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Arte Culinario by Mavi Graf

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Address: Mastil # 2 | Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta 48354, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 322 221 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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Mari the marvelous

My wife and I spent the day with Mavi shopping at the markets and creating some delicious mexican cuisine. Mari was very personable and explained radishes and their ingredients... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Anacortes, WA
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Anacortes, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent the day with Mavi shopping at the markets and creating some delicious mexican cuisine. Mari was very personable and explained radishes and their ingredients thoroughly. I had a few specific requests and she made sure that we covered them as well. Mari and her husband were great hosts and teachers and we highly recommend them.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cooking with Mavi was a great lesson not only about preparing fresh food, but about infusing it with love, while developing an appreciation of Mexican history. I loved visiting all of the artisan markets to select our food; listening to music while chopping, chopping, chopping, and eating the fabulous meal at the end! Our cooking lesson was the highlight of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was so wonderful working with Mavi!!! My husband and I had been to P.V before, this was by far one of our favorite things to do. We met Mavi at her house, she drove us around to her favorite markets we purchased our ingredients. It was like going on a private tour. She went over the importance of each... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have taken cooking classes all over the world. This one was definitely the best! So personal, tailored, and FUN! Mavi is an amazing chef and individual -- you fall in love the first moment you meet her. We visited "her" butcher, cheese, tortilla, fish and produce shops. The day of our class was "The Day of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We just spent a week in Puerto Vallarta and the trip was really defined by the two delicious meals that Mavi prepared for us at our home rental. She came to the house with all of the materials to make authentic, gourmet meals (4 courses). Our first night, she highlighted the fresh, local seafood that she had purchased at the... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I contacted Mavi after reading several excellent reviews on TripAdvisor. Our experience absolutely exceeded our expectations. Upon emailing, Mavi responded very quickly with full details and a meeting place. She is so wonderfully pleasant and bright. She took us around in her car, taking us through all her favorite markets to buy our ingredients. The whole experience was educational (her... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

I have taken cooking classes around the world and had so many types of experiences. The day with Mavi ranks as one of the best!! Not only does she give you the lay of the land from a local's perspective, but she offers a culinary experience that you will be craving for months to come! The best part is that... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

The opposite of the typical herd tours. Mavi is gracious and friendly, taking the time to explain the details of each market we visited as we selected our fresh ingredients. Not only that, but brings you into her own home and kitchen to make your choice of excellent dishes. We are not big eaters and went for two appetizers and... More 

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Waukee, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

My wife and I joined some family on their second visit with Mavi. This is not your typical 'excursion' where you might spend a couple of hours getting a cheap thrill. This is a day-long educational adventure through the city of Puerto Vallarta and the Mexican culture. As someone who doesn't necessarily enjoy cooking, I was a little skeptical at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

Mavi is an amazing chef and instructor. She picked five of us at our condo and with our pre picked menu, took us to the fish/fruit/veggie/spice market and showed us how to properly pick out ingredients. Back at her casa, she was very hands on instructor from tamarind margaritas, to apps and entrees. The best part was sitting down to... More 

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