The Real Oaxacan Cooking Experience

Oaxaca, MexicoPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Miguel

4.5 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
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Up to 4 people
Mexican cuisine
Includes food, drinks, transportation, and equipment

What you'll do

In The Real Oaxacan Cooking Experience, after drink a nice coffee and introduce ourselves and the Oaxacan traditional cuisine to you, we will choose the menu for the day, then We will walk to the Xoxocotlan local market to select and buy the freshest ingredients for our fantastic Oaxacan feast.

(Markets is 3 minutes walk) then, back at the kitchen, i will show you how to process masa to make fresh tortillas, quesadillas, tacos, tetelas and empanadas stuffed with fresh quesillo, squash blossoms, mushrooms and much more, also i will show you how to cook a spicy red sauce and mild green tomatillo soft sauce with ingredients picked from our organic farm to enjoy our appetizers on a nice set table.

After enjoy snacks we will start to cook a real Oaxacan 3 course meal (soup, main, dessert) It could be; Mole Amarillo or Costillas en Salsa Verde (fried pork ribs on tomatillo sauce) or mole Encacahuatado (peanut mole) and much more. Choose your own mole adventure!

We will go to the mill to process our mole & horchata water. You will also choose what dessert you want to make like; rice pudding, or fried plantain moletes with cream chesse or more options to choose from,

Sip a nice mezcal and refresh yourself with a beer enjoying a real traditional oaxacan feast under the shade of the trees

This workshop is completely hands-on, and one of the aims of this experience is to mak
Other things to note
We are flexible to create different menus for you, depending on what you are interested in. we aim to show to our guests the magic of Oaxaca and Mexican food in the real traditional way, also we can accommodate food restrictions
In The Real Oaxacan Cooking Experience, after drink a nice coffee and introduce ourselves and the Oaxacan traditional cuisine to you, we will choose the menu for the day, then We will walk to the Xoxocotlan local market to select and buy the freshest ingredients for our fantastic Oaxacan feast.

(Markets is 3 minutes walk) then, back at the kitchen, i will show you how to process masa to make fresh tortillas, quesadillas, tacos, tete…

What's included

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  • Food
    I will welcome you with a coffee or hot chocolate during our presentation,...
  • Drinks
    Coffee or traditional hot chocolate to start the day, seasonal agua fresca...
  • Transport
    I will provide transportation, a driver with a private car will pick you up...
  • Equipment
    At the end of the cooking experience I will send you an e-book with all the...

Meet your host, Miguel

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 363 Reviews
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Hola y Bienvenidos! I am Chef Miguel Alvarez from Oaxaca. I have more than 16 year of experience in the cooking industry and for some of them I have been cooking in Mexico, Central America, Europe & Canada in the professional way, most of the time learning and sharing knowledge but one of my passions are Oaxacan traditional cuisine with all its magic, I’m back to roots since some years ago and I will love to invitite you to Come and learn the secrets of the real oaxacan food cooked on the original and traditional ancient way, just like in the villages around, alsto to invite you to create and enjoy some empanadas, moles and much more dishes on my culinary farm, with a nice open air kitchen what works with wood, just like in the villages & air big patio surrounded by threes, of mango, guava, soursop and more frutal trees
Hola y Bienvenidos! I am Chef Miguel Alvarez from Oaxaca. I have more than 16 year of experience in the cooking industry and for some of them I have been cooking in Mexico, Central America, Europe & Canada in the professional way, most of the time learning and sharing knowledge but one of my passions are Oaxacan traditional cuisine with all its magic, I’m back to roots since some years ago and I will love to invitite you to Come and learn the secrets of the real oaxacan food cooked on the orig…
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Where you'll be

My place is located 10-15 minutes away from oaxaca downtown in public transportation, Enjoy our spacious outdoor kitchen/ big garden surrounded by large palms, organic frutal trees and our friendly farm dogs. Our neighborhood market is nice, small & clean Full of folklore and colors, we can find all what we need to create our amazing Oaxacan feast, also is full of nice local people happy to help to find our ingredients

Rated 4.89 out of 5 from 363 reviews.

