We’ll deliver you a private dining experience that is unforgettable. From beach bbqs to in-home 5-star experiences, we’ll tailor the experience to your needs.

  • 2-Day Tour from Cancun: Chichen Itza and Mayaland Resort

    2-Day Tour from Cancun: Chichen Itza and Mayaland Resort

    Stay overnight at Mayaland Resort with entrance to Chichen Itza ? one of the new Seven Wonders of the World! Tour the Kukulcan Pyramid and ancient Mayan temples with an expert guide and enjoy free time to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site on your own, plus access to the Mayaland?s swimming pools, botanical gardens and Xtoloc Cenote. You?ll have several optional activities to choose from, including a morning cooking class or trip to the planetarium. A buffet-style lunch with dance performance is included.

    Day 1: Cancun ? Chichen Itza (L)Meet your guide upon hotel pickup in a Mercedes Benz minivan and recline in your plush seat as you head directly to Chichen Itza. After you arrive at Mayaland Resort, located within the archeological park, skip the lines and head through the private gate toward the adjacent temples with your informative guide.
    Learn all about the archaeological, historical and cultural significance of this ancient capital of the Mayan Empire ? a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World ? as your guide conducts a 2-hour group tour of the temples. See the 78-foot (24-meter) high Pyramid of Kukulcan and the Temple of the Warriors, as well as the ball court, observatory and nunnery.
    Afterward, check into your accommodation at the Mayaland Hotel or bungalow; the exclusive resort is a multiple Cond̩ Nast Traveler magazine winner and has been a National Geographic favorite since 1936. Then, enjoy a delicious, buffet-style lunch of Mexican, Yucatecan and international cuisine and be entertained with traditional Yucatan music and dance performances by the Mayaland Regional Ballet.
    In the afternoon, return to Chichen Itza at your own pace if you choose, making sure to visit the well-preserved smaller temples in the vicinity. Or, stay on the resort grounds for a dip into the pools or a stroll through the hotel?s mile-long botanical gardens, which host a variety of native tropical plants.
    In the evening, you’ll have free time to do as you please – explore the grounds of the Mayaland resort or simply stargaze from your hammock and search for constellations in the quiet darkness of night.
    Overnight: Mayaland Resort Hotel and Bungalows in Chichen Itza
    Day 2: Chichen Itza ? CancunSpend your day however you wish, choosing from a variety of options during your free time. Enroll in a Mayan cooking class in the morning (own expense) or revisit the temple site for more photo opportunities.
    You?re free to use the pools and other facilities at Mayaland Resort, relaxing amid the beautiful and scenic surroundings, or head to the sacred Xtoloc Cenote, also located on the resort grounds (no swimming permitted).
    Be Maya Planetarium upgrade option:Before returning to your Cancun hotel in the late evening, stop by Be Maya Planetarium, where you’ll listen to stories of the ancient Maya civilization and tales of the Maya skies. Learn about Mayan science, art and mythology while observing the starry sky of the planetarium and let it transport you back into ancient Mayan times.

    $174.50
  • 7-Course Mexican Cooking Experience and Feast NO TRANSPORTATION

    7-Course Mexican Cooking Experience and Feast NO TRANSPORTATION

    Enjoy a wonderful cooking class and experience in the Riviera Maya /Cancun. Learn how to cook authentic Mexican food and then take part in a gourmet meal in a completely Mexican environment. You will be treated like a VIP family member in a very private cooking school, and learn the best Mexican dishes in a hands-on cooking class, then be invited to a party where you will enjoy the delicacies you cooked. This is a small group tour in the Mayan jungle offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    Your Mexican cooking experience begins as you meet your guide at your central meeting point in Puerto Morelos Downtown. You will then head to the location where the tour takes place and enjoy a hot chocolate or mexican coffe (caf̩ de la olla) with some pastrys?in the terrace in the jungle, where you will be able to experience the real Mexico.

    Then, you will take a look into the organic garden and maybe pick some of the products you will use in the class.

