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Arte Culinario by Mavi Graf

Mastil # 2 | Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48354, Mexico
322-221-0914
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Owner description: Die-hard foodies & wine aficionados need apply! For those genuinely interested in the food & culture of Mexico. Private Cooking Classes w/local... more » Owner description: Die-hard foodies & wine aficionados need apply! For those genuinely interested in the food & culture of Mexico. Private Cooking Classes w/local celebrity Chef Mavi in the comfort of her home. We are a mother-daughter family business, not a tour company. Traditional or Contemporary Mexican cuisine: includes pick-up service at your hotel, guided tour of local food markets to shop for ingredients, wine pairings, complimentary appetizers, craft cocktail & recipes of your Menu. One-on-one experience inside our home with breathtaking views of Marina Vallarta. « less
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Richmond, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

After days of sitting on the beach drinking margaritas and eating too much good food, we had an amazing outing with Mavi shopping in Puerto Vallarta and cooking in her beautiful home. From the moment she picked us up from our hotel to the time she called us a cab at the end of the day, we found her professional,... More

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Prince George, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

From the moment Mavi picked us up, she was all smiles and so easy to talk with. She took us around to all the markets, and chatted with us about family, our respective cities and of course FOOD. She has such a way with the shop keepers, they seem to really value her business and friendship as well. When we... More

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Peoria, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We started with a trip through the mexican markets where we purchased many of the ingredients for the day's menu. This was very interesting and Mavi was an excellent guide. This was followed by hours in the kitchen learning the nuances of preparing traditional mexican cuisine, with a few twists here and there. The entire experience was incredible, and Mavi... More

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Kenora, on
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Mavi is wonderful. She graciously invited us into her home and shared her knowledge of Mexican food with us. It was a wonderful intimate experience as there was just my husband and I and Mavi! We discovered Mexican markets with her we wouldn't have found on our own. She taught us how to make several different dishes in the Mexican... More

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Orillia, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I would like to say that our group had the most incredible day with Chef Mavi. From the moment I shook her hand and saw the sparkle in her eye I knew that we were in good hands. We enjoyed shopping with her for ingredients and as a special request she took us to one of her favorite kitchen stores... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Mavi is a a tour guide, chef and teacher all rolled into one! By the end of the day you can add friend to the list as well. The day started off with Mavi picking us up from our hotel and taking us to all of her favorite local shops and markets. One of the highlights was the man sitting... More

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Ashland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Chef Mavi is awesome!!! She knows the city of Puerto Vallarta so well, she took us downtown to the butcher, the fish market, the spice store, the produce market to buy all the ingredients for our meal, also showed us a beautiful church, a cemetery and other historical places. It was like having our own private tour guide as we... More

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Saharanpur, India
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We had an amazing day with Mavi. After reading the reviews here, I was skeptical, they had sounded too good to be true. But experience with her is every bit that much and more. My husband, 8 yr old son and I spent the day with her learning about Mexican culture, history, food and more. She accomodated our vegetarian needs,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I honestly don't even know where to begin - my friend and I had the most incredible day with Mavi on February 3 2014. From the moment she picked us up, to our departure (with a bag full of surprise delectable goodies); we loved every single moment we got to spend with Mavi. After exploring small local markets to pick... More

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Port Moody, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

It was fabulous spending the day with Mavi who shared her knowledge and love of Mexican cuisine with us. We were introduced to the local markets where Mavi selected the freshest and best foods for our meal. While preparing the food, she struck a perfect balance between hands-on involvement and watching her create the dishes. Not only was the food... More

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