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Davino Earns Wine Spectator’s 2021 Award of Excellence

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Davino Restaurant at Villa del Palmar Cancun was Recognized with Wine Spectator’s 2021 Award of Excellence for having one of the World’s Best Wine Lists.

CANCUN, MEXICO (July 2021) — Villa del Palmar Cancun Luxury Beach Resort & Spa has 415 suites and five world-class restaurants. Davino Restaurant is among them, which specializes in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, and it has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2021 Restaurant Awards.  

Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine that reaches 3 million readers across the globe with its print publication, Wine Spectator magazine, and offers the web’s most comprehensive wine site at

“American restaurants are back in business, as patrons are eagerly returning to dining rooms across the nation,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor and Publisher, Wine Spectator. “In this year’s Restaurant Awards issue, we reflect on how restaurateurs navigated this incredibly difficult period, and look ahead, with every indication that the coming year will be one of the most promising in decades for an industry we all love. It’s been a long road back, and it feels wonderful to celebrate restaurants and all they bring to the world of wine.” 

In 1981, Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists. And since then, for the 40th consecutive year running, the annual program has recognized restaurants all around the world. There are three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award—with 1,673; 1,141; and 3 winners this year in each respective category. This year, 2,917 restaurants in 72 countries and territories received these prestigious awards.

Davino is honored to have earned Wine Spectator’s 2021 Award of Excellence based on its impressive 120-selection list, which features wines from France, Chile, Italy, Mexico, and the USA. Davino has an inventory of 1,200 bottles. To receive the Award of Excellence, the restaurant must offer a wine list with at least 90 different thoughtfully chosen selections that represent a range of regions and pair well with the type of cuisine offered. To receive the program’s highest honor, the Grand Award, restaurants typically must offer 1,000 or more selections and pass a rigorous wine cellar and restaurant inspection. 

“Davino Restaurant and the entire F&B team, including Tlaltekiti Rivera, the Food and Beverage Manager, Amr Idris, the Assistant Food and Beverage Manager,  and Martin Ek, the expert wine sommelier, are thrilled to have won this Restaurant Award from Wine Spectator and for the restaurant to be recognized for the wine program it offers,” said Juan Carlos Gonzalez, General Manager of Villa del Palmar Cancun. “For me personally, this award means a lot because it recognizes all our efforts to provide quality experiences for our guests right down to the wines we serve, and also because it is a highly-respected award that will put us on the radar of the wine-loving market.”    

Martin Ek is in charge of the wine program and he works across all of the restaurants at Villa del Palmar Cancun. He works tirelessly, not only to recommend wines, but also to take guests on a culinary journey based around wine.  

The wine list for which Davino was recognized is available at all restaurants across TAFER Hotels & Resorts. 

Follow the Restaurant Awards on Twitter (@wsrestoawards) and Instagram (@wsrestaurantawards), with hashtag #WSRestaurantAward, and at, where all winners can be searched by location and sorted by attributes including name, cuisine, and award level. Winners are also profiled in the free Restaurant Awards app, available for iPad and iPhone users.  

About Villa del Palmar Cancun

Villa del Palmar Cancun Luxury Beach Resort & Spa is part of a collection of luxury resorts owned by TAFER Hotels & Resorts. Located in Costa Mujeres, an exclusive Cancun neighborhood in close proximity to Isla Mujeres, the family-friendly resort features 415 units including spacious suites, split-level lofts, and luxurious Penthouses, along with five world-class restaurants, two snack bars, five outdoor swimming pools, an award-winning spa, gym, Kids’ Club and a Wibit brand Aqua Park.  For more information visit

About TAFER Hotels & Resorts

TAFER is a forward thinking leisure and hospitality company with an ever-growing and evolving collection of award-winning hotels, resorts and boutique villas, including the distinctive Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa and Hotel Mousai in Puerto Vallarta, Villa del Palmar Cancun Resort & Spa, Garza Blanca Resort & Spa in Los Cabos, Sierra Lago Resort & Spa and Sian Ka’an Village, and Garza Blanca Resort & Spa in Cancun with new properties soon to be launched in Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Maya. Being a principal owner of The Villa Group Resorts, which boasts 37 years of success, TAFER’s mission is to continue to merge excellence, quality and creativity to provide extraordinary vacation experiences that can be enjoyed for a day, a week or a lifetime. Constantly seeking to reflect the artistry that lies at the heart of the leisure industry, the company encompasses all aspects of hospitality: hotel design and construction, resort management, timeshare and residence clubs, marketing and concept design as well as tour and travel agent services. For more information about TAFER Hotels & Resorts visit  

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