Meet Pepe, the energy, enthusiasm, and wits behind The Mexican Corner. Originally from Mexico City, Pepe started his first business at the age of 22. During about of young heartbreak, Pepe sold his first business to begin working on cruise ships. In 2010, Pepe moved to Whistler to join in on the excitement of the Olympic Games.
His entrepreneurial spirit sparked and he started his own professional cleaning company, Clean Perfect. By 2012, he opened The Mexican Corner in Whistler’s Marketplace. The restaurant quickly outgrew that space and relocated to the second floor of the Sundial Hotel. Whistler couldn’t get enough of Pepe’s flavour, and Pepe can’t get enough of exciting business opportunities. In 2016 he opened the first of three La Cantinas.
Around Whistler. Pepe is recognized as the man in the three-piece suit. He’s a supreme mentor to his 150 staff and has been recognized for various business awards. In 2014, the Whistler Chamber awarded Pepe with the Rising Star of the Year, and in 2015, he was the Best Immigrant Entrepreneur in BC from Small Business BC.
When you visit The Mexican Corner you can tell that it captures Pepe’s energy. The atmosphere is electric, the service is enthusiastic and most importantly, the food is unapologetically Mexican.