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Puerto Vallarta Cooking Class: Market Tour, Lesson and Tastings provided by Cookin' Vallarta

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Puerto Vallarta Cooking Class: Market Tour, Lesson and Tastings

Puerto Vallarta Cooking Class: Market Tour, Lesson and Tastings
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Tour snapshot
Learn to cook a traditional Mexican meal and enjoy the fruits of your labor
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Experience each step of meal creation—from shopping at an open-air market to visiting a tortilla factory—in this comprehensive Mexican cooking class. Then, learn recipes and culinary tips you can’t discover on your own by working with a master chef to create a robust, personalized meal. Finally, indulge in your creations, as well as tequila and mezcal, while enjoying the company of your classmates.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • A guide leads you through the otherwise overwhelming food market
  • Transport is provided from two convenient departure points
  • A small-group environment ensures individual attention from the instructor
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 mezcal tasting session before sitting down to dine on the fruits of your labor. 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • A guide leads you through the otherwise overwhelming food market
  • Transport is provided from two convenient departure points
  • A small-group environment ensures individual attention from the instructor
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 mezcal tasting session before sitting down to dine on the fruits of your labor. 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7072CLASS
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional chef as your host (multilingual)
  • Guided tour of the market
  • Full Meal, Purified Water
  • Tequila and Mezcal tasting
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 3 courses meal
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Montero Produce Market Palmar de Aramara Branch, Océano Pacífico 151, Palmar de Aramara, 48314 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Please indicate to the driver to drop you off at the corner of "Frutería Montero" in "Mercado Palmar de Aramara" (this market is one block behind Sam's Club) Your guide will meet you at this point.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age to drink alcohol is 21 years
  • We are subject to the freshness of the produces in the market, therefore, all menus can be modified by the Chef without previous notification.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Note: Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please Let us know about Food Allergies, Food restrictions or Mobility issues
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional chef as your host (multilingual)
  • Guided tour of the market
  • Full Meal, Purified Water
  • Tequila and Mezcal tasting
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 3 courses meal
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Montero Produce Market Palmar de Aramara Branch, Océano Pacífico 151, Palmar de Aramara, 48314 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico Please indicate to the driver to drop you off at the corner of "Frutería Montero" in "Mercado Palmar de Aramara" (this market is one block behind Sam's Club) Your guide will meet you at this point.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age to drink alcohol is 21 years
  • We are subject to the freshness of the produces in the market, therefore, all menus can be modified by the Chef without previous notification.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Note: Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please Let us know about Food Allergies, Food restrictions or Mobility issues
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Popular mentions

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mystrat2016
Calgary, Canada5 contributions
Exceptional experience and very informative and interesting! Highly recommend! Enrique his wife Eri ( el jefe) and Norma were welcoming and gracious
We had a great group and will be making this menu over and over again with our friends back home!
Written January 24, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sel Sara
2 contributions
Jan 2022
We had a great private cooking class with Chef Enrique at his home. He was incredibly gracious and welcoming. We came away learning so much about Mexican food and culture. We highly recommend this as an activity for couples when they come to Puerto Vallarta. The food was delicious. We can't wait to attend more classes and events by Chef Enrique.
Written January 23, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GianniSaint
Wisconsin51 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed Enrique’s knowledge of Mexican cooking and culture. He and his wife have a lovely home in which you cook the delicious meal. For me, learning how to properly cut an avocado was terrific.
Written December 29, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
I want to say : MUCHAS GRACIAS Thanks a lot for the opportunity and the favor towards our small business; we highly appreciate your visit. Thank you very much and Happy New Year !! Chef Enrique
Written January 2, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

luvtopack
Lindenhurst, NY23 contributions
Dec 2021
Great experience The market tour was very enlightening. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and shared many useful tips when selecting produce. Chef Enrique was extremely and his wife was extremely welcoming in their home. We made delicious soup, salsas, guacamole and he prepared an delectible pork filet.
Written December 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
I want to say : MUCHAS GRACIAS and HAPPY 2022 !! Thanks a lot for the opportunity and the favor towards our small business; we highly appreciate your visit. Thank you very much ! Chef Enrique
Written January 2, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tyler
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
Highly recommend, this is one of the best tours/events I’ve done while traveling through Central America. The day starts off with a tour of the local market, where the chef (Enrique) educate you on local traditions and tips on how to select the best meats and vegetables for cooking. The market you visit is also incredibly clean; this is not often the case and highlights a proud and disciplined culinary scene in Puerto Vallarta. Moving from the market you go to Enrique’s house where you meet his wife, and the cooking begins! Both him and his wife are incredibly pleasant and informative — we made pozole, molle, and chicken enchilada entirely from scratch. We made our own chicken broth, margarita mix, pozole base, molle with hand crushed cocoa with a variety of spices, nuts, raisins, prunes, and plantains. What’s great about this class is it’s not just a tour of cooking, but more so a tour de culture and history. Mexican food is a highly unique cuisine with gray complexities and deep history, and Enrique does a great job of bringing that into the class. All said and done, it was the best meal we’ve had to date in Puerto Vallarta. Our next visit we plan to do this again - and there are few tours I’d pony up to do twice. BOOK. THIS. TOUR!
Written December 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
I want to say : MUCHAS GRACIAS and HAPPY 2022 !! Thanks a lot for the opportunity and the favor towards our small business; we highly appreciate your visit. Thank you very much ! Chef Enrique
Written January 2, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Daveen E
2 contributions
My friend and I took the cooking class with Chef Enrique. We started at the market where we learned about ingredients and how to pick them out. The cooking class was at Enrique’s home. It was a great experience. We learned how to make guacamole, 2 different salsas, tortillas, al pastor, and refried beans. We even made margaritas! Enrique made the whole experience fun and interesting for all levels. Can’t wait to try to replicate when I get home.
Highly recommend!!
Written December 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
I want to say : MUCHAS GRACIAS and HAPPY 2022 !! Thanks a lot for the opportunity and the favor towards our small business; we highly appreciate your visit. Thank you very much ! Chef Enrique
Written January 2, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DeeAnn T
1 contribution
Dec 2021
What a delightful and interesting experience! Do not miss this cooking class if you are visiting Puerto Vallarta. Chef Enrique is not only knowledgeable about Mexican cooking and culture, but very entertaining. And the food.... oh my gosh! Fabulous! I learned so much and now will try it for myself.
Written December 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
I want to say : MUCHAS GRACIAS and HAPPY 2022 !! Thanks a lot for the opportunity and the favor towards our small business; we highly appreciate your visit. Thank you very much on behalf of Martha and all our team !! Chef Enrique
Written January 2, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

