10 Hot Latin Chefs to Feast Your Eyes On

Meet Rodrigo Oliveira

Rodrigo Oliveira, 32, is the chef-owner of Mocotó, the acclaimed Brazilian restaurant in São Paulo, Brazil that was originally created as a grocery by Rodrigo's father, José Almeida, forty years ago. Hailed as one of the five most influential young chefs in the world by Elle à Table magazine, and Mocotó as one of the ten coolest restaurants by The Restaurant magazine, Newsweek included the restaurant in the "101 best places to eat around the globe." Understandable that the always busy, low-profile, no-reservation Mocotó has people waiting for a table any day every day of the week. But we're betting it might also have something to do with this very cool chef's understated charm.

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