About Barbaro Mojo

Meet Mario the Maker, aka “Bárbaro”

¡Qué bárbaro!” = Spanish for “Awesome”, “Wow”, “Fantastic”!

Entrepreneur addict Mario Cruz hosts his annual “Noche Buena” (Christmas Eve) pig roast for friends and family. A few years ago, he thought about spicing up his lechon by adding a few more ingredients to his already tasty mojo. He began to make a few bottles of his signature sauce every Noche Buena. He quickly noticed that each year, the supply vanished, often before the end of the meal. People loved the spicy kick in the “mojo” based hot sauce!


In 2020, he dreamed of starting up a business around this sauce and its variations. And then, while quarantined during the COVID pandemic, Mario with his wife (a teacher also quarantined) started making the hot sauces at home. The lockdown also gave him that extra time to build and plant his own pepper garden.