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Photos: Griego’s Mexican restaurant celebrates 50 years

A toast is raised on Saturday during the celebration of Griego’s Mexican restaurant's 50th anniversary in Durango. Rachel Griego and her husband, Orlando, first opened the business as the Taco House at 1400 East Second Ave. before moving to north Main Avenue. Rachel said she thinks her restaurant is possibly the oldest restaurant with the same owner in Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)
More than 30 family members and numerous employees and friends gathered on Saturday to celebrate Griego’s Mexican restaurant's 50th anniversary in Durango. Rachel Griego and her husband, Orlando, first opened the business as the Taco House at 1400 East Second Ave. before moving to north Main Avenue. Rachel said she thinks her restaurant is possibly the oldest restaurant with the same owner in Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)
Rachel Griego, center, sits with family members who gathered in the parking lot on Saturday to celebrate Griego's Mexican restaurant's 50th anniversary in Durango. Rachel and her husband, Orlando, first opened the business as the Taco House at 1400 East Second Ave. before moving to north Main Avenue. Rachel said she thinks her restaurant is possibly the oldest restaurant with the same owner in Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)
Rachel Griego, center, sits with current and former employees who gathered in the parking lot on Saturday to celebrate Griego’s Mexican restaurant's 50th anniversary in Durango. Rachel and her husband, Orlando, first opened the business as the Taco House at 1400 East Second Ave. before moving to north Main Avenue. Rachel said she thinks her restaurant is possibly the oldest restaurant with the same owner in Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)
A board displays articles about Griego’s Mexican restaurant on Saturday during the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the restaurant in Durango. Rachel Griego and her husband, Orlando, first opened up the business as the Taco House at 1400 East Second Ave. before moving to north Main Avenue. Rachel said she thinks her restaurant is possibly the oldest restaurant with the same owner in Durango. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)