Pete was born in Oaxaca, Mexico, home to the most delicious dishes in all the country.In his childhood, he began to work with a family that owned their own food company.It was there where he started to learn.
When he immigrated to the U.S.A. in 1977, he worked very hard to make his living and all the while, he never lost sight of his dream to one day be the owner his own restaurant.It was in 1993 that Pete’s dream started to become a reality.He and his wife at the time, Irmita, started preparing food for the local fairs that took place in Mesquite, Washington County, and Irion County.With all the success that they obtained from these different fairs, they finally decided to open up their own restaurant, which was located at 500 S. and Bluff Street in St. George, Utah.The following 5 years saw much success, except for the separation of Pete and Irmita.After the mutual divorce, Pete continued on with the business side by side with his daughters and son for the next 7 to 8 years.Pete, now being at the head of the business, decided to make some changes, like adding more spices and flavor to the food that it didn’t have before.These alterations were accepted well by the friends and customers that frequently passed through Pete’s doors and made his restaurant well known throughout the entire city.
Now, you may be asking yourself the question:“Why are there 4 Irmita’s restaurants with different owners?There’s three in St. George, and another in Washington.”In 2001, Pete and Irmita’s divorce was legally made final.Irmita decided to move to California only to later decide to return to St. George 4 years later with her new husband.Shortly after returning, they decided to open up a new restaurant together in Washington, and that is the reason why there are 4 restaurants called Irmita’s with different owners.In the beginning of 2005, Pete decided to remake his life by getting married to his current wife Elia Diaz.Together, they continued with the restaurant located on 500 S. and Bluff for another 2 years until the beginning of 2007 when Pete and Ely had to close the restaurant and move it to its present day location: inside the Shell Gas Station on 795 E. 700S.It is here where Pete and his wife Ely continue to serve you their delicious food, with more variety now than ever before.For example: Enchiladas, Chimichangas, Burritos Mojados, Taquitos, Flautas, and Pete and Ely’s specialty—a wide range of the most delicious Tortas in all of St. George.
Don’t be afraid of coming to eat at a gas station.The food is delicious!All are welcome and will be treated with respect and hospitality.
Remember that we are at new location 95 W 700 S. (435) 703-9162.
The second location 795 E. and 700 S.inside Sell gas station in St. George, Utah.Our telephone number has been the same for more than 17 years:(435) 652-0161