Another excerpt and video from my upcoming dynamic article, The Evolution of The Tequila Bar, featuring Mercado restaurant and bar in the heart of Santa Monica, CA.
“The brainchild of long time friends, serial restaurateur Jesse Gomez and celebrated Executive Chef Jose Acevedo, Mercado, recently voted Los Angeles Magazine’s Best New Restaurant of 2013, has rapidly gained destination point status even among locals.”
“…And, much like Don Javier, Mercado, through Ramos Monterrubio, has a personal relationship with the tequila brand owners so that he can trace everything about the tequilas he curates, and the agave from the region in which they are produced, back to its roots.”
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