A CULINARY JOURNEY FROM MEXICO TO PATAGONIA


I LATINA IS A LATIN AMERICAN CUISINE RESTAURANT THAT OFFERS A 7 COURSE TASTING MENU, A CULINARY JOURNEY FROM MEXICO TO PATAGONIA. OUR GASTRONOMIC APPROACH IS THE RESULT OF YEARS OF INVESTIGATION DIRECTED BY OUR CHEF SANTIAGO MACÍAS, EXPLORING THE REGION’S DIVERSITY AND UNIQUENESS. WE ARE INSPIRED BY THE FLAVORS, TECHNIQUES, INGREDIENTS AND CULTURE OF SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA.

TO ACCOMPANY DINNER, WE HAVE DESIGNED A SPECIAL WINE PAIRING THAT INCLUDES WINES FROM DIFFERENT REGIONS OF ARGENTINA. BY DOING THIS, WE SUPPORT THE WORK OF THE BEST WINEMAKERS IN THE COUNTRY AND HARMONIZE EACH COURSE WITH AN EXCELLENT ARGENTINE WINE.

SANTIAGO

The Chef

He was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1985 and at 17 decided to move to Buenos Aires to start his culinary studies. His childhood was marked by the years he lived in Cartagena, located in the caribbean coast of Colombia, where his mother and her side of the family are originally from. This is where his first culinary memories come from, the flavors that have inspired him the most throughout his career.

His fascination with food took him to become a chef. After years of working in hotels and restaurants in Argentina, Santiago decided that his culinary path had to be focused in Latin America’s colorful and flavorful ingredients. This interest led him to undertake several exploratory trips through South and Central America where he was able to discover the essence of the region’s cuisine.

OUR HISTORY

i Latina

I LATINA IS A CREATION OF CHEF SANTIAGO MACÍAS. SINCE IT OPENED IN 2008, IT HAS BROUGHT TOGETHER THE CUISINES OF LATIN AMERICA. IT TAKES DINERS ON A GASTRONOMIC TRIP FROM MEXICO TO ARGENTINA – WITH A FEW STOPS ALONG THE WAY IN COLOMBIA.

IN RECENT YEARS, I LATINA HAS WON AWARDS AND PRAISE FROM INTERNATIONAL MEDIA INCLUDING THE NEW YORK TIMES, FORBES AND THE GUARDIAN.

IN 2015 IT WAS INCLUDED IN THE "THE ONE TO WATCH" CATEGORY OF LATIN AMERICA'S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS. THE RANKING RECOGNIZED IT AS ONE OF THE REGION’S OUTSTANDING EMERGING RESTAURANTS, SETTING THE STANDARD FOR LATIN AMERICAN CUISINE IN ARGENTINA.

IN 2017, ITS CUSTOMERS VOTED IT AS THE BEST RESTAURANT IN ARGENTINA, THE SECOND BEST IN SOUTH AMERICA AND THE SIXTEENTH BEST IN THE WORLD, IN TRIPADVISOR'S TRAVELERS' CHOICE AWARDS.