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 residencies in Michelin-starred kitchens including Le Patio in Arcachon, France and La Broche in Madrid, Spain, Chef Roberto Alcocer opened Malva in Valle de Guadalupe ten years ago to widespread acclaim, as well as Sole in Mexico City. Chef Roberto has shown dexterity in crafting vibrant, playful dishes and raising the bar for style, service and presentation as he showcases a new and evolving cuisine from Baja. At Valle, he has created a highly curated and seasonally inspired four course pre fixe menu as well as an eight course tasting menu that pays homage to Baja and Mexican cuisine and sources the freshest and finest ingredients from California. Chef Roberto has brought modern Mexican food and wine alchemy to Oceanside, a carefree beachside town known for its surf and skate community, creating an intriguing juxtaposition of high-end dining in a relaxed environment.


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.