    Next, head to the kitchen and have a wonderful time on cooking class. Put on your apron (which you get to keep after the tour) and learn how to prepare a seven course menu, including your own tortillas which you will cook in a comal. During the class, you will get a light snack and fruit drinks.

    Then, you will take part in a private Mexican Fiesta where you will eat the gourmet meal prepared in class. You will feast on traditional Mexican food and enjoy Mexican drinks, tequila shots, and Mexican music. End the afternoon with dessert and cafe de la Olla (Mexican coffee) and take a look at a “tiendita” (shop) where you will find handmade Mexican products.

    You will be taken back to your meeting point after this incredible experience.

    $125.00
  • 7-Course Mexican Cooking Experience and Feast with Transport

    7-Course Mexican Cooking Experience and Feast with Transport

    Enjoy a wonderful cooking class and experience in the Riviera Maya /Cancun. Learn how to cook authentic Mexican food and then take part in a gourmet meal in a completely Mexican environment. You will be treated like a VIP family member in a very private cooking school, and learn the best Mexican dishes in a hands-on cooking class, then be invited to a party where you will enjoy the delicacies you cooked. This is a small group tour in the Mayan jungle offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    Your Mexican cooking experience begins as you meet your guide at your hotel or central meeting point in Cancun or Playa del Carmen. You will then head to the location where the tour takes place and enjoy a hot chocolate or mexican coffe (caf̩ de la olla) with some pastrys?in the terrace in the jungle, where you will be able to experience the real Mexico.

    Then, you will take a look into the organic garden and maybe pick some of the products you will use in the class.

    Next, head to the kitchen and have a wonderful time on cooking class. Put on your apron (which you get to keep after the tour) and learn how to prepare a seven course menu, including your own tortillas which you will cook in a comal. During the class, you will get a light snack and fruit drinks.

    Then, you will take part in a private Mexican Fiesta where you will eat the gourmet meal prepared in class. You will feast on traditional Mexican food and enjoy Mexican drinks, tequila shots, and Mexican music. End the afternoon with dessert and cafe de la Olla (Mexican coffee) and take a look at a “tiendita” (shop) where you will find handmade Mexican products.

    You will be taken back to your hotel/meeting point after this incredible experience.

    $150.00
  • Cabo San Lucas Mexican Cooking Class

    Cabo San Lucas Mexican Cooking Class

    Enjoy a wonderful tour to encounter the flavors, aromas, spices and also the life of the people, the culture, folklore and history of M̩xico and its flavorful family home-cuisine. This Mexican cooking class is totally interactive and designed for you to learn “hands-on” how to cook the authentic home recipes that are the favorites to cook and share with family and friends.

    Your cooking class begins as you meet your guide at a central location in Cabo San Lucas. The tour begins with a visit to some of the local spice markets and to the “Tortiller?_a.” At both places, you’ll buy the fresh dough to hand make your own corn tortillas and other ingredients for the dishes and the salsas of the day.

    After selecting and buying the produces, you will go to the home of the Chef for the hands-on cooking class. Your chef will share with you some of his family?s most traditional recipes, cooking techniques and you will indulge yourself into the delicious meals that are crafted by the locals. Prepare delicious dishes (these vary per day) and take home great knowledge of the importance of food in Mexican culture and recipes you can share with family and friends. See below for the menu of each day:

    Menu per day:

    • Monday:?Mole Poblano from Scratch
    • Tuesday: Tamales ?(chicken or pork or beef)
    • Wednesday: Beef Birria in Adobo Sauce
    • Thursday:?Baja Sea Food and Paella
    • Friday:?Mexican Swine & Dine (Carnitas -Pastor)
    • Saturday: Assortment of Mexican?Stews (Taco Feast)

    Daily: Two or more different salsas, Mexican side dishes or soups and Fresh Home made Corn Tortillas.

    $87.00
  • Kaokao Factory Chocolate Tour

    Kaokao Factory Chocolate Tour

    Get to know all everything you’d always wanted to know about chocolate as you tour this factory and witness the chocolate-making process. Your tour includes entrance fees and a professional guide.

