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Peruvian Cooking Experience

Av San Martin 116 | Vallecito, Arequipa 0001, Peru
+51 54 213177
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Great cooking experience

The food was great and so was Lady, our teacher. We did the traditional menu and it tasted amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2017
Ida Marie B
via mobile
Cook and eat!

Great experience learning to prepare and cook various peruvian dishes and dessert! The chef was... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2017
jasminejen
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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.
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  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lomo saltado” (29 reviews)
“market tour” (31 reviews)
“ceviche” (33 reviews)
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Av San Martin 116 | Vallecito, Arequipa 0001, Peru
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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

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Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

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 29 July 2017

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 29 July 2017

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 29 July 2017

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

Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Our instructor Lady was so kind and funny and the food was very good! Not sure if we will be able to accomplish it by ourselves at home but the recipes she sent us afterwards we're very detailed so we're going to give it a...More

Thank Candice I
Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

You will be able to repeat the experience at home! Just need a little of love and a good recipe. Thank you for being in Casa de Avila, the Mansion hostel and participate in the Peruvian COoking Experience. We are always happy to know you...More

Reviewed 16 June 2017

Peru (and especially Arequipa) is a foodie heaven so when I was in Arequipa I just had to do a cooking class. The class by Peruvian Cooking Experience was well taught, clear and in the right pace. It was also nice to be cooking (partly)...More

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Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Yes, we agree about the foodie heven! And the reason of the Peruvian Cooking Experience is to give you a cultural souvenir for you to take back home. A piece of our best knowledge. Thank you for being with us. Keep cooking, keep happy!

Reviewed 16 June 2017

I have taken two classes at the Peruvian Cooking Experience: the traditional menu and the Andean menu. I would love to take the seafood class as well, but I'm allergic to lemon, so I can't eat ceviche!!! I had a great time in both experiences...More

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Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Two classes! Wow, thank you very much. Casa de Avila, the Mansion Hostel in Arequipa offers this cooking activity to guests and no guests. And we feel very happy when we hear comments like yours. Price of the food, and of the accommodation is really...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

We tried all they had to offer: market tour, cooking class and pisco class. It was all so much fun and informative. We met wonderful people and learned so many things about the Peruvian cruisine. I highly recommend it to any foodie!More

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Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

So good you enjoyed the whole package! You only miss Casa de Avila accommodation service!. We host the cooking experience and we offer the activity to our guests at a discount price. Ensuite rooms, a great enviroment with a central courtyard, breakfast and cooking in...More

Reviewed 12 June 2017

Our group of four were joined by six others from New Zealand, Switzerland, and France for a convivial and interesting evening preparing two Peruvian dishes and sharing our work together. Our chef Monika was thorough, informed, fun, and very helpful as we prepared the ingredients...More

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Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

THe experience is completed when you stay with us in Casa de Avila, the Mansion Hostel in Arequipa. The cooking is an activity for our guests and no guests. We use Casa de Avila Kitchen in the garden to cook with our guests. And being...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Really enjoyed our cooking class with Peruvian Cooking Experience. The teacher was nice, enthousiastic and spoke English fluently. The dishes were tasteful and I'll definitely make the delicious quinua/caramel desert again when we get back home!More

Thank Ferdy V
Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Actually most of our guides, Alejandra, Lady, Monica, Anjuly and Armando, do not like them to be called teachers. Casa de Avila, the Mansion Hostel organized this activity as a Hands On Experience, where we cook together and share experiences, recipes and fun conversation!. At...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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