New Beginnings

Previously Storico Vino, Storico Group introduces their new Mexican taqueria concept PACHENGO’S to Buckhead Village District 

It’s no secret that Atlanta’s Storico Group knows how to dish out unparalleled Italian cuisine. Earlier this year, Yeppa & Co. took the city by storm with its upbeat atmosphere, refreshing cocktails and housemade fare. That’s why Atlantans were intrigued when Pietro Gianni and Stephen Peterson of Storico Group announced the closure of Italian wine bar Storico Vino, ultimately to be replaced with an entirely new concept—a Mexican taqueria named Pachengo’s.

“The inspiration behind Pachengo’s is a lively, fresh and fun space taking cues from Yeppa’s energy,” says Gianni. “We’re offering all-day dining that is full-service but less formal than our other restaurants, which we felt would be attractive to nearby offices and Buckhead Village shoppers.” The menu, curated by husband-and-wife duo Omar and Guadalupe Santamaria, brings flavors from Mexico City to the Peach State. Think authentic Mexican dishes including tostadas, queso blanco, enchiladas verdes and tacos. From small plates to larger dishes, everything on the menu is made to share. In accompaniment to the food, Pachengo’s offers a selection of margaritas (complete with an extensive tequila list), palomas, agua frescas and more.

As for the interiors, Peterson collaborated with ASD | SKY to transform the once moody wine bar into a bright and friendly neighborhood taqueria. White tiles reflect light shining through the floor-to-ceiling windows, and playful light fixtures complement the restaurant’s signature colors, red and green. Guests will also be charmed by plenty of bar seating as well as verdant views on their expansive outdoor patio.

And it sounds like Storico Group and their assemblage of restaurants are not slowing down as the new year approaches. “We are gearing up for an exhilarating journey in 2024,” says Peterson. “Yeppa at Krog Street Market will be opening as well as a Pachengo’s in West Midtown.” Keep your eyes peeled, Atlanta foodies!