M’tucci’s Restaurants turned the lights on for the first time 10 years ago. Now, one of the largest locally owned and operated restaurant groups in New Mexico, M’Tucci’s celebrated its 10-year anniversary with special events at each of the four restaurants in the Metro area.

M’Tucci’s Moderno in Rio Rancho had a “Party in the Parking Lot” Friday night. While Moderno opened in 2017, the party Friday was to celebrate the brand going strong for a decade and to thank the guests who have made the past 10 years possible.

“It feels amazing. I mean, I’ve only been a part of some of that, but I feel like the 10 years was like kind of like a long haul for us as a company just to get to where we are now,” Moderno General Manager/Partner Robin Dibble said. “What we’re doing this year was a big dream in year one and year two and year three. Little by little, we’ve just put all of this together . Every year we add more and more to the team, more and more to our arsenal, and this is a testament to everybody. There was no way we could have done this without the whole group.”

The free and family-friendly party had tables under tents and misters, face painting, a photo booth, DJ Spunjy and more. There were also food and drink specials throughout the night. Mayor Gregg Hull and state Rep. Joshua Hernandez were on hand to present a certificate congratulating M’Tucci’s on 10 years in business.