Centro Mexican Kitchen

General Manager: Michael Laguna
Head Chef: Dakota Coburn
Opened: 2007

"My family moved here in June 2015. My wife went to CU. We're both from Missouri but we met in Manhattan Beach, California. I've worked and lived all over the place. I did three years in Vegas at the Bellagio!" - Mike
"I grew up in Boulder and moved back to be closer to family and friends. I have a four-year-old son. You can't beat the weather and the mountains but for me, it's about the people." - Dakota

"Working at Centro, there's never a dull day. Everything is different on a daily basis. The customers and experiences are always new. You never know who is going to come through the door." - Mike

"I like the camaraderie of cooking. I come to work every day for my team and to be around everyone. Being in the kitchen is a brotherhood." - Dakota

"I'm very people-oriented. I love the thrill of pleasing people and making them smile. I love my staff- they're my second family. It's in my blood." - Mike

"I feel like Pearl Street starts with the West End. It's such an energetic hub for activity, culture, and food!" - Dakota

"If I could have a super power, I would be a shape shifter. My son and I have put a lot of thought into this question. You can do anything - you can shift into a bird to fly or shift into a fish to breathe under water. My son wants to be a cat." - Dakota
"I dream about flying every night. Some nights I crash and burn, and some nights I'm like a fighter jet. If I had a power, it would be to fly." - Mike

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Downtown Boulder/1942 Broadway, Suite 301/Boulder, CO 80302
Phone: 303.449.3774/Fax: 303.449.1582