Meet the Menu: Nuevo Modern Mexican and Tequila Bar

If you haven't been to Nuevo Modern Mexican and Tequila Bar in the heart of downtown Akron, you are missing out on an experience— particularly if you enjoy top shelf margaritas on a gorgeous patio. Don't worry, you will have a chance June 25th at The Akron Ale Fest! Make sure to get your ticket to the Akron Ale Fest in order to get to check out breweries like his first hand!

Who are you and what is your business?

My name is Zack Hirt. I own Nuevo Modern Mexican and Tequila Bar with my wife, Lisa.


How did you decide on your menu?

We love Mexican food, especially modern Mexican. We decided that Akron needed a place like that.


Do you have a new dish this year?

Our menu changes twice a year, so yes, we have a lot of new dishes.

What is your favorite dish?

My favorite dish is probably our pork carnitas. It takes all day to make, but it's so worth it.


Do you have a recent milestone?

We passed our two-year anniversary in March, and have started construction on a new location on the East 9th pier in Cleveland. It will be open mid-July.


What are your current goals?

Learn to balance two restaurants and not go crazy.

What inspires you?

The community that I've become a part of in Downtown Akron.


Why are you excited for The Akron Ale Fest?

Beer! That and interacting with the public and my colleagues in the restaurant business.


How would you go about world domination?

I'm currently on that path.


Drink of choice?

I should say Nuevo Margarita, but I do like a sazerac. And beer. Lots of beer.