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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 mescal tasting session before sitting down to dine on the fruits of your labour. 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.
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Galerias Vallarta Shopping Mall
Cookin' Vallarta
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.
  • 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
  • Get a lesson in cooking Mexican specialties from a master chef
  • Learn about Mexican culinary culture and history
  • Taste tequila and eat everything that you cook!
  • Small-group class to ensure easier access to the instructor
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
A Great Experience

This is an absolute must do in Puerto Vallarta. I loved every minute of this experience and would recommend it to anyone who is visiting. Enrique welcomes you into his home and family whilst cooking and eating some delicious food, this was hands down my...More

Thank Jarrod G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Lots of fun!

This was our first cooking class and we had a great time. The best part is getting to go to the local markets and shop for the ingredients. Enrique taught us how to spot fresh produce as well as seafood. We highly recommend this!

Thank Kim L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Delicious, fun and family inclusive

My husband and I took his dad with us on vacation. It was difficult to find activities that we could all enjoy and participate in. Enrique included dad in all aspects of this cooking class. We shopped at the market, and prepared some fabulous dishes....More

1  Thank Lori J
Reviewed 12 July 2018
The Best Part of Our Trip!

My family and I strongly believe that taking a cooking class will enhance your understanding and appreciation of any culture. Our Cookin' Vallarta experience far exceeded our expectations! Chef Enrique knows SO much about the origin of Mexican cuisine and is an expert chef. All...More

2  Thank DustStorm2017
Reviewed 6 July 2018
Authentic food, great experience!

I am what you would call a "Whexican"...a white Mexican raised by a white family...one of my great desires?? To be able to create authentic Mexican food. This class took care of it for me! Took the Friday class, Tamales, Mole, Soup, tortillas, guacamole and...More

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Jo R
9 July 2018|
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Response from XraycingDoc | Reviewed this property |
Tell Enrique before and when you are shopping and he is very accommodating. We made separately meat and vegetarian Chile rellanos, sautéed zucchini blossoms, salads, tortilla soup with tomato and pasilla chile base and... More
Michelle M
3 July 2018|
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Response from Bumble-Brig | Reviewed this property |
I am sure you can. He is such a nice guy. If you let him know he seems like the kind of person that would appreciate you buying local.
Eilene W
25 May 2018|
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We met at Starbucks upstairs at the mall.
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