Owners Russ Zeigler & Doug Smith have been in the restaurant business for 38 years. After several years of restaurant management experience, Russ and Doug ventured off on their own. By the late 70’s, they had opened two popular and successful restaurants in Albuquerque – Liquid Assets and High Finance Restaurant & Tavern on top of the Sandia Peak.
By 1985, they opened their third restaurant, Options Restaurant & Tavern on Albuquerque’s west side. A fourth successful opening came when the Old Fire House Restaurant at the base of the Sandia Peak Tramway closed, moving Doug and Russ to purchase and remodel the building which would become Sandiago’s Mexican Grill at The Tram, established in 2001.
Today, Doug and Russ still take great pride in owning and operating both High FinanceRestaurant and Sandiago’s Mexican Grill. The majestic views provide a beautiful and unique ambiance for any special occasion, whether you’re playing tourist with visiting friends or looking for a quick escape from the city for an evening. Doug and Russ strive to provide and exceptional dining experience with friendly service and a wide variety of exquisite cuisine. We look forward to seeing you up here!