Que es berraco? For the uninformed, we’re talking talent. Courage. Intelligence. Skill. And no matter your translation, it was all rolled into one at the destination for this weekend’s show, El Berraco!

Sarah and Rob Hammelman, Ana Karen Alvarez, Matt Russell, Edie Jarolim & Benjamin Galaz

Our celebrity co-host was food and travel writer Edie Jarolim who revealed some of the stories that she’s been covering lately. We also welcomed Rob and Sarah Hammelman of Sand-Reckoner Vineyards with some delicious news about their award-winning Cochise County Syrah. El Berraco bartender Ana Karen Alvarez joined us as well with some shaking and stirring of her own, presenting Michelada, Panameño, and Colombiano cocktails. Delicioso! And then Berraco really started buzzing when El Berraco himself, Benjamin Galaz, sat down to chat about his hot Latin fusion seafood concept.

The grilled octopus rendered us speechless; the best bilaterally symmetric cephalapod that we’ve ever had!

We were treated to some Pacific Route specialties including grilled octopus, seafood kebabs, a smoked marlin taco, a trio of ceviches, and a tostada that was unlike any other that we’ve had. Lo Mas Berraco!