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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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Great cooking class

We went to the La Merced market and purchased our produce. Pilar gave us a tour of the market, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Schertz, Texas
Great to plan for first days in Oaxaca

I was lucky to be able to join Pilar's class on my first full day in Oaxaca City. It's a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Oakland, California
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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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the real thing. This was our second time in Oaxaca, and our third time in a cooking class. Pilar, the lead teacher and chef legend at Oaxaca's institution La Olla, is the absolute best. What a great lady! Skilled, articulate, fun to be...More

Thank Kevin N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I spent a week in Oaxaca and decided to take a cooking class from Pilar Cabrera at Casa de Los Sabores. We stayed at Casa Bugambilias, which was great and a perfect fit for us and ideally located next door to Cafe...More

Thank nroe
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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 23 April 2017

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 12 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 11 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
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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.
2 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?
9 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