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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
From US$85.00
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Puerto Vallarta Cooking Class: Market Shopping, Lesson and Tastings
From US$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 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.
Reviews (168)
1 - 5 of 85 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our 3rd time attending this wonderful class and adventure. This time we brought our niece, Morgan, and her best friend Destiny. They were both as impressed as we were with everything they experienced that day. From the markets to Enrique and Eddy's home...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PAUL V
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Cooking Vallarta

We had a great time meeting the people we had class with and instruction and information was amazing. From picking the food at the market to the cutting the octopus... it was all excellent. Then the food starts and really doesn’t stop, many items all...More

1  Thank FellowTraveler324639
Enrique C, Owner at Cookin' Vallarta, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are very happy to read you FellowTraveler, it was an honor to have you in our Seafood class at Cookin´ Vallarta. Octopus is not on top of list of dishes our guests think to cook, it ends us always a success as it is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Very nice people. Will not be going back for more.

We attended the Mole class. Enrique and his family are extremely gracious and a pleasure to meet. The market tour was nice and interesting We were disappointed with the structure of the class. A lot of the process and preparations were done by individuals or...More

1  Thank Burkevillian
Enrique C, Owner at Cookin' Vallarta, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Burkevillian, we are sorry we did not meet your expectations. Thank you for joining this Mole Class.

Reviewed 1 week ago
A feast for the eyes and so yummy!

This was our second experience with Enrique and his team. We learned a lot, enjoyed a very satisfying meal and later, got the recipes so that we can try them at home. It was lots of fun too!More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Shirley G
Enrique C, Owner at Cookin' Vallarta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Gracias Shirley G for joining a second class with us, Cookin´ Vallarta. You could see we added a new TV Screen above the stove so everyone can see what is being cooked in real time from your working table, we are proud of it. It...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Repeat offenders

This is our third year in a row taking a class with Enrique and his crew. Pick a class, any class, and you will be back for "seconds" guaranteed!More

1  Thank SnowflakesandSandals
Enrique C, Owner at Cookin' Vallarta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your words are really appreciated, we understand the Title of your review, We work hard to offer a Positive Cooking Experience to every guest in the "casa". We always want to share Positive Energy to make it a pleasant learning activity. We really enjoy when...More

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19 February 2019|
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Response from jezabel114 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the chef was very interested in what we wanted to learn. He asked about our likes and made suggestions. It was really fun and delicious. I believe he will make just about whatever is available at market. He is... More
19 February 2019|
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Response from linda p | Reviewed this property |
The Cookin Vallarta class meets at the Galleria and brings you back there when it’s over. Taxi will get you there- don’t know the price. Conceierge at resort should know cost of taxi ride. Classes are great! Different... More
29 January 2019|
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Response from docdetroit77 | Reviewed this property |
We went as two ( my wife and I) we were paired with other people in varying sized groups. He takes all size groups. It is a short taxi ride to the Galeria. Maybe 15 mins. Lots of fun and interesting.