Ep. 37 – Ruben Arias Jr. – Executive Manager & Partner at EL Toro Restaurants
Entrepreneur Spotlight

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Ruben Arias Jr. / EL Toro Restaurants

Ruben Arias Jr. is the executive manager and partner at EL Toro Restaurants, a family owned and operated group of restaurants founded by his father in 1979 in Lakewood, WA.  Ruben is a Tacoma, WA native graduating from Bellarmine Preparatory School in 2001. Ruben went on to graduate from University of Portland with a Bachelor in Marketing and Management in 2005, then received a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Washington – Tacoma Milgard School of Business in 2009.


Ruben has worked in the restaurant business since he was young boy, learning the “how to” from his father’s experience and putting in his time at every position in the restaurant. Today, he heads the restaurant groups’ operations as well as the groups’ commercial real estate interests.


On the side, Ruben philanthropically devotes time back to the community as a director of a men’s non-profit soccer league which he has helped establish in the community and grow since 2010.


He resides in University Place with his wife Maribel and three children: Luca, Leo and Mila.



Brad Berger / Cornerstone Financial Strategies

Dan Weedin / Toro Consulting

Ruben Arias Jr. / EL Toro Restaurants

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