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Flavors of Oaxaca: Cooking Class with No Set Menu and Local Market Tour

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Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico
Flavors of Oaxaca: Cooking Class with No Set Menu and Local Market Tour

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Discover the tastes and textures of Oaxaca during a cooking workshop right in the heart of the city. Join a small group and visit a local market to gather ingredients for your class. There's no set menu, so the group can select which traditional dishes to make. Learn about the origins of each dish and several techniques during your hands-on class. Your tour end with the delicious meal that you've created.
  • Learn how to prepare traditional Oaxacan recipes
  • Special dietary restrictions can be accommodated
  • Sip on complimentary drinks while you cook and eat
  • A small group means more attention from your instructor
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Main
Mole negro
All ingredients
Complimentary drinks
Gluten free option available
Vegetarian applicable menu
Tour to a local market
Casa Crespo , Jacobo Dalevuelta 200 casi esq Reforma, junto a jardín Conzatti, RUTA INDEPENDENCIA, Centro, 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez, Oax., Mexico
10:00 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Casa Crespo Cooking Class
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Flavors of Oaxaca: Cooking Class with No Set Menu and Local Market Tour?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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    What is the policy on sanitization during Flavors of Oaxaca: Cooking Class with No Set Menu and Local Market Tour?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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    What is the social distancing policy during Flavors of Oaxaca: Cooking Class with No Set Menu and Local Market Tour?
    A:The policies on social distancing are:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Flavors of Oaxaca: Cooking Class with No Set Menu and Local Market Tour?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
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    star-5
    Fun and informative
    John_B
    , Jun 2022
    Great class. Knowledgeable instructor. We made many traditional Oaxaca foods. Highly recommended. Not rushed and no preset menu.
    star-5
    A Lot of Fun!!!
    Adriana_P
    , May 2022
    We had so much fun doing this tour. Oscar took us to the market and showed us some of the fruits & vegetables from the region as well as spices & chiles. We then went back to his place. We make 3 salsas, mango ice cream, Avocado Soup, a mole with capers, fresh tortillas. We also made a tea from an herb. We were paired up with 3 lovely people from Canada and we all participated in making all the food. I wish this website was working & I could upload the photos. We then sat down and Oscar & his worker served us all this wonderful, delicious food. Oscar taught all of us how to make this delicious food. They served us Coronas & a shot of Mezcal. Oscar will also ask his participants if they have any food allergies, if they are vegetarian or vegan & he will adjust the menu accordingly. We highly recommend this tour and we would definitely do it again.
    star-5
    Must-do experience 🙏
    Fannie_C
    , May 2022
    Definetly worth the experience. Oscar and his team will give you a complete overview of Mexican culture through oaxaca’s rich food history and diversity. Most importantly, the cooking courses will allow you to choose which menu you will prepare while respecting your diet (gluten, veggie,…). When done cooking, you will enjoy your menu (which is close to a dégustation menu to be honest) on the patio with beverages included. Go for it, it’s a no-brainer.
    star-2
    Book in his website for 20% discount
    Reservations_S
    , Apr 2022
    I will start by saying that you can find the same experience in their website 20% cheaper. Dont buy it on Viator! Oscan knows a lot about his cousine. The problem is that it feels like he has better things to do. He rushes you though the market an the preparations. You never fully understand what you are making and he is not very tolerant when you make mistakes. The food itself was great and getting ot enjoy it with other guests was the best part of this tour. Oscar did not participate of this part, as he was on his computer on the table next to us.
    star-2
    Disappointing
    Petrine_H
    , Apr 2022
