CentroNía is excited to announce a partnership with Taqueria Local, a new restaurant located at 1627 K Street NW. The fast-casual eatery includes a delicious lineup of tacos, tostadas, burritos, salads, sides, soups, and desserts.

Partners Arman Amirshahi and Antonis Karagounis have joined forces with their longtime chef Giovanni Orellana to run Taqueria’s kitchen. For Chef Giovanni Orellana, a native of El Salvador, owning his own restaurant was his dream since he began working in a kitchen. His most significant professional desire was to create a restaurant that shares easy to eat, homemade food that brings people together.

CentroNía’s Development and Communications team poses with co-owner and Executive Chef Giovanni Medina.

Giovanni was parent at CentroNía previously where his son completed CentroNía’s Early Child Education program. As a way to give back to his community, Taqueria Local will donate 1% of their yearly revenue and additional support throughout the year to the the children and families of CentroNía.

“It feels amazing knowing that I will be able to give back to a community that has given me so much,” says Giovanni Orellana, “I sent my son to CentroNía for six years, so I know the incredible impact they have. Cooking food I love and sharing part of this success with them means the world to me.”

CentroNía is so grateful to Giovanni and his partners Arman Amirshahi and Antonis Karagounis  for inviting CentroNía to be a recipient of their generous contribution. Next time you find yourselves around downtown DC make sure to stop by and check out their delicious menu and while you enjoy your meal remember that you are impacting the lives of the children and families at CentroNía!