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2 San Antonio Chefs Make ‘Food & Wine’ Best New Chef List

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Rico Torres and Diego Galicia own and operate Mixli, an exclusive restaurant in San Antonio on McCullough Ave. The pair were recently named as two of the “12 Best New Chefs in America” by “Food & Wine” magazine. After checking out their impressive menu, it’s easy to see why.

Mixli has one 12-seat table where guests must purchase a $95 dinner ticket in advance off of the restaurant’s website to secure a spot for a meal that will take customers through over 10 courses of detailed, aesthetically pleasing cuisine. According to their website, “We utilize indigenous ingredients and pre-Hispanic techniques…We also include state of the art techniques to create the perfect balance of old and true, with new and innovative.”

MySA.com writes that it’s been three decades since “Food & Wine” has chosen a chef from San Antonio. Torres and Galicia are honored by the recognition, and they’re thrilled to be receiving so much support from the San Antonio foodie community, often selling out dinners weeks in advance.

“Food & Wine” editor Nilou Motamed stated, “San Antonio has long been in the shadows of other Texas food cities like Austin and Houston. But with rising talents like Diego and Rico bringing new energy, the town is on the rise as a culinary destination.”