Doris Rivera, Chef Privado

We offer in-home catering services 7,098 Visitors
Hours of Operation
8AM - 11PM
8AM - 11PM
8AM - 11PM
8AM - 11PM
8AM - 11PM
8AM - 11PM
8AM - 11PM
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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From start to finish, our dinner with Chef Doris was amazing! Excellent service, incredible food, wonderful presentation. We will be sure to schedule several dinners with her the next time we are there.
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Experienced: June, 2024
Beautiful and Delicious Meals!
Thinking about finding a chef for some authentic Mexican dishes? Doris Rivera is your person. We enjoyed two evenings with Doris. Her ceviches, tacos, red snapper, rice, beans, and agua freschas were fantastic! Don’t miss ordering Doris’ desserts. Her chocolate cake and flan were both amazing.
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Experienced: May, 2024
Absolutely outstanding!!!
Doris and Jorge are the best! So accommodating and some of the best meals we’ve had in Sayulita! They are super efficient, clean, and make the most fresh and flavorful food. We all loved it!!!
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Experienced: March, 2024
Simply Amazing!
We had Doris and Jorge cook dinner five of our 9 nights in Sayulita. Every single meal was made fresh, down to the sauces. The meals were phenomenal. They were professional, came prepared and served the meal at the exact time we had booked them for.

In addition to the meals being delicious, this gal aims to please. We loved her fajitas so much that we asked her to make them again with only a days’ notice and she did it, no questions asked. We had a couple people who weren’t able to eat a meal or two and she adjusted our quantities for those meals without batting an eyelash.

Her customer service, value and meals are simply the best!
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Experienced: March, 2024
Awesome food from a great team.
We recently hired Chef Doris to cook 3 breakfasts and 1 dinner for our group while staying in Sayulita. We had 2 families and multiple children so being able to wake up in the morning and enjoy our coffee while Chef Doris and her Son Chef Jorge were getting everything prepped for us all to eat downstairs was amazing and really added to our vacation. The food was excellent we worked with her to set different menus each morning, we always had fresh fruits yogurt and granola and juice she would make fresh, along with savory dishes for adults to share chiliquiles, huevos, chorizo burritos etc.., and pancakes for the kids. We also added on guacamole and ceviche that she would prepare and store in the fridge and it would be ready for an afternoon snack later, it was great and all the food was spectacular, not to mention the kitchen was left spotless when they left. To anyone considering hiring a chef for your vacation do it, and if you want Authentic Mexican dishes Chef Doris should be your go-to!
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Experienced: February, 2024
5 star Chef!!
Doris delivered in every way! Food was spectacular - over 3 evenings we had. Variety of incredible Mexican dishes - every one of them exceptional! She came on time, prepared everything here, served and cleaned and was so pleasant. She even went the extra mile and came in prior to our arrival on Christmas Eve and left a beautiful dinner all prepped and ready for us to enjoy! If you want to enjoy amazing Mexican cuisine and authentic dishes, Doris is The Chef in Sayulita area. Can’t wait to have her spoil us again in our next visit!
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Experienced: December, 2023
Absolutely delicious!!
Fresh, delicious, and customized to our preferences, I highly recommend Doris and Jorge! The food was absolutely amazing and they were both delightful. Thank you so much!!
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Experienced: December, 2023
Amazing Meals
Our entire family of 16 was in Sayulita for a week and Doris and Jorge cooked dinner for us four of the nights. The food was fresh, delicious and authentic. In our minds nothing beats Doris!
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Experienced: October, 2023
Two AMAZING lunches from Doris and her crew!
We were in town for a wedding and had Doris and her crew prepare two amazing lunches at our villa. The menus offered a number of options and the food was phenomenal. They showed up on time, began prepping the meals and instantly the entire kitchen smelled wonderful. Communication was great throughout and I would definitely recommend them for any event!
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Experienced: July, 2023
We hired Chef Doris for 6 meals during our weeklong stay in Sayulita. She came to our home and cooked 4 dinners and 2 brunches that were hot, fresh and delicious every time for 16 people!! Great selection of options, affordable pricing, easy to communicate with, on time, all around excellent. Also used her son, Jorge, as a bartender to help make drinks several times and it was such a nice treat. Highly recommend Chef Doris!!
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Experienced: July, 2023
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Doris in Sayulita Mexico
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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!