“We believe that happier people make better food.

And the better the food, the happier we are.”

– Vatos

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About Vatos

Vatos Urban Tacos sprang from the minds (and bellies) of Korean-Americans who wanted to offer a new type of dining experience in Korea. Influenced by Mexican street tacos in Los Angeles and home-cooked Korean meals, the menu consists of creations like the Kimchi Carnitas Fries, Galbi Tacos, and Spicy Chicken Quesadillas. 

Vatos Urban Tacos in South Beach is located in the beautiful former National Armoury Building on Beach Road and can seat up to 80 people indoors and another 70 people outdoors. 

Vatos Cantina Holland Village is located in the Park just outside of Holland Village MRT.  The standalone shipping containers and outdoor patio make it a great place to have a few drinks and people watch.

Timeline
how our Komex journey began
The Team
meet the extraordinaires of vatos international, llc
Sid Kim

Sid Kim

Co-Founder & CEO

Sid’s first job at the age of 14 was at a Mexican restaurant in Ventura, California, so it’s fitting that he has come back full circle to the Mexican food scene. Born in Korea and raised in sunny Southern California, Sid brings more than 22 years of business know-how and over 15 years of food and beverage experience to Vatos. As one of the founders of Vatos, Sid has helped successfully opened 11 restaurants in three different countries and is currently working on the fourth. In 2015, Sid moved to Singapore to open the Vatos Singapore outlet, and to embark on the global expansion of the brand. Through these experience, Sid has become an expert in all phases of F&B: concept development, menu development, new outlet execution, product sourcing, interior design, kitchen architecture, finance, marketing, and investor relations.

Liz Cho

Liz Cho

CFO & Director of Operations

Before moving to Singapore to join the Vatos executive team, Liz was the Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Inc. Liz’s career in the entertainment industry spans 16 years, which include stints at NBC Universal and Dreamworks Animation, as well as, Warner Bros. With her expertise in budgeting, financial planning, cash forecasting, business planning, and systems analysis, Liz brings invaluable experience to the growth and financial stability of Vatos International. Liz competed her undergraduate degree at Smith College and received her MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business. Liz currently wears many hats for Vatos International as she handles all areas of operations, finances, and human resources.