Jorge took on positions in some of the city’s most prestigious restaurants. As he worked, his responsibility grew into leadership roles; he realized he wanted to own his own restaurant.
Mexican food and cocktails
True to its name, Temerario brings a bold, fearless interpretation of Mexican food to its Chelsea neighborhood. Chef/partner Mario Hernandez serves his creative take on the foods that are a part of daily life in Mexico. Inventive specialty cocktails and a vast selection of tequilas and mezcals complete the beverage program. Streetside graffiti and striking interior murals of luchadors symbolize pride in the strength of Mexican culture, in the temerario. Opened February 2016.
198 8th Avenue, NYC.
Wine and Tapas bar
Around the corner from Temerario, and in a second location in the West Village coming soon, LAMANO is an intimate Spanish tapas and wine bar. Its menu (also by Chef Hernandez) offers classics from all regions of Spain along side modern dishes. Spanish and Latin wines, and inspired cocktails, in an industrial yet intimate atmosphere make LAMANO a popular hangout. Opened January 2017. www.lamanonyc.com
265 West 20th St and 39 Christopher St, NYC. 212-741-2398.