“It was his dream. That’s what he knew, and that’s why he opened [Beijing Bistro],” said Janette Martinez, Eduardo’s youngest daughter, who manages the Buda location since her father experienced health complications in April.
Eduardo owned the business with former partner Marino Alvarado, who now owns the Manor location.
Janette said her father’s success in the restaurant business can be attributed to a lengthy list of customers that have supported him over the years.
“There’s a lot of current customers that know my dad since he worked in other restaurants, where he used to be a waiter,” Janette said.
Customer service and custom menu items at Beijing Bistro are other sources of the business’s success, she said.
“One of the most popular items [on] our menu was actually a customer’s creation,” Janette said. “Customers can customize anything they want here.”
Some of the restaurant’s most popular items include peppercorn chicken wings, crispy jalapeño chicken, and sesame and orange chicken, Janette said.
The inside of Beijing Bistro’s Buda location is decorated with framed photos of family and local cheerleading teams that Eduardo has helped sponsor over the years. Drawings sent from relatives in Mexico also hang from the walls. Janette said the decorations help portray the restaurant as a family-operated business that is supportive of the community.
3420 FM 967, Ste. 110B, Buda
Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. closed