Built on customer service, but hard times finding good employees (sounds like some groomers too).


Mama Tio’s — a place where customers ‘grew up’ — to close in south Kansas City

They’ve been coming in all week, some in tears, since the news broke.

Mama Tio’s, a Marlborough mainstay for four decades, is closing.

For its loyal patrons, some in the fifth generation, this south Kansas City Mexican restaurant is much more than a place to eat. It’s a place where they met their girlfriend or boyfriend, had their first date, wedding reception or just weekly dinner at “their” table.

It’s a place where employees and even other customers knew their name. Some regulars said they “grew up” in the restaurant.......................