May is the month for Garduno’s On the Rio Grande Restaurant & Cantina to premiere at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town in the former Café Pazuela and Cantina. Chef Tony Trujillo, along with his staff and the chefs from Garduno’s have worked together to offer hotel guests the best of all worlds in the new menu being presented to patrons.

Shrimp Taco Platter

Everyone is very excited about this new addition to our Heritage Hotel experience, and we expect Garduno’s will soon be included in the dining destinations at all of our hotels. This beloved New Mexico brand is a perfect match for our property, and the expansion of Café Pazuela and Cantina, along with the outdoor extension we are implementing is expected to be a major attraction where our guests and their families may enjoy delicious food in either an indoor or outdoor ambiance,” said Shanon Lente, Director of Operations.

Sauza Margarita Flight

Along with outstanding authentic appetizers, entrees and desserts, the mixologist will be premiering two margarita flight options in Garduno’s. One offers three margarita’s made with Sauza Tequila selections, and another from Patron Tequila includes three margarita’s featuring fruit flavors.

Patron Margarita Flight

Heritage Hotels & Resorts is a cultural hospitality company offering a collection of award winning accommodations distinct in style. Each celebrates the rich, multicultural heritage of the south western United States. When you stay in any one of the four properties you encounter a distinctive history that celebrates New Mexico’s rich cultural legacy. A portion of every room night is supporting cultural preservation and advancement.  Visit:


By Bonnie Carroll