Bobby Mitchell has been in the restaurant game since 2000. He started working in Upstate New York where he fell in love with the atmosphere of the food industry. He eventually transferred to front of house management, never leaving the restaurant business. In 2012, Bobby decided it was time to head west. He left New York and moved to Colorado.
“I came here for the mountains,” said Bobby. “I love skiing and the natural beauty of the landscape. I just knew this was where I wanted to live.”
Bobby began working for West End Tavern in 2013. “West End Tavern is part of the Big Red F family - owned by Dave Query, a Boulder local who is passionate about food. He worked in New York, New Orleans and San Francisco, then eventually he came back to Boulder to launch the Big Red F Restaurant Group in 1994.”
Never one to back down from change, Bobby transferred into an Assistant General Manager position at Centro Mexican Kitchen in 2018. Another Big Red F Restaurant, Centro specializes in bold flavors and authentic recipes. “We are really a melting pot of Mexican cuisine. We look to Mexican culture to guide our ingredients and style of cooking.”
After working in downtown Boulder for nearly 10 years, Bobby has gotten to know the community well. “The locals are so supportive and loyal to small businesses. I’m on a first-name basis with many people that live around here. Tourism in the summer is always great, but I love the locals that are always around year round.”
To support Centro Mexican Kitchen, enjoy a cool cocktail on the outdoor patio (heated and covered for year-round use!) and be adventurous in trying new dishes to taste their bold flavors. “You can also order online for takeout, or purchase a gift card online or in the restaurant. And be sure to follow us on social media (@centroboulder) to see all the latest food specials!”
Located in the heart of downtown's West End district, the Centro patio is the best spot for drink sipping and people watching. Stop by and unwind with a signature margarita, and get to know Bobby. He tries to never forget a name.