Culinary Experiences

The Viceroy Riviera Maya culinary team is pleased to offer you unique classes and special dining experiences while staying at our beachfront hotel. Gather with friends over cocktails and local culinary specialties or allow our team to prepare a romantic evening for two. Reservations can be made by contacting the concierge.

GUACAMOLE & MARGARITA LESSONS

Activity Time: 25 Minutes
Location: Coral Grill Restaurant

Be the chef and learn our culinary secrets during our Guacamole & Maragarita lessons. Experience one of the local culinary specialties while enjoying the wonderful ocean views.

Reservations required 2 hours prior to the event.

    TEQUILA & CEVICHE TASTING

    Activity Time: 35 Minutes
    Location: Coral Grill Restaurant

    Indulge in an afternoon of freshly made ceviches while sipping some of Mexico's finest tequilas. Guests will savor every bite while learning the fascinating history behind Mexico's most famous spirit curated by our own Tequila Maestro.

    Our experts in tequila show you the differences between white, reposado and añejo tequila.

    Reservations required 2 hours prior to the event.

      COCINA MAYA COOKING CLASS

      Activity Time: 1 Hour
      (recommended between 13:00 to 14:00)
      Location: Xcalacoco Garden

      We invite you to take a Cocina Maya class and learn the basic techniques of Mayan cuisine. Enjoy a demonstration of how to prepare a traditional lime soup and braised fish cooked under the ground. The activity is accompanied by craft beer.

      Reservations required 24 hours prior to the event.

        TAMALE COOKING LESSONS

        Activity Time: 1 Hour
        (recommended between 13:00 to 14:00)
        Location: La Marea Restaurant / Xcalacoco Garden

        This class is 100% hands-on! Learn how to make the masa, assemble the tamales and steam it. 

        Tamales are made with masa – a nixtamalized corn (hominy) dough – lard or vegetable shortening and rich broth. Tamales are a staple of Mexican cuisine and everyone has their own secret recipe on perfecting this universally loved dish.  We will share ours at this fun cooking lesson.

        Reservations are required 24 hours prior to the event.

          MEZCAL & TACO TASTING

          Activity Time: 35 Minutes
          Location: Coral Grill Restaurant

          Mezcal is just as versatile as it's famous "cousin" - Tequila! Learn all about this smokey agave-based spirit paired with delicious tacos. Our experts in mezcal show you the differences between mezcal and tequila. The activity is paired with three different mini tacos.

          Reservations required 2 hours prior to the event.

            MIXOLOGY LESSONS

            Activity Time: 35 Minutes
            Location: Library Lounge

            Our team of mixologists will teach you how to expertly craft some of our signature cocktails. Learn how to mix Mojitos, Margaritas and other popular cocktails the way expert bartenders do. Immerse yourself in the art of mixology with a unique hands-on program.

            Reservations required 4 hours prior to the event.

              Culinary Events

              Romantic Beach Dinner

              Every day

              Romantic Dinner on the Beach

              Beach Grill Night

              Every Friday ...

              Beach Grill Night at Xcalacoco Garden Beach

              Trattoria Night

              Every Saturday ...

              Trattoria Night at Coral Grill Restaurant

              Sea & Steak Night

              Every Sunday ...

              Sea & Steak Night at Coral Grill Restaurant

              Antojeria Night

              Every Tuesday ...

              Antojeria Night at Coral Grill Restaurant

              Chef Table Experience

              Every Thursday ...

              Chef Table Experience at Xcalacoco Garden