El Jarrito opened for business in November 23, 1998. It is a family owned business, owned by Gildardo (Gil) Leon y familia. Senor Leon for many years worked as a waiter at a Mexican Restaurant near BP in Houston, Texas. Here he gained his experience in the restaurant business.When El Jarrito first opened, there were many challenges.Due to a fantastic growth in his business, Mr. Leon purchased new land and built his own restaurant where he currently serves the food we all love. The grand opening of the current restaurant on Highland Knolls took place in August 11, 2005.he were born in Celaya, Mexico. They take pride in their heritage of Mexico, but at the same time, they are extremely proud to be citizens of this GREAT country.