HIA2016_logo-finalIn categories celebrated only in this anniversary year, we celebrated employees and restaurants who have been in the industry for decades at our 2016 Hospitality Industry Awards.

Employee Legacy winners were nominated by their community and exemplified a legacy of service and have at least 30 years of service for the same restaurant, or at least 50 years of service to the industry. The following were recognized at the event:

Ann Fisher-Ives – Range Café/Freight House

Eddie Montoya – Frontier Restaurant

Veronica Ortega – Garcia’s Kitchen

Bonnie Reardon – Cattle Baron

Pete Vellegas – Frontier Restaurant

Restaurant Legacy – The following restaurants were recognized as having been in business in New Mexico for over 40 years. A few have been open 70 years—as long as New Mexico Restaurant Association has been active.  Not all were in attendance, but those that were present at the awards received a certificate to honor their legacy.

A & B Drive In – T or C

Abe’s Cantina y Cocina – Arroyo Seco

The Alley Cantina – Taos

Annie’s Soup Kitchen – Albuquerque

Billy Crews – Santa Teresa

Bode’s General Store – Abiquiu

Blake’s Lotaburger – Statewide

Buckhorn Burgers – San Antonio

Buckhorn Saloon – Pinos Altos

Casa de Benavidez – Albuquerque

Cattle Baron – Southern NM

Charlie’s Spic & Span – Las Vegas

Chope’s – La Mesa

Circle T Drive In – Belen

Colfax Tavern – Cimarron

Comet II – Santa Rosa

The Compound – Santa Fe

Cuban Café – Cuba

Del’s Restaurant – Tucumcari

Dick’s – Las Cruces

Doc Martin’s – Taos

Dog House Drive In – Albuquerque

Double Eagle de Mesilla– Mesilla

Earl’s Restaurant – Gallup

El Bruno’s– Cuba

El Camino Dining Room – Albuquerque

El Farol – Santa Fe

El Farolito – El Rito

El Mirador – Deming

El Modelo – Albuquerque

El Paragua – Espanola

El Parasol – Northern New Mexico

El Pinto Restaurant  – Albuquerque

El Rancho – Gallup

El Sombrero – Las Cruces

Elkhorn Café – Chama

Felipe’s Tacos – Santa Fe

Frontier Restaurant – Albuquerque

Gabriel’s – Santa Fe

Garcia’s Kitchen – Albuquerque

Go Burger – Las Cruces

Golden Pride – Albuquerque

Grandma’s K & I Diner – Albuquerque

Hi–D–Ho Drive In – Alamogordo

High Noon – Albuquerque

Hotel Bernard – Taos

Joseph’s Bar & Grill  –Santa Rosa

Kathy’s Carry Out – Albuquerque

La Cocina Hot Stuff – T or C

La Cosina – Raton

La Fiesta  – Hobbs

La Fonda – Santa Fe

La Placita Dining Room – Albuquerque

La Posta De Mesilla – Mesilla

La Salita – Albuquerque

Laguna Vista Lodge – Eagle Nest

Lindy’s Diner – Albuquerque

Los Ojos – Jemez Springs

Luna Mansion – Los Lunas

Mannie’s – Albuquerque

Mary & Tito’s – Albuquerque

Mine Shaft Tavern – Madrid

Minnie’s Dairy Delight – Springer

Monroe’s Restaurant  – Albuquerque

Mr. Powdrell’s BBQ – Albuquerque

Murphy’s Mule Barn – Albuquerque

Nopalito – Las Cruces

Oasis – Raton

Owl Bar Café  – San Antonio

The Pantry – Santa Fe

Pappas Sweet Shop – Raton

Pastian’s Bakery – Albuquerque

Pete’s Cafe – Belen

Pie-O-Neer – Pietown

Plaza Cafe – Santa Fe

Rancho De Chimayo  – Chimayo

Roberto’s – Las Cruces

Sadie’s of New Mexico – Albuquerque

Santa Fe Bite – Santa Fe

The Shed – Santa Fe

Shohko Cafe – Santa Fe

Silver Moon Cafe – Santa Rosa

Taco Box – Clovis, Portales

Taco Sal – Albuquerque

Tecolote – Santa Fe

Texas Reds – Red River

Tia Sophia’s – Santa Fe

Tomasita’s –Santa Fe

Town House Lounge– Albuquerque

Twin Cronnie Drive In – Clovis

Victor’s Drive In – Penasco

Virgie’s – Gallup

Western View – Albuquerque