Oscar del Rivero is the executive chef behind Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar and Latam Grill, Talavera Cocina Mexicana and Peacock Garden Cafe, the South Florida restaurants from the Jaguar Hospitality Group. Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar and Latam Grill in Coconut Grove and Talavera Cocina Mexicana in Coral Gables are neighborhood favorites appreciated by South Floridians and international foodies alike. Having demonstrated his expertise in Latin American and Mexican cuisines, the April 2011 opening of Peacock Garden Café in Coconut Grove adds to del Rivero’s impressive resume with a menu of fresh, garden-inspired fare.
A native of Mexico, del Rivero is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University and has over 20 years of experience in the culinary industry. His experience includes past restaurant ventures in Mexico, Austria, and Spain, as well as extensive training with esteemed local restaurants such as Blue Door at the Delano, The Palm Hotel, and Talula. Chef del Rivero has traveled extensively through Central and South America and attributes his culinary expertise to his passion for Latin American cuisine. Chef del Rivero believes in using simple ingredients to create bountiful flavors while respecting the traditions of the dishes’ origins.