Abe Garcia celebrates 94th birthday


Abe Garcia, owner of Abe's Cantina in Arroyo Seco, celebrated his 94th birthday among family and friends Thursday evening (April 20).

The celebration included singing, dancing, beer, spirits – and of course – plenty of homecooked New Mexican food from the Abe's kitchen.

Local patrons, family and close friends surrounded Garcia, owner of the longtime local watering hole, which opened in 1945, to sing him happy birthday as the sun set Thursday evening.

Members of the Garcia family sat down with The Taos News to tell stories about the 72-year-old business and its longtime proprietor.

Look out for a full story on the event in next week's April 27th edition of The Taos News.