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Our Story

Located just south of Fort Lauderdale’s iconic Las Olas Boulevard, 620 South Federal Highway is now home to three distinctive concepts – Val+tino, Canyon and Rio’s Tequila Bar. “As SFL Hospitality Group’s fifth concept, Val+tino is a major addition to our portfolio of restaurants and will continue to add value to what our group has to offer,” says Mike Linder, Owner of SFL Hospitality Group. “ We are creating something special for Fort Lauderdale and the Rio Vista community.

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Chef Jake Abbott

Chef Jake Abbott found his love for cooking thorough adventures on his grandfather’s farm.  Abbott has worked with renowned chefs such as Joe Anthony and Laurent Tourendel during his time in New York City. His search for technical mastery led him to 2-Michelin Star Gabriel Kreuther Restaurant where he credits his refinement as a chef. His inspiration for food comes from beautiful seasonal ingredients and the lessons learned throughout his career.

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