José Manuel


Jose Manuel Baños Rodriguez (born 1979, Pinotepa, Oaxaca) is Pitiona’s chef. Via his dishes, full of love and devotion, he transmits what he feels for his homeland. From the valley to the coast, passing through the Mixtec region, his creations are a gastronomic tour of this Mexican state. Jose Manuel dreamed of a place like Pitiona for many years, and in 2010, he was finally able to make it come true. After working in some of the best restaurants in the world (El Bulli and Arzak), after living in Spain, France and different places in Mexico, after working on a yacht as a private chef, the moment has arrived to have his own much-wanted restaurant where he can delight us with his cooking. Everything he has learned—from his teachers, family cooks and life—is part of Pitiona and hopes to be part of the Oaxacan culinary experience for residents and visitors alike in this marvelous city.