Originally from Extremadura, Quique Dacosta has adopted the region of Valencia as his own. He began his professional career as a chef in 1986. In 1988, he began working at what is now his restaurant, El Poblet (now called Quique Dacosta Restaurant) in Denia in the province of Valencia.
Dacosta takes his inspiration from the culture and land in which he lives and works. The Mediterranean Sea and the Montgó Natural Park are places that have been fundamental in his cooking, with the endless wealth of the sea and its specific geographical location.
His cuisine has evolved to the rhythm of his profound culinary curiosity, becoming a whirlwind of flavors, textures, emotions, and surprises, with a strong sense of aesthetics.