Cookin' Vallarta
Cookin' Vallarta
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Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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"Cookin' Vallarta" number 1 Mexican cooking class experience in Puerto Vallarta. Our mission is to become ambassadors of the Flavors, Culture and Traditions within the Cuisine of Mexico in our shared or private cooking classes. We start our day shopping for the produces at the local market; having selected the produces; Chef Enrique will welcome you into his home for an authentic "Mi Casa es tu Casa" Experience. Join our hands-on cooking class and learn how to cook a true Mexican feast from scratch. More than just a cooking class, an Exceptional Culinary and Cultural Experience.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico

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Gloriandrew637
Sunnyvale, CA2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
My wife and I signed up for this cooking experience based on the Trip Advisor reviews and it did not disappoint. We were there as part of a cruise and this experience was much more hands on than any cooking experience/excursion the cruise line had to offer. Chef Enrique and Bruno met us at the meeting point. Then Bruno gave us a great tour of the traditional marketplace and we learned so much about how fresh tortillas are made and how to shop for fresh groceries and seafood. Then Chef Enrique welcomed us into his home where he taught us how to cook authentic Mexican food. We learned how to make Guacamole, Tortilla Soup, Fresh Tortillas and Chicken Mole. I would highly recommend this experience for anyone who wants to experience authentic Mexican food in a very hands on way.
Written January 21, 2020
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Gracias Gloriandrew for this kind review, the entire team is working hard so you can have an excellent experience, Bruno and Enrique are full of knowledge and happy to share it as much as possible during this cooking class. Thank you for your precious vacations time spent with us. We hope you ll have some time soon to make some Mexican recipes for you and your family. Gracias!
Written January 24, 2020
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plstrobel
Fort Worth, TX195 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
Bruno was excellent in his narrative of the different types/variations of tacos we sampled. One style we had was Huaraches which I have never had or had heard of before and we have been living in Texas a long time. We toured a tortilla factory and had very hot and delicious tortillas. He explained the make up of the dough was approximately 85% maze and 15% lime stone. We then wandered off to a market and he explained about chili peppers and produce. Riding around town in the VW Beatles was enjoyable
Written October 27, 2020
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Thanks so much for your candid review, on behalf of Bruno and all the Cookin' Mexico Family, we highly appreciate that you favored our business within these different times for all. Muchas gracias
Written November 9, 2020
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Cindy R
Staunton, VA85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Solo
After reading other wonderful reviews of Chef Enrique and his lovely wife, I don’t feel I can add much because all the 5-star reviews are spot on! I felt awful that I was the ONLY person signed up for the class and he was still willing to do it for me AND he was so kind to meet me at the Mercado which was across the street from my Airbnb in the Romantic Zone. We walked around the Mercado and he explained the differences in the cheeses, the vegetables, fruits, etc. with lots of history behind the names. He is extremely knowledgeable and fascinating! When we got to his kitchen in his adorable home, I met his beautiful wife. We made (well...HE actually did most of the work!) Cream of Pablano soup with panela cheese & toasted pepitas, hibiscus margaritas, and blue-corn tacos (tortillas?) Al Pastor (plus another taco made with cooked pork rinds and other ingredients). Chef Enrique also made guacamole and salsa verde to complement the tacos. Just a wonderful day! If you are thinking about doing this class, do not hesitate! He and his wife constantly washed their hands and wore their masks. Great thing to do with your “close” family (or friends) who are COVID conscious. I felt safe the entire time. Can’t wait to bring my girlfriends back once we are all vaccinated!
Written February 5, 2021
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It was a pleasure my friend.
Written March 3, 2021
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mmchaley
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The best part of travel for me is learning about local food and culture. This experience is 100% food and culture. Being invited into the home of the chef was great, having the hands on experience of making a meal was really special. We are looking forward to visiting Cookin' Vallarta again on our next trip to Mexico.
Written January 24, 2020
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Thank you very much for your good words, we will be happy to see you again in our Vallarta kitchen and take note you can join Cookin´ Playa and Cookin´ Cabo while at these destination, In Puerto Vallarta we arrange also the JUAN MORE TACO Food Tours, a great option to know about real fresh local food served by local families. Gracias!
Written January 24, 2020
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Claire O
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
When we travel we love to see our new world through the lense of local people. This was an excellent way to accomplish that. We loved the time we spent going to local markets eating some fun snacks along the way. We loved the design of the cooking kitchen and the atmosphere created there! I have been telling everyone that Cookin' Vallarta was the highlight of our trip!
Written March 4, 2020
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Claire, we appreciate your kind review about your recent Cookin´ Vallarta experience, we love to share our knowledge about Mexican cooking, the visit to the local market is always a success with our guests, sharing so much information about all you see available to buy to make a real fresh and tasty Mexican meal. We are happy to be part of your Puerto Vallarta souvenirs. Gracias!
Written March 6, 2020
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Bill R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Private Cooking Class in our Villa - This experience was fantastic for my wife, myself and two teenage children! Francisco and Luz were so nice and entertaining and the food was terrific. They did a great job getting us involved and to participate (even the kids) in preparing our meal. We have some picky eaters so we were able to make our selections in advance and customized to our liking.

