Puerto Vallarta Cooking Class with Market Tour and Tastings

Cultural & Theme Tours in Puerto Vallarta
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Tour description

Ready to cook up (and eat) a feast of flavors? This 5-hour cooking class in the home of a master chef introduces you to the cuisine of culturally rich Puerto Vallarta. Shop for produce, visit a tortilla factory and discover interesting facts about Mexico’s culinary heritage. Learn how to cook family recipes like fish ceviche, taste tequila or mezcal, and enjoy your creations. You’ll walk away with a repertoire of new cooking skills in this small-group class, limited to twenty food lovers.

This 5-hour foodie experience is a window into the culinary culture of Puerto Vallarta and Mexico, providing a deeper understanding of the region's cuisine. Meet your guide at Galerias Vallarta Shopping Mall and then hop in a comfortable minivan. Make your first stop at a bustling outdoor market to buy fresh ingredients needed for the cooking class.  Next, visit a local tortilla factory to purchase the dough that you'll use to roll out fresh tortillas. Armed with fresh ingredients, head over to the master chef’s house to start your class. The main courses change daily (see Itinerary below), but expect to learn how to make salsa de molcajete (made in a mortar with fresh or dried chiles) and dessert. Then try your hand at anything from chiles rellenos and tamales to tacos and fish ceviche. Perhaps cook mole poblano and learn about the more than 27 ingredients, in addition to chocolate, that compose this delicious sauce. Top it off with a tequila or mezcal tasting! The best part of this class is that you get to eat what you cook. Sit down and enjoy of a well-earned feast and good conversation with the chef. Afterward, you're dropped off at the starting point with a full belly and new skills in how to cook Mexican cuisine.

What's included

  • Professional chef as your host (multilingual)
  • Guided tour of the market
  • Full Meal, Purified Water and Flavored water
  • Tequila and Mezcal tasting
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

What's not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Family friendly
  • Free drinks included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide