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  • Chaka Restaurant in Grand Velas Riviera Maya

Modern Fusion at our riviera maya resort restaurant

Chaká delivers an enticing blend of all-natural dishes and healthy cuisine hand-crafted by Chef Humberto May Tamay. Start your day with a breakfast sourced from fresh, local ingredients, stop by for a relaxing lunch or make it an unforgettable evening under the stars. Exceptional service, a robust international wine list and dramatic ambiance make every meal a pleasure.
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Grand Velas Riviera Maya - Chaka Restaurant

Dine in the exotic ambiance of mangroves, Chaká, Salam and Chechen trees at our casual, open-air restaurant, Chaká. Discover a fusion of international cuisines that are natural and healthy. Located near the pool in the Zen Grand Ambiance, savor tantalizing foods, mouthwatering desserts, international wines and specialty coffees. Chaká celebrates the flavors of our spirited landscape, and is open for breakfast, lunch & dinner seasonally. Confirm availability with your concierge. 

  • CuisineInternational
  • LocationZen Grand Ambiance
  • Age GroupFamily Friendly
  • Hours7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Phone1-877-418-2963
  • AttireElegant-Casual (collared shirt, trousers and closed footwear for men; dresses, skirts, or evening trousers for women; beach sandals, tank tops and shorts are not permitted).
Begin your day surrounded by the sights and sounds of the jungle while you enjoy fresh tropical fruits, waffles and traditional Mexican favorites like huevos rancheros and chilaquiles. Stop in for lunch for fresh salads, local delights like banana molotes, fresh ceviches and pastor-style chicken. Spend an evening under the stars dining on Mayan cuisine like shrimp & octopus tostadas, fresh-caught fish and pibil chicken mixiote. 
Chef Laura Isadora Ávalos Sierra
Meet the Chef
Laura Isadora Ávalos Sierra

Originally from Manzanillo, Colima, Chef Ávalos' love for cuisine was inspired by her father's cooking and her Sunday mornings at the fishermen's market, with its scent of fresh seafood to be prepared in family meals. To her, the happiness that results from a good dish has no compare.

She began her career at the Barceló Karmina Palace resort, where she carried out her professional apprenticeship. She then joined the central kitchen of Grand Velas Riviera Maya, under the guidance of Antonio Ochoa, from whom she learned about sacrifice and resilience. Later, it was the Executive Sous Chef who taught her about the administrative side of the department.

But it was at restaurant Frida, alongside Chef Ricardo de la Vega, where she learned the secrets of Mexican gastronomy and took part in the "Wine & Food Riviera Maya" festivals. She continued on her path at restaurant Piaf, directed by Mario Soto, and also took part in the "Best Of France" event. With this experience, she again joined forces with Chef de la Vega for "Best Of Mexico", and the Congress of the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France.

Her latest feat was the renewal of the Suite Service menu, and today, she leads restaurant Chaká; serving regional Mexican cuisine.