Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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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
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.


Sample Menu (subject to change):

Monday: Mexican Swine & Dine (Al pastor, Queso Fundido con Chorizo Tacos)

Tuesday: Mole Poblano & Tamales  & Hand made Chocolate from cocoa beans (our signature class)

Wednesday: Mexican Pacific Sea Food Recipes: Fish, Shrimp and Octopus

Thursday: Chile Relleno and Tortillas soups

Friday: Mole Poblano and Tamales & Hand Made Chocolate from Cocoa Beans (our signature class)

Daily: Home made Salsas, Guacamoles and Tortillas + 1 or 2 side dishes to serve a 3 courses meal

Gluten, dairy free and vegetarians and vegans are welcoming daily


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, Sep 2018

Even my 11 year old son loved it.

, Aug 2018

My friends and I signed up for the Cooking Vallarta class after reading previous reviews and we were all thrilled we attended. Enrique, his wife and team were extremely courdial and knowledgeable about the recipes and history of the food we cooked. The food was delicious and fun to make together as a group. They included every one of us and made us all feel important and involved. I love to cook and look forward to making some of the recipes he has sent to my email. If you and your friends or family are looking for an authentic cooking experience we highly recommend Cooking Vallarta.

, Jul 2018

This cooking class was a great experience! The tour of the market was fun and interesting. We learned so much and ate so much delicious food in the class. The food really was fantastic, and it set a higher bar for all Mexican food. The tequila and mezcal tasting was a fun part of the class as well!

, Jul 2018

Great class. The food was and tequila was absolutely amazing. The made every effort to make us feel at home. Our cruise ship arrived late at the port. There was a mix-up with the time conversion and we ended up missing the 2nd half of the tour. However, the chef came back and picked up me and my sister at the mall. We had an excellent time there home was beautiful and they were patent with some of the people in our groups who were impatient and bit intrusive during the tour. Overall, I would definitely do this again me and my sister loved this tour. It was worth it!

, Jun 2018

This was awesome. The host lead the class in his house after we went to the market to get educated on what to buy and how, which was lovely. The food was great, and he emailed us the recipies afterward.

, Mar 2018

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

, Mar 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!

, Mar 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

, Feb 2018

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

, Feb 2018

We enjoyed this experience very much - Enrique and his wife are very welcoming, the market experience was fantastic as was learning about the ingredients and processes needed to prepare our delicious meal from Enrique and his fabulous team.

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