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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 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. $90 per person. 

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. Order at the counter and eat in the comfort 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 and serve you in the privacy 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.

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

Service subject to availability.

Please contact Chabely to book.​

Bon Provecho!

"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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