The former Del's Bar & Ristorante in Bloomfield will soon house Camino Mexican Street Food. Photo courtesy of Juan Grismoldo.

Juan and Danielle Grimaldo are bringing their brand of Mexican food to Bloomfield.

Owners of Totopo Mexican Kitchen and Bar in Mt. Lebanon and Shadyside’s Tocayo Taqueria & Tequila the couple is currently setting up Camino Mexican Street Food in the former Del’s Bar & Ristorante at 4428 Liberty Ave.

“We want to take the best from Totopo and Tocayo and incorporate that into the concept,” Juan Grimaldo says. “So, you can expect tacos, tortas, burritos, salads, grain bowls and more. The ambiance will be completely different with outdoor dining, an open kitchen where you’ll be able to see the food being made, all in a fast-casual-style restaurant bar.”

Totopo General Manager Joel Garcia shaves pork off of a rotisserie to make tacos al pastor, which Camino Mexican Street Food will offer. Photo courtesy of Juan Grimaldo.

They’re excited to put a new spin on a Little Italy landmark and make it a destination for residents, workers and people from all over Pittsburgh.

Cosmetic changes are being made to the building — which briefly housed Sugar and Smoke — and there will be seating for about 100 people.

The couple says they were hit hard by the pandemic, but dedicated staff members and loyal patrons have helped them pull through. Totopo recently celebrated its fifth anniversary and Tocayo, a hidden gem off of Walnut Street, debuted in 2019.

“Thanks to our amazing customers that supported us by ordering takeout and returning as soon as the restrictions were lifted, we were not only able to survive but thrive,” Juan Grimaldo says.

Depending on the response to Camino, the Grimaldos say they would like to open more fast-casual concepts throughout Pittsburgh.

Kristy Locklin

Kristy Locklin is a North Hills-based writer. When she's not busy reporting, she enjoys watching horror movies and exploring Pittsburgh's craft beer scene.