Trendsetters to Know: Lawrence Smith & Aseret Arroyo of Chilte Tacos

Name: Lawrence Smith & Aseret Arroyo

Twitter: @chiltetacos

Facebook: @chiltetacos

Instagram: @chilte_tacos


Age: 28 & 27

Title: Owners

Married/Single: Together

Kids: None

City you live in: Phoenix

A typical day in our lives includes… We live, breathe, and eat Chilte. We start off our day going to the gym, and depending on the day of the week you can either find us doing taco photo shoots, testing, or prepping for market days.

We were born… in Painesville Ohio and she was born In Los Angeles.

Our favorite thing about Arizona… West Coast Vibes meet East Coast Feels, beautiful outdoor adventures, and growing food culture.

We are listening to… She’s on Cardi B ,  We are on Bad Bunny & Daniel Ceasar, and I’m on Dark Money Records, Col3trane, Anderson.Paak, Stromae

Our families… support us and we support them. With her mom speaking only Spanish and my mom being bilingual our families mesh effortlessly. We all always have a great time and good food. Puro Amor!

If we could have dinner with anyone, it would be… Guillermo del Torro.

One thing we cannot live without… Tacos

When we were younger, we wanted to be… be a pediatrician, and I wanted to be an architect.

We are inspired by… art, we are creatives at heart, and finding the artistry through everyday life is a true pleasure.

The one person who motivates us are… Our Pops. Both entrepreneurial driven they taught us not to be blindly loyal to the MAN. Ask questions, challenge the norm, and disrupt complacency.

If we could change anything in the world, it would be… Homelessness

The perfect day would be… waking up and going on a road trip.

Our first job was… Aserets’ first job was sweeping at the beauty salon and I was a dishwasher at Hometown Buffet.

Our favorite escape… is traveling.

Life… is precious.

We are currently working on… the best versions of ourselves.

Always… ask questions.

Never… settle.

Favorite Quote… “Make Work!” – Jack Payne

Biggest Dream… small working farm with a big family.

Our Pet Peeve(s)… bullies and dishonesty.

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