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Arte Culinario by Mavi Graf

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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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Fun Time and Great Food

My sister and I spent the day with Mavi. I nicknamed her the energizer bunny! She's extremely friendly and enthusiastic. We enjoyed visiting the butcher shop, fish... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My sister and I spent the day with Mavi. I nicknamed her the energizer bunny! She's extremely friendly and enthusiastic. We enjoyed visiting the butcher shop, fish shop, produce shop, spice shop, etc. in Old Puerto Vallarta. A highlight was the Tortilleria Aries where we saw tortillas being made. Back at Mavi's condo with a beautiful view of the marina,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

After picking us up from our hotel Mavi took us to some incredible markets including a vegetable market followed by a spice market, we even watched tortilla's being made then purchased some for our dinner to follow. The fish and spice markets were also so exciting and it was then that we were hooked on the food and culture of... More 

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My family and I had the great pleasure of taking a class with Mavi just after Semana Santa (Holy Week). I can honestly say it was the absolute highlight of our trip to Puerto Vallarta. We were warmly greeted by Mavi as if we were all old friends and then we went straight away to the markets to pick up... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We spent about 6 hours with Mavi learning to cook...but even more, feeling like family. Mavi goes out of her way to make you feel at home, sharing stories about her family, her journey to become a chef and her advice on making everything look and taste perfect. She even helped us find some local utensils to take home...calling ahead... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Definitely a highlight of our week in Puerto Vallarta. The day was well spent complete with market trip, tour, and a wonderful cooking class at the Marina. Chef Mavi is expert and personable, welcoming and an excellent teacher. And the food was delicious! Skip the rum punch cruise and make the most of a wonderful culinary adventure and taste of... More 

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Armidale, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our week in Mexico, beginning with Mavi taking us on a tour of the local markets, and samples of fermented drinks and handmade local cheese, a spice shop, and a tortilla factory. Mavi is greeted by the locals and knows where the best meat, fish and vegetables can be found. Then we spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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Red Deer, Alberta
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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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