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GSFRA is following changes to tipped wages in New Mexico.  Please review HB31 and HB46 for information around changes.


If you are interested in signing a petition to save Tipped Wages please use the link below:

March 1, 2018 is the updated deadline to comply with the NM Environment Department's new regulations. Part of the requirements include having a Certified Food Service Manager on staff and having each applicable employee possess a Food Handler card.
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Food Safety Manager Class:
Sunday, July 29th from 8am-5pm at the Courtyard by Marriott
Click here to register
Alcohol Server Training:
July18th from 10am-3pm at the Courtyard by Marriott
No need to pre-register, $25 flat fee for all
It is our pleasure to announce that the Greater Santa Fe Restaurant Association joined with the New Mexico Restaurant Association to become a chapter and to offer the expanded member benefits of both organizations to its members.
Please click here for more information.

Capital City Valet is the new ride sharing service in Santa Fe.

Call 505-919-9236

$5 ride home on Friday and Saturday nights from 10pm - 3am.

Holiday Schedule

Thanksgiving Day 6am-5pm

Christmas Eve 5pm - 3am

Christmas Day re-scheduled only

New Year's Eve 4pm-3am

New Year's Day pre-scheduled only

All rides will consists of a $10 fee plus regular trip cost.

Any rides outside of these hours must be arranged in advance.

In Town Service

$1.00 a mile

.40 a minute

$2.00 Booking Fee

Flat Rates

Santa Fe-ABQ: $90

Santa Fe-10,000 Waves: $12

Santa Fe-Sunrise Springs Resort: $28

Santa Fe-Buffalo Thunder: $25

Santa Fe-Madrid: $64

Santa Fe-Taos: $120

Santa Fe-Ojo Spa $80

Downtown Santa Fe-Santa Fe Airport: $25

All Rates do not include taxes or gratuity!

Credit/Debit Cards Only!!

 (505)919-9236 – -



Capital City Valet does not charge fuel surcharges or airport fees. Capital City Valet reserves the right to charge a $100.00 clean-up fee when necessary.


Drivers are not authorized to exceed the number of passengers the vehicles can transport. Exceeding the number of passengers is a violation of state law and our insurance guidelines.


Additional stops of 15 minutes or less during a point-to-point or airport pickup/drop-off trip will result in an additional charge of $5.00 per stop. Stops longer than 15 minutes will be charged at $10.00 per 20-minute increment or any portion thereof.


We reserve the right to cancel any service without refund if passengers put the drivers at risk of danger and/or possess illegal substances and/or firearms. We also reserve the right to cancel without refund if the passengers do not adhere to Capital City Valet’s regulations.


All complaints concerning completed/uncompleted service/services should be communicated in writing (email is acceptable) and addressed to Capital City Valet within a period of 7 (seven) days after the event was completed/scheduled to be completed.


One Day Customer Service Seminar

November 4, Santa Fe Community College, 10am - 1pm, $59

Registrants please call Katherine Fox-Ehlert, Hospitality Coordinator, Santa Fe Community College, at 505-429-1676 or register by email at



An in-depth study of service, courtesy, etiquette, and communications as an essential function of the hospitality industry emphasizing personal and interpersonal relationships in a work environment. Students will be participating in role plays, practicing and learning all of the soft and operational skills. Students acquire skills in in human relations, management by objective and methods for improving communication skills:

  1. Know the financial and behavioral impacts of customer service.

  2. Understanding the customer’s expectations, experience, and behavior

  3. How to manage emotions related to customer service

  4. Understanding the process of building and maintaining customer relationships.

  5. Obtaining the skills for service recovery.

MON & WED 11:00AM – 12:15PM



This introductory course examines the multifaceted elements of hospitality management by exploring all aspects of the field including; hotels and lodging; food-service and restaurants; travel and tourism; meetings, conventions and expositions; leisure and recreation; and special events.  While the focus is on basic hospitality and management principles, this course also reflects the impact of current social, economic, technological, and political factors on operations in the field.  Further, students are offered information on the array of careers available in the various segments of the hospitality industry

