Taco enthusiasts, rejoice! The Cinco TacoBar team ("Cinco") puts more than just a fresh spin on the traditional Mexican taqueria. Cinco prides itself on its delivery of old-world recipes packed with distinctive spices and quality ingredients in a vibrant, inviting and meticulously clean dining experience.
Cinco serves its customers a customizable burrito, taco, or bowl that’s served with uniquely authentic Mexican spices and produce, all on hand pressed tortillas, made to order! Its passionate team is focused on streamlining the experience and ordering process without cutting corners on an incredibly tasty and nutritious meal.
The menu also includes a select number of specialty dishes and sides, balanced with an assortment of mouthwatering Michoacán-inspired sangrias and beverages.
The first Cinco TacoBar location (Vive! Restaurant Group, LLC or "Cinco 1") opened in San Leandro in September 2016. Within 3 months of operations, Cinco 1 has already generated positive cash flow and is poised for over $1 million of revenue.
The second location (Vive! Restaurant Group Livermore, LLC or "Cinco 2") will benefit from the positive momentum and seating and parking areas over twice the size of the original space. An improved menu will include additional alcoholic beverage options, specifically an innovative MargaritaBar (make your own margaritas!) concept that’s newly added for Cinco 2’s larger footprint.
Cinco TacoBar was founded by William Bonhorst and Silvano Hernandez. With a combined 25 years of entrepreneurial experience in the food service and hospitality industry between them, they bring a focus on operations and business savvy that is on pace to drive profitability in the business within its first year.
The team is also supported with strategic partnerships that lend a hyper-local advantage in the SF Bay Area that is markedly unique to Cinco TacoBar.
Industry veterans Octavio Guzman and Alfonso Guzman support the team as mentors and with menu and recipe development. The brothers are the founders and owners of the highly successful La Penca Azul and La Piñata Mexican Restaurant & Tequila Bar chains of restaurants, bringing over 50 years of domain experience to the business.
Further, Cinco has a strategic partnership with Kimco Realty, one of the largest commercial real estate operators in the country. Cinco’s first location was launched in a Kimco property in San Leandro. The landlord is committed to Cinco and will help the business develop and source the best portfolio locations for its growth throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
The public reception has been highly positive from local media, and Cinco has also built a solid foundation on various social platforms. After just three months in operations, searches for “Tacos” and “Mexican food” in the East Bay (San Francisco, CA) on Yelp both return Cinco TacoBar as the top recommendation.