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Elevator pitch: Bomberos is a café and wine bar that serves South American wine and beer exclusively.  It is housed in an old fire station (bomberos means firemen in Spanish), with a large garden patio with a canopy of mesquite trees, outdoor fire feature and ambient lighting.

Founded: November 2007

Number of employees: 20

I hope my customers … feel like they are somewhere in South America drinking wine and eating amazing food.

What makes Bomberos unique? No other place in Arizona is truly a South American wine bar serving South American wine and beer exclusively.

Traits of a successful entrepreneur: Passion, patience and desire.

Best advice: Listen to your gut.

Historical figure you would like to meet: President Obama.

Favorite aspect of owning a small business: Seeing my dream finally come true.

Business milestone: Listed in the Top 10 Latin flavor spots in USA Today.

If I could start over, I would … save more money.

Business advice to others: If you are tired of telling people that one day you are going to open a business, then it’s time to fulfill your dream!

Next step: I want to open other cool independent restaurants in Phoenix.

Most challenging aspect owning a business: Lack of time in the day to relax.

Bomberos Café & Wine Bar
8801 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85020

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