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Address: Mastil # 2 | Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48354, Mexico
Phone Number: 322-221-0914
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Description: Die-hard foodies & wine aficionados need apply! For those genuinely...
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.
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Best cooking class!!

I went for a mini vacation to Puerto Vallarta and decided to take a cooking class. After doing research online, arte culianiro with Mavi Graf had all great reviews and on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went for a mini vacation to Puerto Vallarta and decided to take a cooking class. After doing research online, arte culianiro with Mavi Graf had all great reviews and on the pictures the food looked like a work of art and delicious, and I wasn't disappointed at all everything we made was delicious and now I can make it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Three friends and I spent February 20 with Mavi and we had an absolutely wonderful day. From the moment Mavi picked us up at our resort until we arrived back almost 8 hours later was an experience to be remembered. Our first task was to buy fresh ingredients based on our preselected menu. Mavi took us to markets and stores... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

When asked what I wanted for my birthday while in Puerto Vallarta, I turned to Trip Advisor and found Mavi Graf at Arte Culinario Cooking Classes. The day spent with Mavi will be a birthday I remember for a very long time!! From the first correspondence to the final "goodbyes" ... everything was first class and beyond our expectations. Mavi... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The four of us had a wonderful morning with Mavi touring local markets which also introduced us to new neighborhoods in which we can explore further. Mavi has a passion for food which shone through as she introduced us to the local food markets and again during the afternoon cooking sessions. She is a delight and her enthusiasm is infectious.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Mavi picked us up at our condo. We then went shopping for the ingredients for our chosen menu. This was interesting in itself...Loved the fish market. The class was in her home it was relaxed and we liked being involved. Mavi answered questions and explains what and why she is doing as she goes. We caught the bus back to... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Mavi was the MOST gracious teacher and host we could have ever dreamed of. We had heard of people taking cooking classes while on vacation and really got excited to find a local person to take us around to the markets downtown and then cook up some traditional fare. She sent us via email the menu choices and we decided... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My sisters and I spent a wonderful day with Mavi. We were treated to a visit to several local markets - where she knows all the best places to buy meat, fish and vegetables - and an afternoon spent cooking and eating in her fabulous kitchen and dining balcony. Mostly what we appreciated was the warm conversation and insight into... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Mavi picked us up at our hotel and took us to the butcher, fish market, tortilla factory and the fruit and spice stand. It was very cool to see neighborhoods. Then to Mavi's beautiful home where we learned how to cook all the items on our menu. We were greeted with a cold glass of hibiscus tea sweeten with leaves... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Fantastic! Food. History. Community. Treat yourself to an experience unlike any other. Mavi is a charming, intelligent, and passionate about cooking. Jaime Aguirre - gingerskitchenware.com Bend, OR

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I've taken other cooking classes over the years, but this was by far my favorite experience. Mavi could not have been more welcoming, and I was impressed by how much time she spent with us. While shopping, she was able to answer any questions we had about the food for sale at different stands, and different ways to prepare it.... More 

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