Richard Sandoval

Tepic, Washington, Playa del Carmen, Denver, Scottsdale, Lone Tree, McLean, Chicago...


  • Outstanding Restaurateur Nominee
    James Beard Foundation
  • Father of Modern Mexican
    Financial Times
  • Restaurateur of the Year
    Cordon D'Or
  • Restaurateur of the Year
    Bon Appetit
  • Best Chef
    New York Magazine
  • National Toque D'Oro
    Chef of the Year (Mexico)

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Chef Richard Sandoval reviews  at
"Had a delicious dinner at Raya at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Laguna Niguel. • • • All natural prime New York with grilled pickled onion, chipotle hollandaise, and truffle chimichurri Grilled Spanish octopus with chorizo, heirloom beans, sweet pepper, and fire roasted green chile salsa"
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Chef Richard Sandoval reviews  at
"In honor of #NationalTequilaDay today here's my Kiwi Margarita recipe to sip & savor this weekend! KIWI MARGARITA: -1 1/2 oz. blanco tequila -2 oz. sour mix (homemade is best!) -Quarter of 1 kiwi -1 lime wedge -Tajin (for rim) In a glass shaker, muddle a quarter of a kiwi and a lime wedge. Pack with ice. Add sour mix & tequila. Shake. Dip rim of glass into water then into tajin for the rim. Strain margarita into glass & garnish with kiwi wedges."
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Chef Richard Sandoval reviews  at
"Always a pleasure being able to share my love for cooking with the rest of the world with these cookbooks!"
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