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Peruvian Cooking Experience

Av San Martin 116 | Vallecito, Arequipa 0001, Peru
+51 54 213177
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I have to say that after reading all the very positive reviews I was a bit disappointed by the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
imelll
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Paris, France
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Great way to spend an afternoon

Able to book last minute and booked the cooking class with the market tour. The market tour was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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"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 activity is held in Casa de Avila Hotel and you get a discount if you are a guest. Price includes: all equipment and supplies needed plus the food prepared (beginner and main course), desser, soft drinks and water. You have wine and bear as extras if required. A great cultural souvenir you can take from this friendly and beautiful city. Great location.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“market tour” (30 reviews)
“lomo saltado” (26 reviews)
“ceviche” (35 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Av San Martin 116 | Vallecito, Arequipa 0001, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to say that after reading all the very positive reviews I was a bit disappointed by the experience. The course is advertised as 2 hours cooking three dishes but there are a few caveats once you get there. For insurance, the desert is...More

Thank imelll
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Able to book last minute and booked the cooking class with the market tour. The market tour was great we were able to try and variety of different foods we would not have had the chance to try otherwise. We made ceviche and a fish...More

Thank KBreeno
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely cool outdoor garden setting and multilingual chefs. Great way to learn about Peruvian ingredients you dont get in a restaurant and lots of tips and tricks you dont find in a recipe book. You get to sit down together and eat 3 courses so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lady and all the other staff our very kind. Great experience for food-lovers and cooks at all levels.More

Thank Emma Z
Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So good to hear our girls in Casa de Avila did a great job with your cooking group! They all love to share their knowledge and have fun while cooking. Thank you very much for your visit. Remember we go everyday at 11 am and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun to learn some classic Peruvian cooking but I didn't like the desert. Also, the other staff could have been more friendly. But overall it was a successful cooking experience.More

Thank Dom T
Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

So bad to hear about the other staff. Girls supporting the main guide are working from very early morning serving breakfast for guests in Casa de Avila, the Mansion Hostel. And they are a little tired. But they are always aware of your needs. Please...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed cooking the sea menu. We liked that everybody cooks the menu. The guide speaks perfect English and gave good advice and was able to answer all questions. The atmosphere of the outdoor-kitchen is amazing. Not only cooking was a pleasure, eating this excellent...More

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Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Yes, this is a hand on experience. Not a regular class. Everybody cooks its own food. Thanks to our guides experience it always results in delicious meals. Casa de Avila, the mansion hostel in Arequipa, in general, shares this atmosphere of outdoor, nature, garden and...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

The food was great and so was Lady, our teacher. We did the traditional menu and it tasted amazing, and was inspirational for our everyday cooking.More

Thank Ida Marie B
Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Lady is part of Casa de Avila, the mansion hostel. Most of our staff has this special hability to cook delicious peruvian recipes. This is a cultural experience where you come and cook original recipes. And feast them after!. We would like to know you...More

Reviewed 2 July 2017

Great experience learning to prepare and cook various peruvian dishes and dessert! The chef was really mellow and went with the classes pace. Beautiful area to enjoy your own creations as well! Would recommend to anyone interested in eating or cooking.More

Thank jasminejen
Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Will you also recommend the place? A great Courtyard to enjoy the always sunny weather in Arequipa, breakfast in the garden, private ensuites with the best showers in town. And of course the Peruvian Cooking Experience as an activity for our guests. Casa de Avila...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017

The Peruvian Cooking Experience was fantastic. The outdoor kitchen and garden are lovely and the recipes we learned (ceviche, pescado macho, and quinoa flan) were very fun, easy, and delicious. I highly recommend this class!More

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Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We took advantage of Casa de Avila, the Mansion Hostel, and its courtyard to set the Peruvian COoking Experience. The area where we cook is the place our guests take breakfast. Great, right? . Ceviche and fish in general is a must when you are...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Peru has one of the best cuisines in the world and in Arequipa, one of the culinary centers of the country, you can learn to make some of the most famous dishes yourself. Alejandra, our jefa de cocina, taught us how to make causa, lomo...More

Thank Thomas v
Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, I feel so proud about Alejandra, she is my daughter. We own Casa de Avila the Mansion HOstel where we organize the Cooking Experience. We do our best for you to enjoy your staing in this little piece of heaven called Arequipa. With...More

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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
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