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Private Authentic Mexican Cooking Class with a Local Chef Manuel provided by Traveling Spoon

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Private Authentic Mexican Cooking Class with a Local Chef Manuel

Private Authentic Mexican Cooking Class with a Local Chef Manuel
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$100.00
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Learn to cook with a local chef in Puerto Vallarta during this private culinary experience in his home kitchen! Your host for the day is Manu, a professionally trained chef who loves to create innovative, modern fusions of classic Mexican dishes. Manu will teach you to prepare traditional Mexican dishes with a modern twist, dishes you can replicate in your own kitchen at home. Enjoy the meal together in Manu's home, a small and simple but typical home in central Puerto Vallarta. Manu knows his city well so feel free to ask him for his recommendations for the best places in town to get amazing street food such as tacos al pastor and churros. Manu is experienced in catering to all types of tastes, allergies, and dietary restrictions. Upon booking, please be sure to let him know your preferences, if you have any.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
  • This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Join Manu in his home kitchen to learn how to prepare an authentic Mexican meal together. During your Puerto Vallarta cooking lesson in your host's simple home, you can expect to learn how to make dishes such as mahi mahi ceviche, shrimp sopes or smoked marlin tacos, and flamed plantains; all with traditional techniques and ingredients. You can expect to cook for about an hour before sitting down to share the meal together. Manu's style of cooking is rooted in authentic Mexican cuisine, but includes influence from Asia and the Mediterranean.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
What to expect
  • This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Join Manu in his home kitchen to learn how to prepare an authentic Mexican meal together. During your Puerto Vallarta cooking lesson in your host's simple home, you can expect to learn how to make dishes such as mahi mahi ceviche, shrimp sopes or smoked marlin tacos, and flamed plantains; all with traditional techniques and ingredients. You can expect to cook for about an hour before sitting down to share the meal together. Manu's style of cooking is rooted in authentic Mexican cuisine, but includes influence from Asia and the Mediterranean.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7626P557
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private cooking class with your host Manu
  • Local host
  • Local beer
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico Please meet at your host's home in Puerto Vallarta. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note: this is not a professional cooking class, rather an experience to visit a local home to meet a local chef and share culture and cuisine together.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private cooking class with your host Manu
  • Local host
  • Local beer
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico Please meet at your host's home in Puerto Vallarta. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note: this is not a professional cooking class, rather an experience to visit a local home to meet a local chef and share culture and cuisine together.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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TFReyes
Clovis, CA34 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
The lesson on preparing ceviche and typical enchiladas. How to properly use various chilies. The personality of Manu. All fantastic!
Written October 15, 2020
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Chris S
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Friends
We had an amazing time. Manu is a super guy. He took us to the market and explained how to buy fresh fish and produce. We learned two recipes. Food was amazing. This a once in a lifetime experience.
Written March 24, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michael N
Pittsburgh, PA1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
Manu welcomes us into his home for a lunch-time cooking class. He is quite friendly and spent some time to learn about why we wanted to take the class. He was well prepared and explained the purpose of each ingredient in each of the three dishes that he showed us. The food was fresh and tasted wonderful upon completion. It was quite a lot of food for two!

This was a highlight of our first trip to Puerto Vallarta Mexico. I highly recommend the experience and Manu as a host/instructor. He also sent us copies of each recipe and ask us to report back on our success
Written February 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Briantraveler
Santa Rosa, CA2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Terrific recipe for ceviche and enchiladas. Highly recommend taking the class!! Manu is a terrific teacher and very interesting and worldly young man.
Kim
Written January 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Traveling Spoon R
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are so glad you had a memorable Traveling Spoon experience and look forward to serving you again on your future travels!
Written January 18, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MGG
3 contributions
Nov 2019
Met Manuel at his home, discussed food options then headed to local produce, fish & tortilla markets...all were just a few minutes from his house. My wife & I really enjoy going to local markets & selecting fresh ingredients. We returned to Manuel's house and prepared 3 delicious courses; red snapper ceviche, octopus and enchiladas. We're looking forward to trying some of the new methods for cooking each that Manuel shared with us. Can't recommend this experience enough...we'll definitely sign up for another cooking lesson with Manuel again.
Written November 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kevin
1 contribution
Nov 2019
Relaxed, informative, and easy. The first thing that set Manuel's class apart from similar classes is the menu is not fixed. When my wife and I arrived at Manuel's home we discussed our likes, dislikes, and what we were hoping to get from the class. Once we selected our dishes it was off to the market, which is a place you would not likely see by venturing off on your own. At the market, an item we had not planned on, caught my wife's eye- No problem, Manuel is flexible.
Back at the house, we got busy cooking and hands-on time is entirely up to you. The dishes were amazing, of course, but what impressed me most was the simplicity of both ingredients and preparation. I left fully confident that I could duplicate what I learned at Manuel's. He's and excellent teacher and I learned far more than I expected.
I highly recommend Manuel's class. Entirely worth the price.
Written November 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Excellent experience!!!
Manu was personable and professional. He offered not only a tour but also some cultural information behind the mar
LibBanick
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Best ceviche we’ve ever had and more
We loved this cooking class! Manuel is so much fun, a generous host and a great teacher who loves to share his cra
mayson12
mayson12
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Do yourself a favor and book this cooking class!
Manuel is a wonderful host and teacher. He’s personable and very knowledgeable. We loved the market visit where we
Evelyn O
Evelyn O
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The Best Class
Cooking tips were great. Manuel is very knowledgeable and made the class so worth it. His knowledge of the market.
samuelmO4121HO
samuelmO4121HO
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Loved the Authentic Local Style
We both enjoyed walking through the local market and learning how to make ceviche and authentic enchiladas. We can
664normafd
664normafd
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Shopping, Cooking, Learning, and Laughing with Chef Manuel
Chef Manuel provided a wonderful opportunity to learn about Mexican foods, cooking, and culture. He was an energeti
SHAALA2020
SHAALA2020
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Highly recommended
Excellent host. Educational and fun market time. Easy cooking instructions with delicious food. Totally enjoyed
O1985QRjenniferb
O1985QRjenniferb
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Amazing experience!
Well worth it! Manuel was fantastic, took time to teach and gave cooking tips that I will definitely use. We had ce
TreehouseTraveler56
TreehouseTraveler56
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Wonderful culinary and cultural experience
We had a wonderful Jaliscan cultural and culinary experience with Helene! The instructions for where to meet her we
Rushmonster
Rushmonster
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Wonderful experience with local chef
Our group of four throughouly enjoyed our day with Helene. She was a terrific host who made us feel comfortable in
SueZ374
SueZ374
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A wonderful hostess, wonderful class, wonderful food
Helene is an excellent instructor. My sister and I were looking forward to the class and it more than met our expec
Auceda
Auceda
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A must in Puerto Vallarta!
This was a last minute reservation before heading back to the states and I’m so happy I did it! Helene, Lupe and th
gwier001
gwier001
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Wonderful afternoon cooking with Helene in Puerto Vallarta
My wife and I spent a wonderful afternoon with Helene at her hacienda in Puerto Vallarta. We picked up quite a fe
Heidi Y
Heidi Y
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A delicious dive into Mexican cuisine and culture
Whether this is your first visit to Puerto Vallarta or your tenth, spending a few hours with Chef Manu will delight
Teris98765
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Authentic Jaliscan Cooking Class in a Beautiful Hacienda
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