Richard
August 2021
Amazing experience at Miguel's House. Miguel and his staff were great and attentive. He is a great storyteller, and provided valuable insight into Oaxacan food and culture. I believe this should be everyone's starting point when coming to Oaxaca as it will provide you with perspective into the region's and dishes and restaurants. Definitely one of the highlights of our stay in Oaxaca. Highly recommended!!!
Amazing experience at Miguel's House. Miguel and his staff were great and attentive. He is a great storyteller, and provided valuable insight into Oaxacan food and culture. I belie…
Yannick
July 2021
One of the best experience of all my travels, Miguel was entertaining, the explanations were clear and completes. Miguel mix a professional chef background and a true motivation to reveal to the world the true cuisine of Oaxaca that make this class so special. The visit to the mill, the market and the food... everything was amazing. I have only one advice : Go there
One of the best experience of all my travels, Miguel was entertaining, the explanations were clear and completes. Miguel mix a professional chef background and a true motivation to…
Jocelyn
July 2021
The Real Oaxacan cooking experience with Miguel was a deep cultural dive into understanding and appreciating all of the creativity and depth of flavors that characterizes home cooked Oaxacan food. It was the highlight of our time in Oaxaca! The setting at Quinta Brava was warm and welcoming and we were able to participate in everything from preparing a menu, grinding the massa, and cooking multiple dishes of delicious food. Estella, Miguel’s assistant, took us to the market and Molina (to grind the corn into massa) and was a patient teacher as well. We learned about the special herbs and spices and even had tastings of chocolate, coffee and mezcal. We now know how to use the tomatillos and squash blossoms in our home garden. It was a totally immersive culinary experience and we are excited about duplicating the wonderful Oaxacan food at home with Miguel’s recipes and his help making sure we found the special dried chiles and moles at the market as well as his tips on cooking tools to get authentic results without cooking over the fire. We will definitely be encouraging family and friends to visit Oaxaca and take Miguel’s course!
The Real Oaxacan cooking experience with Miguel was a deep cultural dive into understanding and appreciating all of the creativity and depth of flavors that characterizes home cook…
Mani
July 2021
This was one of the highlights of a fabulous trip to Oaxaca for my girlfriend and me. Miguel’s passion for Oaxacan cuisine shines through. We made got to buy ingredients from a local market, made some absolutely fantastic dishes, taste delicious mezcals, and made new friends in a lovely setting. I highly recommend this class!
This was one of the highlights of a fabulous trip to Oaxaca for my girlfriend and me. Miguel’s passion for Oaxacan cuisine shines through. We made got to buy ingredients from a loc…
Tiffany
July 2021
We had an awesome day with Miguel and co. - his farm, which has been in his family for many decades is beautiful and the open kitchen is equally lovely. We learnt (and ate!!) so much and look forward to to applying those skills as much as possible to every day cooking when we get home. We also tasted mescals and learnt a lot about the different types. Left with an even greater understanding of Oaxacan culture and cuisine. Highly recommended - and being picked up and dropped off was an added bonus. Thank you!
We had an awesome day with Miguel and co. - his farm, which has been in his family for many decades is beautiful and the open kitchen is equally lovely. We learnt (and ate!!) so mu…
Devin
July 2021
If you have the time, please experience Miguel's cooking class! After welcoming us into his beautiful home, Miguel told us so.many wonderful stories, explained the significance of Oaxacan food, and allowed us to be SO hands-on during every step of the cooking process. Not only were we the primary cooks of the meal, but part of the experience is working as a group (there were three of us at our class) to decide on the day's menu - so this is a truly personalized experience! Miguel facilitated a very special day that I will never forget!
If you have the time, please experience Miguel's cooking class! After welcoming us into his beautiful home, Miguel told us so.many wonderful stories, explained the significance of…

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    Join 1 other guest
    £49 per person
  • Fri, 6 Aug
    09:00 - 13:30
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  • Mon, 9 Aug
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  • Tue, 10 Aug
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  • Wed, 11 Aug
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  • Thu, 12 Aug
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  • Fri, 13 Aug
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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 15 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.