The Valle Family

Meet “La Familia de Valle” – a team of creative and passionate individuals ready to welcome you to a unique and memorable dining experience.

Roberto Alcocer

Executive Chef

With more than 25 years of experience cooking across Mexico and in Michelin-starred kitchens in France and Spain, chef Roberto Alcocer has been at the forefront of Baja Mexican cuisine, crafting vibrant, playful fare that has become a hallmark of his long-acclaimed Valle de Guadalupe restaurant, Malva and now, Valle in Oceanside. At Valle, Alcocer lends his distinct perspective on the region’s food and wine to seasonally inspired, California-sourced prix fixe and tasting menus served in a high-end setting, creating an intriguing juxtaposition of modern Mexican dining against the carefree energy of Oceanside’s surf and skate community.


Raul Casillas

Chef de Cuisine

Chef de Cuisine Raul Casillas was born and raised in San Diego, where throughout his life he frequently ventured across the border to Baja. With Mexican roots on both sides of his family, his passion for cooking started at a young age, watching his grandmother make flour tortillas by hand. Chef Raul graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in Las Vegas where he then worked under Chef José Andrés at Jaleo and Chef Joël Robuchon at L’Atelier. He brings his culinary prowess to Valle after working at Malva in Valle de Guadalupe under Chef Victor Garcia and Chef Roberto Alcocer, learning the secrets of Valle cuisine. Starting as a cook and working his way up to Sous Chef in high profile kitchens, Chef Raul’s culinary pedigree has given him extensive experience that he now uses commanding the back of house at Valle.