Chef's Table

Private Dinning Service

A Tasty Adventure

Enjoy private chef services in the comforts of your villa. Our chef offers fresh​ ​regional cuisine prepared with traditional Mexican, Mayan, and Aztec flavors. The chef's selection of fish, vegetables, and fruits are inspired by what is in season, and meals are served family-style for your group to enjoy together. Our newest addition to Mahayana is a popup Taco Counter at the beach, a casual eatery serving breakfast and lunch a la carte. Order at the counter and eat in the privacy of your own home! 


For private chef services, choose one menu for your group then sit back and enjoy the experience!



Choose one starter:

  • Tortilla Soup

  • Supresa Salad: spinach, lettuce, basil, mango, sweet peppers, and avocado with vinaigrette.

  • Refresca Salad: julienne carrots, cucumber, jicama, and oranges drizzled with olive oil.

Choose one main:

  • Mayan Fish marinated in Achiote spices and cooked in banana leaf served with grilled tomato + tamarind sauce or mango chutney, grilled vegetables, and rice.

  • Fillet of fish with mango sauce and a hint of chipotle. Or grilled fish with garlic, grilled vegetables, and wild rice.

  • Traditional Cochinita - pulled pork with achiote spices, served with charro beans, rice, and fresh tortillas.

  • Mayan Chicken Breast wrapped in corn leaf with achiote served with fried banana, grilled vegetables + wild rice.

  • Chicken Fajitas - marinated chicken with flour tortillas (or corn by request), served with grilled vegetables and fresh salsas.

  • Vegetarian Tamales are prepared in banana leaf with tomato sauce, grilled veggies, and wild rice.


Choose one dessert:

  • Banana Flambe with vanilla ice cream.

  • Ice Cream with Seasonal Fruit Sauce.

All meals include Guacamole and Pico de Gallo with tortilla chips and side dishes.

* Ceviche can be added by request (fish, mixed seafood, or vegetarian with mango, cucumber, watermelon).

You are welcome to add more than one main or starter; however, it will increase the quoted prep time and add to the cost of the groceries. Extra charges will apply.


In-house chef services are a special offering and provide a wonderful authentic Mexican culinary experience to add to your stay. Our chef will shop, prepare the food, serve and clean up after the service. A receipt for groceries will be presented for reimbursement.

For groups of more than 10 please, ask for a custom quote. Kids 6 and under are free. Rates are per person and decrease as the number of guests increases. Rates are in USD and include 16% VAT. Rates do not include the cost of groceries. Service subject to availability.

Please contact Miriam at experiences@zorbacollective.com to book.​

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"I highly recommend having the chef prepare a meal. She prepared breakfast for us daily and dinner on the evening when we arrived. Having breakfast outside next to the ocean was one of the highlights of our trip."
- Elle J, TripAdvisor.