Alejandro Ruiz Olmedo

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Alejandro Ruiz Olmedo
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Alejandro Ruiz Olmedo


Alejandro Ruiz Olmedo (born 1970) is a Mexican chef. He is recognized for representing the gastronomy of Oaxaca and for promoting Oaxacan cuisine around the world.[1]


In 1997, he created Casa Oaxaca, a small hotel with a restaurant and later two more restaurants in the city of Oaxaca.

In 2008, his restaurant received the first Five Star Diamond Award as one of the 50 best restaurants in Mexico, an award he won in 2008, 2009 and 2010.[2]

In 2011, one of his restaurants was named the best hotel restaurant at the Gourmet Awards Mexico.[3]

In 2012, the Éditions Larousse included him in the publication of the book "Las mejores recetas de los Top Chefs de México" (The best recipes of the Top Chefs of Mexico).[4]

In 2013, his Oaxaca hotel was awarded number 34 on the list of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants, a list produced by The World's 50 Best Restaurants.[5]

In 2014, Food and Travel Reader Awards recognizes it as the best restaurant in the interior of Mexico and won in 2014, 2015 and 2016.[6][7][8]

In 2017, it was awarded best hotel restaurant in the Travel and Leisure Gourmet Awards, and in 2018 it was awarded best local restaurant.[9][10]

In 2018, he published his first book "Alejandro Ruiz, Cocina de Oaxaca", which received the García Cubas 2018 award.[11][12] In December the magazine Quien awarded him a recognition in its 2018 edition as one of the 50 people who are transforming Mexico.[13]


  1. ^ "Chef Alejandro Ruiz Olmedo - Ambassador of Oaxaca's Cuisine". Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  2. ^ "Alejandro Ruiz Olmedo - Oaxaca". Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  3. ^ "Edición 2011 - Ganadores". (in Spanish). 2017-08-03. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  4. ^ Las Mejores Recetas de los Top Chefs de México. Larousse. ISBN 9786072105546.
  5. ^ "Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants 2013". The World's 50 Best Restaurants. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  6. ^ "Ganadores de los Food and Travel Reader Awards 2014". Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  7. ^ "Los ganadores de los Reader Awards son..." Food and Travel México (in Spanish). 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  8. ^ "Lista de ganadores de Food and Travel Reader Awards 2016". Food and Travel México (in Spanish). 2016-11-10. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  9. ^ "Restaurante de Hotel 2017 - Travel + Leisure". Travel + Leisure (in Spanish). 2017-12-12. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  10. ^ "Así fue la entrega de los Gourmet Awards 2018 entregados por Travel + Leisure México". Travel + Leisure (in Spanish). 2018-11-08. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  11. ^ Alejandro Ruiz, Cocina de Oaxaca. Sicomoro Ediciones. ISBN 9786079660659.
  12. ^ "Alejandro Ruiz, Cocina de Oaxaca". SICOMORO. Retrieved 2018-11-22.
  13. ^ "Quien 50, edición 2018". Quién (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018-11-22.