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Peruvian Cooking Experience

Av San Martin 116 | Vallecito, Arequipa 0001, Peru
+51 54 213177
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Peruvian Cooking Experience in Arequipa
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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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  • Average2%
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“lomo saltado” (30 reviews)
“market tour” (31 reviews)
“ceviche” (35 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Av San Martin 116 | Vallecito, Arequipa 0001, Peru
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"lomo saltado"
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"market tour"
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"outdoor kitchen"
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"pisco sour class"
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"cooking course"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Cheyenne B, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Cheyenne B, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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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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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

I'd heard about this cooking experience from a friend and I wanted to do the seafood course so I could learn how to make ceviche, but only the traditional menu courses ran today. We cooked saltado de lomo and causa de atun. The dishes were...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

We had a great time at the Peruvian Cooking Experience. They put on a fantastic class and were very flexible with us after we were a bit late (sorry!). We've also been emailed the recipes and look forward to recreating lomo saltado and causa rellena...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

I did this cooking class with my boyfriend last month, the first cooking class i’d ever done. The women at reception were quite rude and unhelpful, but the girl running the class was nice. We made the “traditional” menu. Dessert (a quinoa flan) was pre-prepared,...More

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Armando E, Owner at Peruvian Cooking Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We take seriously your observations. Quinoa dessert will be prepared from scratch starting today. Before, quinoa was boiled in advance. The rest of the process (mixing and putting to the oven) is always done by participants. First group starts at...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I stayed at the hotel where this cooking class was offered. I joined 7 young people from France. The teacher was very well organized & had each of us contribute to the dish. First, we made a tuna/mashed potato/onion appetizer which was not only delicious,...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

This was a truly fun and memorable experience. Chef Ale is a wonderful teacher, ver organized, enthusiastic, efficient, and clear in her instructions. We came away with knowledge and very full bellies. Now we have the recipes to prepare at home. I highly recommend Chef...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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