The transformation is complete.
This Latin American-inspired eatery is a long-awaited dream come true for former Painters chef, Luis Marin and his two daughters, Ivonne Castro and Jessica Marin.
Between all three, the family shares decades of experience in the restaurant industry — and they have firm roots in the Greater Patchogue area.
Hailing from Ecuador and now living in Medford with his family, Luis moved to the United States some 30 years ago and began a cooking journey that took him to Painters in Brookhaven over two decades ago.
Castro and Jessica both worked at Gallo Restaurant in Patchogue Village for over 10 years, while their dad was the chef at Painters from the very beginning, almost 22 years ago.
As owners of their new establishment, Castro and Jessica handle the front of the house while Luis mans the kitchen.
Tiesto’s translates to “flower pot,” but it also describes the ceramic plate in which their food will be cooked and served.
There are also several tiestos mounted on the walls throughout the interior.
Luis whips up a variety of dishes from Ecuadorian, Mexican, Spanish and American influences, he says.
Paella, shrimp ceviche, chimichangas, guacamole, thin pizza, burgers, pastas — there are options for a wide range of palettes on Tiesto’s menu.
Freshly made, craft cocktails are also on the drink menu.
The family celebrated with a soft opening on Wednesday night. Scroll down for photos from the night.
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Scroll down for some photos from the soft opening of Tiesto’s, now open for brunch, lunch and dinner in Patchogue.