MON & WED 2:00PM – 3:15PM



 An introduction to tourism in the areas of leisure, travel, recreation, and hospitality and an examination of the components of the tourism industry, including transportation, accommodation, food and beverage, and attractions. Students will be assigned to visit and review these weekly.  An introduction to the tourism of Santa Fe’s historical and cultural attractions. The course focuses on key concepts, principles, practices, and issues in tourism and the perspectives of travelers and destinations.  In this foundational course, students are provided an overview to understand tourism's economic, socio-cultural, and environmental impacts on communities.

TUE & THU 11:00AM – 12:15PM




TOURISM Santa Fe is excited to announce the Santa Fe Margarita Trail!


We have the opportunity to “own” the margarita as the official drink of Santa Fe and we want you to be a part of this program and new branding opportunity.


The Santa Fe Margarita Trail is a new program, launching in May, which gives our visitors and locals the opportunity to explore Santa Fe’s love and connection to the margarita. Each participating restaurant’s specialty-crafted margarita is another example of the culinary creativity and innovation seen so often in local fare. Our signature margaritas are a way for locals and visitors alike to experience the city’s unique culture and flavor.


Don’t be left out of what is sure to become a new and future must-do activity in Santa Fe! We can only guarantee participation to the first 30 paid restaurants. See the information below on how to sign up. Deadline is

Friday, February 19, 2016.

Confirmed Santa Fe Margarita Trail participants will be announced on February 22 (National Margarita Day) during a special press party (invitations to follow) to formally announce the Santa Fe Margarita Trail and all participating restaurants. Questions? Contact Joy Rice or 505-955-6205.



Cynthia Delgado



Things to know about the Santa Fe Margarita Trail


Souvenir Passport

  • Passports will be sold for $3 at TOURISM Santa Fe visitor centers and participating Santa Fe Margarita Trail restaurants.

  • A trailmap and a description of your restauant, a photo, and the magarita recipe will be included in the passport.

  • Passport holders will receive a $1 discount on the special margarita and a stamp in their passport from participating restaurants.


Marketing Program & Collateral

  • Stamp: Participating restaurants will receive a unique, Santa Fe Margarita Trail-branded passport stamp to confirm the passport holder’s participation in the Santa Fe Margarita Trail

  • T-Shirts: Passport holders who receive 5 stamps and redeem their passport to a TOURISM Santa Fe visitor center will receive a free, commemorative t-shirt.

  • Table tents: Participating restaurants will receive table tents to display.

  • Window slick/decal: Participating restaurants will receive a window slick to display— identifying your loction as as a stop on the Margarita Trail.

  • Website: A landing page on will promote the program and participating restaurants

  • Santa Fe Margarita Trail logo: The logo will be provided to participating restaurants for use on menus, websites, and other marketing collateral.

  • Brochure: A Santa Fe Margarita Trail promotional brochure will be distributed.

  • TOURISM Santa Fe will promote bi-annual Santa Fe Margarita Trail social media events geared towards attracting locals to participate in the Santa Fe Margarita Trail.

How Restaurants Can Participate


  • Serve a special, name-identified margarita that is unique to the Santa Fe Margarita Trail and appears on the menu with the “Santa Fe Margarita Trail” designation.

  • Provide the special margarita recipe for use in the passport and the Santa Fe Margarita Trail landing page.

  • Submit a photo of your restaurant for use in the passport and the Santa Fe Margarita Trail landing page.

  • Provide a short description of your restaurant (150 words or less)

  • Special margarita must be priced between $7–12

  • Offer $1 discount to the passport holder for the special margarita. Please note: restauran are not obligated to extend the offer beyond the first margarita or to guests of the passport holder.

  • Stamp and date the passport when the special margarita has been purchased. Note that only two stamps can be obtained per day by the passport holder. This is an effort to ensure the participant is drinking responsibly.

