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Puerto Vallarta: Cooking Class and Market Tour

Activity provider: Cookin' Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta: Cooking Class and Market Tour

Activity provider: Cookin' Vallarta
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From US$ 119 per person

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Delve into the culinary tradition of Puerto Vallarta through the eyes of a local chef. Explore local produce markets, picking the freshest ingredients the region has to offer. Savor iconic dishes like ceviche, al pastor tacos, and mole — all from scratch.

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Duration 5 hours
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English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Dive into Mexico's history and culture by way of a home-cooked meal
  • Learn about unique ingredients, and how to use them in your own cooking
  • Cook in your chef's home for an authentic "Mi Casa Es Tu Casa" experience
  • Bring home the flavors and memories of your cooking class, with all recipes emailed to you, in English
Full description
Start your culinary adventure through the flavors of Puerto Vallarta by meeting your guide for the day, an experienced local chef, at a produce market. Ambling through the market, you’ll learn about the ingredients that make Puerto Vallarta’s cuisine a must-try, and pick up stories of life in the bustling harbor town. With some fresh produce in hand, you’ll head to the chef’s house — where preparations for the lunchtime feast will begin. The cooking class is split between demonstrations and interactive portions, so you’ll be able to pick up some skills to bring the flavors of Jalisco home with you. All dishes are prepared just as traditional Mexican cooks would prepare food for their families — from scratch, with fresh ingredients, and with an eye towards Mexico’s rich culinary history. As you dine on the fruits of your labor, you'll be treated to a tequila and mezcal tasting, rounding out a genuine taste of a vibrant food scene. The chef selects a different menu for each class based on what’s fresh at the market, and the preferences of those in the class, so you can rest assured that you’ll be cooking up something both authentic and catered to your tastes.
  • Transportation from the meeting point to the markets and to the kitchen
  • All ingredients
  • Cooking class by an expert chef
  • Fruit juices, purified water
  • Recipes in English via email
  • 3-course meal
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

The Chef will meet you at the corner of Fruteria Montero, in Mercado Palmar de Aramara.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • Cooking class takes place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Definitely worth the cost and a day of your time in beautiful PV! Enrique, our chef was a friendly and gracious host and tour leader. He took u Our group of 6 through a local market to buy our ingredients for the class. Loved his explanations about how to tell if a lime is ripe, the best avocados, the best tomatoes, etc. after the market we went to his very lively home to prepare our food. We all got to participate in grinding, chopping, stirring as we moved from course to course. We made delicious tostadas, a soup, mole sauce, and margaritas, even tortillas. The main entree was a beautifully seasoned baked chicken with the mole and our from scratch tortillas! My husband and I enjoyed this tour very much and recommend it to anyone interested in learning about genuine Mexican cuisine!

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December 18, 2022

Really interesting and informative - not to mention delicious! Chef Enrique is knowledgeable and friendly and generous with this skills and home. Excellent activity to learn about Mexican cuisine and experience a bit of culture firsthand. And I won't hesitate to shop in a true Mexican market now that I know how!

December 12, 2022

Wonderful tour, it was as described. Our tour of the market was very informative setting the stage for the actual class which was delightful. Fabulous setting, great assistance, Wonderful food and very useful education followed by a scrumptious meal. YES, I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in broadening their horizons in culinary enjoyment!!!!

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April 22, 2022

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