Our Menu

The class menu represents the gastronomy from all 8 regions of Oaxaca and is rotated weekly. Keep in mind that not all ingredients are available all year round and we have to adjust the menu accordingly. You may request specific dishes if you like and we will add them if possible. Know that some dishes may require more time to prepare than the class allows. Vegetarian meals are definitely a possibilty as long as you let us know in advance.

At La Cocina Oaxaqueña, we see to it that you be immersed fully in the Oaxacan culture from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave. In this way, your time at the school will allow you to experience Oaxaca through a very specific and creative lens that not many people that come here get a chance to do.

We have over 80 dishes on our list! Examples of our favorite Oaxacan dishes are:


  • Sopa Azteca (tortilla soup)
  • Sopa de Guía (squash flower soup)
  • Pozole (corn soup)
  • Black beans soup
  • Tortilla soup
  • Seafood soup


  • Cactus and tomato salad
  • Cheese salsa and Ceviche

Main Dishes

  • Seven Moles and local stews
  • Chiles Rellenos (stuffed peppers)
  • Tlayudas (Oaxacan pizza)
  • Enchiladas and enfrijoladas with tasajo beef
  • Empanadas (stuffed corn flower tortillas)
  • Tamales
  • Seafood
  • Grasshoppers

Warm Dishes

  • Jicama tacos (Mexican yam tacos)
  • Huitlacoche tacos (corn fungus tacos)
  • Molotes (corn snacks)
  • Other local dishes


  • Arroz con Leche (rice pudding)
  • Corn and chocolate pastries
  • Nicuatole (corn jelly)
  • Amaranth desserts
  • Tuna ice cream
  • Other local sweet fruit desserts


  • Aguas Frescas
  • Mezcal and tequila cocktails
  • Aguamiel (non-alcoholic drinks)
  • Tejate corn drink
  • Cactus fresh water
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee drinks

Two Master Classes are available every day from: 09:00 – 14:00 hrs or 15:00 – 20:00 hrs.