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Checho Gonzales

Checho Gonzales is Bolivian, from La Paz, and has lived in Brazil for 46 years. His first businesses were bars, but he soon decided to take up cooking. He has been waiting tables for 30 years. He has managed and opened restaurants in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. In 2012, already settled permanently in São Paulo, he was the creator of the first gastronomic fair in the city, O Mercado, which had some editions at the Pinheiros Municipal Market. It was in that space full of stories located in Largo da Batata that his Comedoria Gonzales was born, a counter that serves Andean-inspired immigrant food at affordable prices. In 2019, it opened Mescla, in Barra Funda. A restaurant that rescues the idea of commensality and sharing at the table.

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