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

Facundo Astese-Santa Maria Del Sur


Facundo Astese

Facundo was born in Argentina and is now Santa Maria Del Sur’s manager. He moved to London in 2014 and has 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

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Antonio Jose Lopez

Antonio is our secretary. 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.


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

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.