Barbara was born in the midst of a revolution in 1959, Cuba. Her family decided to relocate to the United States in 1959. They moved to Miami, where Barbara grew up and went to school. In 1962, her grandparents, knowing the terms of the regime decided to join their children and families in the United States basking in the freedom they so much missed. In 1992, she met and married Antonio Quinteiro, another Cuban immigrant with the same dream. Barbara has worked in the television industry for a local CBS station in Miami; International Telenoticias and now Hero Broadcasting, where she met Mayra.
Mayra was born in Caimanera, Cuba and her family came to the United States via a Freedom Flight for the same reasons. Her family settled in their new home in Hialeah, “la Ciudad que progresa,” the home of many hard working Cuban immigrants. In 1983, she met Julio Sr., and his son Julio Jr., fell in love, married and had three children, Jonathan, Janelle and Justin. Her eldest, currently attending Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, had only nostalgic memories of pastelitos and all things Cuban, as he was living in one of the last Anglo strongholds in America.
So, with this in mind, and filled with the Cuban entrepreneurial spirit, both Barbara and Mayra have made this dream a much loved “family affair” business. They have decided to offer that flavor of “home” to those who found the need to migrate to other areas of this great nation of ours and not fortunate enough to live in sunny South Florida where we share more than just the warmth of the sun. Now you too can enjoy a taste of home away from home at Pastelitostogo.com.