Los Muertos BBQ was founded by Enrique "Rick" Muniz. Rick Muniz was born and raised in rural South Texas. Formerly a Texas DPS Trooper and DPS Special Agent, Rick honorably retired with the rank of Lieutenant in 2016, after nearly 30 years on the job serving the citizens of Texas, to pursue his dream of one day owning a small BBQ business.
The name "Los Muertos BBQ" follows the rich tradition of the Mexican holiday "The Day of the Dead" or "Dia De Los Muertos" in that we honor the memories of our culinary ancestors from different ethnic backgrounds that have impacted our diverse state through their cooking traditions, many of which have been handed down through the generations. We then take our name a little further and honor the memories of all the Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters and First Responders that have died in the line of duty, as well as our Military Heroes that have given all so that we live in not just the greatest country in the world, but the greatest state in The Union.
Always knowing and respecting the company we are in when it comes to other BBQ establishments, along with the numerous gifted and talented Pit Masters within our Texas borders, our humble attempt is to infuse true Texas BBQ with scratch-made Mexican cuisine, as well as the other ethnic culinary influences that can be found scattered throughout Texas. Occasionally, we may even infuse our menu with a hint of rural South Texas ranch kitchen creations. With that said, we may not be the biggest... we may not be the baddest... but we will definitely give you the best damn BBQ shot that we can offer!!!
GOD BLESS AMERICA AND GOD BLESS TEXAS!
Enrique "Rick" Muniz
FOUNDER - LOS MUERTOS BBQ
JEREMY AND LEO MAKE IT A TRIO AT LOS MUERTOS BBQ
Jeremy Retzlaff is a natural born Katyite with over 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry. He graduated from Katy High School and so did three of his four children, with the last only a few years away. His work life has taken him all over the country, and he's excited to bring his experience and Los Muertos BBQ's elevated dishes to Katy's growing food scene. Jeremy was born to serve and nothing makes him happier than satisfied customers! Many of his customers have become lifelong friends.
"Come in for the best brisket and barbacoa in town. I can't wait to meet you and your family!" - Jeremy
Before residing in Katy, Leo Villarreal grew up in Pasadena, TX and graduated from Sam Houston University in 1994. After 24 years in Law Enforcement, he retired in 2016 and dove into the food industry. Leo's successful food truck, Curbsidesliderz Katy, has satisfied customers all over the Houston metro area. He loves to support Law Enforcement and the Katy community in any way he can. His pastimes include hanging with his family, fishing, riding his motorcycle and giving Rick a hard time.
"We at Los Muertos BBQ are dedicated to providing you with an excellent food experience with the best sense of community." - Leo