Nicolas Ramos, owner, had a dream of establishing a restaurant. Then, after four years of carefully designing and creating the place, he wanted to bring a piece of true Mexico to Baltimore. With its authentic food and true Mexican décor, what you see at Arcos is not is not your typical tourist restaurant in Mexico’s large cities. Arcos is your authentic Mexican restaurant you will find throughout the towns of Mexico. With the old woodwork and brick-paved paths topped with arches (arcos), you will experience a warm and relaxed atmosphere. The surroundings make you feel as if you have gone back in time to old Mexico.
The bar was crafted from steel, wood and marble recycled from old buildings torn down around Baltimore and Washington. The wood around the tiles comes from old barns that Nicolas tore down himself. He recycled the windows and light fixtures from an old church in the Washington area. The beautiful handcrafted tables are made from hardwood floorings and beams. The materials used came from various sites such on the Francis Scott Key highway, Canton, Locust Point and Fells Point. The bricks, both inside and outside date back to the 1820s. Nicolas himself carefully removed many from old beautiful buildings. The marble on the bathroom floors came from the Congress Hotel on Franklin Street. The extremely large and heavy bathroom doors came from the Munsey building. The restaurant’s patio has an open grill and Mexican music background. The benches surrounding the patio and the grotto” come from an old Catholic church on Calvert Street.
Over ten thousand man hours of restoration and renovation was put into Arcos to create a hand-crafted hand-made atmosphere that everyone can admire. We hope you come see us and bring your friends. Since its opening, Arcos has catered many parties including Baltimore’s famous Green Week.
Best Known For...
Best courtyard 2006, 2005.
Reviews and Awards
Best Mexican restaurant 2006, 2005.