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Puerto Vallarta Cooking Class: Market Shopping, Lesson and Tastings

  • 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
Puerto Vallarta Cooking Class: Market Shopping, Lesson and Tastings
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Puerto Vallarta Cooking Class: Market Shopping, Lesson and Tastings
From $85.00
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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (139)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Entertaining & Educational & Delicious Day with Enrique

After meeting Chef Enrique at the Liverpool Shopping Center our group of 9 (several of whom were return students) headed to the Mercado Palmar de Aramara to learn how to select fruits, vegetables, & tortilla "masa" for our class. After the ingredients were purchased, we...More

Thank Lmgreener
Enrique C, Propietario at Cookin' Vallarta, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for this candid review and for joining us in the Chile Rellenos & Sopa de Tortilla, every day we offer a different menu including always the making of great salsas and guacamole. Gracias for recommending us and we will make sure we keep...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Amazing experience.

Enrique, our guide/chef/host took us to the market and taught us how to choose the best fresh fish and shellfish then it was a short drive to his home to prepare a very delicious 4 course meal. A really great day and good value.More

Thank 102bethg
Enrique C, Propietario at Cookin' Vallarta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hola from Puerto Vallarta, thank you for joining us for this Seafood cooking class in my "casa". by going all together to the local market it gives our guests the opportunity to see the real thing, where the families go to get their fresh fruits...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Best tour ever

I have never been on such an enjoyable excursion. I am a chef and learned so much! Enrique and his staff were fun, knowledgeable and entertaining! This is a must do in Puerto Vallarta! The food was unbelievable and the whole experience was something I'll...More

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Enrique C, Propietario at Cookin' Vallarta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hola Laurel! I am thankful for your candid comments, they are very valuable to us, the Entire Team in the Kitchen loves to hear your Opinion, this is our Goal to make participants to our Classes to learn something and enjoy the time all together....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun for the whole family

My extended family was in Puerto Vallarta for a Thanksgiving reunion. A group of seven of us took the Wednesday seafood cooking class led by Enrique. Another family with young children made up the rest of the class, and there was plenty to do for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Enrique C, Propietario at Cookin' Vallarta, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hola Victor, our team is happy to hear you had great time during this cookin Experience while in Puerto Vallarta, for sure is something different to do, People are enjoying this tour as you learn about Dishes you sometimes never heard of and you participate...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
An enjoyable offbeat excursion

My husband and I have vacationed in Puerto Vallarta twice before and did the trip into the mountains and water-type excursions. This time we decided to try something different and this experience of cooking with Enrique exceeded our expectations. We learned a lot about picking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tim R
Enrique C, Propietario at Cookin' Vallarta, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hola Tim, Gracias for your good words about our offbeat excursion: Cookin Vallarta, our goal is for our guests to have a great easygoing learning experience in the making of Mexican Dishes. I must tell you I am also enjoying those Chiles Rellenos and that...More

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October 23, 2018|
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Response from KayJF | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You spend about an hour walking through a market, then back to their classroom and it is seated. It is SO fun!
August 25, 2018|
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Response from XraycingDoc | Reviewed this property |
Go to the cookin’ Vallarta website he has preliminary menus. Plus he is very accommodating.
Jo R
July 8, 2018|
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Response from XraycingDoc | Reviewed this property |
Tell Enrique before and when you are shopping and he is very accommodating. We made separately meat and vegetarian Chile rellanos, sautéed zucchini blossoms, salads, tortilla soup with tomato and pasilla chile base and... More