  • Submit requested information by mid-March (e.g. restaurant description, photo, special margarita name, price, and recipe) . A follow-up email will be sent to you with details.

  • Participation fee for restaurants is a one-time fee of $125 ($100 for Greater Santa Fe Restaurant Association members), payable by check or credit card. Payment must be received by the TOURISM Santa Fe office by February 19 to ensure inclusion in the passport and announcement at the press party.

  • In addition to the marketing and PR value gained by participating in the Santa Fe Margarita Trail, restaurants will receive 50 passports at a value of $3 each to sell or give to your customers.

  • Restaurant must be committed to participate in the program until the initial supply of passports is depleted. At that time, the Santa Fe Margarita Trail program will be open to accept new participants and remove any restaurants no longer interested in participating. Restaurants will be able to purchase additional passports in lots of 50 for $125


Game Plan for Super Bowl 50: Are You Drinking or Are You Driving?


Make the Winning Play, Call a Cab Ride Home Option


Santa Fe, NM (February 4, 2016) – The Super Bowl is America’s most watched national sporting event. On Super Bowl 50 Sunday, February 7, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. That’s why the Santa Fe County DWI Program, law enforcement and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are urging football fans to call the play now: drinking OR driving. If you plan on drinking on Super Bowl Sunday, call 438-0000 for a Cab Ride Home or designate a sober driver to get you home safely.


“Drunk driving is completely preventable,” said Lupe Sanchez, DWI Program Quarterback. “All it takes is a little planning. We want fans to remember that it’s a choice. Drink or drive—but never do both. Call for a Cab Ride Home, 438-0000.”

The Cab Ride Home service is offered Friday and Saturday nights and select holidays like Super Bowl Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Crash and arrest data show this is typically when more drunk drivers are on the road.  The Cab Ride Home program costs $5 for 1 or 2 people and $10 for 3 or more.  The DWI Program subsidizes the first $25 for these Cab Rides Home. Call 438-0000 for a ride.  A concerted public awareness campaign designed to remind people to not drink and drive, and enhanced and coordinated law enforcement activity are shown to be effective in lowering drunken driving crashes and fatalities.


NHTSA’s Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk campaign encourages people to make plans ahead of time that will prevent them from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking. Driving impaired could result in arrest and injury or death for you or others on the road.  You could lose your car too, if you have been convicted of DWI at least once before. Checkpoints are everywhere.


According to data from NHTSA, in 2014 9,967 people were killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes in the United States—31 percent of all vehicle crash fatalities in the nation. The numbers go even higher on weekends. (There were 5,447 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities, making up 40 percent of all fatalities that occurred during weekends.) A driver is considered alcohol-impaired with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher, the set limit in all states. This February 7, don’t become a tragic Super Bowl stat.


For those who plan to drink, leave your keys at home. Designate a sober driver, whether it’s a friend, relative, Uber or Cab Ride Home Use NHTSA’s new SaferRide mobile app. The app helps people who have been drinking get a safe ride home; it helps users call a taxi or a friend and identifies their location so they can be picked up. The app is available for Android devices on Google Play, and Apple devices on the iTunes store.


For those who plan to drive, refrain from any alcohol. Instead, enjoy the game with food and non-alcoholic drinks. Being a sober, designated driver is a key role on Super Bowl Sunday. You might just save a life.


If you’re hosting a Super Bowl 50 party, post the Cab Ride Home telephone number in a conspicuous spot, right over the dip maybe or next to the spicy hot wings, or designate a responsible driver before the game begins. One way to thank your designated driver is by tweeting us their name during Super Bowl 50, which will appear on NHTSA’s Wall of Fame.


If you’re the designated driver, be sure to tweet us your name during Super Bowl 50, and make NHTSA’s Wall of Fame!

