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May 17

Cocina de Autor in Los Cabos and Riviera Maya Each Awarded One MICHELIN Star in the Inaugural MICHELIN Guide to Mexico


Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (May 17, 2024) -  Continuing its commitment to excellence in culinary offerings, Velas Resorts announces its Cocina de Autor restaurants in the Grand Velas Los Cabos and Grand Velas Riviera Maya have received one MICHELIN star each in the inaugural MICHELIN Guide to Mexico. Dinner at both restaurants is included in the all-inclusive resorts' nightly rate.

Cocina de Autor in Los Cabos is headed up by two MICHELIN star chef Sidney Schutte and Francisco Sixto. On Mexico's Caribbean Coast, Cocina de Autor is headed up by Chef Nahum Velasco, originally from Mexico City. The multi-course tasting experiences at both properties are designed to enhance the palate, highlighting the diversity of Mexican cuisine and local ingredients. An included drink pairing highlights Mexican wines and ancestral spirits. 

Award-winning chefs Bruno Oteiza and Mikel Alonso created the concept of Cocina de Autor for Grand Velas Resorts, and the team continues to consult on all aspects of the restaurant at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya. 

The menus are inspired by Mexican traditions and culture, and local produce and food products are showcased. Both restaurants are among other standout restaurants at each resort, offering varied cuisines. "Since both restaurants opened, our mission has been delivering a MICHELIN quality sensorial dining experience," said Juan Vela Ruiz, Vice President of Velas Resorts. "And now, with MICHELIN reviewing restaurants for the first time in Mexico, it's especially meaningful to us that our Cocina de Autor restaurants were awarded a MICHELIN star." 

"We take immense pride in being the only all-inclusive hotel group with two MICHELIN-starred restaurants. In the MICHELIN Guide to Mexico only 18 restaurants were awarded MICHELIN stars. This achievement is a testament to our unwavering commitment to break the mold of traditional offerings and create new, exciting experiences for our well-traveled and discerning guests, while staying true to our value promise," he continued. 

Guests staying at Velas Resorts' new property: Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos, can dine at Cocina de Autor in Los Cabos, which is included in their all-inclusive rate. The restaurants are also available to the public with reservations.

About Velas Resorts
Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, and Los Cabos have earned 56 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. In addition to Grand Velas Los Cabos' recent receipt of the Five-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide, the first and only All-Inclusive in Mexico to earn the distinction, other esteemed international awards for services and facilities include Virtuoso's Best Family Program, Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award for SE Spa, and TripAdvisor's Top Hotels in the World, among others. Offering unparalleled All-Inclusive experiences, properties include Grand Velas in Los Cabos, with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort; Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, which enjoys a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains; and Grand Velas Riviera Maya, offering a sophisticated resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. In Puerto Vallarta, Velas Vallarta is a family-friendly resort located on Banderas Bay and Casa Velas is a boutique adults-only hotel located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course. Casa Velas' guests have beach access at Táu Beach Club, a casual, relaxed atmosphere overlooking the ocean, with a jacuzzi, pool, delectable cuisine, and an expansive event space. Mar del Cabo, a boutique hotel on Mexico's Baja Peninsula, is the group's European Plan offering. The newest addition and new concept for Velas Resorts is Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos, an adults-only all inclusive. Velas Resorts was built by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder, with brother Juan Vela, vice president, by his side. Explore tips, recipes, lifestyle and travel trends, and the latest news about Velas Resorts on the digital mag: www.velasmagazine.com.