It all began in the Spring of 2000, when 5 entrepreneurial brothers, with the encouragement of their friends and family, opened the first San Jose’s Mexican Restaurant in Orlando, Florida. Zenovio, Jose Luis, Armando, Victor, and Miguel had a simple vision in mind. To not just open a restaurant serving delicious, made-from-scratch Mexican dishes at everyday prices, but a place where guests of all ages could gather together to experience the unique flavors, along with the art and culture of Mexico - all in a comfortable, casual setting. For the brothers, cooking had been a passion for many years prior to the opening of San Jose’s. They each have fond memories of following their grandmother around the kitchen helping her from the time they were very young. It was those precious moments, learning to cook, and finding joy in sharing their favorite dishes with others, that laid the foundation for San Jose’s years later.