Our restaurant is named after the founders Pepe
and Estrella who opened it in 1994
with the help of their three children José,
Pepe is the third generation of chefs in this family
and his progress has been impressive. In the kitchens, his beginnings
are amusing. When Pepe was eleven he was at school, but insisted he
wanted to work with his father, who at the time was the head chef in
the “Hotel Central” in Albacete (Spain). One morning when Pepe went to
school it had been demolished. They wanted to send him to another school
but he refused and pleaded with his father to let him work with him.
Finally his father agreed. Pepe had a long way to go to became a
manager and head chef.
Estrella is a tireless worker having had a lot of
experience in both kitchens and in the service of their customers and
today she is a leading light of “Pepe and Estrella”.
Pepe and Estrella's children in the early days had to
organize their studies and their work. Today José and Eliecer work
full time in the restaurant and their daughter Eva is a solicitor, and
founded her own business “Iuris Nova Gestión (Jávea)”.