Halušky brings me back to mama’s food, says Spanish restaurant owner

Multicultural couple in Bratislava finds success with fusion tapas.

Prečo Bistro.Prečo Bistro. (Source: Jose Vintimilla)

Although their wine bistro has been open for less than a month, business owners Jose and Mirka Vintimilla have found that most of their customers in Bratislava are looking for two things: a complete culinary experience and free therapy.

“You feel like a psychologist sometimes. People come here, sit at the bar and talk to us and ask questions. Sometimes, they just need to talk to someone,” remarked Mirka Vintimilla, a Slovak-Ecuadorian.

Mirka and her husband Jose, a Spaniard who has been working as a cook since he was fifteen years old, are a friendly couple with a joint passion for innovative gastronomy, classic wine, and new experiences. Since meeting each other, they have tried several new business ventures, the latest being a wine and fusion tapas bistro in Bratislava.

“It was his dream to have his own place so we decided to find a way to make it happen,” said Mirka when talking about how they ended up in Bratislava.

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