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La Cocina Oaxaquena

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Address: Prolongacion Yagul Fracc. San Jose La Noria 209 | Fracc. San Jose la Noria, Oaxaca 68120, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 951 156 2893
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

La Cocina Oaxaquena is a cooking school devoted exclusively to Oaxacan...

La Cocina Oaxaquena is a cooking school devoted exclusively to Oaxacan cuisine and specializing in local dishes. The Chef Instructor Gerardo offers comprehensive hands-on cooking classes in a sunny traditionally decorated Mexican kitchen. Two 5 hours cooking classes are available everyday at 9am or 3pm. Pick up and return from your hotel. Price of the class MX$800.00 (USD$60.00) per person.

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Great Oaxacan experience

We had an excellent time with Gerardo and Socorro (Gerardo’s mom). Gerardo pick us up from our hotel and took us to the market to do some shopping, from there we went to his... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an excellent time with Gerardo and Socorro (Gerardo’s mom). Gerardo pick us up from our hotel and took us to the market to do some shopping, from there we went to his house, a traditional Mexican house with a kitchen adorned with ceramics and pots from the area. We learned how to cook tortillas from scratch and made... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

What a wonderful culinary experience. First, Gerardo took us to Central de Abastos. This is the largest market, at around 4 acres. He really took the time to show us the herbs, food and meat of his culture and lots of culinary tips along the way. It was just the experience I was looking for. After, we went to his... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

My husband & I participated in this activity as part of a group tour. The food was delicious and the instructions were very clear. The recipes seemed to be very time intensive, so we'll probably leave the cooking to the experts. It was a fun outing and the kitchen was lovely.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Gerardo collected us from our hotel to take us to the market to buy the ingredients for our menu. No idea what this market is called but it is a fascinating destination in it's own right. HUGE - with everything imaginable on display. Fantastic to watch the stall holders preparing their products - dough for tortillas, chocolate, everything! Not just... More 

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Victoria, BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

This was a lot of fun and ended with one of our best meals in Oaxaca. Gerardo picked us up at our hotel and drove to the market where we picked out ingredients. Then on to the pretty kitchen, staffed by his mother, aunt and cousin. In a clean kitchen with a handwashing station, we made sweet and savory tamales,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

I did this cooking class with my mother and there was also another group of four women who were in our class. The visit to the market was great, lots of explanations and itset the day up well for what we were about to cook. From there, however, we were left disappointed with the lack of hands on cooking we,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Geraldo took us to the market and pick some ingredients. It was nice learning how to cook local cuisine!

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Wonderful hands-on experience. Starts in the market buying ingredients and interacting with the vendors. Chef Geraldo explains Oaxacan cuisine, the textures, tastes, and aromas, and gives a cooking class in a home setting. Relaxing day of cooking mole and chiles rellenos and savoring an exceptional Oaxacan meal.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Mexican cuisine is quite varied regionally because the country is very large. Regions have different produce, use different ingredients and are culturally and historicaly diverse (which in culinary matters translates into different techniques for preparing food, honoring certain holidays or special ocassions with particular dishes, and so on). Dont expect the food of the North (with desert like climate, relatively... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

A great experience that taught us a lot about the local cuisine. The instructor is an excellent chef who picked dishes to help us learn about the food in Oaxaca. So glad we went!

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