Armando Saldahna was born in Puebla, Mexico. He moved to Tenerife to study jurisprudence, but he soon left the university and started working at “Bistro Frances”. Then he developed his competences in several restaurants: “Meson el Drago”, “La cuadra de San Diego”, “La Broche Sergi Arola” (two Michelin stars) and “La Terraza del Casino de Madrid” (two Michelín stars). Since 2005 Armando has been participating to Madrid Fusion Backstage.
During the long period (17 years) spent in Tenerife Armando held two restaurants, the “Agave” and the “Amaranto”, which received one sun in the popular Repsol guide.
Now he is managing the “Gastrobar” in the “Museo de la naturaleza y el hombre” and the Mexican restaurant “Amorcito Corazón” in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. In 2009 Raul was awarded with the “Boccadillo de autor”, in 2010 with “Tapa de diseño” at Madrid Fusiòn, and one year later Amaranto received a nomination as “Restaurante Revelación”.