Dishing It Out: David A Castro Hussong, Fauna

In Baja, People by Suzanne Koch

David A Castro Hussong

Chef at Fauna

Valle de Guadalupe

Instagram: @davidcastrohussong

I draw inspiration from my teammates at the restaurant that push every day and make my dreams theirs. That’s what inspires me to do better every day.

I separate myself and my brand from others in this field by making food that is unique to the restaurant in style, flavor and texture, and food that represents myself, Baja and Mexico.

My greatest career achievement thus far is making guests happy and surprising them with delicious food.

People would be surprised to know that Fauna is a pet-friendly restaurant.

My favorite place in town to enjoy an authentic meal is Mariscos el Gordito.

Tequila or mezcal? Mezcal

I hope my greatest contribution to Mexico’s culinary scene is to create a restaurant where modern Mexican food is honest, tasty and as sustainable as possible; a restaurant where Mexicans feel that it is delicious Mexican food.

This article originally appeared in the 2019 Fall/Winter issue of InMexico Magazine.

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