El Arrayan opened in 2003, serving traditional Mexican food with a twist. Using classic techniques and ingredients chef/owner, Carmen Porras has created a unique menu drawing from many different regions of Mexico.

Carmen and her staff also offer superb cooking classes Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays (during the High- Season). Their repertoire includes, moles, classic Mexican dishes and tamales. For a schedule go to their website: El Arrayan

Vallarta Eats is proud to include El Arrayan on our Tasting Vallarta tour. Enjoy this interview with Carmen, as she discusses her experience participating in our tour.

Chef Carmen Porras and cooking class students