Born into a family with 15 children, Jose Ramirez was "lucky number 7." He started his pursuit of this dream as a 13-year-old bagboy at a grocery store in what is known as The Highlands area of Denver. He later worked as a server at Las Palmas, working 60-70 hours per week, eventually becoming the server manager. He would work so much that he would oftentimes sleep in his car while providing for his wife, Martha, and his two sons, Luis and Daniel.

Jose saved up enough money to open up the first Los Dos Potrillos location in Centennial in 2002. Jose opened this first location in Los Dos with just $5.18 left in his bank account. Having sunk everything he had into his restaurant, Jose would tell these first customers of Los Dos that if they didn't like the food, he'd buy it for them.

Now with six locations in Centennial (the original location), Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Parker, Northglenn and Castle Rock Los Dos Potrillos provides customers in the South Metro area with "Real Mexican Food" while maintaining a family-friendly, "hole-in-the-wall" experience thanks to years of hard work by Jose Ramirez and his family.