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  • Writer's pictureLa Coralina Island House


Updated: Jun 13, 2023

Meet our executive chef Rodrigo Vazquez.

Welcome to our unique culinary haven, La Coralina Restaurant & Lounge that beautifully combines the tantalizing flavors of Latin America with the finest Caribbean recipes.

Here, we invite you on a gastronomic journey where the vibrant and diverse culinary traditions of these regions intertwine harmoniously. From the rich spices of Mexico to the fiery zest of Panama, and the tropical delights of Colombia to the boldness of Argentina, every dish we serve tells a story of passion and heritage.

Rodrigo Vázquez, hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, not only calls this vibrant city his home but also credits it as the birthplace of his culinary journey. It was within the walls of his grandmother Leonor's kitchen, where she once worked in a family hotel, that Rodrigo first witnessed the magic of cooking. Inspired by her daily culinary creations, he developed an early passion for the trade. As he ventured into various restaurants and hotels, his experiences became more personalized, refining his skills and fueling his love for travel and gastronomy. Eventually, this profound connection to the essence of traditional recipes and his grandmother's love guided him to La Coralina.

At our kitchen, Rodrigo and his team have crafted a cuisine that pays homage to the island's local ingredients. Their commitment lies in sourcing sustainable products. As Rodrigo eloquently puts it, "Our cuisine seeks to enhance the local products found on the island. We try to focus on local, sustainable products, with a minimal carbon footprint. That was the most beautiful challenge."

With his roots firmly planted in the traditions of his grandmother's kitchen and inspired by the beauty of the island, Rodrigo and his team at La Coralina have created a dining experience where Latin America's savor meets the best Caribbean recipes. It is a harmonious blend of flavors, a celebration of local produce, and a testament to the passion and dedication that Rodrigo carries with him on his culinary journey. With each bite, our restaurant offers a delightful fusion ensuring a truly unforgettable dining experience that transports your taste buds to the sun-kissed shores and lively streets of these vibrant cultures.




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