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Cooking Classes Oaxaca

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Address: Esq. Priv. de Almendros # 144-A, Oaxaca, Mexico
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+52 951 243 6789

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"An Incredibly Authentic, Hands On Cooking Experience in Oaxaca"

Esperanza took us to the market to shop for the ingredients for our class as well as to introduce us to cultural favorites such as Tejate(Drink of the Gods), a prehispanic drink... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Esperanza took us to the market to shop for the ingredients for our class as well as to introduce us to cultural favorites such as Tejate(Drink of the Gods), a prehispanic drink prepared from maize and cacao. Delicious! Next, we traveled to Agustin's house where we spent the next 5 hours with Esperanza, Lupita & Agustin preparing & eating: guacamole,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful, real Oaxaca cooking experience with Esperanza and Augustine. Everyone got to participate from shopping at the market to the grand finale mole. This is something you won't forget. I loved the casual home kitchen environment and seeing how everyday cooking is done. A very fun day!

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Lakewood, CO
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I need to let you know that I have been to many of this type of in the kitchen training and this was the worst I have been to. It started late because we had to "search" the market for several missing from the group. She did not explain the foods that were purchased and when we got to the... More 

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minneapolis mn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We shopped the market with Esperanza in the morning, traveled to her kitchen, and proceeded to make tortillas, guacamole, empanadas, salsas, and chicken mole. I think I left something out too! How many classes have you been in where beer and mezcal are not just provided but encouraged? Agustin provided the English translations for our group. Esperanza and Blanca stuck... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Augustin accommodated us during Dios de los Muertos - and I'm so grateful. This was such a great experience. And the Colorado mole we made - oh my tasty goodness. The walk through the market with Esperanza was really fun, mezcal flows freely while you cook, the food so so good. Don't hesitate to book this.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We had a really great time learning about Oaxacan style cooking in this class run by Esperanza. We had read reviews that raved about a class that combines cooking but in a casual setting with drinks and it certainly lived up to it! The highlight was the mole rojo where 25 ingredients are used to create an amazing dish over... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I will not repeat the notes many have left about the narrow stairs, standing all day and walking through the market. It is all fantastic. Esperanza imparts a lot of knowledge as she takes you through the market and all the day long as she cooks non-stop. Cooking these traditional Oaxacan pre-Hispanic dishes gives you such a better understanding and... More 

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Killeen, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I had such a great time at this cooking class. I was solo but met some fantastic people and we all had so much fun we went out afterward in the center. The mole was incredible and the drinks were included. Fun way to spend thanksgiving day cooking mole in Oaxaca!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We had a great time with Esperanza learning how to cook Mexican food. The day started with a tour of the local market where Esperanza picked up a few items and ushered us to some samples. We then went to her kitchen and started the cooking! Our menu included a red and green salsa, guacamole, 3 types of tortillas and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Stop looking right now!!!! You just found the coolest cooking class in Oaxaca! Me and my girlfriend booked cooking classes without having any expectations in particular. We communicated through emails and the only thing we knew was that Esperanza was picking us up the next day to go visit the market and buy the ingredients that we were going to... More 

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