Help your restaurant by saving money on natural gas, work comp insurance and credit card processing.

Our Mission: To empower the food and beverage industry by promoting and protecting common values and interests!

We are YOUR association!

  • We negotiate great prices for you on products and services your restaurant uses every day.

  • We are your legal support team. You can call us with legal and labor questions.

  • We are your political support team! So you can rest assured your interests are represented and protected.

Or Call our Office 505-343-9848

Here for you since 1946

We are YOUR professional organization. Are you frustrated putting out fires (sometimes literally) on a daily basis? Wondering where the next emergency will come from, someone calling in sick or quitting just as you get them trained? Well the New Mexico Restaurant Association (NMRA) is ready to help you put systems in place so you can sleep at night and be on your way to having the successful business you always dreamed you would have.


Our training programs will give you the confidence you need to operate a successful restaurant. OurServSafe food-safety and alcohol certification is recognized nationally and recommended by State Environmental Health Department. Our instructors have experience in the industry and know the daily obstacles you face keeping your food safe to serve to the public.  As a member, you receive significant discounts on all of our training programs.


You will also be relieved to know, as a member, you have a voice in government. Legislators and regulators consistently consult us. We protect our industry from particularly troublesome laws with a professional staff of qualified lobbyists. As a member of NMRA you are automatically a member of the National Restaurant Assocation and receive all of their benefits as well. 

More Benefits and Member Only Discounts That You'll Want

  • Natural Gas Buying Co-Op
  • Discounts on Music Licensing
  • Great Prices on Credit Card Processing
  • Great Rates on Work Comp Insurance
  • Health and Business Insurance
  • 500 FREE Emails to Your Customers monthly.
  • FREE Employee Handbook
  • Industry News and Important Information You Need
  • Deeply Discounted Education and Training

Don't Just Take Our Word For It

“ Do you talk to your US Senators and Representatives about business problems resulting from government actions? NMRA does.
Do you talk to your state Senators and Representatives about those problems? NMRA does.
Do you monitor various state and city department’s (i.e. health department) actions which directly affect your business? NMRA does.
Do you work on developing knowledge and professionalism for our employees? NMRA does. (the #1 provider for food safety training in NM)
Do you help sponsor scholarships  $20,000 annually for New Mexico students interested making a career in our industry? NMRA does.
Do you work with the NM Department of Tourism to bring more customers into the state? NMRA does. (lobbied to get $2.5 million added to the budget)”

Jerry Harrell of the Double Eagle Restaurant, Mesilla member since 1983

"The Association’s work comp program sends me a dividend check and the rates are super. You should check it out!”

Ed Linderman Applebee's, Village Inn & Corner Deli - Member since 1994

"The New Mexico Restaurant Association is our very own representative present at all times protecting our interests.”

Steve Paternoster Owner Scalo Northern Italian Grill & Elain's - Member since 1998

"I"M YOUR BIGGEST do the advocacy work for our membership and industry that I do not simply have the time to do myself as an independent owner....and you do it very well!”

Chris Christy, Owner Operator Black Mesa Coffe Co. Albuquerque Airport - Member since 2006

Or Call Our Office for More Information 505-343-9848

Still Not Sure?

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*We are ready to prove the New Mexico Restaurant Association is everything we claim. If your membership does not live up to any claims stated here, in your first year, we don't want your money. No hassles, and we can part friends. We look forward to you being our latest member!

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