South American fuego
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