The Storico Group is dipping its toes into a new type of cultural cuisine with a more casual yet vibey Mexican spot.
Pachengos serves nothing but the most authentic Mexican cuisine. PHOTO BY THE COCKTAIL SHAKER
There is no shortage of places to dine in this city; from our favorites to new and exciting openings, they all off er a unique experience. New to the block, Pachengos (@pachengos), is no exception, as Pietro Gianni and Stephen Peterson from the Storico Group have done it again with authentic Mexican cuisine at Buckhead Village. And what makes this such a genuine Mexican experience? Much of their longtime staff trace their heritage back to Central and South America, so this is an opportunity for them to give patrons food they love and know like the back of their hand. Mexican-born chefs Omar and Guadalupe Santamaria are at the helm and have curated a holistic Mexican menu from shareable and small plates to larger plates or fuertes. Expect queso con chorizo, enchiladas suizas, and other staples that will make you feel like you’re in the middle of Mexico. Providing the whole experience, the chefs are also experimenting with a rotating “family meal,” which will allow them to play around with the traditional staff -only meal. However, it wouldn’t be an authentic Mexican restaurant without some libations, and beverage director Jose Pereiro has assembled a collection of margs, palomas and mezcalitas, nonalcoholic options, South American wine and beer, and, of course, an extensive tequila collection. The former Storico Vino location has an entirely new look, making room for the new restaurant concept by incorporating a double-sided bar and a seamless indoor and outdoor flow. The result is more casual and communal, with Mexican tile and light-wash wood. Now, who’s ready for a marg?