Passing along centuries of local Mexican culinary tradition directly from her beloved grandmother, Chef Miriam Flores welcomes passionate foodies to hands-on cooking classes in her balcony kitchen, scenically perched over Banderas Bay.
Miriam’s Mexican Kitchen
Carretera Barra de Navidad 864
Singles – $135
Couples – $255
Enchiladas, homemade salsa, fish tacos, deviled shrimp, green chile ribs, and deep, dark mole like only a Mexican grandma can make – these are just a few of the traditional dishes Chef Miriam Flores teaches in her popular Puerto Vallarta cooking classes. Perched in a welcoming home over Banderas Bay, Miriam’s Mexican Kitchen is not only a space for passionate foodies to learn how to cook like they grew up here, it also boasts a breathtaking balcony for savoring each course as the sunset glistens off the sea.
Delight in 5 Delicious Courses
As for what’s in store, four distinctly themed menus rotate each month. Classes are structured to make you feel like the guest you are, welcomed with warm introductions and a tutorial on how to make the perfect margarita. From there, you’ll start grinding out courses on the mortar and pestle, chopping herbs, and charring chiles for menus featuring bites like:
- Authentic Tacos & Toppings (Cheese & Potato, “Al Pastor,” Fish)
- Classic Mexican Dishes (Enchilada Poblana, Mayan Chocolate Truffles)
- Grandma’s Specialties (Diablo Shrimp, Chicken Mole Negro, Green Chile Ribs)
- Mexican Street Food (Pork Torta, Turkey Mole Rosa, Caramel Crepe)
About the Chef
Chef Miriam Flores’ love for cooking is rooted in her Grandmother’s kitchen. Growing up without electricity in a village not far from Puerto Vallarta, cooking alongside her culinary hero forged a deep appreciation for local ingredients, from the farm to the sea. Over the years, her discipline took her to Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Portland, followed by kitchens across Europe. The result is a truly unique marriage of traditional Mexican cooking and gourmet techniques she loves sharing with foodies from around the world.