Skip Navigation
Angelo State University
Small Business Development Center

Search Site

Information for:

Mamacita’s Hookah Lounge

January 01, 2012

Eric Escamilla

Eric Escamilla and his partner knew every bar and restaurant in San Angelo, and felt it was time San Angelo experienced a lounge of a different kind: a hookah lounge. While there was already one in existence, Eric felt San Angelo could use a second one to increase the exposure of this type of establishment to San Angelo natives.

Eric sought the help of Business Advisor Pedro Ramirez from Angelo State University’s Small Business Development Center. Throughout the process, Eric established his hookah lounge and opened the doors in the early 2010, but more help was required. After weathering the initial months, Advisor Ramirez continued helping Eric to establish and grow his following. With his help, Eric was able to increase his sales and relocated to a new location. The new business location increased the business’ visibility and clientele quality.

After over six months, the hookah lounge is progressing strongly and Eric is looking to add a salsa club in the future. For now, San Angelo natives can continue enjoying the exotic aromas and tobacco’s offered in Eric’s Mamacita’s Hookah Lounge.


  • News Image


Become A Success Story

  • Image preview

    Jennifer Swink Meagher and advisor Peggy Rosser have established a long-term relationship spanning over the past 20+ years. Peggy was Jennifer’s Fifth Grade Teacher! As a ten year old, Peggy knew Jennifer was talented, “Jennifer was always full of ideas, art projects and wanted to help everyone with which ever project they were doing! I remember her like it was just yesterday and she was a ten year old sitting in my classroom. Now she’s a business owner!” 

  • Image preview
    “I bet this one will match!” – Finally, Joanne Heady with Serenity Quilts of Many Colors, has enough room in her new building.  She built a new building which fronts TX Hwy 87 and expanded her business!  The new, big, red building located on the SW corner is hard to miss!
  • Image preview
    Samantha had always been interested in being an entrepreneur.  She was working for a small business owner who sold t-shirts to individuals and sports teams.  The owner was getting close to retirement and asked Samantha if she would be interested in purchasing the business.