Learn how to make Argentinian empanadas

Godoy Cruz, ArgentinaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Rebeca

4.5 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
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Up to 4 people
Argentinian cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

You'll be welcomed into the garden of this beautiful chalet where this class is held and the first thing we'll do is have our mate session! Sipping on mate is a tradition that is deeply rooted in Argentine culture and I'd love to teach you all about it. As you enjoy this wonderful ritual that's part of our daily life you'll also have some delicious tortafritas. Next, you'll be given an apron and off to wash our hands we'll go.

During our hands-on experience, you'll learn how to make corn and meat empanadas; ensalada rusa, a salad that we always eat in our meetings and events; and chocotorta, a traditional dessert that is so good and easy to prepare!

When our empanadas are ready, we'll enjoy this fantastic scrumptious dish with great wine, followed by our amazing chocotorta. You'll be absolutely delighted by the result of your hard work!

From beginning to end, you'll be tasting Argentina's culture. Mate, tortafritas, empanadas, wine and chocotorta are part of our life. It's not what we eat in restaurants. It's what we eat (and cook) at home, with family and friends. That's why these flavours are intimately related to the moments that are most valuable to us, and I want to share that with you. I can't wait to meet you! LET'S DO THIS!
You'll be welcomed into the garden of this beautiful chalet where this class is held and the first thing we'll do is have our mate session! Sipping on mate is a tradition that is deeply rooted in Argentine culture and I'd love to teach you all about it. As you enjoy this wonderful ritual that's part of our daily life you'll also have some delicious tortafritas. Next, you'll be given an apron and off to wash our hands we'll go.

During…

What's included

  • Food
    Contact me if you have any doubts or special requests about the ingredients...
  • Drinks
    And we need to add MATE to this list :D It's the most traditional beverage...
  • Equipment
    If you want some lasting memories, I'll be more than happy to take some pic...

Meet your host, Rebeca

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I'm a local food lover who's been cooking empanadas all her life! I first learned how to cook empanadas when I was just a child at my grandmother's home. At the beginning, she would only let me spread the flour on the table and place the pieces of hard boiled eggs onto the meat filling. Later, I started to do the repulgue too, which is how the borders of the empanadas are called and I was always praised for it. I still do it the same way!
In my teenage years, being the daughter of a baker, I started to be part of the family business making and selling empanadas every weekend. They are the most traditional dish in Argentina and I want to share my knowledge with you so you can cook and eat empanadas whenever you want to and wherever you are. You'll have a lot of fun as you learn and you'll take with you an important piece of our culture!
I'm a local food lover who's been cooking empanadas all her life! I first learned how to cook empanadas when I was just a child at my grandmother's home. At the beginning, she would only let me spread the flour on the table and place the pieces of hard boiled eggs onto the meat filling. Later, I started to do the repulgue too, which is how the borders of the empanadas are called and I was always praised for it. I still do it the same way!
In my teenage years, being the daughter of a baker,…
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Where you'll be

We'll first enjoy some mates in the backyard. it's spacious and stocked with comfortable furniture for us to sit, chat and enjoy the sun. We'll later spend some time in the kitchen where we'll work really hard to get the best empanada filling! If the weather is good we'll continue working outside until we put them into the oven. We can have lunch inside the house or in the backyard. Both options allow us to cumply with social distancing ;)

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 52 reviews.

Leslie
March 2020
Fantastic experience! Rebecca is a lovely host and was so good at explaining things. The whole experience was nicely paced and beautifully presented in a real Argentinian home. And the food—delicious! Highly recommend!
Patrick
March 2020
We had a great time making Empanadas with Rebecca. She was very friendly and made us feel at home. We would recommend her class to everyone!
Marina
February 2020
Great experience! The testier empanadas with beef and corn, which we made and very hospitality Rebeca! It was amazing to got real Argentina’s hospitality.
Theodor
February 2020
Woha! This was such a great experience and Rebeca really is perfect! It was our favorite time spent in Mendoza bar none. We were two adults and two children (10 and 11) and Rebeca said it was not common for her to receive children. That seemed strange to us and we can attest that kids love this experience and it really is a family fun-day while learning about Mate, Argentine Culture, and or course empanadas from a smart and knowledgable Rebeca. 10/10
Woha! This was such a great experience and Rebeca really is perfect! It was our favorite time spent in Mendoza bar none. We were two adults and two children (10 and 11) and Rebeca…
Sandra
February 2020
We are a couple and this was our first ever AirBnB experience. We love empanadas and thought it would be cool to get to know how to make them. Rebeca‘s experience exceeded our expectations. Rebeca speaks excellent English and is such a charismatic, warm and funny person. We did not only get the hands-on experience on how to prepare and cook empanadas but also a lot of stories about Argentina and Mendoza. It was a really unique evening and we can recommend it to anyone who likes food and good company!
We are a couple and this was our first ever AirBnB experience. We love empanadas and thought it would be cool to get to know how to make them. Rebeca‘s experience exceeded our expe…
Fabian
February 2020
The evening was a great experience at rebeca. She is an expert and understands how to cook empanadas and Argentinian specialties. thank you for this experience!

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Vegetarian
Soy-free
Dairy-free
Pescatarian
Egg-free

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.