The Team


Alberto Abbate

Alberto always had an entrepreneurial spirit and founded Santa Maria Del Sur amongst other restaurants and shops in London. He’s a big tech enthusiast & he always saw London as the city of great opportunities. In his spare time he draws, learns to play the piano and dances Tango. His favourite? Spending time with his daughter.

Alberto-Abbate-Santa Maria Del Sur

Juan R Marcucci-Santa Maria Del Sur


Juan R. Marcucci

Juan is an Argentine/Italian chef with 13 years experience around the world, including Argentina, Chile, Andorra, Spain, and London. He also holds a Bachelor Degree in Culinary Management. When he is not concentrating on managing Santa Maria Del Sur he is devoting his time to music, photography, and extreme sports.


Jose Cacciavillani

Jose is a chef since 2004. He worked in some of the most impressive wineries in Mendoza and he also has opened several restaurants in Argentina. When he ‘s not cooking you can find him experimenting as a drum player. He’s very passionate about music.

Jose Cacciavillani-Santa Maria Del Sur

Facundo Astese-Santa Maria Del Sur


Facundo Astese

Facundo is an Argentinian bartender with a degree in Business Administration. Besides mixing delicious cocktails, he is also very passionate about football and travelling.


Roberta Massidda

Roberta is Italian and a gorgeous waitress at Santa Maria Del Sur. She loves Rock ‘n’ Roll music and has a weakness for Sushi – when she doesn’t eat Argentinian, of course. Furthermore, she can’t stop travelling and attending live music concerts.

Roberta Massidda-Santa Maria Del Sur

Antonio J Lopez-Santa Maria Del Sur


Antonio Jose Lopez

Antonio loves cooking, especially at Santa Maria Del Sur. He has a bachelor degree in Business Administration and in his spare time he is really passionate about football. Odd hobbies? Yes, he is also interested in stock markets. He comes from beautiful Spain.


David Castaño

David is our Spanish waiter at Santa Maria Del Sur. He is a huge fan of London and has been living here for more than 6 years. When he’s not in the restaurant, you can find him as a musician, songwriter and singer somewhere in London.

David Castano-Santa Maria Del Sur

Freddie Zavallo-Santa Maria Del Sur


Freddie Zavallo

Freddie is our bar manager and comes originally from Argentina. He has been living in London for 5 years and has been a bar manager for 2 years. Freddie is a creative soul; he currently studies film, drama, theatre and performance studies at the University of Roehampton.


Luis Crespo

Luis is taking good care of Santa Maria Del Sur as secretary. He was born in Argentina and has been living in London for more than 4 years now. On the one hand, he’s a musician, composer and piano player. On the other hand, he loves working out, a healthy lifestyle and football.

Luis Crespo-Santa Maria Del Sur

Rosztislav Popovics-Santa Maria Del Sur


Rosztislav Popovics

Meet “El Ruso”, our grill chef at Santa Maria Del Sur. You probably have guessed it: he comes from Russia. He moved to London more than 10 years ago and enjoys hanging out during British summers and spending time with friends.


Pablo A. De la Rosa Rodriguez

Pablo comes from the Dominican Republic. He’s passionate about sports and loves working out. When he’s not busy at Santa Maria Del Sur you can find him spending quality time with his family and friends.

Pablo Aridelson De la Rosa Rodriguez-Santa Maria Del Sur

Federico Olivo-Santa Maria Del Sur


Federico Olivo

Federico originally comes from Italy and has been living in London for 1 year. In his spare time, he loves to play his electric guitar. He is very interested in developing his career in the hospitality industry, too.