Puerto Vallarta Cooking Experience with Market Tour and Tastings

4 hours 30 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 10
Mobile ticket


Ready to cook up (and eat) a feast of flavors? This cooking class in the home of a master chef introduces you to the cuisine of culturally rich Puerto Vallarta. Shop for produce at the local market, visit a tortilla factory and discover interesting facts about Mexico’s culinary heritage.

Daily Menu:
Monday: Taco feast, Street style Pork Tacos , Tortillas, Salsas and Guacamole.

Tuesday: Chocolate Mole, Mexican rice and Poblano cream soup, all from scratch (grandma’s recipes)

Wednesday: Sea Food and Fish day, Ceviche, Mexican Style Shrimp, Octopus or Fish Bbq, Tortillas and Guacamole.

Thursday: Tamales and Chiles Rellenos, Salsas, Guacamole and Tortillas
Friday: The Best of Jalisco, Birria in Adobo sauce, Sopes with Guacamole, Salsas and Home made Tortillas.

Daily: Margarita cocktail lesson

We can easily customize and accommodate our menu to vegans, vegetarians, gluten free, dairy free, etc.

Great for cruise ship passengers.
We meet very close to the cruise ship terminal.


  • Professional chef as your host (multilingual)
  • Guided tour of the market
  • Full Meal, Purified Water
  • Tequila Mixology (Margaritas)
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch - We eat what we cook during the class

What to expect

Meet Chef Enrique and get ready for a full immersion into the culture and of course the flavor behind the Mexican cuisine.
Chef Enrique will meet you at Mercado Palmar De Aramara where you will learn how to elect the ingredients and also about the history and traditions behind the Mexican meals and the ingredients that compose the flavors.
After picking up all the ingredientes needed for the recipes of the day, you will get to Chef Enrique's house in Jardines de las Gaviotas, where the cooking class, the mixology class and the food tasting will take place.
All this in an authentic and warm: "Mi Casa tu Casa" atmosphere.

Stop At:

• Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta
• Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta
• Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta

Sample Menu

• Taco Monday: Al Pastor or Pibil Pork tacos - Learn how to make the marinade and to cook the best of the Mexican Tacos with fresh home made tortillas and the most delicious salsas
• Tuesday: Mexican Mole all from scratch. - Grind the cacao to make the chocolate paste to be combined with the chiles and all the spices that compose the Mole "the Mexican Finest Sauce"
• Wednesday of the catch of the day and Mexican style sea food - Learn to cook Mexican style sea food and fish: ceviches, fish filet, octopus tacos, shrimp aguachiles and more.
• Thursday of Chiles rellenos and Tamales. - Extraordinary flavors from Grandma's recipes book
• Friday the Best from Jalisco: Birria in Adobo Sauce, Home Tortillas and Salsas - A true Mexican feast.

Additional information

  • Minimum age to drink alcohol is 21 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We are subject to the freshness of the produces in the market, therefore, all menus can be modified by the Chef without previous notification.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Note: Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please Let us know about Food Allergies, Food restrictions or Mobility issues
  • We respect and follow all health and safety protocols recommended by authorities.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
March 2023

We had an amazing experience cooking and learning with Chef Enrique in his beautiful home. Loved the market tour, learning about the different types of peppers, the tortilla making process and the history of the market. It was very hands on, everyone had a part to do in helping to prepare the mea...

May 2022

From the market tour to the margaritas, we enjoyed the whole experience. We learned so much, how tortillas are made, different types of tacos and how to remove the chili oil from your fingers. Gracias Enrique for your hospitality. Worth doing again.

April 2022

Chef Enrique met us at the market and taught us about how to choose the food and chilies for our meal. Lots of good information on chili selection! Enrique’s home is lovely and a perfect setting for the class. He is fun and engaging and obviously loves cooking and sharing his passion with other...

April 2022

Chef Enrique Ari was fabulous! The whole experience from the farmers' market to cooking in their lovely home, and having an amazing meal was one of the highlights of our trip! I highly recommend this experience. I would love to do this again! Thank you so much, Enrique!

Laura B
April 2022

Enrique, the owner, was great. He took us to the market, showed us how to pick out fresh fish, etc. We picked up supplies for lunch - fresh produce, masa to make fresh tortillas and tamales,chicken and fresh fruit for Margaritas. Then he drove us to his personal home (beautiful and modern) where ...

April 2022

Our family did a private cooking class with Enrique and his lovely wife and sister-in-law and it was amazing! Our older teen/early 20's boys all loved it, too - especially the eating part! The day started by meeting Enrique at the local seafood/produce market which was a great experience in and o...

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