

Treat yourself to some really good and flavorful Oaxacan food here. They also have a cooking school and are quite serious about authentic food at this restaurant. Lunch on the upstairs terrace offers a great view and delicious food.

Thank foodfreakSMA
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