Austin community remembers chef Miguel Ravago of Fonda San Miguel

Chef Miguel Ravago at Fonda San Miguel, which he opened with Tom Gilliland in 1975. (Credit: Tracey Maurer)

Fonda San Miguel co-founder and chef Miguel Ravago died over the weekend at age 72. The Phoenix native was a beloved figure in the Austin community, and, after hearing the news, many took to social media to share their fond memories of the chef. The posts below amplify the words shared by Jeffrey’s co-founder Ron Weiss, longtime Austin food writer Kitty Crider and El Naranjo chef-owner Iliana de la Vega in the story that ran over the weekend. A celebration of Ravago’s life will be held at Fonda San Miguel on July 2 at 5:30 p.m., following Fonda’s Hacienda Sunday Buffet service.




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