Meet the Staff
Geovanno "Geo" Belaski
Original Founder- President
Calvin R. Belaski II
General & Security Manager- Partner
Yolanda "Melia" Belaski
Director of Operations
Señora Ruth Ocampo
Welcome! - ¡Bienvenidos!
The Belaski family invites you to experience a taste of Latin America in the heart of San Jose at Azúcar Latin Restaurant Mojito Bar & Lounge. From your very first visit, the team want you to know how much you are valued as a customer. Azúcar first opened in 2005 in Downtown San Jose, a metropolis of fun! The idea was the creation of Founder Geovanno Belaski. He wanted a place he could be proud to bring family and friends where they could enjoy great food and entertainment. The building's old-world charm and historic architecture is both innovative and inspiring. Surrounded by tropical plants, hues of red and gold, and window views of the city is the perfect combination for dining and nightlife entertainment. Azúcar is famous for its authentic bold-flavored entrees and tapas you would find throughout Latin America. Mojitos in hundreds of fresh fruit exotic flavors, and live entertainment and dancing!
Azúcar Latin Restaurant Mojito Bar & Lounge is an award-winning venue where you can groove to tantalizing Live Latin rhythms and be awed by the fascinating daily entertainment. With the ability to provide off-site “Mobile Beverage Catering,” Azucar's fully licensed-and-insured mobile bar service can accommodate all types of receptions, corporate events, birthday parties, graduations, or simply a gathering among friends at the location of your choice. You are inspired to think "outside the box" and imagine the possibilities for your next event.
Azúcar is also proud to host several events a year, including Cinequest Film Festival, International Latino Film Festival, San Jose Repertory Partners, Dining Downtown, and more. Welcoming favorites like NFL Star Jerry Rice, Rocker Sammy Hagar, Director Gregory Nava, Director and Producer Edward J. Olmos, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, Actor Stephen Bauer, Maestro Pete Escovedo, and Recording Artist Jose Feliciano, just to name a few.
In the last three years, Azúcar has grown tremendously, thanks to you, the loyal customers. It was inevitable that Azúcar would have to expand its facility capacity for more dance space. Hence, Azúcar The Lounge: “Chic” art deco masterly captivated by the exotic decor, brick walls, hues of red, Chaise lounges, lighting, and VIP lounges, huge plasma TVs, and lots and lots of dance and lounge space just for you! This exclusive location is one that has become a “must” during your visits to San Jose.
Experience for yourself why Azúcar is the most celebrated nightspot in San Jose.
2008 Best Salsa Club & Best Cuban Food / 2008 Waves Best Latin Venue
2009 Best Salsa Club & Latin Food / 2009 SJC Mercury News - Best Hidden Gem
2009 Open Table Diners Choice Award "Best Latin Cuisine"
2009 Open Table Diners Choice Award "Best Live Music Nightspot"
2010 Open Table Diners Choice Award "Best Group Venue"
2010 Best Salsa Club & Latin Food / 2010 Zagat Honorable Mentions
2010 Best of The Bay Latin Restaurant Nominee
2011 Best Latin Restaurant, Mojitos & Latin Club