U.S. markets close in 4 hours 30 minutes
  • S&P 500

    -2.98 (-0.06%)
  • Dow 30

    -154.21 (-0.39%)
  • Nasdaq

    +19.95 (+0.12%)
  • Russell 2000

    +24.63 (+1.21%)
  • Crude Oil

    +0.86 (+1.11%)
  • Gold

    +3.20 (+0.16%)
  • Silver

    -0.06 (-0.25%)

    +0.0002 (+0.02%)
  • 10-Yr Bond

    -0.0130 (-0.30%)

    +0.0002 (+0.02%)

    -0.2400 (-0.16%)
  • Bitcoin USD

    +3,642.61 (+6.83%)
  • CMC Crypto 200

    0.00 (0.00%)
  • FTSE 100

    +1.27 (+0.02%)
  • Nikkei 225

    +5.81 (+0.01%)

From Dishwasher to Restaurant Owner, How Jorge Cueva aka Mr. Tempo Started His Restaurant Empire

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / March 24, 2020 / Jorge Cueva's life story could easily be the plot for a movie. At just the age of 18, Jorge, better known as Mr. Tempo, came to the U.S. from Mexico. Not knowing any English, he was only able to find a job, dishwashing for a local restaurant. That was some 20 plus years ago, now Jorge Cueva heads a diverse restaurant company that plans to have 9 locations by the end of 2020.

Jorge Cueva was born and raised in Guadalajara, the capital of the Mexican state, Jalisco. In 1992, Jorge and his family decided to leave Mexico and immigrate to the United States in search of a better life.This was the beginning of a journey even Jorge never imagined.

Jorge Cueva's humble beginnings in the restaurant industry took place in Washington as a dishwasher at the restaurant, Montezuma's. From there, Jorge slowly moved his way up ranks to a manager position. After working for over 7 years, he saved up enough money to go to college and obtained a degree in hotel-restaurant management. With his schooling and previous work experience, he opened his very own restaurant in 1997.

Jorge's 28 years in the restaurant industry have started to pay off. He now owns five different establishments. Unlike a traditional restaurant, Jorge's restaurants have a wide variety of dishes ranging from seafood, sushi, tacos, steak, salads, all the way to burritos. His restaurants are known for their top-tier customer service and food. In fact, some customers wait for over 2-3 hours before even sitting down at a table. His two biggest current establishments are King & Queen Cantina and Tempo Cantina which are both located in California.

When we asked him about his success and what it feels like to have come so far, he said, "The possibilities of creating anything you want are endless. Everything you dream, think or imagine you can achieve. Limits only exist in your mind. No one can stop you, you are the creator of your reality and your destiny." Not a single setback could keep Jorge Cueva's drive at bay. With over 5 new locations planned in the next few years, it seems Jorge's empire will only get bigger.

Find out more about Mr. Tempo and his establishments here:

Media contact:

Name: Jorge Cueva
Company: Tempo Cantina

SOURCE: Jorge Cueva

View source version on