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First News Spring 2009

Flavors of the Southwest

   The Double C Restaurant is a new name around the northern part of New Mexico, but it stands where Colfax County history happened. Previously known as the old Kit Carson Restaurant and Bar, the Double C has been renovated, updated, and has never looked better. Although it took two years to complete, the kitchen has new appliances, walls, floors and menu. The dining area has been painted and decorated with a new flair.

   Meet Hector Campos, lately of Tucson, Arizona, the owner of the Double C. He's a retired gentleman who speaks fluent Spanish and English and brings his rich heritage and background to the Double C, along with grandmother Sarah's recipes. Sarah gave him his love for cooking and it's that flavor, "The Sonoran Flavor," that Hector is introducing to northern New Mexico. Put it together and you have the unique and pleasurable experience of Hector's vision.

   He came to Cimarron over eight years ago, just retired from the Xerox Company after thirty-eight years. "I really wanted to introduce a new style and flavorů it was my wish to open a restaurant." After deciding on the old Kit, Hector realized the amount of work it would take to get it turned into the Double C. Undaunted by the task, he began the extensive renovation. "Remodeling was part of the fun," explains Hector, "it's the business end that's challenging. Paper work from the state was extensive and working with contractors, and new laws took time." One of Hector's proud additions is the wheelchair accessible restrooms.

   He opened on September 18, 2008. It was challenging to start a business in the fall of the year, but the crowds are coming and the food is getting rave reviews. The Ugly Steak, the incredible salsa and guacamole dip, and the Chicken Guacamole Salad are just a few of the delicious dishes. All along, Hector's plan has been to serve a tasty meal, in a clean, and friendly atmosphere at an excellent price. He achieved that, and more.


Double C Restaurant
31033 Hwy. 64
Cimarron, NM 87714
(575) 376-2460



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