Guadalajara’s finest invites the villains of Bogotá to cook at its 5th anniversary.


One of our favourite restaurants in Mexico, Alcalde in Guadalajara by local culinary hero Francesco Ruano, celebrates its 5th anniversary and invites the beloved afro villains of Villanos en Bermudas in Bogotá, Nico López and Sergio Meza, to cook during a grand anniversary celebration day in Mexico.

Saturday January 20th 2018.

In the five years since its opening, Alcalde’s star has quickly ascended, winning the “One To Watch Award” in Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2016, and in 2017 entering the coveted list as “Highest New Entry”, taking an impressive 36th spot home to Guadalajara. 

Chef Francisco ‘Paco’ Ruano’s simple, yet deep-flavoured Mexican cooking in a stylish, welcoming setting in Mexico’s second city simply make diners want to return again and again. And with good reason.

Francisco ‘Paco’ Ruano.


Paco honed his skills on cruise ships in Alaska and the Caribbean before enrolling at the Luis Irizar Cooking School in Spain.

He went on to work at esteemed restaurants such as Mugaritz and El Celler de Can Roca in Spain and Noma in Denmark, with European cuisine now clearly influencing his flavourfull cooking at Alcalde, though the products used solely is of the absolute pristine Atzec-kind.

Now Guadalajara’s finest celebrates his beloved restaurant’s anniversary by inviting hermanos, being the very up and coming curly minds of Villanos en Bermudas to come cook both a collaboration lunch and dinner at Alcalde.

And knowing these Bogotá-based Mexican and Argentinean afro tops added the culinary party makers of Guadalajara especially, then everyone who travels to Tequila-land for this celebration is in for fun-loving trouble extraordinaire.

Los Villanos.


Paco and the Villanos have previously cooked together – this past August at the villains’ sizzling three-story culinary town house in the Chapinero-quarter of Bogotá, where twelve foremost chefs of the Americas already have guest cooked since the opening 15 months ago.

Since then these two daring expats have shaken things up on the Latin Americans culinary map. So much that their ambiguously named restaurant landed a first entry 40th spot on the coveted Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants List less than a year after opening its doors.

Heart, courage, creativity, vision and the grandes cojones of two respectful, yet very unimpressed future chef jefes, is what Villanos en Bermudas is all about. The restaurant’s name, in English “villains – the bad guys – in shorts” says it all.

Light-spirited but straight to the point with very curly minds, creating their own imaginary vision of a culinary beauty moment should be like in real life, and doing so in a quirky yet very impressive three-story side alley colonial-style town house in the heart of Bogotá.

The villains return Paco’s kind favour with honour and the charismatic personalities accented by groomed afros will soon enter Guadalajara for this grand culinary festivitas.

Alcade’s friendly prankster flyer to the Villanos who’s known for their humoristic marketing. View why here.

This is your chance to experience not only Francisco Ruano’s elegant cooking of Guadalajara’s DNA but also how how he works with a the curly minds of the afro villains from Bogotá, coming to Mexico to offer their friend a real treat.



What: Villanos en Bermudas cooking at Alcalde’s Anniversary.

Who: Nico López, Sergio Meza and Paco Ruano.

When: Saturday January 20th.

Where: Alcalde, Av. México 2903, Vallarta Nte., Guadalajara.

Menu: 9 course collaboration menu at $1,750 pesos per person.

Reservations: +33 3615 7400 or through website.


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Hungry for more? Read The World’s 50 Best’ feature on Francisco Ruano.