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Peruvian Cooking Experience

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“market tour”(31 reviews)
“lomo saltado”(27 reviews)
“ceviche”(34 reviews)
"On hands" activity where, together with local cooks, you prepare typical peruvian food while chatting and learning about this wonderful city.Two optional additions to book, the Market Tour and the Pisco Lecture (learn to make Pisco Sour)The...more
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Av San Martin 116 | Vallecito, Arequipa 0001, Peru
+51 54 213177
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 January 2014

As two travellers on a shoestring, we have previously skipped cooking courses on our travels as they've been too pricey. However after seeing the reviews for this and realising that it wasn't overly expensive, we decided to give Peruvian Cooking Experience a go. The cooking...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

We booked the market tour as well as the cooking class. The market tour was great, not the cooking class. At the market tour we learnt about different kind of fruits, potatoes, herbs and lots of other stuff! We had the opportunity to taste the...More

2  Thank schristina
Armando E, Manager at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Dear Guest Thank you for your review. Please be aware we do not promote the Cooking Experience as a cooking class, neither we say our cooks are professional chefs. We are peruvians, we cook at home same food we prepare with you. We want you...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent over a week in Arequipa and were looking for something a bit unique and different to experience, beyond the typical tourist stuff. We stumbled upon this cooking class and decided to do the afternoon Andean class. We loved it! The chef spoke wonderful...More

Thank Jason F
Reviewed 1 week ago

I totally enjoyed the Peruvian Experience cooking class, learning to prepare causa and lomo saltado, 2 Arequipa specialties. The teacher was excellent, clearly providing step by step instructions in English and calming my fears when we got to the point of lighting the lomo saltado...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took part in a cooking class at Casa De Avila last week. We were a small group (7) and we made ceviche with Ale. Ale was friendly, provided clear instructions in english, and made sure we all participated in the preparation...More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a good time with other travelers. But it wasn't a cooking class, I just pealed and cut vegetables and few basic other tasks.

Thank Victor N
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We took a ceviche cooking class. We had no idea it was that difficult to make and we are very happy that we took it. The cook Ale was very nice and explained everything in detail. The meal was very complete and delicious. We all...More

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Cheyenne B, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! We love to share a bit of our culture, and we believe there is no better way to do is than by sharing food! A good ceviche is such a great meal to enjoy together, especially in...More

Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Having done a cookery school in most places that I have travelled previously (and have always loved), experiencing one in South America was a must for me. However I was really disappointed with this school. I was supposed to be completing the class wuth 2...More

Thank Sah1234
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

When we called to book we were told there was no problem to prepare a vegetarian menu. Once there, we were told that it was not possible in fact (after we paid 70soles...). I ended up preparing the normal Ceviche / fish menu (no issue...More

Thank Vacationer320960
Cheyenne B, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Thank you for your comment. I would like to take this upportunity to apologize for the misunderstanding. A lot of vegetarians do join the peruvian cooking. When you do not eat fish we normally recommend choosing the traditional menu in which me take out the...More

Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

It was such a good experience! I like cooking and with the course you get a nice inside few to the food. Ale, the guide was amazing. So much fun and she encouraged everyone so good :) Would recommend to everyone!

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Our Host was Ale and she was very nice. We "cooked" Rocoto Relleno with Pastel de Papa in a kind small group. All the other people were very friendly too and so it was a great get-together. The food that we cooked was at least...More

1  Thank Aln91
Cheyenne B, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

I would like to thank you for your comment. My sincerest apologies for the feeling you did not have the chance to participate as much as you wanted to in the cooking process. We are always trying to better our cooking classes. Based on your...More

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

The cooking class was really nice, we were 3 in the class and made Causa and Lomo Saltado. The cooking itself was nice and the instructor was very clear, but I felt there was lacking explanation about the ingredients, for example which meat to use,...More

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Response from Francisco M | Reviewed this property |
My wife and I spent about three weeks in Casa de Avila. She was talking Spanish classes in the grassy lawn and I was just hanging around and observed that the classes were everyday, with groups ranging between 4 to 12... More