    This tour will give you an overview of the importance of the cacao seed for the Mayan Civilization. Chocolate is deeply rooted in the Mexican culture, beginning with its ancestry in the Mayan culture. It is the Mayans who considered cacao to be a sacred food and we too believe that there is something very enchanting about chocolate. You’ll discover the tools used by Mayans to make the sacred beverage: “chocolhaa” (hot cocoa).
    Live the experience of grinding cacao beans with an authentic chocolate mill to craft your drinking chocolate mix to take back home.
    Discover the chocolate process inside our small factory. All along the tour you will try the different flavors of the cacao during its process (Raw and Rosted cacao beans, cacao paste and our product line) and cacao cooking uses.

    This is a family operated business dedicated to the creation of handmade Mexican chocolate products. Located on the beautiful island of Cozumel, this factory has been in business since 2007. Because it is family owned, you’ll sense and see the passion the owners have about what they do. They are dedicated to sharing the magic behind their chocolate and the origins and history of chocolate in Mexico.

    $20.00
  • Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta

    Las Caletas Day Tour from Puerto Vallarta

    Explore Mexico’s answer to the Garden of Eden on this Las Caletas day trip from Puerto Vallarta. This day trip to the exclusive and enchanting coastal haven on Banderas Bay will allow you to get away from it all, kick back, relax and let all the stress slip away. A great family friendly adventure to be enjoed by everyone!

    Las Caletas, only accessible by sea, is a well-secluded nature preserve that stands out against a steep, jungle-clad backdrop of green canopies in an isolated cove on the southern shores of Banderas Bay. As you cruise towards this tropical paradise aboard your first-class catamaran, you’ll enjoy the most fantastic coastal scenery that Puerto Vallarta has to offer.

    Upon arrival at Las Caletas, you can choose between a day of pure relaxation or gentle exploration. If relaxing is on your personal agenda, you can kick back on the beach, relax in the shade on a comfortable hammock or indulge in a therapeutic body massage or facial.

    As you relax and unwind, the gentle lapping of the surf on the private golden beach beckons you to take a closer look at the calm, clear waters of the isolated cove. Throughout the day, the bilingual eco-guides offer snorkeling, scuba diving and kayaking tours, giving everyone a chance to explore Banderas Bay in a fun and exciting way.

    On land, you can take a Paella cooking lesson, discover Las Caletas’ prolific flora and bird life on a free guided nature walk through the jungle, orchid gardens and interactive parrot center, or explore the natural amphitheater and the Mayan Pyramid that serves as center stage for the contemporary dance performance on the Rhythms of the Night tour.

    Note: Breakfast and the Paella cooking lesson are not included in the 11:30am tour.

    $138.99
  • Market Visit and Cooking Lesson: Learn to Cook Authentic Mexican Food with a Modern Twist

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

    Learn to cook with a local chef in Puerto Vallarta! 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.

    After completing culinary school he traveled abroad and lived in Canada, Spain, and Norway where he worked in a series of professional kitchens. After being away for 6 years, Manu returned to Mexico where he could indulge in his love of the food from home.

    Now happily settled in Puerto Vallarta, Manu is a private chef, and works in the tourism industry.?Manu lives in a small, but cozy house located close to the center of the city. He is experienced in catering to all types of tastes, allergies, and dietary restrictions.?

    Meet Manu at his home before setting out for the Mercado Cinco de Diciembre, located a short five minute 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. You will visit fruit and vegetable stands, a tortilleria (tortilla factory), a carnicer?_a (butcher), and a pescader?_a (fish market), and learn how to choose the best ingredients from each. Upon returning to Manu’s home, you will utilize all the fresh foods you gathered in order to create your meal together.

    Join Manu in his kitchen to learn how to prepare a meal together. During your hands-on lesson, you can expect to learn how to make dishes such as mahi mahi ceviche, shrimp sopes, smoked marlin tacos, and flamed plantains; all with traditional techniques and ingredients. You can expect to cook for about an hour before sitting down to share the meal together.

