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I loved this class. This cooking class was different than any I've ever done. It's unlikely that... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Highlight of my visit!

Reyna is an amazing chef and generous host. Her recipes were easy to follow and we all learned a... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2018
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“grinding corn”(4 reviews)
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I loved this class. This cooking class was different than any I've ever done. It's unlikely that I'll make a lot of these recipes again-I won't be pounding out corn, but I loved seeing the traditional techniques, hearing the history and the local market experience....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ankazobe
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Reyna is an amazing chef and generous host. Her recipes were easy to follow and we all learned a lot about traditional Zapotecan cooking. Highly recommend spending the day with her to get a real insight into the culture.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank foodiewlltravel
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Reyna is super nice and a gracious host and ambassador for her community. Her home is beautiful and it was amazing to learn how to use the metate and toast the corn on the clay comal. Her sister was also helping in the kitchen so...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Liz M
Reviewed 22 June 2018

This is a wonderful experience. Reyna teaches traditional Zapotec cooking. You grind your spices on a metate (which is a lot of work!), and toast them on a wood-fired comal in her beautiful outdoor kitchen. Your day begins with a trip to Teotitlan's cozy market...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank buster2018
Reviewed 8 June 2018

I had a great time doing this cooking class with Reyna - she is lovely and very informative. We cooked several dishes, after a trip to the local market. As we bought the ingredients Reyna would answer questions and show us what she was buying....More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank natpacker
Reviewed 28 December 2017

We've done a couple other cooking classes in Oaxaca, but Reyna's is by far the best. She's the real deal, born and raised in Teotitlan and a professional chef for a long time. We started with a tour of the local market, buying fresh ingredients...More

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Craig T
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Reyna's cooking class was fun as well as educational with a delicious meal in a beautiful setting. After the 8 of us walked to the nearby market to gather ingredients, we returned to begin our demonstration/participation class. We learned the traditional techniques as well as...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Shirley W
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We had a great time with Reyna. Who knew that grinding corn and pepitas could be such fun? The outdoor kitchen is comfortable yet authentic. Reyna is gracious and relaxed and we made some great food. The walk to the local market for food before...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank kmom0503
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Cooking class with Reyna was an unforgettable experience. Like most of the people who live in Teotitan, we started the day by shopping in the local market for fresh ingredients. We walked back to the house with our baskets full of chilies, squash blossom flowers,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank ckallen
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Reyna is very informative and warm, making the six hour class educational, fun and, most importantly, delicious. You learn a lot about ingredients, preparation and traditions. I cannot recommend this class enough!

Date of experience: July 2017
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23 March 2015|
Response from Bill K |
No problem, as Reyna is pretty good with English.