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Experience Chef-Driven, Scratch-Made

Rotisserie Comfort Food at Albuquerque's Sawmill Market

Savory Rotisserie Chicken, Salads, Sides and Sauces

Enjoy an Italian Porchetta Sandwich every Wednesday starting at 2 p.m.


These aren’t just chickens. ROTI N.M. uses only pasture-raised chickens that are brined in a signature combination that includes herbs and spices, dried red chiles and charred onions and garlic to impart a smoky flavor. Then the birds are skewered and placed in the state-of-the-art rotisserie oven to cook low and slow until they are golden brown with crispy skin and dripping with flavor.


Choose chicken with red or green chile, succulent sides and sensational sauces that are beyond finger-licking good. Hearty and wholesome salads are a meal and, while we do encourage sharing, the sweet potato fries with kale chimichurri and pecorino cheese are worthy of not sharing.



For small, intimate gatherings or big parties

We cater and the culinary possibilities go well beyond our rotisserie meats. From French to Peruvian cuisine, and everything in between, we can do it all. For more information on catering your next event, please contact Lauren Aragon at



ROTI N.M. is a labor of love that was created by Gilbert Aragon, his wife and business partner, Lauren Aragon, and a talented team of culinarians who make everything from scratch each and every day. Focusing on comfort foods, ROTI N.M. uses fresh, pastured chickens that brine for 24 hours with spices, herbs, local dried red chiles and charred onions and garlic to infuse an unforgettable, smoky flavor without cooking over fire. 


Homemade flatbread is an accompaniment to the chicken plates and wraps, and there are seven homemade sauces to choose from—Thai BBQ, Kale Chimichurri, Feta Vinaigrette, Pecorino Ranch, Honey Mustard, Fresno Chile Hot Sauce, and Adobo Chili Oil.


Working in the food industry for 10+ years, our acclaimed chef has drawn inspiration from all over the world, seamlessly synthesizing the familiar and the unknown to form daringly bold flavors to create dishes people love. Using his global culinary experience and passion for great food, Gilbert has carefully crafted a menu that accentuates the unique flavors that have come to define Roti N.M. Gilbert and his team also have a catering business and can create menus for intimate or grandiose events. 

The Team

Gilbert Aragon, Executive Chef

After spending 12 years as the Executive Chef for a prestigious regional hotel group, Gilbert Aragon was ready to launch his own culinary concept. ROTI N.M. is where he shares some of his favorite comfort foods with the community, including the almost famous rotisserie chicken that he spent years perfecting. The ROTI N.M. kitchen also serves as a playground for Chef Gilbert and his team to test new ideas, recipes and flavor combinations.


Lauren Aragon, Director of Operations 

With a degree from NMSU in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, Lauren launched her career in January 2007 with a position at the downtown Hyatt hotel as a Corporate Manager in Training. As life often unfolds, she and Gilbert Aragon met while working together and began dating in July 2008. The rest is history and, though she veered from hotels and restaurants for a few years during her career, she is thrilled to return to her passion and work alongside Gilbert as they bring ROTI N.M. to life.


“It was a logical fit for us to work together in this new venture where I can use my degree and build a business with my husband. He is in the back of the house and I am in the front of the house and that way we ensure the best food, experience and service for our customers,” she says.


Ernesto Duran, Chef de Cuisine

With nearly two decades’ culinary experience, Ernesto Duran was a prep cook in 2005 working in the Hyatt’s banquet kitchen when he and Gilbert met and became friends and colleagues. As they both grew into higher positions and in different direction, their friendship also matured and they stayed in touch. Having held every role in the kitchen, as well as owned his own restaurant, Ernesto is excited to be on the ROTI N.M. team working alongside Gilbert and Lauren to build the ROTI N.M. brand and continue to deliver flavor-packed dishes that wow guests.

The Team
In The News

In the News

Since opening in November 2021, ROTI N.M.

continues to create a buzz in a city primed and ready for new and delicious culinary experiences.

October 8, 2022

Heating It Up

September 9, 2022

Edible’s The Bite

September 7, 2022

KRQE Morning TV

January 6, 2022

NM Gastronome Blog

December 31, 2021

ABQ Journal

20 Questions
with Chef Gilbert Aragon