Carlos Salgado

Carlos Salgado

Los Angeles

About Carlos Salgado

Prior to opening Taco María, Carlos Salgado spent a decade in San Francisco and Oakland, learning in many of the Bay Area's best kitchens, including Vernon Morales' Winterland, Daniel Patterson's Coi, and James Syhabout's Commis. He was named a Food and Wine Best New Chef in 2015, as well as Chef of the Year in the Orange County Register. In 2016, he was named a James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: West.

My Venues


  • Best Chef: West Nominee, 2018
    James Beard Foundation

Where I Go Out

Behind the Scenes

Flaming Hot sunchokes with
"Flaming Hot sunchokes with aderezo Ranch for @#BiteNight"
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At My Venues