Chablé’s culinary offer was designes by acclaimed Chef Jorge Vallejo. His restaurant Quintonil (CDMX), was awarded in 2018 as the #11 by “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants”.
Under his leadership, Luis Ronzón our Executive Chef enhances the gastronomic experience at our three restaurants – Ixi’im, Ki’ol & Spa Restaurant- which is based on organic & seasonal cuisine mostly sourced from the on-site traditional Maya Gardens.
Ixi’im, which translates to “corn” in the Mayan language, offers a refined setting within the lush jungle of Chablé’s expansive grounds. The sophisticated menu created by Jorge Vallejo showcases an innovative blend of Mexican and local influences, integrating fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables harvested and gathered from the resort’s traditional Maya Garden. The restaurant also features the largest Tequila Collection in the World, innovative cocktails and a tailored wine list.
Ixi’im is Chef Jorge Vallejo’s second project following the successful debut of Quintonil, which was recently ranked the #22 best restaurant in the world on “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” annual list.
Honoring its name in Mayan, which means «healthy», Ki’ol is a breath of fresh air. Within its oasis-like, vibrant, tranquil ambiance, Ki’ol offers delicious meals crafted with fresh produce grown in our Maya Garden.
Healthy and hearty breakfasts, ceviches, Mexican tostadas and light snacks garnished with nourishing ingredients, are among some of the dishes can be enjoyed while sunbathing.
Open breakfast, lunch and dinner guest can expect an array of dishes that go from local and traditional to international and exuberant. In terms of cocktails, we have them all, from the classic pool-side drink to the daring spirit mixes. Let our mixologist guide you.
According to our wellness philosophy, the Spa restaurant offers well balance meals combined with delectable menus, where the local dishes excel. We use local products, according to the season. Our culinary farm to table experience it’s based on leaves and vegetables, that are grown in our Ka’anche’s (Mayan garden)
At the heart of Chablé is a traditional organic Maya Garden, recreating harvesting techniques that have not been used in over a century.
Chablé’s culinary experience farm-to-table is based on the fruits, vegetables & herbs that are mostly sourced from this organic Garden.
The Maya Garden consists of raised garden beds made from local woods, and constructed using no man-made elements, this was called by the Maya ”Ka’anche’s”. Each bed is filled with organic soil and seeds harvested through traditional Maya methods by Chable’s resident Maya horticulturist. Upon request, guests will have the opportunity to partake in the gardening process during their stay.
Is one of Mexico’s most recognized young chefs on the culinary scene, at home and abroad, whose sold, ever-upward career path has been an unstinting labor of love and enthusiasm.
After discovering his culinary bent as a teenager, Vallejo entered the Centro Culinario de México to study Culinary Administration and Arts. A restless spirit led him to set sail with Princess Cruises in 2004, where he worked on voyages to all corners of the globe. Once back on land, he joined the team at Pujol and was later Corporate Chef at Grupo Habita, where he oversaw kitchens at the Condesadf, Habita and Distrito Capital hotels. He became Executive Chef at the St. Regis hotel’s Restaurante Diana, in 2010, before traveling to Copenhagen for a season at Noma.
2012 was a critical year. Alongside his wife Alejandra Flores, Vallejo opened Quintonil, his “life project” (according to a number of public declarations); the couple’s hard work and dedication earned them almost-immediate acclaim and the restaurant was a 2012 Travel+Leisure MéxicoGourmet Awards nominee in the “Best New Restaurant” category.
In 2014, FOUR Magazine named Vallejo a “World Rising Star” and he also won “Best Plate Presentation” at the Gourmet Awards. That same year—in collaboration with Chefs Mauro Colagreco (from France’s Mirazur) and Virgilio Martínez (from Central, in Peru)—Vallejo started the Orígenes initiative, designed to rescue and preserve culinary products, techniques and customs in small Latin American communities. The initiative is an inclusive program that seeks to involve academics, cooks and students in its rescue efforts. Since its founding, member chefs have journeyed to towns and villages throughout the Western Hemisphere to study culinary customs at the same time they share experiences and teachings.
2014 also saw Quintonil take tenth place on the “Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants” list, rising to sixth place the following year. By 2016, the restaurant had reached 6 place. GQ Hombres named Vallejo “Chef of the Year” in its 2015 awards and he received that year’s Millesime México “Best Restaurant” prize. Mexican monthly Quién includes him on its list of Mexico’s transformative personalities.
In September, The Best Chef—an organization promoting new global culinary talents—invited him to a Lyon, France, dinner for the world’s 100 best chefs.
British-based Restaurantmagazine ranked Quintonil 35th in its 2015 “50 Best World’s Restaurants” listing and it jumped to twelfth place in 2016—to date, the highest position a Mexican restaurant has occupied.
Vallejo has participated in festivals and congresses in Mexico and abroad, including Morelia en Boca, Mesamérica, Paralelo Norte and both the Spanish and Filipino editions of Madrid Fusión.
His work has been featured in a variety of publications such as Apicius (in which Quintonil was the youngest restaurant ever to appear) as well as Newsweek, Bleu & Blanc, Gula, Chilango, El Universal, Luxury Travel Magazine, Travel & Leisure, Food and Travel, GQ Méxicoand Quién, among many others. 2016 also saw his name added to the “Mexico’s 300 Most Influential Leaders” list.
Public accountant by profession, soon changed the numbers by the stove.
Since then, he has continued his professional career in Mexico and abroad to extend and perfect his gastronomic practice. His excellent performance has given him the opportunity to work for internationally renowned restaurants.
Luis has traveled through internationally renowned cuisines, including restaurants such as Noma (Copenhagen) and Malabar (Peru) and in recent years as sous chef of Quintonil (Mexico City). These experiences introduce him into the gastronomic experimentation, the local production and the cultivation of traditional products.