New Study Says Vaping Could Lead to DWI


Santa Fe, NM, (January 21, 2016) – Yale University researchers found that people who used e-cigarettes performed poorly on psychomotor test and had detectable levels of alcohol in their system.  E-cigs deliver nicotine to the user by vaporizing liquids, many of which contain alcohol and other chemicals.  Tests included one group of people who used liquids that had high levels of alcohol in them and another group that had low levels of alcohol in the vaping fluids. Neither group said they felt differently but the people who used the high level of alcohol liquid were affected by alcohol. 

“They didn’t actually know they were under the influence of alcohol.  It still affected their performance,” said Mehmet Sofuoglu, lead researcher and a professor at the Yale School of Medicine.

Sofuoglu said the study showed how e-cig users could end up being too impaired to drive because of how much more quickly and efficiently alcohol affected the brain after people inhaled vaporized booze compared to drinking it.

The Santa Fe County DWI Program wants to warn people that puffing on an e-cig while drinking could increase a person’s blood alcohol content without them realizing it.  A beer or two and vaping all night could be enough to end the evening in handcuffs if you get behind the wheel and drive.

“If you have any doubt about your ability to drive safely, don’t get behind the steering wheel. Take a Cab Ride Home instead.  Deaths due to drunk drivers were low for 2015 in Santa Fe County.  Tragically 4 people died, one less than the 5 that died needlessly in 2014, but even one is too many,” said Lupe Sanchez Santa Fe County DWI Program Coordinator.   

The Cab Ride Home service is offered Friday and Saturday nights and select holidays from 5:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Crash and arrest data show this is typically when more drunk drivers are on the road.  The Cab Ride Home program costs $5 for 1 or 2 people and $10 for 3 or more.  The DWI Program subsidizes the first $25 for these Cab Rides Home. Call 438-0000 for a ride.  A concerted public awareness campaign designed to remind people to not drink and drive, and enhanced and coordinated law enforcement activity are shown to be effective in lowering drunken driving crashes and fatalities.

The Santa Fe County DWI Program wants everybody to Think SaFe, don’t drink and drive.  Take a Cab Ride Home instead.  Take a moment to remember that TwoTooMany means that you could lose your car to forfeiture when arrested a second time after at least one DWI conviction.

How to keep the holidays happy and safe:


Santa’s sleigh won’t get you home after a night out, but a Cab Ride Home will.  The Santa Fe County DWI Program is offering the $5 Cab Ride Home on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.  The subsidized cab will run from 5:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights the next two weeks. Just call 505-438-0000.


“Keep your holidays happy by taking a Cab Ride Home because getting arrested for DWI is not joyous,” said Lupe Sanchez, Santa Fe County DWI Program Coordinator.  He continues, “You could lose your car if you are arrested a second time, because a second time is TwoTooMany.”


Buzzed or drunk driving, it doesn’t matter - Don't Drink and Drive. The Santa Fe County DWI Program wants to remind everyone to Think SaFe and that Buzzed Driving IS Drunk Driving - drive sober


NOW: Even if you don’t have plans yet, plan to drive sober or designate someone else to. Save the Cab Ride Home number in your phone (438-0000) so you always have a backup plan.


WHEN YOU MAKE PLANS: A sober driver is an essential part of any party plan. Once you know where you’ll celebrate, decide whether you’re drinking or driving. You can only choose one.


WHEN CELEBRATING: On Christmas or New Year’s before you raise your first glass of champagne, leave your keys at home or give them to a friend. If you’re the designated driver, don’t drink alcohol. Enjoy non-alcoholic beverages and brag about your VIP (very important partygoer) status online using the hashtag #designateddriver. Only drive sober or ride with a sober driver.


EVERY DAY: If you’re impaired, call for a Cab Ride Home, call a sober friend or family member, or use public transportation to get home safely. If you know people who are about to drive or ride while impaired, take their keys and help them make other arrangements to get to where they are going safely.                                                                                                                                          


Drunk driving has fatal consequences. If you see a drunk driver on the road, contact local police immediately, call 9-1-1 or dial #DWI (#394). You could save a life.

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