Mother’s Day New Mexico Style

Mother’s Day New Mexico Style

Posted on May 3, 2022

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and here’s a little motherly advice – be sure to plan early to celebrate this special day! But don’t worry, no matter how you like to show your love, we have a list of diverse Mother’s Day activities in the Albuquerque area sure to please any mom, grandma or loving female-figure you’d like to praise. From wild animals to wine, blossoms to brunch, this range of suggested activities near Mariposa in Rio Rancho are sure to make those you commemorate feel appreciated and loved.


  1. A Toast to Mom

Raise your glass to mom at Gruet Winery with a Mother’s Day Brunch and Mimosa Bar! Brunch will be catered by Rio Rancho favorite, M’Tucci’s, and comes with a tableside mimosa bar and two glasses of Gruet sparkling wine. The menu includes; House Sourdough English Muffin, Smoked Salmon, Caper & Scallion Cream Cheese, Marinated Tomato, Served with Fruit, Mixed Berry Coffee Cake and Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes.

Price: Tickets are $45 per person.

Location: 8400 Pan American Freeway Northeast, Albuquerque


  1. A Spot for Tea

Treat mom to tea on her special day or anytime between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. that weekend at the Ivy Tea Room in Albuquerque.  With an afternoon tea that features Red Velvet Scones, cucumber sandwiches, a green chile chicken salad basket and much more, mom will feel like a queen.

Price: Price for afternoon tea:   $41 per person/$60 with some spirits added

Location: Ivy Tea Room, 8830 4th St. NW, Los Ranchos de Albuquerque



Another option is The St. James Tearoom. The ‘Grande Dame of Albuquerque Tearooms’ according to the Albuquerque Journal, the St. James has been providing a fine dining experience for over 21 years, transporting guests to a realm of dining elegance, excellence, creativity, and imagination.

The May menu is set for a Royal Garden Party with Lemon Fluff Cake, Coronation Chicken Salad and an array of sweets and savories in between. Mother’s Day reservations are filled, but get started early with a mid-week reservation.

Price: Price for afternoon tea:  $51 per person

Location: 320 Osuna Rd. NE, #D, Albuquerque



Closer to home, you can get a jump on festivities April 30 at the Cabezon Community Center. Enjoy time with mom at the Annual Mother’s Day Tea Party at Cabezon Community Center. Sip some tea, nibble a finger sandwich cookie, make a craft, and play bingo! It is a perfect day for mom and kids.
Each child and parent must register individually.

Price: Tickets: $10 per person

Location: Cabezon Community Center, 2307 Cabezon Blvd., Rio Rancho

Reservations: NO DROP-INS. Please call the Cabezon Community Center at 505-892-4499 or visit here.


  1. Get Wild

Celebrate Mom with the variety of ABQ Biopark Zoo mothers and their little wild ones. All moms will be celebrated during this special day whether they have toes, paws, hooves or claws. Enjoy music around every corner with the family as you learn more about how the animals raise their young at the Zoo. Grab a yummy snack from one of the zoo stands or enoy a picnic in the grass. To make things extra special, add a Mother’s Day Brunch to your visit and treat Mom like the queen she is!

Price: $$

Location: 903 10th St. SW, Albuquerque

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  1. Have a Blooming Good Time

Celebrate the women in your life with thoughtful gifts like orchids, home décor and beautiful flowering annuals at Osuna Nursery. Aside from the blooms, enjoy live music and complimentary light bites.

Price: Ranges

Location: 501 Osuna Rd. NE, Albuquerque

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  1. Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch or Dinner

What better way to celebrate than around the table when mom doesn’t have to cook or clean up.

No matter what time of day you want to gather the family, there are plenty of nearby choices.


You can do breakfast all day at Lily and Liam Bistro. This is a Rio Rancho hometown favorite, featuring healthy made-from-scratch dishes. From Panna Cotta Parfait, to Lily’s Egg Mimosa, Steak & Eggs Yorkies and Savory Dutch Babies you’ll leave with satisfied smiles.

Price: from about $10 to $15.

Location: 1751 Rio Rancho Blvd. SE, Rio Rancho

Information: Open daily from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.


Ordering out or eating in you will be sure to find something delish at Dagmar’s Delectables.  You might want to do a pre-Mother’s Day breakfast because Saturdays are Breakfast Schnitzel Day. Schnitzel, American cheese scramble eggs and German fried potatoes topped with delectable green chile gravy. But don’t forget the strudels and pies and so much more.

Price: $$

Location: 2704 Southern Blvd. SE, Rio Rancho


Turtle Mountain Brewing’s north location offers brunch until 2 p.m. The guiding principle of Turtle Mountain Brewing Company is to provide the people of Rio Rancho and the surrounding area with delicious, high-quality foods and beverages at an affordable price in a comfortable, friendly environment.

Brunch prices: Approx. $12-$15

Location: 7835 Enchanted Hills Blvd. NE, Rio Rancho


Wow mom with an exotic dinner at Jerusalem, where you can get a taste of the Holy Land with some Middle Eastern cuisine. They offer a wide array of fresh food – mashawi combo, gyro entree, lamb shank, hummus with meat shawarma, mashawi meat family deal, shawarma meat family deal, vegetarian platter and freekeh soup.

Prices: Approximately $10-$25

Location: 1690 Rio Rancho Blvd SE Ste B., Rio Rancho


A drive and brunch may add up to the perfect Mother’s Day. The Anasazi Restaurant in Santa Fe features a Prix Fixe menu with your choice of Poblano Chile Empanadas & Poached Eggs with roasted sweet corn and chimichurri; Seafood Paella Rice with clams, mussels, king prawns and lemon aioli; or Prime Beef Wellington Steak with wild mushroom duxel and port wine truffled reduction.

Prix Fixe price: $80 per adult/$40 for children

Location: 113 Washington Ave., Santa Fe

More info: For reservations please call: 505-988-3236


For many, Mother’s Day isn’t complete without brunch Santa Fe Plaza style! Plaza Cafe is the oldest restaurant in Santa Fe. The historic downtown diner features authentic New Mexican cuisine and fine dining flavors from around the world. So come and take your seat in history as you immerse yourself in family, tradition, and delicious food for brunch in Santa Fe! Patio seating is available.

Prices: Approximately $13-$30

Location: Santa Fe Plaza, 54 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe


No matter how you choose to celebrate this year, there are a plethora of options near Albuquerque and Mariposa in Rio Rancho to make sure mom feels extra special.


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