Sol Oaxaca is more than just a name. It’s the result years of hard work, dedication and ultimately an intense passion for the amazing food and tradition. Sol translates as Sun, but it’s meaning goes much deeper. Sol is the source of life. It keeps us warm and provides light and joy. Oaxaca (wah-HAH-kah) is widely considered the gastronomic capital of Mexico, and a home to some of the best food in the World. It is also a birthplace to Mezcal (one of the oldest and most artisanal spirits in Mexico). Mezcal plays an important role in the culture of Oaxaca. Mezcal is mainly consumed in celebrations, but also used in rituals and known for its healing purposes.
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Master chef | beverage director
Jesus Velazques or “Chucho” is the Executive Chef at Sol Oaxaca. While Chucho spent most of his life working restaurants in New York City, his cooking background comes from Puebla Mexico. Chucho’s recipes have been passed down through generations and that heritage is evident in every dish. The tradition and passion shine through in every bite.
Sol Oaxaca’s Beverage Director Julia Merkotan started her career in the restaurant industry after working behind the bar with Reynaldo. Julia learned from him, and a passion was born for spirits and implementing unique ingredients and mixology techniques. Julia perfected her craft over the years, becoming one of Baltimore’s best bartenders renowned for her creative and innovative cocktails.