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Gilberto Cetina

Tastemaker

Gilberto Cetina Jr. is the chef and owner of longstanding family establishment Chichen Itza and the newer nearby seafood stall, Holbox. Both Yucatán restaurants are housed within Mercado La Paloma, a marketplace established in 2001 dedicated to supporting small businesses, especially within the latino community. Chef Gilberto moved here from the Yucatán in Mexico when he was 5, but has made the pilgrimmage back sporadically in years past, amassing family recipes along the way. One of his favorites is his grandmother's puchero, which you can sink your teeth into at Chichen Itza.