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Employee sees restaurant as home away from home

By Michael Tsai

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 26, 2013

~~<p>Los Chaparros Mexican Restaurant on Beretania Street is not literally Ajan&shy;than &quot;A.T.&quot; The&shy;va&shy;ra&shy;jah's &quot;house,&quot; but the ebullient 24-year-old shift leader can be forgiven for insisting that it is.</p>
<p>Thevarajah has worked at the popular Moiliili restaurant for eight years &mdash; a third of his earthly existence &mdash; and has come to regard owners Mario Barron and Lisa Hokkyo as second parents, his kitchen crew as brothers-in-spatulas and his customers as honored guests.</p>
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Los Chaparros Mexican Restaurant on Beretania Street is not literally Ajan­than "A.T." The­va­ra­jah's "house," but the ebullient 24-year-old shift leader can be forgiven for insisting that it is.

Thevarajah has worked at the popular Moiliili restaurant for eight years — a third of his earthly existence — and has come to regard owners Mario Barron and Lisa Hokkyo as second parents, his kitchen crew as brothers-in-spatulas and his customers as honored guests. Login for more...



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