We had the good fortune of connecting with Felipe Reyes and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Felipe, where are your from? We’d love to hear about how your background has played a role in who you are today?
I was born in New Jersey but I grew up in Morelos Mexico with my maternal grandmother Rafita, who I consider my mother. She is the one who raised me and taught me valuable lessons. Thanks to her I am the businessman that I am today. She taught me that one must always work hard for their dreams and that’s exactly what I did. Reyes Mix Michelada was once a dream that turned into reality.

What should our readers know about your business?
Reyes Mix Michelada is unique because I make everything fresh and on the spot for my customers. I have had customers who want their Michelada mix customized and I go out of my way to please them. My customers are my priority because it is them that keep this business running. It was not easy to be in the Michelada business with so many Michelada businesses around. There is a lot of good competition out there! It was not easy because many customers already have a favorite Michelada mix so they are hesitant in trying mine. I’ve learned that I need to be myself and accept that not every event will be successful. I’ve learned that not everyone will accept my business but I’ve also learned to be confident in my product. I am thankful for those who have opened their arms to me and my business.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Before COVID-19 started my brother, sister in law and wife would go to Escapade 2001. We would go to this club to distract ourselves and to have a few drinks! I love going to Salsita Mex Tex because they are the first business that has offered to carry my product. They have been very supportive of my business and they have the best tacos! They are located at 11755 West Little York Rd Houston TX 77041! Don’t forget to get a Reyes Mix Michelada when you go!!

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My daughters Angelica and Patricia are always supporting me, promoting my events and helping me with using my social media. My son Felipe Jr is always helping me at every event that I have on the weekends by translating, giving change and even setting up our booth. My wife is my main support she is the one that is always organizing all the materials that we need for the events. My grandchildren Issac and Diego are my motivation to keep working on growing my business. Every single customer that has bought my products deserve credit and recognition as well. Thanks to every single one of them my business is growing.

Instagram: REYESMIX1

Facebook: Reyes Mix

Other: 832-967-2151

Image Credits
Celeste Davila @cmarlenphotos

Nominate Someone: ShoutoutHTX is built on recommendations and shoutouts from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.