Peru's Culinary Trailblazer

Chef Christian Bravo is going where no other Peruvian chef has gone before. In his quest to create delicious and innovative cuisine, he is making sure that food safety is at the top of his...


5 Travel tips for Panama

If you haven’t visited Panama, you should because it's amazing. Here are five tips compiled by our Cocina Verify team members who regularly visit Panama.


The New Breed of Restaurant Owner in Latin America

There’s a new breed in town. Flavors and flash aren’t their only inspiration. This breed wants distinction for more noble pursuits such as something so simple as making sure they serve their...


Diarrhea Made Me a CEO Part 2

After getting sick on several visits to Latin America, I realized that there has to be a better way for travelers to find safe food. Online reviews didn’t prevent me from getting sick. Printed...


Diarrhea Made me a CEO Part 1

At 38,000 feet in the air, somewhere over the Eastern Pacific Ocean, I woke up. I was flying from South America back to Dallas and I was scared. The physical symptoms that were brewing inside me...


4 Travel tips for Costa Rica

Without a doubt, and for good reason, Costa Rica is the hottest travel destination in Central America. The friendly culture, amazing natural resources, and top-notch adventure activities make for...


Three Restaurant Observations that Will Blow Your Mind

It’s been two years since my initial travels to Latin America. During 2015, I traveled to Latin America seven times and unfortunately got sick on five of those trips. Finally the lightbulb went...


El Talón de Aquiles de los Hoteles Boutique

Hay muchos hoteles boutique que se han agrupado para unir esfuerzos y mercadearse a nivel de cadena o como un grupo de hoteles exclusivos. Esto los fortalece en números, y les permite llegar a un...

Insider, Español

The Achilles Heel of every Boutique Hotel

There are a lot of boutique hotels that market themselves together as groups. It serves as strength in numbers for these hotels. This collective marketing also enables them to more...


Exciting News From South America - Part 2

If you know anything about food, you obviously know that Peru sits atop of the world with respect to deliciousness and creativity. Three or four years in a row Peru has been voted the #1 culinary...