In JUAN’S we are committed to providing an authentic Mexican food and atmosphere experience using the best ingredients possible.

We are dedicated to preparing delicious, high-quality food made with fresh and natural ingredients, prepared with love. We are guided by a single principle when making day to day decisions, and it’s pretty simple: Make the decision that improves the quality of the food & overall experience of our guests.

All of our food is made in the moment. Does that mean that every once in a while, you´ll wait a little longer that other times? Perhaps, but it’s a small price to pay for the promise of high-quality, delicious food with no exceptions.

At JUAN’S, our first ingredient is integrity. We are committed to creating a truly authentic experience, starting with our facilities, we bring a lot of our furniture and decorations from México. Likewise, we want to provide a service in the Mexican style: warm and friendly. That´s why we call our #TEAMJUANS hosts of the best experience.

This commitment to quality extends to every aspect of our restaurant. We take care of details and we know that you’ll taste the difference.

We feed our guests as we feed our families—All fresh, every day. Join us for a meal at JUAN´S, and taste for yourself what we’re all about.

Choose quality, join us for a meal.

Juan and his father standing at their bar
Juan and his father standing at the bar of Juan’s – Mexican food in Virginia
Juan mixing and pouring a drink at Juan's Rooftop in Richmond

Most people know that as much as I treasure my Mexican roots and embrace the years I lived in California, I’m proud to call Virginia home now. My dream to be a restaurateur started in Gloucester with the opening of the first Juan’s, and I’ve been lucky enough to bring the restaurant to Hampton, Newport News and Richmond.

I’m deeply grateful to each of those communities for welcoming Juan’s as part of the family. Giving back is not just a part of business for me, it’s who I am. I’ve enjoyed helping out youth teams from Gloucester Parks & Recreation over the years and love seeing the familiar faces of so many I knew as kids bring their families to Juan’s as adults.

I also support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), a near- and-dear cause to me. My cousin’s son, Carlitos Contreras Carrillo, received his leukemia diagnosis as a toddler. The family lived in Mexico and had to repeatedly travel to San Antonio for treatments.

When cancer affects your child, it touches every member in the family. It’s particularly hard for people who don’t have the resources to find the best care. I am thankful that Carlitos is today a teenager and cancer-free.

LLS is committed to breaking down the barriers to equitable care that disproportionately impact minority, non-English speaking and rural communities. Carlitos’ courage inspires me to support LLS to raise funds to save more lives.

Like so many in the hospitality industry, weathering the COVID-19 pandemic was rough. I honestly had to question whether I wanted a future in the restaurant business.

The community rallied around us during that very difficult time. When our dining rooms closed, we got creative, and online ordering became our lifeline. Margaritas to go became our norm for a while. We learned a lot about each other during the pandemic and for me, I got to see just how much Juan’s is woven into the fabric of the community. Our customers came back. We even had folks who used to live in Gloucester and now live across the county buy Juan’s gift cards for their friends and family.

Helping others is going to come back.

There’s no other way to say it. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing Juan’s to become a gathering spot for family and friends to enjoy the best in authentic Mexican cooking and in each other.