Liz and Érica, the founders of Dos Amigas, chat with Heidi about the roots of their business, authentic Mexican heritage, and family at the heart of their food.
When the pandemic caused their respective businesses to contract almost overnight, the pair saw the potential for a high-quality Mexican food delivery service that could bring prepared meals direct to Denver residents.
Érica grew up working in the daycare center and kitchens of the Aguascalientes farm business her grandfather established in 1957. Her Denver-born husband brought her to Colorado, and she’s been importing frozen prepared food from Mexico to supply restaurants in the Denver Metro Area for a decade. Érica maintains deep ties to her family and country of birth, and all of the recipes and foods in the Green Roots line originate either in her family’s Aguascalientes farm or her Houston family’s meat business. “We hope that Dos Amigas allows families to slow down after a long day and enjoy dinnertime with no effort or drama.”
Liz was born in Guadalajara and spent much of her early life in the United States working in restaurants. She discovered her passion for the transformative power of hair design and makeup and founded Beauty on Location and L Style Bar, businesses that have earned many accolades in Denver and beyond. Unable to find the true Mexican flavors she had grown up with, Liz connected with Érica’s Mexican food import business. With Dos Amigas, Liz has returned to the flavors of her childhood. “As a working parent, I understand the challenges of coming home to prepare a meal; Dos Amigas offers a delicious alternative to take-out that is authentic to the homemade recipes I grew up with.”
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