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Market Visit and Cooking Lesson: Learn to Cook Authentic Mexican Food with a Modern Twist

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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3 hoursMobile & paper tickets accepted

Learn to cook with a local chef in Puerto Vallarta during this private culinary experience! Your host for the day is Manu, a professionally trained chef who loves to create innovative, modern fusions of classic Mexican dishes. Manu will take you to the local market and show you his favorite vendors. After doing a bit of shopping you'll return to his home and cook a meal together. Manu will teach you to prepare traditional Mexican dishes with a modern twist, dishes you can replicate in your own kitchen at home. Enjoy the meal together in Manu's home, a small but typical home in central Puerto Vallarta.

What's Included

  • Private market tour and cooking class with your host Manuel
  • Bottled water
  • Local beer
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Local host
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What To Expect

Meet Manu at his home before setting out for the Mercado Cinco de Diciembre, located a short 5-min walk away. Together you will browse the stalls where you will have an opportunity to experience all the sounds, smells, and colors of a traditional Mexican marketplace.

Upon returning to Manu's home, join Manu in his home kitchen to learn to prepare an authentic Mexican meal together. During your Puerto Vallarta cooking lesson, you can expect to learn how to make three dishes. Some of the dishes

The Location

Where To Go

Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico


Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Return details

Returns to original departure point


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Written Reviews (24)

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What a great experience! ...

Leslie_S | Nov 2021

What a great experience! It was interesting to see the market and all the fresh seafood. There was a shop that made fresh, 100% white corn tortillas. He bought them right off of the machine. Manuel took the time to ask us our likes and dislikes

Manuel is a wonderful host...

mayson12 | Nov 2021

Manuel is a wonderful host and teacher. He’s personable and very knowledgeable. We loved the market visit where we picked up fresh ingredients, including shrimp and Mahi Mahi. Manuel showed us how to make simple yet incredibly delicious dishes. We

Quick and easy enchilada secrets,...

Scott_A | Oct 2021

Quick and easy enchilada secrets, and the best Chile relleno we've ever had. After a interesting trip to the market Manu demonstrated how to make a simple yet delicious meal that we will make over and over.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note: this is not a professional cooking class, rather an experience to visit a local home to meet a local chef and share culture and cuisine together.
  • Not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Puerto Vallarta

Market Visit and Cooking Lesson: Learn to Cook Authentic Mexican Food with a Modern Twist

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