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Check Out Eduardo Bustamante’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Eduardo Bustamante. Them and their team share their story with us below:

Eduardo started the restaurant originally under a different name from Baja Urban, there was a different business partnership from the one that’s formed to date. The current location remains the one he’s worked for many years. Although since the partnership was dissolved a few years before the Covid-19’s pandemic, he had to put his dream of reopening on hold but remained working from home; offering mostly cold food. But when he had seen the new place wasn’t thriving as the pandemic was going on he only hoped he had a chance to come back. Soon enough, the new place announced that they were closing, so he reached out and made an offer to keep the lease. Things were tough in the beginning with covid going on and new health department restrictions however, he’s pushed through. Soon everyone who has his contact information started reaching out and learned he was back at the old location. His clientele had been built through the years as he’s self-taught on the food that the restaurant offers; so they started to patronize the place. Native from Baja California, Eduardo’s inspiration on the food comes from those roots back home. Although he’s also added some dishes from Guadalajara; currently only the tacos ahogados remain, which are a deep fried corn taco filled with mashed potatoes and covered in tomato sauce with cabbage and carnitas (shredded pork)… Baja Urban’s pride lies on the seafood it serves freshly made to order. As we do not have anything pre-made just to serve. So newcomers must know that our food does take time to make as the saying goes “great things come to those who wait” our food it’s worth the wait.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Covid-19 was a struggle for us since we had the place available to us until then. Also the community not knowing we’re open and us being a small business not having enough time and ppl to help us run it so we have more social media interactions.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
Eduardo is a self-made cook who prides himself in delivering the most fresh and tasty seafood to your table.

How do you define success?
Success is knowing you made it… for us is been able to provide to our families a better future. Success is a long journey with ups and downs, mistakes and changes. Always persevering to keep looking ahead of the path that is uncovering as you walk through no matter what bumps or rocks you encounter.

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