Chef and Partner Javier Vera Alarcon

Javier Vera Alarcon, from Lima Peru graduated with an „Industrial Engineering" degree in Lima in order to satisfy his parent’s wishes he should first get a higher education in keeping with the rest of the family tradition However, soon after graduating, he decided to follow his passion and open small restaurant in Lima where he met a young woman from Vienna who would soon become his future wife.
They moved back to Europe and Javier enrolled at the Culinary School at Cordon Bleu where he graduated as best from over one hundred students. Within the next several years, he worked with many highly-decorated chefs in Lima, Paris and Vienna including "Mraz und Sohn" in Vienna ,and  restaurant "Maido", currently the best Nikkei restaurant and number 8 in the list of "50 Best Restaurants" in the world. His love for Peruvian “Nikkei” Cuisine fascinates him the most.


Restaurant Manager Marisol Piber

Marisol has been involved in Gastronomy since birth. Every single day and minute of her life has been surrounded with all things dealing with the business of eating and drinking. She follows in the footsteps of her Gastro father who has several Gastro concepts in Vienna and America. Marisol is an Interior Design graduates with a passion for Photography and Art, and of course all things culinary. She has been an important support in Mercado from day 1. She now she succeeds her father and is the person in charge at Mercado. She is also in charge of all Social Media activities.


Animation Coordinator Erick Zott

Another important element for Mercado will be the new entertainment program. We were able to get Erick Zott, a longtime connoisseur and insider of the Latin American scene in Vienna, to work with us on the implementation of the Latino lifestyle in Mercado. The name Erick Zott and Mario Castillo are synonymous for bringing the Latin American Bar feeling to Vienna. His "Havana Nights" at Palais Eschenbach are legendary. Erick will regularly bring live acts, DJs and Latin American art presentations to Mercado.


Events Coordinator Luz Fernandez-Piber

The “Heart &Soul” of Mercado.
Luz has shown exquisite taste in all design matters in Mercado, proving that bright and colourful is also beautiful and tasteful. Luz is also in charge of all your events happenings: from an intimate birthday gathering to the largest company celebration, you can entrust her with all your ideas and wishes. With more than 30 years of experience in customer satisfaction/ service in New York City and Vienna, she is more than fit to plan your event from beginning to end ensuring the fulfillment of all your expectations! For event enquiries send us your request per mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Der Name Klaus Piber (Inhaber) steht für

  • innovative komplett Gastronomie-Konzepte - Standort, Design, Kulinarik und Service als Einheit - auch an Standorten, wo davor der Erfolg ausgeblieben ist
  • außerordentliche Geschmackserlebnisse - es werden ausschließlich frische Zutaten bester Qualität mit hochwertigen Getränken in angenehmer Atmosphäre gepaart
  • Entwicklung von internationalen Konzepten, die es in der jeweiligen Umgebung davor noch nicht gegeben hat: 

Ständige Reisen vorwiegend nach Asien und den USA aber auch innerhalb Europas und ständiger Kontakt zu Gastronomen in vielen Ländern stellen sicher, dass man immer am aktuellsten Stand internationaler Trends ist!

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