Takito Kitchen Welcomes Gustavo Urbina
Chicago, Il, November 4, 2016– Mario Ponce, Owner/Operator of Takito Kitchen, a three-year old Wicker Park modern taqueria, announces the appointment of Gustavo Urbina as new Head Chef. Chef Urbina brings his culinary experience from the likes of Chef Laurent Tourondel’s BLT Steak & Tom Colicchio’s Beach Craft in Miami Beach.

Chef Urbina’s flavors are layered, bright, bountiful, and ignite one’s senses unmatched in Modern Mexican cuisine. His playful ability to combine ingredients that generate sensations that scream “wow” makes Chef Urbina someone to watch. Mr. Ponce boasts, “We are certain that you will agree – his food is amazing.
According to Angela, Owner of VIP Chicago Parties “His dishes are beyond amazing. Each bite is like an explosion of flavor in your mouth”
As Head Chef of Takito Kitchen he will oversee all culinary aspects of the restaurant and the creation of new and unique dishes. Three new tacos (Chicken Al Pastor, King Crab and Chimichurri – Argentinian – Steak) have been added to the menu.
‘I am really excited about working with Takito Kitchen– I enjoy bringing people together with food. Eating is something everyone has in common and I can sense a lot about a person through what they eat.” says Chef Urbina
Chef Urbina is creative; he has a tremendous passion for food and cooking. He believes that each creation is completely unique and deserves completely unique ingredients He has an innate ability to bring together Mexican seasonings, organic ingredients & quality proteins (steak, shrimp, Alaskan king crab) to create a taco sensation that nourishes the soul. In addition, he makes it part of his job to be at tables serving his dishes and enlightening guests when time allows. Chef Urbina is a chef that brings his passion to the kitchen and the table.
Takito Kitchen features Mexican-inspired cuisine – for over 3.5 yrs. The menu features seasonal shared plates, ceviche, handcrafted tacos – each every tortilla is made to order, soups and more with a focus on fresh ingredients and complex flavors. Industrial and modern, the unique open bar that rest in the center of the dining room, and open kitchen design allows the staff to closely interact with the guests providing them with a heightened dining experience.
For questions please contact Mario Ponce at 312-919-0929 or email at info@takitokitchen.com.