Spanish chef Jesús Nuñez has left Melibea and Barraca, the neighboring West Village restaurants that he recently opened with Hector Sanz. The chef tells Grub Street: "Hector Sanz and I have mutually decided to part ways... I'm so proud of the work we've accomplished there together over the past year and wish Hector and the team nothing but success in the future." Rayuela's Alex Ureña will take over the kitchens at Melibea and Barraca.
Nuñez says that there are a few projects that he's developing right now, and he feels "more inspired now than ever before." Before partnering with Sanz, Nuñez was the chef and co-owner of the ill-fated Graffit/Gastroarte on the Upper West Side.
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