There’s one word to best describe Roberto “Beto” Correa – and that’s passionate. Beto, nicknamed by his parents, is the owner and executive chef of Beto’s Tacos in Suwanee. Beto’s experience in Mexican cuisine and hospitality is anything but minor as he also owns Fusion Catering, where his team caters up to 35 events each week. Beto’s Tacos serves as his most recent business venture, which officially unlocked its doors on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road on May 28, 2019.
When considering opening a restaurant in Georgia, Beto asked himself how he could share a piece of his culture and achieve a sense of “street tacos,” just like the individual taco stands traditionally situated on the streets of Mexico. In an effort to replicate this authentic style of selling tacos, Beto decided to maintain a very open atmosphere, particularly including the kitchen, so customers could be a part of the experience. “I want people to see us cook and prepare. I want people to see their food and smell it. And if we’re doing something wrong, I want to fix it,” explains Beto.
Beto’s passion for food stems from his appetite (no pun intended) to never stop learning about the craft and cuisine. He originally moved from Mexico to build on his culinary education, but still invests time to travel back to Mexico (and all over the United States!) so he can continue learning new trends and techniques and to try new things. Guests of the restaurant benefit from his research and experiences as they have a vast menu of items to choose from. You’ll also find that all of the ingredients are made or delivered fresh daily, and you won’t find a freezer or microwave on site — which is evident when you take your first bite!
You can bet that Beto’s passion absolutely does not stop at food. You can see it beaming through his welcoming smile as you walk through the door, and you can feel it radiating through each of his staff members. As part of the overall experience, another one of Beto’s main priorities is to offer a space comfortable and inviting for anyone and everyone, whether you’re eating lunch alone during the work week, coming with friends to watch a big game on the weekend, or enjoying a casual dinner with your family. He’s proud of this environment he’s created and is overjoyed with the overwhelming amount of positive response from the community.