Taste Ensenada with Private Chef Ruben

Ensenada, Mexico

Experience hosted by Take A Chef

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Spanish
Great for groups
Celebrations, work gatherings, and more.
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.
Expertise and insight
Guests say this Host shared top-notch knowledge.

What you'll do

Ensenada, also known as the “The Cinderella of the Pacific” is notorious for its wines, savoy quails, fresh ceviche, and Mexico’s best fish tacos. Beyond this, the region has also pioneered a new type of cuisine known as Baja-Med, a blend of Mexican, Mediterranean, and Asian influences.

I let my inspiration flow and decided to open up this private dining experience to serve you with the authentic flavors of Mexico and Baja California. Enjoy the classic and local recipes I have prepared for you, and learn the stories within each dish. The real taste of Ensenada without leaving your own dining room.

I will arrive 90 minutes before your preferred dining time in order to begin working my magic equipped with every ingredient needed to prepare your meal. Feel free to put your apron on and cook some of the dishes with me! Not in the mood? Well then lay down, relax, enjoy a few appetizers and allow me and my team to take care of you.

Eat, share, drink, laugh, and explore Ensenada’s dining scene from your own table! Oh and don’t worry about tidying up, everything will be left spotless.

Send me a direct message and I will send you the menus I have crafted in order to homage the valley that I deeply love.

Also, take advantage of our group discounts!
★ 20% OFF — groups from 4 to 5 guests
★ 30% OFF — groups of 6+ guests

To book this experience there is a minimum of 2 guests required.
Ensenada, also known as the “The Cinderella of the Pacific” is notorious for its wines, savoy quails, fresh ceviche, and Mexico’s best fish tacos. Beyond this, the region has also pioneered a new type of cuisine known as Baja-Med, a blend of Mexican, Mediterranean, and Asian influences.

I let my inspiration flow and decided to open up this private dining experience to serve you with the authentic flavors of Mexico and Baja California.…

What's included

  • Food
    An incredible tasting menu with everything that entails: The ingredients, t...

Meet your Host, Take A Chef

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 28 Reviews
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Since 2012, Take a Chef has connected thousands of local chefs and guests in over 100 countries, through private chef experiences at home. In this experience, we are excited to present to you, Chef Ruben Abitia.

" I am a professional cook with more than 15 years of national and international work experience; working in luxury restaurants, boutique hotels, winery, and cruise ships operations. I received my formal Culinary training from the Autonomous University of Baja California, and haven't stopped cooking since.

My specialties are Mexican, Asian, and Mediterranean cuisine. My seafood dishes are hard to beat!"
Since 2012, Take a Chef has connected thousands of local chefs and guests in over 100 countries, through private chef experiences at home. In this experience, we are excited to present to you, Chef Ruben Abitia.

" I am a professional cook with more than 15 years of national and international work experience; working in luxury restaurants, boutique hotels, winery, and cruise ships operations. I received my formal Culinary training from the Autonomous University of Baja California, and…
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From $58/ person

$58 per person
$86 per person
$96 per person

Where you'll be

This experience will take place in your own place! Discover some of the wonders Ensenada has to offer without leaving your dining room. If you are outside the Ensenada area, please feel free to reach out and we will confirm our availability and transportation fee in your location

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 28 reviews.

Felicia
January 2022
Everything was amazing the food the presentation the chefs(Rubens) professionalism well worth it stayed in touch the whole way even gifted us with a bottle of champagne 🍾 to celebrate my bachelorette the whole experience was amazing and delicious will definitely recommend and I will be using him again next time we visit
Margo
December 2021
Chef Ruben was such a wonderful idea for our group in Ensenada! Him and his sous chef arrived at our house with all the supplies they needed, and took care of everything as if they were in their own kitchen. The food was delicious and it was a special experience. I'd have him back again!
Anthony
December 2021
10 out of 10!!!! We had the highest expectations for chef Ruben due to his glowing reviews and he met and exceeded them! It was the best part of our trip!! Ruben is very talented and extremely professional! Don’t hesitate booking him, worth every penny!! He is truly is a rising star. Destined for great things, book him while you can! :))
Anna
December 2021
Our lunch with Chef Ruben was a highlight of our holiday vacation in Ensenada! Chef Ruben was easy to communicate with about the plan and details of the meal in advance, and graciously accommodated dietary restrictions within our group. His food was DELICIOUS and he shared other pieces of Mexican history and Baja California culture with us as he cooked and we ate. This was such a special treat for us and we will absolutely reach out to Chef Ruben the next time we are in town. Highly recommend!!
Fidel
December 2021
Chef Ruben was phenomenal! Spoke good English so if you don't speak Spanish he got ya! Food was delicious and made from all the best ingredients as well as fresh ingredients. He used alot of local sourced food which I thought was wonderful. I wouldn't hesitate to book Chef Ruben you won't be disappointed one bit! Till next time Ruben!
Noelle
November 2021
A must experience. Ruben came for my birthday, the dinner was DELICIOUS. Even had an awesome candle for me. I definitely can’t wait to have him back!

Choose from available dates

10 available
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  • Sun, Feb 13
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $58 per person
  • Sun, Feb 13
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $86 per person
  • Sun, Feb 13
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    $96 per person
  • Mon, Feb 14
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $58 per person
  • Mon, Feb 14
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $86 per person
  • Mon, Feb 14
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    $96 per person
  • Tue, Feb 15
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $58 per person
  • Tue, Feb 15
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    $86 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.