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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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Good food and good company

I’ve taken 3 classes with Pilar and each one is as great as the last. She is a great chef and a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sharron C
Wonderful day of learning and cooking

After going to a local market to purchase ingredients, learn about the foods of the area, and... read more

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Many people who come to Oaxaca want to know more about the wonderful unique food from this region especially the variety of "mole" sauces, the banana leaf-wrapped tamales and the vast array of soups, all using typical Oaxacan ingredients.Experienced chef and owner of La Olla, Pilar Cabrera, offers you the opportunity to learn, hands-on, the complex cuisine of Oaxaca. Pilar´s cooking classes, held in La Casa de Los Sabores (House of Flavors), are set in her spacious, newly remodeled traditionally styled Oaxacan kitchen. In a warm and inviting atmosphere, you will learn to create the traditional Oaxacan dishes of your choice, made famous throughout Mexico and spreading worldwide. Shared and private classes include an explanation about the ingredients, a tour to the local market, hand-made meal preparation, mezcal tasting and, of course, the five course meal you prepared which you get to enjoy at the end of the class. Pilar will teach you her family´s generations-old cooking secrets so you can learn and enjoy a Oaxacan culinary legacy.
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Calle Reforma 402-B | Col. Centro, Oaxaca 68000, Mexico
+52 201 255 6104
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Reviewed yesterday

I’ve taken 3 classes with Pilar and each one is as great as the last. She is a great chef and a great teacher! We started off by meeting at her restaurant (a great place for a meal!) and then walking to the market where...More

Thank Sharron C
Reviewed 2 days ago

After going to a local market to purchase ingredients, learn about the foods of the area, and eating an absolutely delicious (and messy)mole negro tamale, we returned to the apartment where we prepared our luncheon under expert guidance. The whole experience was memorable and have...More

Thank Grandmajoan
Reviewed 5 days ago

Friends had recommended this cooking class with Chef Pilar and we were not disappointed! She was a great teacher and hostess, and we enjoyed the market tour followed by the cooking class at her home. We've done lots of cooking classes in different places, and...More

Thank jdtraveljunky
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I took cooking classes all over the city and beyond and this was, by far, my favorite cooking class (both times). Pilar is professional. She gets every student involved in every recipe. Her recipes were the yummiest. She served a nice wine during lunch on...More

2  Thank uva103
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Pilar has an incredible amount of knowledge about food in Oaxaca. She filled her demonstrations with interesting details and had insightful answers to all of our questions. I wanted to understand more about the markets in Oaxaca and the class was great for this. We...More

Thank alisonnjleonard
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Cooking with Pilar is always a highlight. Laughter, learning, and the best food. 15 of us were in Oaxaca during the amazing dance festivals, and cooking with Pilar was an amazing highlight. Couldn't recommend the experience more highly.

Thank BajaPuntaChivato
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Pilar's extraordinary knowledge of oaxacan cuisine is fantastic! From a visit to the market for ingredients, to her cooking class, she fills your time with wonderful details about what makes Oaxacan food unique, fragrant, and delicious. Also, love her restaurant in the city, and it's...More

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I loved Pilar's cooking class! We made a variety of traditional Oaxacan foods, including tamales. There was also a mezcal tasting while the food was cooking. I love how hands-on it was and how we were able to go to the market to purchase the...More

1  Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We went to the La Merced market and purchased our produce. Pilar gave us a tour of the market, and went to her house to cook a feast. The class was just the right size with four students.we made amazing guacamole, mole coloradito, a salad,...More

Thank slf540
Reviewed 13 June 2017

I was lucky to be able to join Pilar's class on my first full day in Oaxaca City. It's a wonderful way to gain one's bearings and take a small walking tour to a market and learn about some of the ingredients you will be...More

Thank graceangel67
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10 January 2018|
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Response from Pilar C | Property representative |
which email, you used?
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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.
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