We had the good fortune of connecting with Ralph Santiago and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Ralph, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Through the years, I started to dislike what, at one point, I loved. A straightforward answer: I worked in fine dining, corporations, and family-owned restaurants, and it was always someone who would hold back my creativity and passion for the food industry. I became instead of a chef and service person, sitting at a computer creating excels and reports to satisfy someone above me.

What should our readers know about your business?
Hell to the no, it was not an easy thing to step out of your comfort zone. I have often heard that you are crazy; why are you doing this? You will fail. This type of food is unknown in this region. But what kept me moving was my passion for bringing something new and creative for the people to experience. Also, provide a friendly atmosphere. One of the biggest challenges is being short-staffed. This is the challenge that all people in the food industry have now. Even being short-staffed, I do not compromise my product and service.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
First, I will take them to downtown Fort Worth and the Stockyards so they can experience the culture and food and learn some history. We will visit a few bars downtown that offers good music and drinks for evening entertainment.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My biggest mentor is my wife, Betzabe Rivera (Betzy). She supported me through all challenges of my life. I would not be the person I am today without her. She also helped me with all the struggles I had and never stopped believing in the talents that I have.

Website: www.elmofoloco.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/elmofoloco/?hl=en

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ralph-santiago-25041369/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElMofoLocoLLC

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/el-mofo-loco-keller-4

Image Credits
My Lovely Wife Betzabe Rivera

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