Moises Gallardo, the chef and owner of Mezcal’s Mexican Restaurant in Staten Island, moved to New York City where he discovered his passion for the restaurant industry at the young age of 10 years old while working alongside his father. He learned everythingthere was to know about the kitchen from the ground up and eventually transitioned over to the front of the house. Moises’ passion for the restaurant industry grew even more when his family decided to open a restaurant of their own on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn called Mezcal’s - this was the start of it all!
After a couple of years Moises opened up his very own place in Staten Island on 20 Bradley Ave. He searched all over Staten Island for the perfect location and soon stumbled upon what was then a barber shop for rent in a quaint strip mall off Bradley Ave. It was there, in the closed barber shop that he envisioned a fully operating restaurant.