Yumana Kitchen is a path that brings ingredients, stories, textures, and cooking techniques together.
This place is a celebration for the Yumanos (the first settlers of the Baja California peninsula) as well as of the owners who, as many people in San José del Cabo, traveled a long way to find a place to light their fire.
The earthy shade spaces of Yumana Kitchen honor the geography of this land. Each plate, each cup is handmade, and unique. The menu is nourished by carefully selected ingredients from local producers: fishermen, and farmers.
At Yumana they pay tribute to each element that mother earth offers, they also have wines from the region.
All this imprints the local essence into every single dish that, as a seed that flourishes, waits for its encounter with the palate and merges with the wines of Baja.
The owner, Raul Monroy is what is known as a migrant cook. He was born in El Valle del Mezquital, Hidalgo, that soon was too small for him and, from a young age he traveled to the United States. Thus begins his gastronomic learning route through different cities, until he reached this Choyera land where he settled with his family and made it his home.
Today, he is sommelier and founding partner of Yumana Kitchen, a space that honors the desert and its history.