The history of Jaguar Hospitality Group begins in Miami with the opening of Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar and Latam Grill, an inspired concept and realized dream for partners Lalo Durazo, Sergio Durazo, and Oscar del Rivero. Upon arrival to Miami, the Durazos saw the need for a restaurant that offered not only an enticing and unique selection of ceviches, but also showcased the many flavors enjoyed throughout Latin America. This was the idea behind the 2005 debut of Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar and Latam Grill. A favorite among locals and a must-do for visitors, Jaguar Ceviche is now a staple of Miami’s flourishing Latin American scene.
Following the success of Jaguar Ceviche, the group longed to pay tribute to their Mexican roots, and debuted Talavera Cocina Mexicana in 2009. An inviting and sophisticated concept in the heart of Miami’s Coral Gables, Talavera has an expansive menu inspired by old and new world Mexico, and is often regarded as South Florida’s premiere destination for authentic Mexican cuisine.
Peacock Garden Café, the group’s third independent concept, debuted in Coconut Grove in 2011. The charming neighborhood favorite is Jaguar Hospitality Group’s gift back to their beloved neighborhood, paying tribute to the area’s rich and storied past in its concept and cuisine. A vast menu of fresh, garden-inspired fare was inspired by South Florida’s rich farmlands, while the restaurant’s design and décor honors the area’s early pioneers through a curated collection of historical photographs and renderings.
The recipe for the success of Jaguar Hospitality Group is a simple one – pair the highest quality ingredients and unforgettable flavors with an inviting setting, approachable prices and personal, friendly service. As they continue to grow, the focus for Jaguar Hospitality Group will always be on the people – those who are a part of a now 200-person team, and those in the communities they are honored to serve.
Oscar is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University and has over 20 years of experience in the culinary industry. His experience includes past restaurant ventures in Mexico, Austria and Spain, as well as extensive training with esteemed local restaurants such as Blue Door at the Delano, The Palm Hotel and Talula.
Chef Oscar has traveled extensively through Central and South America and Mexico, and attributes his culinary expertise to his passion for the cuisine of these areas. Chef Oscar believes in using simple ingredients to create bountiful flavors while respecting the traditions of the dishes’ origins.
Sergio has been in the restaurant business since 1977, also working with Grupo Anderson in Mexico City, Los Angeles and going on to start the group’s operation in Europe, opening stores in Madrid, Barcelona and London.
After 24 years he decided to join his family in Miami as partner and director of operations of Jaguar Hospitality Group. The success of our exceptional customer service is a result of Sergio’s commitment in making Jaguar Hospitality Group a cut above the rest.
A native of Mexico, Lalo entered the restaurant business in 1974 where he worked in Mexico City and Acapulco for Grupo Anderson. In 1981, Lalo graduated from USC and gained extensive knowledge and experience during his tenure with the Westwood Marquis Hotel. Lalo opened his first restaurant in Los Angeles in 1985, which went on to have a successful five-year run.
In 1994, Lalo returned to Mexico City where he developed and managed many successful restaurant concepts as partner of Grupo Orraca Restauranteros. In 2004, Lalo relocated to Miami and a year later formed Jaguar Hospitality Group.