Casa Crespo Cooking Class
Casa Crespo Cooking Class
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Casa Crespo shares Oaxaca’s deep culinary culture. Widely recognized as the centre of Mexican cuisine, Oaxaca is home to 16 ethnic groups. Led by chef Oscar Carrizosa (who originates from the Mixteca region of Oaxaca), Casa Crespo offers classes and dining expertises based upon the traditional flavours and aromas of this famous cuisine. All ingredients are local and organic. Chef Oscar grows and raises his own corn, olives, limes, turkeys, ducks and chickens on a farm in his Mixteca region of the state. The true farm to table model is environmentally sensitive and ethical. Classes are offered in Spanish, English ……. And are always informative and fun.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Deborah L
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I came to the cooking class alone and met up with 6 other people. A family of four from Copenhagen and a couple from Annapolis, USA. We all got along fabulously and chose our menu easily without any dispute.
Oscar, the chef took us to to the central market to buy most of the ingredients we needed for the recipes. He explained many things throughout the market.
Then we headed back to the kitchen’, which was a lovely outdoor patio. Everyone, including the two girls participated in everything.
The food we made was delicious and the cooking assistants were great.
Our only disappointment was that Oscar the Chef never sat with us while we were eating. We never benefited from his expertise and stories of Oaxacan cuisine and other questions we had. (he was doing something in the back?)
Nonetheless it was a delicious and filling five course meal.
Written 23 March 2024
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Karl R
Ottawa, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Recommended. Very nice market tour, cooking and eating lunch with new friends. Our group was about 12. Oscar was quick and efficient with his explanations and instructions - he does this every day. The outside kitchen was super clean and well staffed. We received a copy of each of the many dishes we made. Yum.
Written 17 March 2024
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Serena W
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The highlight of our trip to Mexico! We can highly recommend this cooking class. Oscar is a great chef and very friendly. He speaks fluently English and knows a lot. We started with collectively choosing a menu, we went to the market, started cooking, and had a lovely dinner afterwards. So delicious. We even got mezcal to go with the food. We made two types of mole, avocado soup, tamales, a drink, tacos, stuffed peppers, and spicy ice cream. And as a bonus, we met a lot of nice people in the class.
Written 16 March 2024
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Destination616755
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A very enjoyable morning and lunch. Oscar is a great host and chef, and very willing to share his knowledge of Mexican cuisine and culture. Small group size (we had 8), good value, and of course a delicious lunch.
Written 6 March 2024
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Donna D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Very fun and informative. Loved the market visit. Would recommend it to all. They had each person do small task to do. Fun group experience.
Written 4 March 2024
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Aneeka B
London, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
This was the highlight of our time in Mexico and Oaxaca! We were allowed to pick from a wide range of dishes and given an informative local market tour. We then spent a few hours with refreshments cooking in the lovely garden cooking and learning. The tour operator was warm and made this experience great. Great location too. Would really recommend!
Written 29 February 2024
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San S
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Despite our initial high expectations based on other reviews, this cooking class left us disappointed. As avid home cooks hoping to gain a deeper understanding of Oaxacan cooking techniques, we found the experience lacking.

First, the class size was excessively large, with 16 participants crowded around one stove on the premises and clogging up the aisles at the market. This made it challenging to hear instructions from Oscar, and each participant had limited hands-on cooking opportunities. While we appreciated Oscar's effort to involve us, it felt ridiculous to be called out to drop two cloves into the pod. Perhaps a more effective approach would have been for Oscar to provide thorough explanations and demonstrate the techniques himself.

Second, the overall pace of the cooking class felt rushed. Delegated tasks sometimes resulted in missing important steps for another dish, and the atmosphere created did not encourage asking questions.

There were some positive aspects: the final dishes were pretty good from the extensive menu with recipes that Oscar shared. However, for those seeking a slower-paced and more intentional cooking class, this may not be the ideal choice. If your goal is to be part of cooking an Oaxacan meal that you get to eat at the end, this class might cut it for you.
Written 23 February 2024
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Bridget Arthur
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Myself and 2 teenage girls took this class on our first day in Oaxaca. Oscar was an excellent host and teacher. We loved the market tour, cooking instruction and being able to enjoy the meal afterwards. I highly recommend this class.
Written 19 February 2024
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Vincent K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
What a remarkable opportunity to learn from a very inspired and knowledgeable instructor, Oscar.
The class was a very busy four and a half hours long. We first selected a menu, then headed out to the market, shopped, learning a great deal about the various ingredients, and headed back. Then, the magic began. Oscar coached us on all the different meal preparation processes. It was a little overwhelming to keep track of what was happening, but it was so worth it once we got the swing of how much fun it was to prepare this food. Then we sat down to eat. The group connected, and we had informative conversations.
The class was one of the highlights of my trip to Oaxaca. I have already recommended it to everyone headed to the magical city.
Thank you, Oscar.
Keep up your brilliant work!
ALSO: I love the line drawings on the walls and the art in the kitchen. Inspired!
Written 12 February 2024
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ritab88
Philadelphia, PA17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
The cooking class that we took with Oscar with so enjoyable and informative. He's a wonderful chef and encouraging teacher. We were able to select our menu as a group and then specifically shop for the needed items in the local outdoor market. Oscar was able to tell us about the useage for all of the fruits and vegetables in the market as well as their preparation. I have taken many cooking classes in the past and this one is up there among my favorites. I would highly recommend Flavors of Oaxaca.
Written 10 February 2024
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