Dishing It Out: Xavier Pérez Stone, Axiote

In Dine, People, Playa del Carmen & Tulum by Suzanne Koch

Xavier Pérez Stone

Chef of Axiote

Playa del Carmen

Instagram: @xabirones @axioteplaya @adoboplaya

I draw inspiration from every day. Travel and people help enrich this inspiration.

I separate myself and my brand from others in this field by not working to create a distinction between Axiote and the others. We work as a team to satisfy our clients and ourselves.

My greatest career achievement thus far is having friendships with chefs who were my teacher and are still people I admire. 

My favorite place in town to enjoy an authentic meal is Axiote or Adobo.

Tequila or mezcal? Mezcal everyday, tequila sometimes.

I hope that my biggest contribution to the culinary scene in Mexico is to make Axiote a place of good gastronomy in Playa del Carmen and support small producers to preserve the use of their products.

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

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