Hector Ruiz


La Fresca, Costa Blanca Bistro, Café Ena, Rincon 38




Not all of our Twin Cities chef/restaurant owners are publicity hungry, tweeting and Instagramming to the world. Take Hector Ruiz, whose creative energy and culinary talent are the quiet force behind four Minneapolis restaurants that each has a unique identity and menu. Ruiz’s star is rising as he continues to satisfy customers with his well-crafted cuisine and amiable spaces. Born in Mexico and formally trained in France, Ruiz’s fourth spot, Costa Blanca, a tapas restaurant on Central Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis, is a lovely space for a memorable and tasty evening out.