Private Chef

Private Dining Service

A Culinary Experience

Enjoy private chef services in the comforts of your beach home. Book the Taco + Margarita arrival dinner or choose a menu to enjoy a variety of delicious flavors. Our chef team offers fresh​ ​regional cuisine prepared with traditional Mexican flavors. The chef's selection of sustainably caught fish, vegetables, and fruits are inspired by the bounty of the season, and meals are served in the privacy and comfort of your beach home. Celebrate a special birthday or family meal by the sea. Dinner service only.  


For a private chef dinner service, choose your menu then sit back and enjoy the flavors. 

Book a Taco + Margarita Arrival Dinner - Assorted tacos + 3 margaritas. $75 per person. 

Our newest addition to Mahayana is a popup Taco Stand 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 or on the private beach by the sea


Chef Dinner Menu

Choose one starter per person:

  • Green salad: mixed greens, avocado, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, orange, walnuts, sesame, drizzled with citrus dressing (option add cured salmon)

  • Beet Salad: Jocoque, caramelized beets, berries, strawberry vinaigrette, roasted pumpkin seeds, and spinach, with lemon zest + olive oil.

  • Tuna Black Ceviche: Black sesame, lemon juice, cucumber, serrano pepper, diced tuna, coriander, and red onion.

  • Passionfruit Aguachile: prepared with shrimp or fish

  • Guacamole: bright avocado with lime, cilantro and salt. 

Choose one main per person:

  • Vegetarian Tamales: traditional corn husk tamales with roasted vegetables. (V)

  • Green Risotto: prepared with candied onion, spinach, asparagus, and snow peas. (V)

  • Yucatan Black Short Ribs: Marinated in black recado 4-6 hours, slow roasted and served on a bed of smashed avocado.

  • Tuna Tataki: Ahi marinated in ponzu sauce, crusted with black sesame, chili pepper, beet, coriander, avocado with wasabi.

  • Totoaba - local white fish prepared with roasted tomato puree, pumpkin seed pesto and seasonal vegetables

  • Salmon Fillet: Salmon cooked at 43°C, carrot puree with ginger and turmeric, pickled fennel, asparagus, snow peas, and seasonal vegetables.


Choose one dessert per person:

  • Mascarpone Mousse: mascarpone mouse serviced with passionfruit puree, pistachio crumble, mango, strawberries and blueberries.

  • Mayan Volcano Choc Cake: combining the elements of a cake and a 


  • Drunk Bizcocho: sponge cake with tequila, mescal, chocolate sauce, pistachio crumble and orange cream.

  • Roasted Pineapple: caramelized pineapple with pistachio crumble, basil cream and strawberries.

(V) items are vegetarian. Please share any allergies or dietary restrictions. 



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

A private in-villa dinner service is $75 USD per person. 

Kids 6 and under are free. Rates include groceries and the 16% Tax. Service is subject to availability. Gratuity not included. 

Please contact Miriam at to book.​

Bon Provecho!

"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.