Mexico By Way Of NY

DARIO WOLOS, Owner

Favorite menu item at Café El Presidente…

The seared fish taco and shrimp habanero taco – tied for first.

Your first priority when entering the restaurant…

That our staff is happy and smiling.

The most important aspect of the restaurant business…

A dedication to hospitality.

The most important thing to know about a customer…

What they want – anticipate their needs.

Is the customer always right? 

Often, but not always – every situation is unique.

If you could add one thing to Café El Presidente, what would it be?

A theater/cinema.

Who is the one person that you’d like to have in the restaurant?

El Presidente.

Words to open (restaurants) by…

Get ready – this is going to be a fun ride.

DIETER WIECHMANN, Creative Director

Favorite menu item at Café El Presidente…

The Al Pastor taco.

Your first priority when entering the restaurant…

I scan around every part of the restaurant to make sure that everything is clean, in it’s right place, the music is at the right volume and lighting is comfortable, and, most importantly, that the guests are enjoying themselves.

The most important aspect of the restaurant business…

Service. Service is our key contact with the customer and is the personality of the restaurant. It draws the line between a good experience and great one.

The most important thing to know about a customer…

Customers want to know that they are being taken care of and not have to think about it. That is what we aim to do.

Is the customer always right?

Yes. We are in the hospitality business and all our effort goes towards giving our customers an exceptional experience.

If you could add one thing to Café El Presidente, what would it be?

One of my favorite restaurants sits on a lagoon on the pacific coast of Mexico. You pick your fish, it’s grilled, it’s served whole with fresh tortillas and it’s amazing and simple. I would love to add this experience to Café el Presidente.

Who is the one person that you’d like to have in the restaurant?

We set out to share Mexican food culture with as many people as possible. It really is for everyone.

Words to open (restaurants) by…

Watching guests come in, enjoy the experience and make the space their own makes all the hard work worthwhile.

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