The foundation of Carmel’s starts with the parents of Rhoda Baldwin. Her father Alejo Cavasos, born in Monterey, Mexico, was drafted by Poncho Villa to ride with him at the age of 13. He, not being agreeable with the bandit lifestyle migrated to Texas in 1914 and registered for the 1st World War. He was given legal citizenship in 1971. On May 21st, 1928 he married Ventura Longoria. After marriage came six children, one of which is now Carmel’s owner Aurora Baldwin.