Santiago Lastra is a Mexican chef and co-owner of Michelin-starred KOL and KOL Mezcaleria in London. He entered the restaurant world at fifteen and left Mexico to travel the world and learn from other chefs. A defining moment for his career was the launching of the Noma Mexico pop-up in his home country in 2017 that led him to reconnect with his roots and gave him the inspiration to open his first restaurant.
"There is nothing that I trust more when I travel than World of Mouth. There's plenty of places in the guide and all of them are good in their own way. World of Mouth is made by people who care - that's why I've never been disappointed with the recommendations in the guide."