Juan Sanchez Gonzalez

Carnitas Guanajuato
5534 Albemarle Road #101
Charlotte, NC 28212
704-563-1651

Juan Sanchez Gonzalez co-owns Carnitas Guanajuato with his wife, Rosario Vásquez Reyes. Mr. Gonzalez is from Dolores Hidalgo in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. He was only twelve years old the first time he cooked them, helping his dad fry up the pork and sell it to folks at jaripeos, which are bull-riding events. When he moved to the United States in 2001, he took the same approach and sold carnitas from a tent outside of Latino community soccer games in Charlotte and Monroe. Now he owns three restaurants that serve the gamut of Mexican cuisine.

Date of interview:

March 31, 2017

Interviewer:

Victoria Bouloubasis

Photographer:

Peter Taylor


Son recuerdos pero, pues, son etapas de la vida. O sea, se quedan allí como algo bonito y al mismo tiempo, pues, aquí el ver que lo que a uno le gusta, por lo que ha luchado, se está realizando, pues te da paz, da tranquilidad, te hace sentir bien.

There are memories, but they are stages of life. They remain as something nice and at the same time, to see that what you want, what you’ve struggled for is being realized, gives you peace, makes you feel good.

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