One Monticello Life: Frank Lizarraga
A favorite Ameca employee is Frank Lizarraga
.This is his
grew up in Mazatlin, Sinaloa, Mexico.His
father worked in the transportation business.His
mother was a busy housewife, with three sons and eight daughters.Frank
was the second oldest.He
was schooled in Mazatlin and went to college in Guadalajara, Jalisco.He has an accounting degree from the University of Guadalajara.After graduating he worked for Rooster Products of Mexico in the accounting department.
However, life changed for Frank
five years ago when his
friend, Gustavo, told him abuot the new Mexican restaurant that was to open in Monticello, Arkansas.Frank decided to join the group on their adventure to America to start Ameca. Ameca
has 12 employees.The group branched off a year ago to open La Palacio Restaurant in Warren.The staff in Warren numbers 10.All of the Ameca and La Palacio
staff are friends and/or family from Mexico.Frank
is single and has one sister that lives her
.The rest of his
family lives in Mexico.He
keeps up with them through monthly phone calls.Two years ago, he
was able to travel home to visit for a month.
"The people, the city, and the money," Frank
says is what he
likes most about living in Monticello
is not working, he
enjoys an Ameca burrito and a Mountain Dew.Frank's contagious smile and fun nature are a big part of the Ameca experience.With Ameca
being an integral part of the city of Monticello these days, Frank Lizarraga
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I sure am glad that Frank
and friends decided to settle in Monticello
2 Madyson and Meme Jan 8th, 2007 at 9:58 am Frank
is great with my two year old granddaughter, Madyson.She
calls him the "bean 'n rice man".He
has my drink at my table usually before I land in the seat.He
is an awesome asset to Monticello
and I know Ameca is proud of him.
3 Steve Jan 8th, 2007 at 4:21 pm Frank
always greets you with a smile..and if you know or have eaten there long enough with him, he
knows you by name, knows what you eat (if you dont change) and what you drink without asking!
I have so many great memories tied to that place, as I'm sure many other Monticellonians do - a big thanks to Mr. Lizarraga
and all the other employees there.
When my family and I eat at Ameca
, Jose, Maria, and others, already know what we want to drink without asking.
THE TWO THINGS I ENJOY ABOUT FRANK
I DO NOT HAVE TO LEAVE HIM A TIP AND BECAUSE HE
IS MY WIFE BROTHER.
is very sweet and always has a BIG smile on his
You cannot separate Frank
and the rest of the crew from the restaurant.