Influencer: Juan Eumir

In People by Suzanne Koch

Executive celebrity chef, Juan Eumir has perfected his culinary skills to the point of spontaneity. His restaurant El Espontáneo, located inside Hotel El Encanto Suites & Spa, celebrates “spontaneous cuisine,” an exciting approach to cooking based off readily available ingredients, free of recipes and planned execution. Delivering delicious, impromptu meals, Eumir has gained popularity all over the region by pleasing the palates of locals, tourists and celebrities alike.

Occupation: Chef/Entrepenuer


Age: 40

Married/Single: Married

City you were born in: Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

City you live in: San José del Cabo

What brought you to Los Cabos: Externship, destination

Why did you choose to work/live in Los Cabos: Quality of life and the ocean

Your favorite place to go in Los Cabos: Santa Maria Bay, East Cape, Sierra de la Laguna

Your three favorite spots for breakfast, lunch, and dinner: Birria La Jalisciense, Koisushi, El Grill

What made you successful: Perseverance, charisma, passion

Your most treasured possession: Sazon (seasoning)

Something nobody knows about you: I would like to keep it that way—lol

Favorite hour of the day: Dinnertime

Your inspiration: The face of people when they eat my food

Last thing you bought: Shun Kai 12-inch chefs knife

Last memory you made: Drunken bunny’s dinner

Your worst habit: Smoking

Your first job: Applied Biotech salesman

If you could change one thing about yourself, it would be: Short temper

Your future plans/next business venture: Open a restaurant in San Diego, California and another in Minneapolis

Your life motto: Bring the best when everything around you seems to be worse

Your vision for the future of Los Cabos: Top 10 destinations in travel and leisure in the next 10 years

(Originally appeared in InMexico Magazine 2016 as part of “Under The Influence”)

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