    Manu’s style of cooking is rooted in authentic Mexican cuisine, but includes influence from Asia and the Mediteranean. You can look forward to enjoying dishes such as fresh ahi poke with avocado, sopa de elote con rajas con crema (corn soup with creamy poblano peppers), platanillo de res (boneless beef shank) with nopales (cactus), and cacao arroz con leche (rice pudding with cacao).

    Please note: this is not a professional cooking class, rather than an experience to visit an authentic, local home to meet a local person and share the culture and cuisine together.

    $99.00
  • Mayan Life and Culture Experience: Chichen Itza Ruins, Cooking Class and Maya Traditions

    Mayan Life and Culture Experience: Chichen Itza Ruins, Cooking Class and Maya Traditions

    Immerse yourself in the culinary and cultural wonders of the Mayan civilization on this comprehensive tour in the Yucatan. Observe the universe at a planetarium, learn to speak Mayan ? a living language ? and cook a regional dish for lunch. Then visit Chichen Itza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World! See the Temple of the Warriors and the Pyramid of Kukulcan before relaxing at Mayaland Resort. Receive personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to 25 people.

    After morning pickup from your Cancun or Merida hotel by luxurious Mercedes Benz van, relax in your plush reclining seat and enjoy a light breakfast on board. During your small-group tour, your guide will shed light on the culture of both ancient and modern-day Mayans as you take part in spiritual ceremonies, culinary delights and astronomical observations before a visit to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Chichen Itza.
    First, witness an authentic Mayan ritual and learn about offerings that only the H? men, or Mayan priests, can make to the gods. Next, discover the secrets of regional Mayan cuisine as you prepare pibil ? one of the most traditional chicken dishes ? during a small-group cooking class. For lunch, enjoy delicious Mayan appetizers with your creation, along with agua fresca, a fresh drink made of seasonal fruits. Your guide will offer a Mayan language lesson with the opportunity to speak with local Mayan people.
    Afterward, receive a lesson in numerology and learn how the ancient Mayas calculated time. You?ll appreciate the contribution of the Mayan civilization to the fields of astronomy, time measurement and mathematics before a trip to the planetarium. Here, watch a digital show produced by the Chabot Space and Science Center, and be transported back in time to the Mayan jungle of the Yucatan.
    Once you?ve learned about this important scientific and cultural heritage, you?ll be ready for Chichen Itza, considered one of the new Seven Wonders of the World! As you tour the sacred city with your small group, your guide will explain the archeological significance of its most important temples and pyramids.
    Admire the Temple of the Warriors and its adjacent Temple of the 1,000 Columns, as well as the Temple of the Jaguars and the Pyramid of Kukulcan (the large central pyramid also known as El Castillo ? The Castle). You?ll visit Mesoamerica?s largest Ball Court in addition to the Observatory, La Iglesia and the Nunnery before heading to the nearby Mayaland Resort.
    During your free time, enjoy the resort’s swimming pools, lounge chairs and botanical gardens, or visit to the sacred Xtoloc Cenote (no swimming permitted). With bottled water, beer and soft drinks available aboard the van at all times, you can relax on your return to your hotel.

    $1,236.00
  • Merida Market Tour and Cooking Class

    Merida Market Tour and Cooking Class

    Get a true taste of Yucatecan cuisine and meet the local people of Merida as you shop at the market for fresh ingredients and prepare several tasty dishes. Your half-day culinary tour includes a cooking class at the home of a local host with the assistance of your knowledgeable guide. Learn about various culinary traditions of Mexico and enjoy the light lunch you?ve prepared! Numbers are limited to 12 people, ensuring an intimate experience with a small group of like-minded food lovers.

    After you meet your guide and small group at a central location, drive by air-conditioned minivan to one of Merida?s markets less frequented by tourists. As you walk around the bustling outdoor market, your guide will explain about the origins and uses of some of the fruits and vegetables ? many produced in the Yucatan region.