    We were very disappointed with this experience and would not recommend it. It felt like our host, Oscar, rushed through the class and wanted it to be over from the start. This was the case both in the kitchen and on the market. The description said that we would gather ingredients on the market but we just rushed through with Oscar giving a very brief introduction to a few products. He also didn’t explain much about the dishes we made, their origins nor the ingredients, flavours and processes and didnt seem interested in answering questions. The class had way to many participants, so much of the time we just stod idle and watched. On the plus side the food was good and the support staff were very kind and helpful, but Oscar’s lack of attention and intererest meant that we didnt feel we got the experience we paid for.
    star-5
    Delicious and Informative!
    Samantha_L
    , Apr 2022
    Fantastic time with Oscar! Great food! The market tour was very interesting as well. Very well ran operation, as they were always one step ahead! Thanks!
    star-5
    Great way to explore Oaxacan culture!
    Mark_L
    , Apr 2022
    Oscar and team run a top-notch operation. It was educational and fun with lots of exploration of Oaxacan culture through food. And everything was incredibly tasty, too! Highly recommend
    star-5
    My daughter, 8 yr. old...
    Karen_P
    , Apr 2022
    My daughter, 8 yr. old grandson, and I participated In the class yesterday and could not have been more pleased. Oscar was organized, knowledgeable and friendly. His staff were gracious and agreeable. We thoroughly enjoyed the 5 other participants, 3 of whom were Mexican nationals. Oscar allowed us choice of the recipes that we prepared and the group picked very tasty ones. When the meals was fully prepared, we sat down together at a colorful set table and were offered iced tea that we had made from herbs, or mezcal and cerveza. I was not feel wholly on my game that day, having experienced some sort of GI upset the previous day and night…I had reduced appetite and was also reluctant to eat much. The staff was understanding and provided me with take away packaging to carry food back to our BnB for enjoyment later. I wish I could have fully participated in eating the meal because it was delicious and full of wonderful ingredients. I wholeheartedly recommend Flavors of Oaxaca as a great cooking and cultural experience.
    star-5
    Scrumptious and fun!
    Kerry_S
    , Jan 2022
    It was well-organized, and the food that we helped make and eat was delicious. Oscar is muy amable, and he even emailed all of us and sent recipes! I strongly recommend it.
    star-5
    Superlative
    ARQUIMEDES_D
    , Aug 2021
    I took the class with my wife and we both enjoy the full experience. Oscar is a great chef and host I fully recommend this experience to anyone visiting Oaxaca.
    star-5
    Worth every pesos!
    Samantha_G
    , Jul 2021
    Worth every penny! Oscar was amazing showing us the local market, the different produce used in Oaxacan cooking, and was wonderful with allowing us to actively participate in the food-making process. Following the production of what would be described as a "feast", the back patio was decorated with adorable decorations. The whole experience was a blast and one of the high-lights for my husband and I!
    star-5
    Immerse Yourself in Food & Fun!💥
    Tracy_W
    , Jul 2021
    This was a very fun & delicious experience! 😋 Enjoyed Oscar, our consumate cook & charming host. We chatted about what WE wanted to cook & eat - and developed menus from there!! Made 6 or 7 dishes! Took off for a great market, and came back to cook! Such fun.. 7 in group. Interactive!😘 Ate together and shared our life and travel experiences! Big, delicious lunch - mezcal & Corona flowing! Bargain!! Highest praise!!💖
    star-5
    Unique Oaxacan cooking class
    Namrata_J
    , Jul 2021
    Enjoyed going to the market and preparing one of the best 6-course meals of our life. Highly recommend.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-3
    Oaxaca cooking class
    Paco_V
    , Jun 2021
    It was interesting to see all the herbs and learn about the different kinds of chilies. Especially ones that are local to Oaxaca. It could have been better if the chef was more patient and willing to answer questions since there were only 5 in our class. First impression of the building is not too good since it is run down. He could make it so much better if he was more engaging and gave more details.
    star-5
    Oscar was an amazing cook...
    Lara_H
    , Mar 2021
    Oscar was an amazing cook and teacher. He let our group customize the menu and took all covid precautions. We felt very comfortable and had an amazing time!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    star-5
    Amazing experience
    Aleksandra_W
    , Dec 2020
    Oscar (the chef) was absolutely amazing and attentive. We prepared delicious food from scratch and were given all details plus a full menu was emailed to us.
    star-4
    Cooking class with Casa Crespo
    beets
    , Feb 2020
    Enjoyed the trip to the market and learning about Oaxacan cuisine. Fresh salsas were my favorite dish.
    1 traveler found this review helpful

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