Lisa Wong

Lisa Sanchez-Wong

Rosario’s Mexican Café y Cantina


Lisa Wong is a leading restaurateur with more than 25 years of experience in the food service industry and the founder of a number of successful restaurant concepts in San Antonio. Her restaurant legacy includes: Lisa’s Mexican Restaurant, her first restaurant she opened at age 18 (1981-1997); Rosario’s Mexican Café y Cantina (1992-present); Rey Willy’s Hamburgers y Más (2000-2001); ChinaLatina, a partnership with the Hu Family of Taipei Chinese Restaurants (2002-present); Rosario’s Cantina at the San Antonio International Airport (2003-present), a partnership with Host Marriott Corporation; and her most recent restaurant venture, Ácenar (to eat) on the world-renowned River Walk (2005-present).

Born and raised in San Antonio of Mexican and Chinese descent to Isabel Sanchez and Samuel Wong, Lisa embraced the best of both cultures inheriting Grandpa Wong’s entrepreneurial spirit. As a restaurateur, he prepared the finest Chinese and American food in the kitchen of Sung Lee Café while her abuelita Mama Luisa prepared incredible Mexican food in her kitchen for the family every Sunday afternoon. The memories created in these two kitchens from two distinct cultures produced a young visionary whose character and drive has been the cornerstone in building a successful restaurant career that spans more than two decades.

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