    With help from your bilingual guide, converse with local vendors as you choose seasonal produce and other ingredients in preparation for your cooking class. Take in the aromas and colors of the beautiful chilies and unfamiliar tropical fruits, and learn about such delights as achiote, chile habanero and pepita de calabaza (pumpkin seed).

    Next, drive to the personal home of your local host to cook and sample some Yucatecan specialties, such as salbutes (Mayan tacos), panuchos (black bean-filled tostadas), papadzules (enchiladas topped with pumpkin seed sauce) and codzitos (stuffed and fried tortillas). Under the guidance of your host, you’ll have help every step of the way and learn to prepare delicious beverages like horchata (sweetened rice drink) or hibiscus flower tea.

    As you prepare your meal, you?ll be introduced to a few Spanish and Mayan words, and learn more about the cuisine of the Yucatan, which includes some of the most varied dishes of Mexico. Your host and guide will describe local culinary traditions, the influence of other cultures on the cuisine, and explain some of the differences between the Yucatecos and people from other parts of Mexico.

    Finally, taste the delicious plates you prepared and enjoy a light lunch as you chat more with your small group and host. Afterward, your guide will help you hire a taxi for the return to central Merida (an approximate USD $5 ride).

    Special Offer – Book by January 22nd, 2018, and travel by May 31st,?2018 to save 20% off our previously offered price! – Book Now!

    $45.60
  • Mexican Cooking Class Plus Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park Pass

    Mexican Cooking Class Plus Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park Pass

    Take a short ride to Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park, located in Cozumel and participate in a unique hands-on cooking class. Soak in the sun at Cozumel?s finest beach park, play at the water park and of course, enjoy a freshly prepared meal- made by you. Your tour includes roundtrip transportation from central meeting points in Cozumel.

    After being picked up from a central meeting point or hotel, arrive to Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park and enjoy a fun-filled day. You?ll be assigned your cooking workshop (depending on availability) and have the chance to enjoy all range of activities at the park for the entire family. You can enjoy the park’s facilities before and after your class.

    For your cooking workshop, you’ll get a prestigious chef who will guide you through the process of preparing an exquisite three-course Mexican meal. Have fun at a fully equipped dynamic workstation and get your hands dirty as you learn the secrets to cooking and presenting this internationally acclaimed cuisine. Once you are finished cooking, relax in an oceanfront dining room and enjoy the dishes you?ve prepared accompanied by Mexican wine, good company and a terrific view.

    After your meal, you?ll have free time to swim in the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean, sunbathe on the white-sand beach or explore the new Floating Park or the water park including Buccaneer?s Bay kids? area, Oasis Island Pool & Hydro Massage Tub and the 200-foot long Twin Twister Waterslides.

    Your tour includes round-trip transportation, fully equipped cooking station, national open bar, entrance into the water park and Floating Park, and access to other top-notch services, facilities and exciting activities including lounge chairs, shopping area, underwater Mayan city, organized games, kayaks, paddle boats, hobie cats, floating mats, hammocks and much more. Other optional services and activities such as massage, snorkel gear rental and scuba diving are available for an additional fee.

    At Playa Mia Grand Beach & Water Park, the fun never ends. See below for a sample menu:

    • Appetizer: thick corn tortillas with devil-style shrimps (tomato and chipotle sauce) topped with lettuce, heavy cream, crumbled cheese & non-spicy chili powder. Shrimp can be replaced with chicken breast or cubed potatoes.
    • Main dish: fish filet topped with sauteed vegetables (onion, bell pepper, zucchini, carrot & tomato) in a tamarind and chili powder sauce.
    • Dessert: cinnamon and sugar caramelized plantains with a bitter chocolate & tequila sauce & cream *menu is subject to change by our chef.
    $73.00
  • PLAYA DEL CARMEN COOKING CLASS

    PLAYA DEL CARMEN COOKING CLASS

    Meet Chef Alma and begin your Cooking day with a visit to some of the Local Spice Markets to buy the fresh ingredients for the dishes and the salsas of the day, we look for the local spice and product shops for the original flavors.
    After selecting and shopping the produces, we will go to the home of the Chef for the hands-on cooking class. Our Chef and her family will share with you the best of her own family recipes, as well as the finest of the traditional Mexican dishes.
    You will hand make your own corn tortillas, learn cooking techniques and you will indulge yourself into the delicious and more representative dishes of the Mexican cuisine.
    And the best of all: you eat what you cook during the class.
    All this in authentic “Mi Casa es su Casa” atmosphere

