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Chef Spotlight: Chef Lisa Astorga Watel

Chef Lisa Astorga Watel brings a unique flare to San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – As the city continues to see a rise in the culinary scene, one woman is being noticed for her unique style and flare.

Chef Lisa Astorga Watel opened up "Bite" two and half years ago in Southtown.

From Chile, Chef Watel went to culinary school in Houston and at 21 opened her own catering company.

Eventually Chef Watel found her way to San Antonio seven years ago and later came up with the concept for Bite.

The small restaurant only seats a little more than 30 people and Chef Watel says she wouldn't have it any other way, as the restaurant provides a private dining experience.

"We really enjoy it here, we do everything with love," says Watel.

The eclectic vibe of Bite is also showcased in the food Watel prepares, like the lamb cigar or the bite cube salad.

As the city continues to expand, Chef Watel believes the growth will continue.

"Everyone is doing a little more, its growing so much. It's amazing to be a part of it."


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