FLAVORFUL, FAST AND FRIENDLY
From dishwasher to restaurateur, Jorge Cueva’s success is no accident. With dozens of restaurants, a catering company and a handful of food trucks on his resume that totals over 28 years in the industry, you’d think he’d be slowing down soon, but he’s just getting started.
As owner and founder, Cueva’s first restaurant concept, Tempo Cantina, opened in 2014 in Brea then expanded to Anaheim Hills in 2016. Locals loved the food, the atmosphere, and Cueva; Tempo won Orange County’s 2017 Restaurant of the Year and earned him one of Modern Luxury’s Top 5 Power Players in Orange County. That same year, he ventured down to San Diego’s Little Italy to launch an extension of Tempo—King and Queen Cantina—for his high-class diners featuring hand-crafted cocktails and an indoor-outdoor bar concept you have to see to believe. Cueva’s concepts exemplify modern Mexican cuisine with a different spin.More About Mr. Tempo
THE BEST PLACE WE HAVE BEEN TO IN A WHILE
We came here with four friends and each of us ordered something different to eat and I can safely say that every single one was AMAZING. I ordered the California Burrito with Pork Belly meat and I left obssesed. This is our new go to spot for both food and DRINKS!!
The drinks were just as perfect as the food!
Goooood lord! I am so glad Tempo opened a location in Downey. I was driving out to Brea (45 + minutes away) because their food is BOMB. Although I have tried different things on the menu, I usually order the following to share between two people: 3 Animales Tacos, Pork Belly Bites and the Shishito Peppers.
The tacos come with three different meats (Korean marinated pork, Beef short ribs and chicken tinga. Since they come with the double tortilla per taco, you can easily split each taco into two for sharing.
Came here for the first time and I can assure you that it will not be the last time. The food was AMAZEBALLS!! Richard & Leo were so attentive! Loved everything! We will be back for sure! Keep up the great service!
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