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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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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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At home with chef Mavi Graf

The highlight of our trip to Puerto Vallarta was spent meandering through the markets with Mavi. We shopped for lunch and headed straight to her home on the marina. The next 5... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
marquie v
Cheyenne, Wyoming

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The highlight of our trip to Puerto Vallarta was spent meandering through the markets with Mavi. We shopped for lunch and headed straight to her home on the marina. The next 5 or 6 hours were spent learning about our menu, chopping, dicing, blending and freezing an absolutely delicious late lunch. Wine, sailboats and beautiful food was enjoyed by all.... More 

Thank marquie v
North Plains, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I always do something special each time we vacation in Mexico. On recommendation of a friend we decided to book a cooking class with Mavi. What a day we had. It was one of the most fun things we have done on our travels around the world. I think any level of cooking expertise would enjoy this... More 

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Loveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an awesome experience for foodies or people who want to experience the culture and vibe of Puerto Vallarta. Visits to the various markets and choosing your food for the day was a very special experience. Selecting fresh food and preparing it shortly later is an experience few people have. Her foods are locally grown and personally selected. You... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mavi is absolutely charming and took us to some of the best local markets in PV, which included sampling at the Carniceria, going to Fish, spice and produce markets, and pointing out major landmarks that were nearby. Our lesson included one of the best margaritas i've ever had, that we've since recreated for our friends several times, as well as... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were looking for something different to do in Puerto Vallarta. We have been here numerous times and have done the tourist things. I am passionate about food and cooking and thought a cooking class may be a good choice. This decision turned into one of the best experiences we have had. I booked a class with... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience. This is not just a cooking class. It is a day of the Puerto Vallarta gastronomic world. We went to all the best places to buy everything imaginable for preparing a meal, experienced a specialty coffee and then went to mavis lovely condo with a beautiful view of the marina. There we sipped on a tequillatini... More 

Thank kshanoff
Red Deer, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We had an absolutely fantastic day with Mavi. She picked us up at our hotel and we visited 5 local markets where she explained about the different peppers, fish, vegetables etc. She is full of information and so easy to talk with and spend your day with. We then went back to her home where we were met with a... More 

Thank Colleen F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Taking Mavi's cooking class allows you to get out of your hotel and experience the real Puerto Vallarta. She takes you to local markets and shops to buy meat, fish, vegetables, fruits, spices and other ingredients that you will need to prepare your chosen dishes. Then you go to her home to prepare your dishes, from salsas, appetizers, entrees, deserts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

We had the best day, my husband and myself shopping local markets with Mavi and returning to create our chosen dishes under her expert guidance. The food was amazing and simple to prepare. We have some new recipes and confidence to prepare these as well as knowing the best local fish, produce,tortillaria, butcher, and fish monger to shop and prepare... More 

Thank Valerie H
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Mavi is extraordinary. I truly have never worked with someone who has so much professionalism, passion, creativity, and talent. From the shopping excursions to the local markets to the preparation of the food to the cooking instruction to the presentation of the finished product, every step is truly a delight! I have also used Mavi for party and dinner party... More 

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