Chef Jose Luis Hinostroza's culinary journey mirrors the rhythm of nature - budding, blossoming, evolving. From his Southern Californian beginnings to his transformative experiences at noma's pop-up, he's been a force of constant evolution.
Currently steering the helm at Arca Tulum, he crafts dishes that blend tradition with innovation. Join us as we savour new gastronomic horizons with his renewed vision.
No.23 North America's 50 Best Bars 2023 No.29 Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2022 San Pellegrino 250 Best Restaurants of Mexico 2018 - 2023
In the heart of Yucatan, is Arca Tulum. Ranking No. 23 on North America's 50 best bars, it marries culinary artistry and Oaxacan mezcal mastery. Guided by Chef Hinostroza's standards, the adept team crafts and elucidates signature blends like the Har Mar Superstar (mezcal, ginger, honey, lemon and thyme), ensuring every guest's experience is nothing short of exceptional.
A Southern California native, Chef Hinostroza's formative years were spent in a Mexican household, situated in America's rich agricultural heartland.
This region, also known as the birthplace of the farm-to-table movement, played a pivotal role in shaping his early culinary ideology.
From Alinea in Chicago to Europe's Maaemo and El Celler de Can Roca, Chef Hinostroza has journeyed through renowned Michelin-starred restaurants.
By age 24, he was Chef de Cuisine at The Netherlands' De Kromme Watergang and later, part of noma's dynamic team in Copenhagen.
Currently helming ARCA, Chef Hinostroza has earned distinguished placements on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant and Bar lists at #29 and #29 respectively, the first property in the world to have received these accolades for both kitchen and bar. ARCA epitomises his 15-year journey, as he continues to deliver unmatched fine-dining experiences.
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