Dario Wolos

Dario Wolos

Founder and CEO, Tacombi

Dario Wolos was born in Elmira, New York and raised in Monterrey, Mexico, his mother’s hometown. He grew up traveling across Mexico with his family, who often hosted international guests and introduced them to Mexican food and culture. Dario’s experience spending time between Mexico and abroad instilled a passion for Mexico’s people and laid the foundation for his ambition to share Mexico’s distinctive culture and traditions beyond its borders. 

Dario studied economics through high school and at Cornell University and had internships at Magna International and Porsche AG that profoundly affected his views on company culture and branding. Prior to graduating, he joined the successful internet startup CCBN-StreetEvents, where he first built the Latin American operation and then led the development of the European Market from London through its sale to Thomson Reuters. 

In 2005 at age 28, Dario returned to Mexico to launch Tacombi in the beach town of Playa del Carmen, refreshing a business plan he wrote during university. His vision for Tacombi was to be a global brand sharing a unique perspective on Mexican hospitality, which would invest back into Mexican communities. He moved the business to New York City in 2010 and introduced Tacombi as a lively, authentic taqueria experience and limited service restaurant in downtown Manhattan. Today, Tacombi has locations in New York, Miami and Washington, D.C., and is an omnichannel business, including eDelivery and a fast-growing CPG business, Vista Hermosa. In parallel, Fundación Tacombi continues to scale nationally with a commitment to investing in and supporting Mexican communities. 

Dario and his wife Joana live on the Bowery in New York City with their son, daughter and dog.