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Private Chef

Private Dining Service

A Culinary Experience

Enjoy private chef services in the comforts of your beach home. Book the Taco + Margarita Dinner for arrival or choose a custom menu for a variety of courses. 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 comfort of your beach home.

 Dinner service only.  

Book a Taco & Margarita Dinner - Enjoy the flavors of Mexico w/ assorted tacos (4 types)  and a selection of margaritas (3 per person).

chips + guacamole +salsa included

Book a Chef Dinner so each person can choose their own menu, then sit back and enjoy the flavors. Can't decide what to order? Share preferences and request Chef's Choice

Our newest addition to Mahayana is a popup Breakfast + Taco Stand  serving breakfast and lunch a la carte for the exclusive enjoyment of property guests. 


Chef Dinner Menu

Choose one starter per person:

  • Guacamole: bright avocado with lime, cilantro and salt, served w/ pico de gallo (fresh salsa), and tortilla chips (V). 

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

  • Cauliflower Ceviche: Cauliflower, marinated with citrus, cilantro, tomato and avocado, served with tortilla chips (V)

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

  • Passionfruit Aguachile: Shrimp marinated in lime and passionfruit with cucumber, tomatoes and tortilla chips.

  • Coconut Bass Ceviche: White fish marinated in coconut and olive oil with dried arbor chilies, cherry tomatoes, mint and tortilla chips.

  • Tortilla Soup: Traditional Mexican soup with tomatoes, onion, garlic, and chicken broth, served with chicken, cheese, and fried tortilla. 

Choose one main per person:

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

  • Mushroom Risotto: prepared with cremini mushrooms, deglazed white wine, and parmesan. (V)

  • Paprika Octopus: Octopus marinated with paprika and rosemary, cooked at low temperature, and served with mashed potatoes.

  • Salmon w/Fennel: Salmon fillet with fennel and lemon, accompanied w/ mashed potatoes and corn.

  • Pescado del Dia: Fresh caught fish accompanied by seasonal vegetables

  • Ribeye Steak: Ribeye steak prepared with rosemary and accompanied by yellow corn and mashed potatoes ($25 Extra Charge) 


Choose one dessert per person:

  • Mayan Volcano Choc Cake: combining the elements of a cake and a souffle (V).

  • Caramel Flan: Traditional baked dessert with caramel sauce (V).

  • Roasted Pineapple (V)

(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 and serve your group in the comfort of your Villa.


The cost for a dinner service is $90 USD per person. 

For the Taco + Margarita dinner the rate includes 3 margaritas per person. 

For the Chef Table + Chef Dinner the rate is food only.

*Please inquire about an added cocktail service. 

Rates include 16% VAT and the cost of groceries. Gratuity is not included. 

Service subject to availability.

Please contact Chabely to book.​

Bon Provecho!

Kids Rates & Menu

We love kids at Mahayana. After a day of travel or a glorious beach day building sand castles a private chef service means everyone is on holiday!

Taco Arrival Dinner $40 USD 

(under 18)

Kids Quesadillas / Pasta / Tacos $25 USD 

(ages 3-10 only)

Please note these are add-ons to an adult dinner service.

There may be an additional charge if a group has more kids than adults. 

"We stayed in Casa Bonita! It was an unforgettable trip. Pictures do not accurately capture the magic of Mahayana. I was blown away when we arrived. Chabely was extremely helpful in arranging our airport transport. Miriam was a delight to work with as well. She arranged a private chef, and massages and was always available for questions. We felt very welcome and at home. It is a short walk to town but far enough away that you can sleep in peace and quiet. We will absolutely be back!"  Ashley, TripAdvisor. 

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