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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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One of our Mexican Highlights

We started at a local market, the stalls have all the vegetables and fruit you’d expect and many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andy H
London, England, United Kingdom
The Perfect Day!

After informal introductions to each other, we began the day with an overview of the menu. Pilar... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jude R
Oakland, California
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Calle Reforma 402-B | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 201 255 6104
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We started at a local market, the stalls have all the vegetables and fruit you’d expect and many more mysterious things we’ve never seen or tatsed before. Our teacher, Pilar likes to buy from the ladies who bring small amounts of things to sell rather...More

1  Thank Andy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After informal introductions to each other, we began the day with an overview of the menu. Pilar Cabrera, chef and owner of La Casa de los Sabores, then handed us our shopping bags and off we went to the market to purchase ingredients. The fresh...More

Thank Jude R
Reviewed 13 April 2017

From stopping at a little shop to mill our cocoa, to shopping at the local market for our ingredients, to cooking and eating lunch with a fabulous group of people...this was definitely a highlight of my trip. Pilar is welcoming, personable and fun. She is...More

1  Thank kellyzee
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The class was a great experience. The class started off with us meeting at Pillar's restaurant "La Olla". The restaurant isn’t large but it has three unique floors with great decor. From there we made a trip to Mercado Mercedes where we purchased ingredients for...More

1  Thank Miguel L
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Chef Pilar's class was jam packed with hands-on experiences. After touring her reseaurant, we enjoyed a shopping trip to the market to get our ingredients, with a tutorial on Oaxacan spices and produce. We spent several hours in Pilar's home where she had everything prepped...More

Thank Kristi W
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had a wonderful morning first going with Pilar to the market and then to her house to cook and then enjoy a delicious meal. I have always liked La Olla restaurant and so it was fun to take this class with Pilar.

Thank DevonLindsay
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Thoughtfully managed by Pilar and her staff, in her spacious home kitchen, this was an excellent introduction to Oaxacan cuisine. With every cooking class, you tour the market, but I felt that Pilar gave us more in-depth knowledge of the ingredients we were to be...More

Thank shamanross
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I took Pilar's cooking class in February. Had been meaning to for years, having enjoyed dinner at La Olla numerous times, but hadn't gotten around to it. She offers a wide variety of menu options, depending on the day, and I was glad to find...More

1  Thank Boston_MARambler
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Pilar and her team provided a fun and educational experience in Oaxaca cuisine. We love the trip to a small Oaxaca market and her explanation of the unfamiliar ingredients. We then went to her lovely home where we participated in a hands on class. There...More

Thank zinfanatic
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Pilar offers a wonderful cooking class. We learned a good deal and ate very well -- a nice group with great camaraderie, no doubt the result of the warm atmosphere our chef/teacher provides. Highly recommended.

Thank DanTorontoOntario
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Valerie d
Hi, I's like to know if the classes are in English, how to make reservations, how uch does a class cost, how long is the class and does she teach how to make mole. Thank you.
3 January 2017|
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Response from mmb2323 | 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.
We will be in Oaxaca from Oct. 29 to Nov. 5 and 3 of us would like to attend you cooking classes. We are hiking on Nov. 3. How much does it cost? Do we need reservations?
10 October 2015|
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Response from ruth w | Reviewed this property |
The classes are intimate and we had one person who made the reservations the day before -- but I would make reservations ahead of time to assure the day you want and the meal you prefer. I paid by credit card although they... More
Judith A
Please tell me which classes you took at la Casa de los sabores. How different were they and did each have a specialized menu and unique market trip attached to cooking portion, Did you take cooking classes at other places in Oaxaca. Thank you in advance for your answer and for your time.
15 February 2015|
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Response from Nextadventure2014 | Reviewed this property |
My daughter made the reservations and selected a class when we had a day free. Our class was Los Tamales. We made a salad and several variations of tamales. Pilar gave us all the recipes to follow and I made notes of... More