Orlando Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar 09/13/12
Opening Night was amazing!!!!
Video coming soon!!!
Location in Orlando:
7468 West Sand Lake Road Orlando, FL 32819
Born and raised in New York, Rocco Mangel grew up in the restaurant business. As a young boy he watched his grandfather’s focused work ethic and superb client service as general manager of New York City’s famed Copacabana nightclub, and he spent time in the kitchen at his father’s Long Island restaurants. It was this generational inspiration along with hard work, determination and vision that brought Rocco to South Florida to pursue ambitions of opening his own dining and social destination.
Arriving in West Palm Beach in 1997 with a mere $200 in his pocket, Rocco worked as a busboy at Big City Tavern, part of the Big Time Restaurant Group. Nine years later, the driven entrepreneur opened his first restaurant, Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar, as owner and partner with Big Time Restaurant Group. The West Palm Beach location transformed Clematis Street almost overnight breathing new life into the community.
It’s Rocco’s undeniable charisma and passion not just for the restaurant industry, but his show-stopping sense for creating an unforgettable experience that keeps clients coming back for more. Building off the popularity of his West Palm Beach restaurant, Rocco has since opened opened three successful Rocco’s Tacos & Tequila Bars in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach Gardens with an additional location plan for Orlando.
Rocco is a catalyst and an influential man in the community who uses his local fame for philanthropic efforts. He is an active fundraiser for the ALS Association to “stamp out” Lou Gehrig’s Disease, the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society and the YMCA’s Polo for Pedro fundraiser. Rocco was also Chairman for the 2009 March of Dimes Glitz Ball and in 2011 he raised $15,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
When Rocco’s not pouring tequila at one of his restaurants or planning the next phase of his Rocco’s Tacos expansion plan, he loves to travel and spend time in New York.
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