XQZME
Canada17 contributions
Nov 2021
My father and I took a cooking class and market tour with Chef Enrique and had an absolutely fabulous time! Both my dad and I are quite familiar with Mexican food, but this class gave us an opportunity to ask more detailed questions to learn about the cuisine in more detail. We also had a terrific time watching Chef Enrique at work in his kitchen and pitching in when we were asked. It wasn't so bad getting to eat the fruits of our labours! :) A terrific way to spend a day and learn more about Mexican cuisine. Highly recommend.
Written December 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
I want to say : MUCHAS GRACIAS and HAPPY 2022 !! Thanks a lot for the opportunity and the favor towards our small business; we highly appreciate your visit. Thank you very much on behalf of Martha and all our team !! Chef Enrique
Written January 2, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Richard S
2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
It was a wonderful experience the chef was very friendly this food was absolutely fabulous and it was spotless clean
Written December 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
I want to say : MUCHAS GRACIAS Thanks a lot for the opportunity and the favor towards our small business; we highly appreciate your visit. Thank you very much ! Chef Enrique
Written January 2, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Erin
2 contributions
This was my fourth class with Enrique. It was just as much fun and informative as the first! He is so knowledgeable about the markets and passionate about his craft. The food we created and ate was one of the best meals of our trip! I recommend this even if you don’t cook a lot. It is a great way to spend an afternoon in Puerto Vallarta. We will be back next year as well.
Written December 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
I want to say : MUCHAS GRACIAS Thank you very much and Happy 2022 !! Chef Enrique
Written January 2, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Inspire551989
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Wonderful Taco Tour
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Earl L
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Amazing day of cooking
Bravo!! We had such a great experience during this excursion. Was not sure how my kids (9 and 12) would do, but the
Emily C
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Off the Beaten Path Super Delicious Taco Tour
Martha was a great guide taking us off the beaten path and giving us a history of the city. This tour takes you on
Milllenna
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Fun and delicious evening with Enrique and the team
My partner and I took the private cooking course one evening in Puerto Vallarta and it was great. It was fun to lea
AndreToronto
AndreToronto
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Excellent tour
Excellent tour. Miel was an animated, informative and friendly guide. Diverse locations and types of food, and plen
elisaudrey1031
elisaudrey1031
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If you love tacos!
Just wrapped up the taco tour with Martha and Irma. This was a fun experience and the tacos at each stop were incre
jonicarag
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Taco tour!
Just had the best taco tour with Irma and Marta ! They took us to the best local taco stops with a variety of diffe
markslope
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Best tacos in great local spots
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Fran1961_13
Fran1961_13
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Octopus, Beef Tenderloin, pork loin, salsas and guacamole and sauces - Yummy!!!
Our cooking class with Cher Enrique was absolutely awesome. We started at the market, and purchased fresh ingredie
Discernment316
Discernment316
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Best Cooking in Puerto Vallarta
Chef Enrique has such an amazing talent. His presentation of food is spectacular and his humor adds to the experien
Kathryn H
Kathryn H
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Amazing food and people
Enrique and his wife came to our hotel room and cooked an amazing home cooked meal for our small group. It was gre
425CHEF
425CHEF
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Absolute MUST do in PV!!
If it could give a higher score I would!! Vichy and Juanito were amazing tour guides and provided for the BEST exp
shanonb97
shanonb97
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One of the best experiences we’ve had in PV!
Absolutely one of the BEST experiences we’ve had in PV. Juan Manuel was such a great host/guide! He was not only
martys987
martys987
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Fun, fun, fun!
Bruno was our guide and chauffeur. Excellent english. He took time to explain the process and history behind the
kevosmith9
kevosmith9
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THE cooking class in Vallarta
Fantastic experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the market tour and dishes made within their home. I walked away learni
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