Miia Hebert

Garcia’s Kitchen – Albuquerque

Like many of us, this year’s winner has been in the industry for years.  She began her restaurant career in college as a busser at an oyster bar in Abbeville, Louisiana.   Lucky for us, she eventually landed in New Mexico, working first as an Assistant Catering Manager, and then working her way up to be an integral part of Garcia’s Kitchen. She now provides expertise on all of the aspects of the restaurant’s operations, and through the years she has helped to grow sales and manage a team that she feels is the best of the best. Her personal accomplishments include volunteer fundraising for the Best Buddies Organization.  With her involvement, their 2018 Grand Champion Campaign raised over $8,000 for Best Buddies.  She really appreciates the unique and diverse culture of the restaurant industry and considers it her “home away from home”.  One of her supporters calls her the “Oz behind the curtain” and a “hospitality guru”.  Miia herself says it best: “The restaurant industry is a unique and diverse culture. We have even developed our own language. Being a member of this industry has always meant a home away from home to me.”  NMRA is proud to honor our 2020 Manager of the year, Miia Hebert of Garcia’s Kitchen.

About Garcia’s Kitchen

Garcia’s restaurants has proudly served those with a taste for fresh, hand-prepared, New Mexican cuisine at a reasonable price since 1975. Brightly and festively decorated, each Garcia’s location has an atmosphere that is unique to the neighborhood that it is serving. The personality of the owner, Andy Garcia, is also evident in every aspect of a Garcia’s dining experience, from the bright paintings of himself, to the colorful Fiesta ware dishes, and of course to the great food. Our mission is to provide you with high-quality, moderately priced meals using only the best ingredients. We serve our meals in a friendly, capable, and efficient manner. It is our goal to make you fully satisfied with your dining experience at Garcia’s. We hope you become one of our many loyal repeat customers.

Locations & Contact Information

1736 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

(505) 242-3211

2924 San Mateo Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110

(505) 888-3488

3601 Juan Tabo Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87111

(505) 275-5812

8518 Indian School Rd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87112

(505) 292-5505

4917 4th St NW

Albuquerque, NM 87107
(505) 341-4594

6961 Taylor Ranch Rd NW

Albuquerque, NM 87120
(505) 899-7960

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