About Us

Joey Garcia - Head Chef at El Rancho RestaurantsI’m Joey Garcia, Executive Chef of El Rancho De Los Garcia’s Restaurants in Clovis and Portales, New Mexico.

My Gran-Gran Abuelita, Augustina Madril, was born in Lamy, New Mexico Territory in 1886. As a young girl, she learned the art and science of cooking our native New Mexican foods at the feet of her Abuela and her Madre. I can only imagine the sights, sounds and smells that must have drifted out of that small primitive cocina.

What I do know is that she taught her children and those recipes continue to be passed down in our family. Now, my family has been in the restaurant business since 1975 and today we share a piece of our family’s history with you through our El Rancho Restaurants and our El Rancho De Los Garcia’s Sauces.

Come in and taste my heritage. I’m confident you’ll be back for more!