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Popular Vallarta Cooking Classes Return to El Arrayán

December 2, 2013

The talented team of chefs at El Arrayán Restaurant will be sharing some of their secrets during a series of cooking classes. Space is limited, so call 222-7195 for reservations.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - El Arrayán, Vallarta's choice for traditional Mexican food, is offering a new series of Mexican cooking classes for the 2013-2014 season. Join Chef Alfonso Corona, owner Carmen Porras and her team as they share their secrets for preparing rich and varied Mexican dishes that you can cook at home for your family and friends.

In this new series of Mexican cooking classes, Monday is the day to find out how to cook traditional Mexican food with the team of El Arrayán. Local residents and foreign visitors are invited to learn to prepare some of our most delicious Mexican dishes such as: Chile en Nogada, Mole Poblano, Cochinita Pibil, Tamales, and pre-Hispanic specialties like Pozole.

Every Monday, you can join Carmen and her team at 11 am for hands-on cooking instructions in El Arrayán's all-stainless steel professional kitchen, and then enjoying what you’ve cooked with a cocktail or glass of Mexican wine. Fees for these classes range from $85-$90 USD, depending on the day's menu, and include take-home printed recipes and an embroidered apron.

On the first Monday of each month, Carmen and her team offer a special cooking class that begins at 9:30 am and includes a typical Mexican breakfast and visits to local purveyors and markets, in addition to everything offered in their regular cooking classes. These classes cost $110 USD, including transportation from the restaurant to the markets and back again.

El Arrayán 2013-2014 Cooking Class Schedule

December 2013
2nd at 9:30 am - Pescado Veracruzana - $110.00 USD
9th at 11:00 am - Cochinita Pibil - $85.00
16th at 11:00 am - Mole Poblano - 90.00
30th at 11:00 am - Cerdo Manchamanteles - $85.00

January 2014
6th at 9:30 am - Chile Relleno - $110.00 USD
13th at 11:00 am - Pozole - $85.00
20th at 11:00 am - Tamales - $85.00
27th at 11:00 am - Chile en Nogada - $90.00

February 2014
3rd at 9:30 am - Pescado Veracruzana - $110.00 USD
10th at 11:00 am - Calabaza Rellena - $85.00
17th at 11:00 am - Carnitas de Cerdo - $85.00
24th at 11:00 am - Mole Poblano - $90.00

March 2014
3rd at 9:30 am - Albondigas - $110.00 USD
10th at 11:00 am - Cerdo en Salsa Verde - $85.00
17th at 11:00 am - Tamales - $85.00
24th at 11:00 am - Pescado Veracruzana - $85.00
31st at 11:00 am - Enchiladas Mole Verde - $90.00

April 2014
7th at 9:30 am - Chile Relleno - $110.00 USD
14th at 11:00 am - Albondigas - $85.00
21st at 11:00 am - Cochinita Pibil - $85.00
28th at 11:00 am - Mole Poblano - $90.00

All classes, which are conducted in English and usually last until sometime between 3 and 3:30 pm, must be paid for in advance to reserve your place. Classes will only take place with 4 or more confirmed participants.

Space is limited in each group, so if you are ready to learn our secrets, and bring the flavors of the delicious Mexican cuisine to your home, we invite you to be part of this unique experience where the aromas, flavors and colors of Mexico come together in one place... Restaurant El Arrayán. For more information and payment details, please contact Carmen Porras at, or (322) 222-7195.

Located at #344 Allende, just a short stroll up from the Malécon in downtown Puerto Vallarta, El Arrayán is open Wednesday-Monday from 5:30 pm to 11 pm. Closed on Tuesdays. Visa, MasterCard and American Express Cards are accepted. Reservations online at or by calling (322) 222-7195.

Click HERE to learn more about El Arrayán.