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The chef and the apprentice . . . Culinary chef Enrique Tinoco, right, along
with apprentice Oscar Ayalla, get fry pans hot and ready for the lunch
crowd Thursday at Dave's Place South of the Border in Kenmare.
By Marvin Baker
Enrique Tinoco comes to Kenmare with a very impressive resume.
Tinoco, a culinary chef, has been at Dave’s Place South of the Border about a month but is already working on a number of ideas to make dining a better experience at the popular north side eatery.
Tinoco has spent most of his kitchen career in Las Vegas, but has also spent several years cooking in Long Beach and Hollywood, California.
He has been featured in a number of publications and on radio broadcasts that include the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Las Vegas Mercury, Nevada Public Radio and USA Today.
“Step into Enrique Tinoco’s hip little eatery where the namesake chef serves up big city food,” USA Today wrote in a review. “Boasting an Italian-inspired menu, a New York-style semi-industrial feel, and plenty of sophisticated diners, Tinoco’s is the kind of place you’d never think existed in Las Vegas.”
Tinoco got his start when he was 16, working for Italian and French chefs in Hollywood. He was inspired and still carries . . . . Read EVERY WORD on EVERY PAGE of The Kenmare News by subscribing--online or in print!