Victor Juarez brings more than 20 years of culinary expertise to Hotel Maya’s Fuego Restaurant. The hard-working Salvadorian native has garnered countless culinary awards over the years, including AAA’s “Four Diamond” award and a trio of honors from the Southern California Restaurant Writers Association that includes the “Golden Sceptre” Award in the American category. In 2001, Juarez also had the rare honor of being chosen to participate in a dinner event at the James Beard Foundation in New York City.
Juarez developed a love of the culinary arts in his native homeland where, as the middle child in a large family, he would prepare meals for the family using ingredients his father would bring home from his international travels. Upon his arrival in the U.S. as a teenager, Juarez began working in the hotel restaurant industry and quickly earned a reputation as an up-and-coming chef.
Previously, Juarez served as Executive Sous Chef at Riverside, California’s historic Mission Inn. There, he honed his skills under the tutelage of then-Executive Chef Joe D. Cochran Jr. and French-trained Chef Gary Palm, mastering the intricacies of preparing French, Northern Italian and California cuisines.
Back by popular demand, Fuego will feature a monthly special brunch highlighting a different Latin American country. Experience the music, drinks and cuisine of a new country without leaving Long Beach!
The Latin American Brunch series continues to Brazil on July 23, Chile on August 20, Venezuela on September 17, Guatemala on October 29, Peru on November 19, and Nicaragua on December 17.
Enjoy Fuego Happy Hour Monday through Friday.
Fuego Restaurant named an OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award winner.
Fuego would like to say thank you to our diners for naming us a top-rated restaurant in Long Beach. We look forward to serving you more delicious, inspired Latin American meals and artfully prepared drinks.
Launch the virtual tour to view the interior of Fuego Restaurant.