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A Feature Is Cooked Up On Anita’s Restaurants

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque-native Anita Tellez, she of Anita’s restaurants food fame in the Washington, D.C., area, was profiled by The Washington Post on Sunday.


From the Post story:


“When Albuquerque native Anita Tellez arrived in the Washington area in 1969, she went looking for a taste of home. That meant tacos and fiery but flavorful red and green chilies.”

“In 1990, the company opened a flagship operation, a 10,000-square-foot restaurant in Vienna. Today, eight Anita’s restaurants are scattered across Northern Virginia, most housed in buildings vacated by defunct fast-food chains.


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“The restaurants are also national, with locations in Santa Fe and Albuquerque called Little Anita’s — named after one of Mrs. Tellez’s granddaughters — and owned by their oldest son, Larry Gutierrez. Another son, Michael, owns an Anita’s in Orange County, Calif.”

The Post said Tellez, an Oakton resident, died in September.

Read the story here.