New Mexico Drive-ins

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Twin Cronnies Drive-in
Clovis, NM
The Twin Cronnies Drive-in was built in the early 1950s. The restaurant still has car hops. There is a Pat's Twin Cronnies in Portales, NM but it doesn't have this canopy or sign. I don't know which location came first or if there were others. [map]

Foxy Drive-in
Clovis, NM
The Foxy Drive-in was established in 1956 in Clovis. The restaurant moved to this location in 1959. The building dates to 1946 when it housed Al's Drive-in. The Foxy Drive-in features a speaker system and car hops. The interior features booths with phones to place orders. For more, see this website. [map]

Garcia's Sunset Grill
Gallup, NM
Garcia's Sunset Grill opened at this location around 1995. I don't know what drive-in was here originally. [map]

Mac's Steak in the Rough [gone]
San Mateo Blvd
Albuquerque, NM
Mac's Steak in the Rough
Menaul Blvd
Albuquerque, NM


Mac's Steak in the Rough was an Albuquerque area chain with about a dozen locations. The drive-ins were named after the owner, Dave McCarty. The first location opened in 1949 in Artesia, NM. The two locations shown here appears to be from the 1960s.

These photos of the San Mateo Blvd. location were taken in 2006. The building housed Luis' Chips & Salsa Mexican American Restaurant after that. The canopy was still there and the sign was adapted. Around 2016, the building was demolished and the sign was gone.

The location on Menaul Blvd. is the only one still operating as a Mac's. By 2011, the building had been remodeled for a drive-thru. The message board was replaced with an LED sign and the sign pole was replaced. [map]

This location is gone now.

More New Mexico Drive-in Restaurants:
Westerner Drive-in (Tucumcari)

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