Ruben Carreon

is no rookie to the restaurant business. In 1968 Ruben started waiting tables in Acapulco, Mexico. It is here where he started to learn English with the hope of being able to communicate with American tourists who were enjoying Mexico's Summer Olympics. In this environment, he met restaurant owner and businessman, Arthur Petri, owner of Alfred's Steakhouse in San Francisco. The rest is history! In 1978 Ruben, Liduvina and their four children, Noel, Pamela, Orlando, and Liduvina (Abby) settled in Napa to help open Petri's Restaurant, a fine dining restaurant on the brim of Silverado Country Club. Ruben quickly moved through the restaurant ranks from the kitchen to the front of the house, where he was known for running a tight ship as maitre d', winning over customers with his impeccable customer service skills, smile, and charm. Ruben has brought his charm and energy to Emmy Lou's Diner, where he serves excellent American breakfast and Lunch with a Mexican flare.


Located At 1429 W. Imola Ave., Napa, CA 94558 phone: (707) 224-6339 fax: (707) 224-0154

Open 7 days a week 7 am to 2 pm