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Our Story

Authentic Mexican Restaurant

Ms. Marimar and Mr. Lucio Melecio’s

Founders of Melecio's

It's All About The Family

Melecios Taqueria is the realization of Ms. Marimar and Mr. Lucio Melecio’s dream. Ms. Marimar and Mr. Lucio were born in a small town in Mexico at a young age Mr. Lucio showed his entrepreneur spirit when his father passed away. His mother worked long hours and he took responsibility over his younger siblings to cook for his family.He was in the stage of his life where he felt cooking would help him succeed and later on in 2000 Mr. Lucio moved to the United States and started working in a Mexican restaurant.

He was a dishwasher and hostess for six months and was later given the opportunity to work as a cook. When offered the position, he didn’t think twice about it because he saw this as an opportunity to be more successful. Working more than 10 years in a Mexican restaurant, he learned many aspects of the restaurant business.

Had A Great Dream

Mr. Lucio and Ms. Marimar had the dream that one day with the help of God; they would have their own restaurant. With hard work, they knew that together they could make their dream come true and in September 2014 Ms. Marimar and Mr. Lucio moved to Robeson County. They were looking for better opportunities so both of them started working hard to save money. Ms. Marimar worked in a poultry company while Mr. Lucio started working in the fields for a few months.

Dreams Come True

They worked hard to save their money and the opportunity came on May 12, 2015. They found a small location on Shannon road located in Shannon, NC and felt confident and capable to start their business at this location on October 17, 2015.

God has blessed us and we are very thankful for everyone that comes and enjoys our authentic homemade Mexican food. We believe that the quality of our fresh ingredients are the key to our great tasting dishes.