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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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I took cooking classes all over the city and beyond and this was, by far, my favorite cooking class... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
uva103
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Charlotte, Vermont
I had a great time and learned so much!

Pilar has an incredible amount of knowledge about food in Oaxaca. She filled her demonstrations... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2017
alisonnjleonard
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New York City, New York
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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
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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 21 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.

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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 11 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 17 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
Reviewed 6 June 2017

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 6 June 2017

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

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Valerie d
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.
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gtbow
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
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Judith A
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
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