Meet the New Southwood Manager: Edgar Gamez

New El Jalisco Southwood Manager

Edgar Gamez

Edgar Gamez is just like any other hard working young man, except with him, his hard work paid off at an early age. It wasn’t long before El Jalisco’s jefes became acquainted with Edgar’s drive, tenacious attitude, and most importantly his honesty. It was those very attributes that influenced Fernando (one of the El jalisco founders) to promote Edgar to a Manager position.

Edgar humbly started off as a busser at the Monroe location three years ago. He recalls being shy and reserved in the beginning, not knowing how to professionally interact with people or handle tough situations. Working at El Jalisco has helped him develop leadership skills along with communication skills and a greater sense of professionalism. “I learned a lot, I used to be shy but now i’m more mature and personable with people,” says the young talent. He’s now rewarded with  a brand new location to call his own and manage.

El Jalisco Southwood

New El Jalisco in Southwood

Edgar will be taking over the 3700 square foot Southwood location. This new location will be  slightly different from the other El Jaliscos. New technologies will be embraced along with a new look and ambiance. With it, the company hopes to experiment with new promotional offers and events as well as rewarding our loyal guests. All guests will enjoy patio seating, quality service, and a new spacious look that represents the colorful culture of Mexico but don’t worry, the deliciously authentic Mexican cuisine El Jalisco is known for will remain the same.

El Jalisco Southwood

El Jalisco Southwood Location

El Jalisco is a family owned restaurant that manifested to a chain of successful businesses by hard work and perseverance. The restaurant continues to grow with the same mantra it was originally built on, working hard while providing exceptional service to our guests.

With the grand opening around the corner, we would like to invite you all to our new location and let us know your honest opinions.





  1. Kellz
    March 17, 2014 at 10:08 am Reply

    When is it opening.

    • Melissa Frias
      March 18, 2014 at 10:53 pm Reply

      There will be a soft opening this Friday March 21st. Hope to see you there!

  2. Zaida
    March 17, 2014 at 1:57 pm Reply

    Congratulations Edgar! As a resident here in Southwood I’m looking forward for the grand opening.. Cuando es?

    • Melissa Frias
      March 18, 2014 at 10:54 pm Reply

      Hi Zaida!

      You can come on by this Friday March 21st for the soft opening. Hope to see you there!

  3. Jennifer V.
    March 20, 2014 at 10:31 am Reply

    Congratulations Edgar! I’m a big fan of El Jalisco and live in Southwood, so I’ll being seeing you all VERY soon. Thanks for coming to my neighborhood!

  4. March 29, 2014 at 2:22 am Reply

    I missed the grand opening, and today was my first visit. It was full of people. I loved the Margaritas, the atmosphere, the good service. I will come back soon. Congratulations Edgar! it´s a great place.

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