Welcome to the biggest little store in New Mexico!


Michael's Mini-Mart, Featuring Your Favorites by Alice is located on New Mexico Route 68 (the Taos Highway) in the Española Valley halfway between Santa Fe and Taos in beautiful Velarde. Mike's store has been in the Romero family for over 50 years and is your source for supplies ranging from groceries, snacks, drinks, beer, wine, and liquor and, of course, Alice's internationally famous food.

If you're headed to Taos on vacation any time of the year, Michael's is THE place to stop to gas up, get some food for the road, stock up on your party supplies, and to try some of Alice's fine recipes. It's the only convenience store in Velarde and the closest one for more than eleven miles.

Gas Up!gas

Michael's Mini-Mart is the only gas station between Española and Taos, New Mexico. The store features quality and economical Shamrock petroleum products and computuerized pumps so that you can get a fill up anytime, night or day, at the best prices in the area.

snacksGroceries and Snacks

Michael's Mini-Mart features a full range of snacks for your road-trip whether you're just arriving on vacation or getting ready for that long trip back home. Chips, popcorn, candy, or nuts, we have what you're craving. Or, if you need a few items you forgot to stock up on, we have all the staples: milk, eggs, flour, and other sundry and dessert items to fill in the gaps till you make the next big trip to the store.


Beer, Wine, and Spiritsbeer and spirits

Whether you're planning a small get together with friends or a large holiday party, we have what you need. Michael's carries domestic and imported beers, a selection of wines, and a wide variety of spirits.

maya tacoAlice's Favorites

Alice has a full menu of food items made from only the best and freshest ingredients. Whether you're dropping by for a quick meal, ordering for take-out, or would like to cater a meal or party for your friends or office, Alice can fill the order with her original recipes and regular favorites.


Whatever your needs, feel free to drop by and say hello!



mike's mini-mart