Jovani and Angie have been in the restaurant business together since November 2011. Jovani began his restaurant venture as a server in a local Mexican Restaurant. After saving tips for about 3 years, Jovani and Angie were able to enter into a partnership to create "El Jalapeno Mexican Restaurante & Bar". In July of 2013, they were able to become 100% owners, give the restaurant a new and improved look and reopen as "Jalapenos Mexican Restaurante & Bar".
The restaurant business is Jovani's passion. He loves welcoming people in and serving them a dish that he is proud of. "I wanted to do something great while I and my family is young, so we are able to work hard now to make the restaurant successful. Hopefully, fingers crossed, that hard work will pay off". Wife, Angie, works alongside Jovani every day of the week with the same goals and intentions. "We balance each other very well and we love the challenges that the restaurant business has to offer."
The location of the restaurant proves to be a unique asset Jalapenos. It will feel like a vacation, a step into Mexico as you dine on the patio under the tiki-style thatch roof, next to the indoor water fountain, or at the full bar with a margarita in your hand (no passport required).
So next time you are in Wausau, make Jalapenos your destination!