Colors & Flavors presents, ‘C&F’s Top 10 Chefs’.

Exhibited in no particular order, our team of culinary connoisseurs have thoughtfully composed a list of who we believe to be the finest chefs in the 305.



Chef Jose Mendin


Jose Mendin – Photo by Juan Ayora

RESTAURANTS Pubbelly, Pubbelly Sushi, PB Station, Pawn Broker, Food Republic, PB Ysla


CUISINE Asian, European


BIRTH CITY San Juan, Puerto Rico


SCHOOL Johnson & Wales University, Rhode Island


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 5 Times James Beard Nominee, Cochon 555 Winner, Best New Chef nomination Food & Wine







A Word from the Chef

“My mom was master of her domain and so she never let us cook at home. It was only when I lived on my own that I started to cook. The reaction I received from people enjoying my food was so gratifying that I was immediately hooked.”


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Why is Chef Mendin in Our Top 10?

Through Chef Mendin’s ability to efficaciously intermix a diverse collection of culture, cuisine and modern techniques in his cooking; he has expanded the Pubbelly Boys Group from a boutique restaurant in the Sunset Harbour, to nine extraordinarily successful restaurants & bars, on both a national and international scale. Chef Mendin has a thoughtful approach when it comes to dinnertime. He believes a meal should be a time when we bond with friends and family, where the conversation naturally flows and great pleasure is taken in one another’s company, and so he serves his food to the center of the table, family style, to create an experience that is shared and appreciated together.


Pubbelly Dinner Menu


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