It Pays to Belong!


1,500 restaurants in New Mexico understand that together we are strong.

Help your restaurant by becoming a member and saving money on natural gas, work comp insurance, credit card processing and more…


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Welcome To NMRA

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.

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 Association and receive all of their benefits as well. 

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Negotiated Discounts For Our Members

Because we have 1,500 members we are able to negotiate special discounts for our members so you can save money and time vetting different vendors.


What People are Saying

“We get the power of a bigger company”

“NMRA gives the new restaurateur the power of a bigger company. The biggest benefit is that the NMRA sticks up for our industry on the government level.”

Matt DiGregory, CEO Home on The Range, Inc.

“Saved me money…”

“I have had the opportunity to meet other restaurant owners and share experiences and great stories. The restaurant association has saved me money with workers’ comp, music and so many other ways.”

Marie Coleman, Church Street Cafe

“Membership proved to be a wise decision.”

“We joined NMRA in 2009. This proved to be a wise decision. We took full advantage of everything the NMRA has to offer.”

Wayne Moore, Director of Bistro Operations for
St. Clair Winery.

“Important advocacy work…”

“As individual owner/operators, we simply do not have the time to do this important advocacy work…. but our Association does and does it well!!!! “

Tom and Jerean Hutchinson, Owners La Posta and Hacienda de Mesilla



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Health Care and Insurance Benefits

Health Care and Insurance Benefits

As a member of New Mexico Restaurant Association, you have access to a suite of health care insurance programs, through our partnership with National Restaurant Association,  that help meet the diverse needs of restaurant employers, employees and their families. The...

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