    • Meeting is at 9:30 at the main entry of Mega Department store on 30 Ave and Constituyentes street.
    • Your Chef will have a sign saying: COOKIN’ PLAYA
    • You will go shopping for ingredients in the local produces and spices stores.
    • Cooking class takes place in the Chef’s home
    • Maximum size group: 6 people
    • Minimum size group: 2 people
    • Vegetarians and Vegans are more than welcome everyday of the week
    • Please inform about food allergies and sensitivities.
    • Includes: all ingredients, cooking class by Master Chef, food tastings and soft drinks
    • We cook all our dishes from scratch.
    • We pay special attention to hygiene and we observe high cleanliness standards. We purify all vegetables, water and ice.
    $99.00
  • Pre-Hispanic Cooking Class in Tulum

    Pre-Hispanic Cooking Class in Tulum

    In November 2010, the Mexican gastronomy was recognized as?Immaterial Patrimony of the Humanity by the UNESCO.

    It?s a short adventure through the jungles to a?private ranch where you can feel the exotic atmosphere, silence and touch of ancient time. This tour is including your own participation in cooking master class and tasty lunch by a special ancient menu.

    This culinary tour will take you back to ancient times. You will know about cuisine of different Indian tribes such as the- Maya, Azteca, Toltec, Zapotec, Mixtec. Traditions of Indian cuisine brought to the world such products as chile, tomatoe, cacao, vaina of vanilla, corn.

    During this tour you will see traditional Mexican utensils, like a molcajete- Indian mortar with the pestle, made of stone; metate- stone to mill used for the processing of the seeds. You?will prepare some of the dishes using ?Fogon?, the main detail of ancient kitchen, ?comal?- king of cooking, till our time at Mexican?s villages using it to prepare handmade tortillas. With the chef you will learn to prepare original Mexican tortillas and fill?them with Oaxaca cheese and grasshoppers, as well as salbutes or panuchos ? different types of tortillas filled with beans (friijol), cheese, corn, chicken, pork pieces and onion.

    You?will learn?about traditions, food, Mexican products and techniques, flavors, chiles, etc., you will be able to try authentic prehispanic food and Maya Cuisine.

    $180.00
  • Private or Shared Cooking Master Class of Mexican Cuisine and Markets Tour in Cancun

    Private or Shared Cooking Master Class of Mexican Cuisine and Markets Tour in Cancun

    Enjoy a unique and one-of-a-kind tour in Cancun by visiting the famous Market 23 (Mercado 23) and Market 28 (Mercado 28). You will be guided by a professional chef and enjoy a typical Mexican lunch.???The private tour is guided by a professional chef with years of experience working in one of the best restaurants in Cancun.

    After hotel pickup, meet your professional guide and a personal chef at Mercado 23 (Market 23) and start your tour by walking through the market and choosing the ingredients for???a Mexican lunch, which you will prepare later.

    As you explore Market 23, your guide will share with you the origin and history of the local ingredients you see around. After getting all the ingredients for lunch, you will head to a restaurant where you will take part in a lunch cooking class. There, you will learn about some cooking techniques and then enjoy a delicious food. After lunch, enjoy free time at Market 28 (Mercado 28) which is famous for its huge variety of souvenirs and low prices.

    In November 2010, Mexican gastronomy was recognized as Immaterial Patrimony of the Humanity by the UNESCO. This tour will give you an insight into local food, and your personal chef will share tips and recommendations. You will be dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour.

    $128.00
  • Private Yucatecan Cooking Lesson in a Local Merida Home

    Private Yucatecan Cooking Lesson in a Local Merida Home

    Step inside the kitchen with Sofia for an authentic, hands-on cooking lesson of Yucatecan and Mayan delicacies. Sofia will teach you to prepare traditional recipes from scratch so be prepared to get your hands dirty. You will learn to prepare the entire meal as well as a fiery habanero salsa. Enjoy the delicious meal you helped prepare with your host.

