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[Oaxaca City] Traditional cooking class in Oaxaca with a local


  • πŸ’²Β Price: The price above is per person
  • ⚑ Booking Window: 10 days
  • ⏰ Duration: 4.5 hours
  • πŸ“… Availability:Β  All year round, subject to weather conditions
  • πŸ§‘β€πŸ€β€πŸ§‘ Participants:Β Limited slots, please book ahead of time
  • πŸ‘‰πŸ½ See also:Β Oaxaca City Travel Guide by Mexico Insider
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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! Our hosts are a mother and son tandem who started this tour on their own.

You will first tour the small vegetable garden to collect ingredients for your cooking class. Before the actual cooking class, you will have a 

🗺️ 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
  • 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

Partial refund 5 days before the trip (16% IVA charge/tax will be charged from the total of your payment)


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