The laid-back atmosphere of the Cantina at Burrito del Sol hits the moment the door closes. Star-shaped lanterns dot the ceiling and a mural of a guitar-strumming skeleton in a sombrero lure customers to the local Florida-Mex themed watering hole.

This atmosphere and the people it brings in are what bartender Sylvio Borges said he likes best about the Cantina.

“I’ve talked to millionaires and to people who are in the career I’ve been wanting to get into,” Borges said. “Once you are this social, you run into everybody, because everyone loves drinking.”

With a name like Sylvio, Borges said it’s easy to get a conversation going.

“I’m Brazilian, and my grandmother gave me five names,” he said. “She literally tried to put all the family into one name.”

Along with his five names, Borges speaks almost as many languages including Portuguese, Spanish, English and some French.

“Once you know one romance language, you can basically learn the others rather quickly,” he said. “I pretty much slept through French and still came out with a B!”

When it comes to his favorite spirit, Borges said he would sip a good tequila any day.

“I just like the taste of it,” he said. “A lot of people do shots, but tequila was meant to be sipped. The best tequila comes from one type of agave plant — the blue agave plant from Guadalajara, Mexico.”

As for his signature sip, Borges chose to feature a brand new cocktail on the menu, the Strawberry Mint Sparkler.

“It’s got about as much mint as you can possible fit in there with about 10 mint leaves,” he said, noting the strawberries add sweetness. “I make a strawberry puree with simple syrup and strawberries, and we always use fresh lime for that great flavor,” he said.

Cantina at Burrito del Sol is at 201-B Miracle Strip Parkway within Burrito del Sol restaurant. Hours are Monday-Thursday 4-11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.