Business buzz: Tortas Paquime was founded in 2002, and offers authentic Mexican cuisine, tasty fruit juices, delectable desserts and mouth-watering frozen treats. All foods are prepared in-house with only the finest ingredients. Patrons receive quick and friendly service from devoted wait staff and enjoy their meals in a spotless and vibrant environment. The quality and authentic taste of the food as well as the service are consistent at each of Tortas Paquime’s four locations.
A good entrepreneur must … have the ability to understand and fulfill customers’ needs, talent to generate and follow through on great ideas, and the capacity to maintain a great deal of faith and courage.
Historic figures youíd like to meet: Jesus and Albert Einstein.
Best advice: My parents always say, “It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you do it right, and it is honest work.” Another piece of advice that I follow is “If you do what you love and love what you do, you will be successful.”
Why did you start your own business? My desire to become an entrepreneur and my love of the sandwiches at a particular torta shop back home in Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, prompted me to go into the restaurant business. It was actually my mom who gave me the idea to bring these delicious sandwiches to the United States. We decided that Phoenix was an ideal location, because there was a real need in the community for an eatery that specialized in authentic and unique Mexican cuisine.
Best thing about owning a business: I have the freedom to use my creativity to build a business that encompasses my vision. I also have control over the growth of my business as well as the ability to manage my own time.
Biggest challenge: Making the most effective decisions and maintaining focus.
If I had a second chance … I would not do anything differently, because I believe that all decisions – good or bad – are part of the “school of life.” Without them, I would not be the business owner that I am today.
4344 W. Indian School Road (and 3 other locations)
Phoenix, AZ 85031