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Santiago Lastra

Santiago Lastra

Chef Santiago Lastra has a wealth of international experience at restaurants like San Sebastian’s Mugaritz, London’s Tate Modern, and Hija de Sanchez in Copenhagen. In 2017. He returned to Mexico to launch Noma in the country alongside Rene Redzepi.

Today he is the chef/owner of highly acclaimed KOL, a concept that was born on a beach in Tulum, shaped from a desire to be a part of the few who represent Mexico in an authentic way. A cuisine rooted in tradition, but always evolving and adapting, Today it is one of the most sought after reservations in London.

In 2021, KOL was named Best New Restaurant in Europe by La Liste and Santiago was named Best Chef at the GQ Food & Drink Awards. In 2022 KOL was awarded its first Michelin Star, reached No. 20 in the UK’s National Restaurant Awards, and came in at No. 73 in the renowned World’s 50 Best.

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A recipe for Christmas leftover tacos dorada by chef Santiago Lastra, from the award-winning restaurant KOL, in London.