As a tireless worker, because he loved to cook, and because of his desire to learn, and love of cooking he offered
to be a helper in kitchen during his time off with out extra payment. Jose learned to cook everything from
scratch, so one day after the chef resigned he was the most qualified person to fill position. He noticed Mexican
food in Washington state lacked an authentic flavor, so he decided to open a restaurant with a style which is
considered quintessentially Mexican: Jallisco's style of cooking. That way he founded El Charro Mexican
Restaurant with his brother. That venture lasted for 30 years.
On the side he decided to independently open a restaurant called El Abuelo in Wenatchee, Washington. During
that time Jose opened a second restaurant with a cachier name: Tequila's, which is not only a name of Mexico's
national beverage, but also the name is a town in his native state of Jallisco. That way he founded the
restaurant chain that we now enjoy in our state, with 8 locations in six cities all around the stated of Colorado.
H econtributed to not only have a colorful state, but also flavorful one.