The owner was born and raised in Michoacan, Mexico. When he was five years old, his family moved to Santa Ana, California where he spent the majority of his adolescence.
At a young age, he became captivated by his mother’s cooking. He was amazed at how the plants cultivated by his father’s hands could be used used to make the salsas and tortillas he enjoyed everyday. He carefully watched his mother’s hands move quickly with the food, chopping, peeling, dicing, boiling, as if it was second nature, all with a smile on her face. These experiences at his mother’s side always stuck with him and became the propellant to starting his own culinary journey.
When his family moved to Homedale, Idaho, he visited frequently and eventually moved to Boise after meeting his future wife. With his mind set on opening a restaurant one day, he started as a dishwasher and worked his way up to Executive Chef within a three year period. Since then, he has worked as the front of the house manager and kitchen manager for many well-known, established restaurants in Boise such as Whole Foods Market and Eureka!. When the opportunity presented itself to open a restaurant, he took it. He spent many months carefully crafting a menu that takes into account his influences of SoCal, Michoacan, and Oaxacan style Mexican food.