Doris Rivera, Chef Privado

We offer in-home catering services 6,725 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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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
What an experience!
If he trip to Sayulita and surrounding areas was an ice cream sundae for my wife and I, then the experience with Chef Rivera was the cherry on top. Not only were they incredibly professional, prompt, clean and attentive, they also created magical culinary delights. Words can't express the explosions of tastes that our pallets were fortunate enough to experience. We opted for the baja tacos and they were the freshest most perfectly moist and tangy imaginable. Don't skimp on the drink options here either as the extra $$ is well worth the spend. We were also served the most amazing fries and churros and the salsas were out of this world (although maybe a LITTLE hot for my gringa esposa, lol. she still ate it while fanning her mouth.

Communication was not a problem since Jorge spoke english well but they allowed me to practice my spanish (with a little help from google translate) which i appreciated, although the wife thinks i talked too much. All in all i think you'd be foolish NOT to let them create a culinary masterpiece for you in house as it's better than most of the food we ate in town. we will definitely be returning customers
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Experienced: July, 2023
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
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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!