Doris Rivera, Chef Privado

We offer in-home catering services 6,329 Visitors 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM -
Notes: We offer catering services 7 days a week. We are flexible with hours.
  • Highly experienced, professional catering services
  • In home services in Sayulita, Litibu & San Pancho
  • Specializing in local flavours and traditional Riviera Nayarit dishes
  • Following strict protocols for your comfort and safety
  • Serving generous and colourful meals
  • Customized meals for your dietary needs.
Doris Rivera, chef privado in Sayulita provides hearty and delicious home style meals, safely prepared and served in the comfort of your own home.
Doris Rivera specializes showcasing the local flavors and traditional cooking of the Riviera Nayarit. Doris Rivera is well known in Sayulita for serving generous portions of colorful, mouth-watering dishes in her clients' homes. Doris will come to your house or vacation rental in Sayulita or San Pancho (San Francisco) allowing for a socially distanced yet comfortable meal experience. She and her staff/family wear masks at all times.
Doris Rivera and her team all following strict sanitary protocols to ensure your safety and comfort in preventing the spread of COVID 19
Doris Rivera, Chef Privado in Sayulita offers suggested meal templates, which center around a traditional main course along with side dishes, agua frescas, guacamole, and optional ceviche. 
Doris Rivera's signatures dishes include but are not limited to:
  • Enchiladas
  • Sopes
  • Tacos
  • Fajitas
  • Shrimp a la diabla
  • Chiles rellenos
  • Chilaquiles
  • Pozole
The meals can be further customized according to the clients' dietary needs and preferences or tastes. Doris Rivera is here to cater for you!
Check out our menu & prices under "menus & more" and ask us for other catering options.
Please use the contact form to reserve your next unique and unforgettable dining experience with Doris Rivera!


  • Beer/Wine
  • In-Home Service
  • Kid Friendly
  • Out-of-Area Service
  • Reserve Online/Phone
  • Language
    • English
    • Spanish
  • Meals
    • Dinner
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Doris and her son are both fantastic.. delicious food cleaned up kitchen leftovers in fridge so perfect!!
She was so quick to reply and make everything we asked for we will be using and we recommend her to our friends and family Thank you Doris 😊
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Experienced: April, 2023
La atención, el sabor, el servicio, la comida…… todo de primer nivel! La recomiendo con los ojos cerrados! Todo delicioso, sus hijos unos divinos y ella la mejor del mundo!!!
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Experienced: April, 2023
¡Absolutamente delicioso!
La comida fue excepcional. Todo fue cocinado con excelencia, sabores increíbles e ingredientes frescos. Wow.
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Experienced: August, 2022
Fabulous Dinner
We were in Sayulita in early May 2022. Doris and her staff prepared a wonderful dinner for our group of 11 :) The food and service were fantastic! We will definitely be contacting you again the next time we are there! Thank you so very much for making our dinner so special!!
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Experienced: May, 2022
Amazing food and service!!!
Doris and her team were absolutely amazing! We had her cook 3 meals at the Casablanca "main house" and each one was unique and delicious. The ceviche was so fresh and beautifully presented. The guac and desserts to die for. I will definitely be booking her next year.
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Experienced: May, 2022
Incredible meals!
Doris was easy to communicate with and she and Jorge cooked 3 incredible meals for our group of 9. The food was absolutely amazing and they were always on time and left the kitchen sparkling when they were finished. I highly recommend the fish fajitas and the plantains! I think they were my favorite. And the rice she makes!! So simple but incredible. Her cooking was definitely some of the highlights of our trip. Thank you Doris!!!! We hope to see you again when we return!
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Experienced: March, 2022
Excellent meal, great service, easy to arrange
Doris was very quick to reply and arrange a dinner for us at short notice of a couple of days. The food was amazing and the quantities were great. We added extra drinks and sides which was no trouble. Left everything sparklingly clean. An excellent experience!
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Experienced: February, 2022
Most incredible!
We had the pleasure of having Doris and Jorge prepare 3 dinners and 2 breakfasts for our group. The quality of food was incredible!!! They are the absolute best. After the meals, the kitchen was cleaned and left in a pristine condition. I can’t imagine returning to Sayulita and not using them again. It completely made the trip for us!!! Muchas gracias Doris y Jorge!
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Experienced: December, 2021
Above and Beyond!
I hired Doris to be our personal chef for 3 dinners and 2 breakfasts. Not only was the food delicious, but it was presented beautifully. Doris and Jorge were punctual, professional and made each meal feel very special for our family. Words cannot express how fantastic Doris’ services are. It was so special to have elaborate and delicious family meals prepared to perfection in our private home. Thank you for the meals and memories!
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Experienced: December, 2021
Best decision of our entire trip was hiring Doris!
We hired Doris and her son to cook breakfasts and dinners for us for an entire week. It was the best decision of our vacation! They are splendid cooks!

We're vegetarian, and they had no problem crafting amazing local cuisine without using any meat. The meals were absolutely enormous - we could never manage to eat lunch because of how much food they fed us!

Breakfasts were heuvos rancheros or chilaquiles or mushroom breakfast burritos with platters of fresh fruit, sliced breads or cakes, yogurt and granola, and other delicious sides. Dinners involved appetizers, sopes, mole enchiladas, tacos, taquitos, pepper and elote empanadas, nopales salad, etc. with lots of sides, sauces, and dessert. They even served us cocktails and various non-alcohol drinks for the kids.

Our children loved the food so much that our 11 year old daughter asked why we ever had to go back to eating American food!

I have a super sensitive stomach but they washed everything so well that we never had to worry about anything. They were also so pleasant and kind. In short, we ate like royalty and their service was amazing. The cost was incredibly reasonable given the amount and quality of the food. Will definitely hire again when we return to Sayulita!
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Experienced: December, 2021
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Doris Rivera lives just outside Sayulita. She grew up in a traditional Mexican home and was exposed from an early age to the flavors of the region. Her "training" occurred when she was a young wife and mom, cooking for her family. Despite looking after four children, she found artistry and perfectionism in the kitchen. Never content, always striving to improve her skill, she bought and borrowed regional cookbooks, and practiced all the recipes, again and again. Eventually, she began to experiment and find her own "voice" as a chef. Later, working as a cleaning woman for a vacation rental in Sayulita, Doris was "discovered" when guests asked her to cook. Person after person commented in amazement that the best meal they had in Sayulita was the one made by the "cleaning woman." In her quiet and simple way, by preparing beautiful meals that speak for themselves, Doris has made a name for herself. The demand for her services grew to the point that it is now a full-time job. Please note that Doris only speaks Spanish, but she knows how to use translator apps and enjoys working with clients who speak other languages!