    Join expert, home-cook Sofia in the kitchen to learn to prepare a traditional Yucatecan meal from scratch. Yucatecan cuisine has been influenced by a variety of cultures, such as the indigenous Mayan people, Spanish colonizers, and the Dutch and Lebanese people who migrated to the region.?

    Your menu might include dishes such as sikil pak con tostadas (traditional dip made from ground pumpkin seeds, served with tortilla chips), sopa de lima (chicken soup with lime), Yucatecan tamales, empanadas de chaya con queso de bola (pastries flecked with a local green, chaya, stuffed with Edam cheese), pollo o cochinita pibil (perhaps the Yucatan?s most famous dish of slow-cooked chicken or pork which has been marinated in an achiote and sour orange marinade, wrapped in banana leaves). For dessert, Sofia serves homey dishes like dulce de papaya con queso de bola (papaya stewed in sugar served with Edam cheese). Enjoy the delicious meal you helped prepare while learning about?Yucatecan cultural and culinary heritage. Leave with new recipes, new friends, and lifelong memories.

    $62.00
  • Puerto Vallarta Cooking Class: Market Shopping, Lesson and Tastings

    Puerto Vallarta Cooking Class: Market Shopping, Lesson and Tastings

    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 sixteen 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 produce 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 agua fresca (fruit juice), salsa de molcajete (made in a mortar with fresh or dried chiles) and dessert. Then try your hand at anything from carnitas and tamales to tacos and fish ceviche. Perhaps cook mole poblano and learn about the 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 with your small group for 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.

    $85.00
  • Taste of Pitillal Food Tour

    Taste of Pitillal Food Tour

    Discover Puerto Vallarta’s hidden culinary gem, the authentic neighboring town of ?Pitillal, a working class neighborhood with delightful shops, restaurants and stands. This is a is a small group, 3.5-hour food tasting and cultural walking tour exploring the charming Pitillal neighborhood. Explore Mexico?s sophisticated flavors and vast spectrum of regional cooking styles in a town untouched by tourism. Go beyond the language and cultural barriers and join us on a behind-the-scenes tour into the heart of Vallarta?s most undiscovered food destination. We’ll stop at 8 carefully-chosen Pitillal eateries where you will taste delicious food (included) and experience life as a local! This tour is limited to 10 people, ensuring personal attention from your expert “foodie” guide.

    Your 3.5-hour tour starts in the quintessentially Mexican Pitillal community (pronounced ?pee-tee-yall?). You will visit eight authentic tasting locations and receive a behind-the-scenes look at the Pitillal neighborhood, with visits to important landmarks.

    Your informative and professional guide will share his knowledge of the local customs, eclectic folklore and authentic Mexican specialty stores. As you visit each location, you will uncover the life in a typical Mexican town. You’ll experience what it is to be a local as you walk down the streets of this unique neighborhood.

    You will be provided with full portion samples which are enough for lunch. Some of the stops include:

    • Tacos Neto: Neto’s famous recipe for mouth watering carnitas.
    • Mariscos Pichi: a fresh-from-the-bay seafood tostada from one of Pitillal’s oldest restaurants.
    • Birria Robles: a local dish, Robles is famous for their delicious slow cooked meat.
    • La Tianita: This tamal making family turned restaurateurs, churns out the best tamales in the bay!
    • Paleteria: the oldest popsicle shop in town, each one still made by hand!
    • Churros: a traditional Mexican favorite! Churros, similiar to a donut, are made fresh right in front of your eyes.
    • Ernestos fruit stand: Ernesto mixes up the best selection of local fruit complete with home made seasonings.
    • No Name Taco Stand: no tour is complete without a local taco stand. No Name serves up delicious carne asada!

    After this tour, you will leave with a new-found appreciation for Mexican cuisine and culture.

      $54.00