There are two ways to experience Casa Crespo: during a meal or during a cooking class which ends with eating the meal you helped prepare. Make lunch or dinner reservations Tuesday through Saturday for the 2pm lunchtime set menu or the evening meal, a 6-course tasting menu.
Alternatively, combine dining with a cooking class; group classes typically include a market tour and begin in the morning, while private options (which include more personalized attention and a customizable menu) start at lunchtime, ending with dinner at Casa Crespo. Both Spanish- and English-language options are available.
Things to Know Before You Go
Jars of signature mole, chocolate, and mezcal are all available for purchase at Casa Crespo.
Cooking classes, both group and private, are available daily for a fee, in both English and Spanish; book in advance to guarantee a spot.
To dine at Casa Crespo, make reservations to avoid disappointment on the day.
Casa Crespo is accessible for wheelchair users.
How to Get There
Casa Crespo is situated at Jacobo Dalevuelta 200, right in the heart of Oaxaca’s historic downtown and just a few blocks north of the Santo Domingo Church. You can get there on foot from most points in the walkable city, although taxis are also a convenient way of arriving. Keep in mind that nearby street parking is limited.
When to Get There
Casa Crespo is open year-round, Tuesday through Saturday. Lunch is served at 2pm and the set dinner menu is offered at 6pm, 6:30pm, or 7pm—booking in advance for either meal is required. Private cooking classes are also available Tuesday through Saturday, with group classes starting at 10am and private classes beginning at 1:30pm. Expect each class to last around four hours.
Other Culinary Experiences in Oaxaca
As one of the country’s most renowned foodie destinations, Oaxaca has plenty of culinary experiences to keep you busy. Start with a market tour—there are plenty to choose from and most include tastings and visits to at least two Oaxaca City markets—followed by an evening street food tour, during which you can sample tlayudas and more. Alternatively, opt for a day trip to Mitla which includes a mezcal tasting stop en route.
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