Our story began with a love of traditional Mexican cuisine and a desire to create an authentic dining experience that captured the essence of our culture. Drawing inspiration from family recipes and the vibrant street food of Mexico, we set out to create a menu that showcased the bold flavors and colorful ingredients of Mexico.
Alejandro Gamarra has been in the local restaurant industry since 1993. His culinary journey started in a Taco Truck, Tacos Acapulco, at the corner of Royal and West A street in Hayward. His first brick and mortar, Metro Taquero, opened in 2004 and has become a Hayward staple. He now operates four Metro Taqueros with a fifth location in the works, also in Hayward.
In 2007, he took the next step and opened a full service restaurant, The Mexican Restaurant and Bar. This neighborhood Mexican restaurant is a local favorite and also serves as a commissary kitchen for all Metro Taqueros. Alejandro has a passion for the industry and a love for Hayward. He believes Hayward has the potential to become a culinary destination.
Alejandro believes it all starts with the very best ingredients and a commitment to consistency in execution. And never forget all his success is owed to beans, rice and a lot of tacos.
Chef Serafin Cruz came from humble beginnings. Born and raised in a small town in Oaxaca, Mexico; Chef Cruz grew up in his grandmother’s kitchen learning how to cook and helping his father cultivate vegetables from their farm after school.
He was 17 years old when started his culinary journey in the world of hotels working for Joie de Vivre Hospitality in the re-make of Miss Pearl’s Jam House, Benchmark Hotels & Resorts and Lake Chalet. He has been privileged to work with well-known Chefs in the Bay Area where he received extensive training in French, contemporary seafood-centric and elevated Southern cuisine.
His fondest childhood memories go back to the days when he would bring freshly picked corn, tomatoes and squashes to his mother where together they created very simple flavorful and wholesome meals. Chef Cruz’s culinary creations are inspired on bright, bold and ingredient-driven food that expresses the Latin American narrative.
Whether you're planning a corporate event, a family gathering, or any other special occasion, our catering service offers a hassle-free and convenient way to enjoy the vibrant and delicious cuisine of Mexico.