Michelin Guide. Mexico takes its first 20 stars


An evening full of emotions and surprises took place during the Michelin star award ceremony

in Mexico City, where 16 chefs and their restaurants were awarded one star; and chefs Enrique Olvera, from Pujol, and Jorge Vallejo, from Quintonil, received two stars.

Chef Jonatán Gómez Luna of Le Chique restaurant in Cancún, in an interview for MILENIO, shared his feelings upon receiving a Michelin star, excited about fulfilling a dream he had when he started his career.

“It’s reaching a dream that I’ve had for 25 years, since I was in school; it’s entering an Olympus of cooks, and also an ultra-obligation that we have towards our diners, the team, our family, and the producers. It’s a pride, a satisfaction, and also a great challenge and a brutal responsibility. From today nothing changes, tomorrow back to work, that’s what it is. We don’t lower our guard, we continue and we go for more,” he assured.

Along with chef Jonatan Gómez Luna, Michelin stars were awarded to chefs of the caliber of Elena Reygadas, at Rosetta; Edgar Nuñez, from Sud 777; Guillermo González Beristaín, from Pangea, among others.

“When they gave me the news it was a compliment to my career, it was something brutal; my heart beat, it was something different. And tonight it doubled when they mentioned my name; now it’s time to rebound, go back home and put everything in perspective and keep working. Do what we like which is cooking and make people happy in our places.”

Chefs Enrique Olvera from Pujol and Jorge Vallejo from Quintonil received two Michelin stars, which means that it is not only advisable to go to their restaurants but it is worth making the trip to enjoy the gastronomic experience they offer.

The ceremony was held at the Roberto Cantoral Cultural Center where 157 restaurants from Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Baja California Sur, Baja California, and Mexico City were also recognized, which as of yesterday are included in the Guide; each of the chefs went on stage to receive their black chef’s jacket with the Michelin seal.

What are the Michelin-starred restaurants in Mexico and where are they?

We present you with a list of the centers that have been awarded this recognition and the chefs who lead these establishments:

One star

  1. Jonatán Gómez Luna: Le Chique, Cancún
  2. Edgar Núñez: Sud 777, CdMx
  3. Ana Dolores González: Esquina Común, CdMx
  4. Elena Reygadas: Rosetta, CdMx
  5. Arturo Rivera: El Califa de León, CdMx
  6. Thalía Barrios: Levadura de Olla, Oaxaca
  7. Chazz Titus: Los Danzantes, Oaxaca
  8. Jorge Javier Plascencia y Oscar Torres :Animalón, Valle de Guadalupe
  9. Drew Deckman: Conchas de Piedra, Ensenada
  10. Nahúm Velasco: Cocina de Autor, Riviera Maya
  11. Esteban Lluis: Damiana, Valle de Guadalupe
  12. Lucho Martínez: EM, CdMx
  13. Carlos Gaytán y Cristian Castillo Sánchez: Ha’, Xcaret
  14. Rodrigo Rivera Ríos: Koli Cocina de Origen, Monterrey
  15. Sidney Schutte y Francisco Sixtos: Cocina de autor, Los Cabos
  16. Guillermo González Beristain: Pangea, Monterrey

Two Stars

  1. Jorge Vallejo: Quintonil, CdMx
  2. Enrique Olvera: Pujol, CdMx

Source: Milenio