• Location: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 85.00 View price calendar

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Feast upon the explosive flavors of Mexican cuisine during a 5-hour cooking class in Puerto Vallarta.  Shop in a vibrant market for colorful produce; visit a traditional tortilla factory; and learn of regional culinary customs with a knowledgeable guide. Gain insight into customary cooking techniques with a local master chef, discovering recipes like fish ceviche, and taste tantalizing samples of tequila on this insightful and interactive culinary tour.


  • 5-hour cooking class in Puerto Vallarta
  • Shop for ingredients at a bustling outdoor market
  • Visit a tortilla factory to buy dough for tortilla making
  • Get a lesson in cooking Mexican specialties from a master chef
  • Learn about Mexican culinary culture and history
  • Taste tequila and eat everything that you cook!
  • Small-group class to ensure easier access to the instructor

What You Can Expect

Puerto Vallarta Cooking Class: Market Shopping, Lesson and Tastings

At the market

Greet your knowledgeable guide at the atmospheric Galerias Vallarta Shopping Mall and climb aboard a comfortable minivan to journey to a bustling outdoor market. Converse with vendors as you peruse stalls laden with exotic produce and unfamiliar fruits. 
Next, visit a local tortilla factory to purchase the dough needed for fresh tortillas. With bags bursting with fresh produce, journey to the house of the master chef to begin your culinary class. Depending on which day of the week it is, learn to make a delicious and distinct main course inspired by the gastronomic traditions of the region; regularly features dishes include salsa de molcajete (a smooth sauce of fresh and fiery chiles), tacos and fresh fish ceviche. If you cook mole poblano, learn about the 27-ingredient combination that composes this spectacular sauce. 
Conclude your cooking with tequila and mescal tasting session before sitting down to dine on the fruits of your labour. Converse with your companions and the chef as you enjoy the true taste of Mexico. Relax during the return journey to the tour’s original departure point.


Customer Reviews

Julia B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Very warm, friendly and knowledgeable hosts. And the food is plentiful and amazing!
Thanks to Enrique and his lovely wife.

LaDonna G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

A wonderful experience of true flavor of Mexican food. The market is amazing ! To be able to go to the Chef's house, make many different courses, and then eat all we made, was a highlight of our time in Mexico!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

It was an awesome experience! We had 20 people in our class which made it better because we were able to learn and make more food.
Its so fun to share experiences with people you dont know! We made tacos al pastor, chilies rellenos, guacamole, various salsas plus we were served tequila and mezcal! Enrique and his wife were very nice and we all enjoyed their company. As Enrique says mi casa es su casa


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Amazing class. I still use the recipes I received from the class. First rate chef and teacher

Elizabeth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Two weeks ago, my daughter and I spent two days cooking with Enrique, Tony, Ery, and their warm and knowledgeable staff in Puerto Vallarta. We spent some time each day going to the market to get ingredients for the day's meal, listening to Enrique's interesting stories about Mexican food, the markets, and the fish and meats, vegetables, tortilla dough, and Mexican cooking in general, and then helping to prepare and cook what we got at the markets. We enjoyed every minute of both days and really appreciated the warm hospitality and welcome all of us received.

Carin B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a wonderful experience!!! Enrique was AMAZING!! He took us to the market and showed us around. He provided helpful information regarding the food, but also added in historical information and tidbits. He then took us back to his BEAUTIFUL home to do the cooking class. He got everyone involved in the preparation and the food was delicious!!! I am looking forward to taking another class next time we are in Puerto Vallarta!!!

Judith L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Enjoyed this activity a lot. Trip to a real MX market and then to cheifs home to cook. Very informative on different herbs etc they use in cooking. Small group so everyone participated.

Charlotte H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

What a fun and enjoyable day!

Elizabeth E O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

It was great!!! This is the second class we have taken with Enrique, and plan to go back next year.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

It was more than than i expected. Not only making delicious food, but lessons about Mexican food history and local ingredients and how to use them. Tour in the market was very good. Now I have good knowledge to start my own Mexican kitchen. Mr. Enrique and his staff are really top and enjoyable. Absolutely five stars.

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