About Carlos Salgado
Prior to opening Taco María, Carlos Salgado spent a decade in San Francisco and Oakland, learning in many of the Bay Area's best kitchens, including Vernon Morales' Winterland, Daniel Patterson's Coi, and James Syhabout's Commis. He was named a Food and Wine Best New Chef in 2015, as well as Chef of the Year in the Orange County Register. In 2016, he was named a James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef: West.
- Taco Maria
- 3313 Hyland Ave
- Costa Mesa, CA
- Best Chef: West Nominee, 2018James Beard Foundation