Meet the Team

Elizabeth Perezchica - General Manager

Elizabeth was born and raised in Palm Springs and takes pride in her community. She has 12 years of experience in the restaurant industry and adeptly manages all of the issues faced daily by a manager in a busy restaurant like Tac/Quila.

Elizabeth believes that the most important traits of a restaurant manager are confidence, leading to exceptional behavior and personal happiness, and Elizabeth diligently instills this in her team. She believes that exceptional behavior includes being empathetic toward our guests and their expectations. In the restaurant industry, there is always room for improvement, and at Tac/Quila, improvement and excellence start at the top. We are proud of the example Elizabeth sets for her team. When she isn't working, you will find her cheering on her kiddos in their various endeavors.

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Melina Cedano Moreno

As a dedicated member of the restaurant community in the Coachella Valley, Melina's second home is her restaurant. Through her long experience with a variety of cuisines and workplace cultures, Melina has learned from the best in the industry. No challenge is too great for Melina and she thrives on the learning experience. Melina's relationships with her colleagues and our guests, are all meaningful and lasting. Melina knows the ins and outs of the cocktail world, especially the "ins". Although the future has not yet been written, Melina predicts exciting opportunities for the community surrounding her and Clandestino. She has been instrumental in hiring our team and establishing a culture of excellence.

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Rosalba Carrion and Gustavo Carreon

Gustavo has been in the restaurant world for over 23 years. Gustavo believes his passion for cooking is in his blood, as the oldest of 7 siblings all of whom are Chefs. Gustavo loves the ability to be creative with dishes and teaching his employees new skills.

Rosie's mother is her inspiration. Rosie's goal was always to stand out from her brothers and be the sweetness of her family! At the age of 12 Rosie received her first piping set which started her curiosity for pastries. Rosie's career started at Farm as a dishwasher, which led to a prep cook, and she then became the pastry chef for all three restaurants. Rosies is now a kitchen manager alongside her older brother Gustavo. Rosie is driven by French and Italian desserts, some of her favorite desserts are fruit tarts. Rosie thrives on guests feeling comfort from her desserts.

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Nicholas Soto

We welcome Nicholas Soto as the newest member of our management team. Nicholas grew up in Chicago, moved to Palm Springs in 2012 and fell in love with hospitality and the allure of Palm Springs. Nicholas is naturally versatile and has had many roles in the industry, starting as a host and then moving to server, bartender and eventually manager. Nicholas is also no stranger to leadership and responsibility. His first job in Chicago was as a lifeguard for the Chicago Park District and for several years he also served as a swim instructor for the YMCA and captain of his high school swim team for 3 years. Nicholas continues to enjoy fitness training, traveling and hiking in the San Jacinto mountains, taking in the beauty of the Valley. Nicholas leads by example and is a mentor to the staff at Clandestino, always looking for ways to elevate them to higher levels of achievement. His attention to detail and compassion leave a lasting impression, as he endeavors to create wonderfully curated experiences for his guests.

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