What we liked the most was that this was a family experience for us. Francisco and Luz quickly felt at home in our villa and were well prepared. If you want a fun family activity where everyone gets to do something and you like mexican cuisine - this is the activity for you!
Written April 5, 2021
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Amigos, I want to say : MUCHAS GRACIAS on behalf of Chef Francisco Thanks a lot for the opportunity and the favor towards our small business within these difficult times; we highly appreciate your visit. Thank you very much !
Written June 20, 2021
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Barry T
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
I went on the taco tour with 4 adults and 2 kids in Puerto Vallarta, through "Juan More Taco". Although there's also tamales, fresh bakery, and churros involved.

Irma was super nice, and answered a ton of questions for us. We got to eat like locals for one night! She was also super attentive and took us to some other unexpected places when she found out we were huge seafood fans. She even started ordering tacos with no onions and guac for one of the kids when she noticed she kept pushing them to the side.

Side note, she's also a great driver.

Make sure you have space in your bellies, because it's a lot of good food! I'd definitely get another tour with Irma!
Written February 9, 2023
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Hola Barry! Gracias for making #JuanMoreTacoTours a part of your visit to Puerto Vallarta! Thank you for the pictures! Hope to see you again soon!
Written March 17, 2023
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Kathryn H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
Enrique and his wife came to our hotel room and cooked an amazing home cooked meal for our small group. It was great. They brought all the ingredients and then explained and instructed their way through the salsa's, tortilla's and other specialties. Very personable and knowledgeable - would do it again.
Written October 20, 2021
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Amiga Kathryn, I was honored to serve you all. I want to say : MUCHAS GRACIAS Thanks a lot for the opportunity and the favor towards our small business within these difficult times; we highly appreciate your visit. Thank you very much ! Chef Enrique
Written October 29, 2021
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MRMRSPIP
Minneapolis40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Family
We took the cooking class in Cabo San Lucas with our grown kids and a baby grandson and had a great time. It’s run by a family and they treated us like one, and were super flexible throughout the day. The food and drinks we made were incredible and we were able to take home leftovers. There was also an included mini tequila tasting with churros back at the restaurant after we finished which was appreciated! Overall I would say this is more an experience than a true cooking class - the hands on part is mostly chopping and a little stirring so don’t sign up expecting to learn a ton. But the recipes were delicious. The experience starts with some market visits to pick up ingredients which was not that interesting, although we did go to a fantastic little place to buy masa that also made authentic homemade chocolate which was awesome. Also, the market portion and the travel to the chef’s home was via car, which wasn’t clear in the listing and was a little bit of an issue for us since we had an infant. It was fine - we were able to go get our own car and follow but it would have been helpful to know in advance so sharing here! Overall our group had a great time and enjoyed the food immensely and picked up some new tips as well!
Written February 27, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to write a big and honest review for us MRMRSPIP. We are always looking to improve ourselves. We are mora than happy to know you had a good time with Chef Issi at #CookinCabo, hope to see you again soon in any of our #CookinMexico locations, big hugs! Gracias! Instagram & FaceBook: CookinCabo Tacos and food tasting walking tours at: JuanMoreTacoTours.com
Written June 27, 2022
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Earl L
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Friends
Bravo!! We had such a great experience during this excursion. Was not sure how my kids (9 and 12) would do, but the entire family thoroughly enjoyed this experience! We met up with Enrique at a market where they sold fruits and veggies, fish market and tortilla factory that we will never forget! We then loaded up in his van to you lovely house! They definitely made us feel at home! Lovely Christmas decorations. There we met his lovely wife and close friend. We enjoyed helping Enrique prep up the dishes. The kids for a kick out of it and had a great time and beaming smiles. I was not sure about this excursion as I must admit, cooking is not my thing. I had a blast! The aromas were tantalizing. Thank goodness we were able to eat several courses of what we made. What amazing dishes including chili relano. We would definitely recommend this excursion to anybody going to puerto Vallarta or any of the other cities that offer his cooking classes! Thank you Enrique!!!
Written December 26, 2021
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I want to say : MUCHAS GRACIAS and HAPPY 2022 !! Thanks a lot for the opportunity and the favor towards our small business; we highly appreciate your visit. Thank you very much ! Chef Enrique
Written January 2, 2022
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