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Darien Rowayton Bank Provides Financing for Bar Taco, an Innovative New Restaurant Concept for Fairfield County


Darien Rowayton Bank is pleased to announce that it has provided a commercial financing package to Bar Taco, LLC to support the opening of restaurant locations in Stamford, CT and Port Chester, NY.  “This opportunity intrigued us immediately”, said Jack Dowling, Vice President of the bank. “While Bar Taco is a new concept, its principals have the experience and track record to ensure success.”

“Bar Taco is a fun, informal, authentic tacqueria with great drinks and great music,” says owner Andy Pforzheimer.  Co-owner Sasa Batuz-Mahr envisioned a place where guests are transported to a shack by the beach:  a communal space where everyone can enjoy affordable, high-quality food and an extensive selection of tequilas, beer or made-to-order margaritas.  Bar Taco in Port Chester and Stamford will serve lunch and dinner and will include a take-out shop and signature hot sauces.

Owners Andy Pforzheimer and Mr. Batuz-Mahr’s first venture - Barcelona Restaurant and Wine Bar - is an award-winning Spanish tapas restaurant group with locations throughout the greater New York region, West Harford, New Haven and Atlanta, GA. 

"We were amazed at the terrific personal attention and the fast turnaround time on our loan. Everyone at Darien Rowayton Bank worked around the clock to make it happen for us, stated Pforzheimer."

Darien Rowayton Bank is a privately owned bank that specializes in providing superior service and high quality financial products to businesses, self employed individuals, and residents of Fairfield County.  With two offices conveniently located in Darien and Rowayton, the bank offers a full complement of consumer and business banking products, along with a full line of residential mortgage products with very competitive interest rates.  Darien Rowayton Bank operates under the authority of the State of Connecticut Department of Banking and is FDIC insured.



Robert K. Kettenmann
President and Chief Operating Officer
Darien Rowayton Bank