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The Oaxacan Kitchen: An Immersive Cultural & Culinary Experience

(1 customer review)

From: USD$109.00

This 4-hour cooking class in Oaxaca is spearheaded by a local chef, Sonia.

🏆 Top-rated local chef in the city (5-star reviews)
💃🏼 Fun activity for groups
👪🏻 Families enjoy this activity

Contact Mexico Insider for dates and times not listed below, or if you want to book for a larger group.


This cooking class in Oaxaca is outside of Oaxaca City. You will go to a local hacienda with a farm and large space for this activity. This is the most traditional cooking class in Oaxaca that is not the same as the other tours so you will have a guaranteed local experience! 

You will first tour the small vegetable garden to collect ingredients for your cooking class. Before the actual cooking class, you will have also have a short mezcal tasting where you will learn about mezcal. 

ℹ️ Quick info

  • 💸 Private tour: Discounted rate available for groups. Please inquire
  • ⚡ Booking Window: 5-7 days
  • ⏰ Duration: 4 hours
  • 📅 Availability: Once a day
  • 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 Participants: Limited slots, please book ahead of time

🗺️ Cooking class in Oaxaca itinerary

  • 12:00 PM – pick up at Oaxaca City (we will send the pick-up location in Oaxaca centro)
  • 1:00 PM – arrive in the cooking class venue. You will first have a tour in the small herbs garden where you will pick your Oaxacan herbs for your cooking class.
  • 1:30 PM – there will be a small intro about mezcal (and mezcal tasting). You will also get to taste Oaxacan delicacies like chicatanas and chapulines: both good for mezcal pairing
  • 2:00 PM – start of cooking class
  • 3:30 PM – late lunch – we will eat what you cooked!
  • 5:30 PM – back in Oaxaca City

👨‍🍳 What you’ll learn in this cooking class in Oaxaca

  • How to make tortillas from scratch
  • How to make tetelas and memelas, traditional Oaxaca street food
  • How to make a traditional Mexican salsa with a molcajete. You will also learn how to cook on a comal (4-6 salsas)
  • Create traditional Oaxacan mole from scratch using a metate (mole negro)
  • You will also taste traditional chocolate drinks, ice cream, and Oaxacan coffee
  • This cooking class in Oaxaca has a vegetarian/vegan option so contact us, and we’ll set that up for you

What’s included?

  • Transportation to and from Oaxaca City (meeting point)
  • Expert chefs and guides
  • All ingredients for the cooking class
  • Drinks: water, coffee, beer, tea, soda, juice, natural water, and mezcal
  • All meals during the cooking class (see food list above)
  • Mezcal tasting

❎ What’s NOT included?

  • Meals and activities not mentioned above
  • Other gratuities and tips for the local guides
  • Travel insurance (mandatory). Please get your insurance from Ekta Traveling or SafetyWing – these are the cheapest travel insurance for Mexico.

❌ Cancellation policy

  • 100% refund 7 days before the tour
  • 100% refund for Mexico Insider Club Members (up to 8 hours)
  • 50% refund up to 2 days before the tour
  • Non-refundable less than 48 hours before the tour

1 review for The Oaxacan Kitchen: An Immersive Cultural & Culinary Experience

  1. Lena Skillings

    We’re a group of girls who love food, and let’s just say this class in Oaxaca absolutely exceeded all of our expectations! We’ve taken cooking classes before, but this experience was on another level. Not only did we learn how to cook authentic Oaxacan dishes, but we were immersed in the deep-rooted traditions and flavors that make Oaxacan cuisine truly special. The whole day felt like a celebration of food, culture, and friendship. Sonia, took us on a tour where we got to pick our own herbs and vegetables. We made Mole Negro, Tlayudas, and even tried our hand at making Oaxacan cheese! And let’s not forget the unlimited mezcal drinks! If you’re thinking of taking a cooking class in Oaxaca, do yourself a favor and book this one. It’s not just a cooking class; it’s an experience that you’ll cherish forever. We can’t recommend it highly enough!

    With love and a whole lot of foodie enthusiasm,
    The Gourmet Gals 🍅🌮🥑

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