Your Voice-Our Voice-One Voice

Together we are strong. 1,200 individual restaurants understand that our collective industry voice is stronger than one single restaurant voice. NMRA represents the entire restaurant industry to elected officials at all levels of government and regulatory bodies.

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Our Message

Cornerstone of New Mexico Communities

The restaurant industry is a unique part of the fabric of New Mexico.

A cornerstone of every community.

We are an industry of first jobs and second chances.

Our members are an entry point into the job market for many. And a good stepping stone to a brighter future for everyone.

Commitment to New Mexico Communities

Our responsibility is to the backbone of New Mexico’s communities — Entrepreneurship and old-fashioned hospitality.

That’s why we are committed to breaking down the barriers of over-regulation, and empowering small businesses to do what they do best: Hiring in, and enhancing local communities.

New Mexico Minimum Wage Information

at this time there are 7 different minimum wages in New Mexico. NMRA is one of the only organizations that keeps a comprehensive, detailed webpage with all of the relevant information you need to pay your people correctly.

Our legislative menu is a hit with members as well as legislators. This synopsis of the issues effecting restaurants is clear, concise and easy to understand. If you are wondering about NMRA positions on issues it’s all here and we throw in some restaurant humor to make it all palatable.

It’s important that you know who represents you, in your voting/home district and at your restaurant. Get to know these folks ask them to coffee or lunch and talk to them about issues that are important to you. Call Carol at the NMRA office 505-343-9848 if you would like a refresher on the issues important to our members.

When this button is RED you know we need your help with an urgent alert to: contact your legislator or email a congressperson. Your individual voice is important to add to the collective voice. Legislators like hearing from constituents especially ones that own and operate businesses i n their districts.

Legal and Legislative Alerts

Legal Benefits from Law 4 Small Business

Legal Benefits from Law 4 Small Business

Law 4 Small Business is proud to offer discounts on legal services to NMRA Members! Let’s be clear here. We’re a law firm. But we’re not just any law firm. We do law for small business. We’re all about helping small businesses navigate and avoid difficult problems....

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Liquor Tax Not Right for New Mexico

Liquor Tax Not Right for New Mexico

New Mexico's breweries, wineries, distilleries, restaurants, bars, and hospitality sectors play a significant role in our state's culture and economy. However, these businesses have faced unprecedented challenges in recent years. From inflation and supply chain...

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Executive Table – Winter-Spring 2024

Executive Table – Winter-Spring 2024

Greetings, fellow restaurateurs, community members, and esteemed legislators of New Mexico, Welcome to our new blog, the Executive Table where I will be bringing you the inside scoop of what NMRA is up to on a regular basis. As we embark upon the 2024 30-day...

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Payment Card Interchange Fee Settlement

Claim forms began mailing on December 1, 2023, and will continue being sent for most of December. Because of the large number of claim forms being sent, you may not receive yours until late December 2023, or January 2024. Please be patient. If you received a Claim...

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Must Be Present to Win – NMRA Advocacy Guide

Must Be Present to Win – NMRA Advocacy Guide

Hey there, changemakers! Are you ready for your voice to make a difference? Well, here's your chance. Advocacy is more than just a buzzword—it's a game-changer, and your presence is the secret sauce. In the fast-paced world of legislative sessions, it's not about...

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Water Only Upon Request – It’s the Law

Water Only Upon Request – It’s the Law

When it comes to dining out in New Mexico, you might notice something unique - laws regarding water service in restaurants. In an effort to conserve this precious resource and promote sustainability Albuquerque and Santa Fe have implemented regulations that restrict...

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