About Perro Negro
Perro Negro opened in the summer of 2014. Born of a love of spanish food & culture, we hope to recreate the casual,spirited nature of a spanish tapas bar. We encourage you to eat a little, eat alot, share with friends, relax & enjoy yourselves.
Chef & owner Dave Craggs' early memories of growing up on Vancouver Island center around food; digging for clams, roasting oysters on beach fires, picking shrimp from the docks at Peddar Bay and eating fresh fish from the waters of East Sooke.
Dave began his career in Victoria as chef of the seafood focused Grand Central Café. After a 3 year stint cooking and writing in Montreal, he came back to the west coast to work for a fishing resort on the Sunshine Coast. Dave returned to Victoria in 1998 to partner with friend Tom Ferris in what was then known as Ferris' Oyster & Burger Bar. The rest, as they say, is history!
Dave's culinary influences point heavily to the countries of the Mediterranean, in particular Spain, where he travels often. Dave is happiest when eating simply prepared, freshly caught seafood, preferably on a beach with his toes in the sand.