About the Quirky Owner and the Inspiring folks behind Gringos and Botanas: A Quirky Mexican Joint
“Lupe” Jose Valencia has been a successful restaurateur for well over a decade. Hard work should be his middle name, honestly. Lupe has a passion for good food, treating his customers like family and working towards innovation in his restaurants while keeping in mind the dishes his mother made when he was a boy in Guanajuato, Mexico. In addition to Gringos and Botanas, he operates West Tenampas, South Tenampas and East Tenampas in the Tri-state area of West Virginia.
A few buddies who helped come up with the concept and were partners in the beginning:
John D. Creamer and Tinia Lucas Creamer (a life long App-uh-latch-ian.) Tinia is also the inspiration for our terribly awesome GOAT logo.