Oscar brings a history of great achievement and advancement since joining DUO Restaurant Group in 2010. While his first position was as a server at Paloma Blanca Mexican Cuisine, he was soon promoted to floor manager, and then later to assistant general manager.
With the acquisition of Chris Madrid’s to our family of restaurants in 2017, it became obvious Oscar was a natural fit to lead the Chris Madrid’s team as general manager; however, his abilities were soon tested, as a fire broke out 45 days after the acquisition. This led to the necessity to set up a food truck operation until we were able to re-open the facility in September 2019. More challenges were to come for Oscar in his leadership role, given that six months after moving back into the building, the COVID pandemic presented itself in our community.
Oscar handled both circumstances with great determination and effort, and so his promotion to general manager of Paloma Blanca in February 2021 was a well-deserved recognition.
Oscar believes his role in the restaurant is similar to hosting a party. The ultimate goal? To make guests feel at home and loved-on with a superb meal and a wonderful atmosphere.
His adventurous spirit and willingness to seize new opportunities is not just evident in his professional life. Oscar grew up in Southern California and finally made it to Texas at age 16; he has called San Antonio home since 2005. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling to new places and spending time with friends and family over brunch (his favorite meal!), lunch or dinner.