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Published on 08/07/2019

Getting to Know Danzante's Executive Chef at Villa del Palmar Loreto

Chef Gerardo Garcia Restaurante Danzante Villa Del Palmar Loreto
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At Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, you can find some of the finest dining in Baja California Sur prepared by a rising star in Mexico’s culinary scene, Chef Gerardo Garcia Martinez. While you’ll become familiar with his cooking during your stay in Loreto Baja California, getting to know the executive chef at Danzante will add to your appreciation of the rich lamb chops and fresh sea bass filets being served in the elegant dining room. Whether you have a refined palate or are simply looking to celebrate a round of golf at TPC Danzante Bay, Chef Gerardo’s exemplary talent for combining the classic flavors of Mexico with international culinary techniques will give you a meal to savor in one of the most luxurious all inclusive golf resorts Mexico offers. 

Like many of the world’s great chefs, Chef Gerardo’s culinary journey to one of the top Loreto Mexico resorts began in Mexico City, both the capital of Mexican cuisine and an international melting pot, with the role of cold table chef at Casa de Campo, a boutique restaurant and hotel in the capital city. As his talents in the kitchen grew, so did his reputation. During his time in Mexico City, Chef Gerardo participated in several international culinary events alongside culinary legends including Vicente Etchegaray, Thierry Doufort, and Olivier Lombart, all members of the exclusive Vatel Club of chefs in Mexico. With the lessons he learned from these culinary giants, he advanced to sous chef at Casa de Campo, showing off his talent at whipping up both classic and innovative dishes.


Like any great artist, Chef Gerardo felt the need to expand his horizons, so he set his sights towards Loreto Baja California. There, he gained new experiences and played with new gastronomic trends at various restaurants in the Baja Peninsula and Loreto Mexico resorts, including Villa Margarita, Pueblo Bonito Rose Hotel, Westin Los Cabos, Hotel Marquis Los Cabos, and Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach Hotel. His jobs ranged from garde manager to banquet chef. As his career in Loreto Baja Mexico area flourished, he landed the opportunity to become the executive chef at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, one of the top all inclusive golf resorts Mexico has. 

Every meal at Danzante Restaurant is a feast prepared by Chef Gerardo. Guests are invited to indulge in Loreto Baja California delicacies, like mushroom-stuffed clams and Zarandeado style fish. The chef’s diverse background from Mexico City and his experiences throughout Loreto Baja Mexico add a unique twist to the tapas and meats fresh off the grill. For many guests, trying his mouth-watering dishes is one of the highlights of a vacation at one of the best all inclusive golf resorts Mexico has. Having his touch in the kitchen makes Villa del Palmar one of the best Loreto Mexico resorts. 

Danzante’s executive chef Gerardo Garcia Martinez is just one of the many reasons to visit Loreto Baja Mexico. After a day of playing golf or kayaking on the sea, there’s no better way to spend an evening of vacation than sinking your teeth into the decadent dishes coming out of Chef Gerardo’s kitchen at Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto. 

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