In 2016, he served as chef of Mexican Contemporary Cuisine at the Ambrosia Culinary Center and today he is the Executive Chef at Chablé Resort & Spa and in charge of Ixi´im Restaurant cuisine, contributing there with his knowledge and creativity and materializing the ideas of Chef Jorge Vallejo.
|THE FOUNTAIN´S FLOW||3 hours|
|RELAXING AND RHYTHMICAL|
The “Fountain of Youth,” as legend has it, is a spring that restores the youth of anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters. Inspired by this famous fable, Chablé Spa offers an experience of true restoration and renewal. The Fountain’s Flow ritual draws the healing waters of the Cenote into the treatment for a full body, mind and soul revival. The experience begins with the Chablé Welcome Ritual, followed by the exclusive Flotation experience for its tranquilizing effect. An herbal salt exfoliation renews the skin and our signature Lymphatic Flow massage helps to establish an internal healing rhythm. To end the treatment, the therapist will offer an Aromatic Anointment, uniting intellect with inspiration.
Sea and Sky Conditioning Treatment
Nirvana Stress Relief Massage
Renew Herbal Massage
Lymphatic Flow Massage
Body in Balance Stimulating Massage
Diosa de la Lluvia Flow
Bio-Energy Lift Remineralizing Facial
Optimal Aging Facial
Pure Radiance Anti-Inflammatory Facial
|LIFE BALANCE||3 hours|
|PURIFYING AND DE-STRESSING|
Our Signature Life Balance Ritual channels the Mayan understanding of the universe through therapies that integrate the whole being. Knowledge and practices provided by traditional cultures offer insight into maintaining inner balance and harmonizing with the external world. The contemporary mental, emotional and physical stressors that impact us on a daily basis are the canvas on which we construct or dilute our well-being. Drawing on traditional Mayan wisdom, this Ritual focuses on calming the nervous system, purifying the body, and opening the emotional pathways to result in the inner tranquility necessary to live a life in balance. The experience begins with a Chablé Welcoming ceremony with Mayan Ritual elements to balance the energies of the five cosmic directions of the Earth and orient our guest in time and space. This is followed by our skin nourishing Herbal Salt scrub and Volcanic Clay Wrap to encourage deep cleansing and release. The Chablé Precious Stone Massage helps release stagnant energy and promote grounded stability, while an anointment of the crown with aromatic oils brings about a calm awakening. The ritual concludes with a special Chablé closing oriented towards continuing the circle of life.
Chaya and Verbena Body Polish
Volcanic Mineral Mud Body Scrub / Wrap
Deep Forest Detox Massage
Balance Herbal Massage
Arnica Deep Tissue Relief Massage
Chablé Precious Stone Massage
Mayan Herbal Compress Massage
Chablé Tree of Life Treatment (4-handed)
Tree of Life Balancing Head, Heart and Root Treatment
Diosa de la Lluvia Balance
Earth and Sky Harmonizing Facial
Jade Stone Contour Facial
Aztec Temazcal Ceremony
|SONG OF HEAVEN||3 hours|
|HEART-OPENING AND CONNECTING|
The powerful energy and vibrations that are at play in creating health and wellbeing in the body are the same frequencies that work in Nature, helping the flowers to bloom, birds to sing, seeds to sprout and rain to fall. In this ritual we celebrate this connection to Nature’s divine wisdom and our position in the cosmos according to Mayan Cosmogony. Nature possesses the innate wisdom to restore balance where balance has been lost, and we are equipped with the same wisdom. This unique treatment incorporates a variety of specialized vibrational therapies with tones, percussion and song to create energetic shifts, and a therapeutic Mayan Rebirth massage to create profound shifting in the body. The treatment ends with an aromatic anointment and the Chablé Circle of Life Closing Ritual to seal and release. The philosopher Nietzsche once said “Song elevates our being and leads us to the good and the true” and this Ritual will certainly have a lasting elevating effect.
Mayan Rebirth Massage
Ixchel New Life Massage
Floral Blossom Massage
Blue Eucalyptus Aromatic Massage
Hierbabuena Hand & Arm Tension Relief
Hierbabuena Foot Therapy
Diosa de la Lluvia Inspire
Soothe and Restore Facial
Wild Lime Scalp Treatment
Energetic Sound and Stone Cleansing
Nomadic Temazcal Ritual
Temazcal Re-Awakening Ceremony
The authentic Maya town of Chocholá is just minutes from the resort.
The town is alive with textile shops, markets, and local eateries. Bikes are available to guests for rides into town to experience a typical day in the Yucatan. With more than 90% of the staff residing from Chocholá, residents are always eager to showcase this quaint town.
For those guests interested in venturing further, Mérida is just a 20-minute drive from the resort. The city of Mérida is a cultural center, with numerous museums, art galleries, restaurants, theatres and shops that come alive at night with music and dancing. The streets of Mérida are lined with beautiful colonial buildings. The famous avenue, Paseo de Montejo, is adorned with original sculptures.
The area that surrounds Chablé is rich with Mayan Ruins. Self-guided or guided day trips can be arranged to Uxmal, Chichen Itza, The Puuc Route Ruins, among other important sites.
The beach is located in the town of Progresso just one hour north of Chablé. Additionally, the Yucatan is famous for its natural cenotes, and guests can easily access a number of these sacred swimming holes nearby.
Celestún is another great day trip (1.5 hour drive).
Here guests will find a sleepy fishing town dotted with nice beaches and home to the Reserva de la Biosfera Ría Celestún, a wildlife sanctuary teaming with flamingos and an abundance of marine life.