Hotel Matilda Gives the Reins of Moxi to Mexico City Star Chef Francisco Ibañez

Former Executive Chef of Enrique Olvera’s Legendary Pujol Restaurant

Hotel Matilda has named one of Mexico City’s most acclaimed chefs, Francisco Ibañez, the executive chef of Moxi.

Ibañez comes to Moxi from Pujol, where he was executive chef of Enrique Olvera’s internationally celebrated restaurant that has long been rated the best in Mexico and among the best in the world.

Hotel Matilda Gives the Reins of Moxi to Mexico City Star Chef Francisco Ibañez“Francisco has introduced a new menu at Moxi that is already getting rave reviews for its authentic Mexican flavors, organic ingredients and simple but sophisticated preparations,” said Bruce James, Director of Hotel Matilda.  “He is making big waves in San Miguel with his hearty and innovative take on contemporary Mexican cuisine.”

With a culinary identity that incorporates both its Mexican heritage and its cutting-edge, contemporary ambiance and spirit, Moxi has built a reputation as an exciting and modern dining experience that the hotel’s savvy and well-traveled guests want and expect. Moxi is known for its extravagant Supper Clubs, one-of-a-kind dining events that feature famous guest chefs and original menus. Moxi means “craving” in the language of the Otomi, the native people of the region for whom San Miguel de Allende has long been a cultural hub.

“Francisco’s new menu captures the culinary imagination of today with extraordinary flavors and creative combinations that are based in tradition and deeply satisfying,” said James.

Hotel Matilda is a trend-setting contemporary boutique hotel celebrated for its chic lifestyle-focused guest experience and one-of-a-kind art and culinary events. The ‘Matilda lifestyle’ guest experience combines an award-winning holistic spa; Bar Müi known for its creative mixology; designer rooms and suites; a vibrant art-gallery-like interior – the first and only contemporary ambiance in colonial San Miguel de Allende – filled with an eclectic collection of dramatic contemporary works by noted artists, many specifically commissioned for the hotel; and world-class dining.

Hotel Matilda is located in the heart of 500-year-old San Miguel de Allende, the crown jewel of Colonial Mexico and an UNESCO World Heritage Site.  For more information and reservations:  toll free 855-MATILDA (855-628-4532) or