Papa Murphy’s

3801 Arkansas Ave
Los Alamos, 87544
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Tuesdays are my favorite day of the week. Why? Because at Papa Murphy's they have ANY large pizza for $10. This includes the huge stuffed pizzas that feed me for 3 meals. For poor students at the lab who are too busy to cook, food this cheap is a lifesaver. The pizza is not too shabby either. I usually get the chicken garlic pizza and the chicken bacon stuffed pizza, both of which are delicious. If you're not watching your weight, the gourmet crust is definitely an upgrade from the normal crust. Some things to note: Papa Murphy's makes the pizza for you, but YOU take it home to bake. Any oven will do, and the instructions are idiot proof - the dish they give the pizza to you on is even oven safe. Also, the 5 star rating is ONLY for Tuesdays. If i were buying this pizza at the normal advertised price, I would give it 4 stars instead. I know they have other deals throughout the week, but nothing beats the $10 deal.

(505) 661-7171

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El Rigoberto’s

166 Central Park Sq
Los Alamos, 87544
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From the outside, I must admit, we weren't expecting much. But visiting from Tucson, this very much reminded us of Sonoran Mexican food. There was machaca and Jamaica on the menu, which are hard to find in NM. I had the breakfast burrito (seemed the same as Rigoberto's in Green Valley, AZ!) and my wife had the chile rellenos burrito with a horchata. Yum! We were delighted with the tasty food and the horchata was some of the best we have ever had. Los Alamos is certainly not a foodie location, but Rigoberto's is a great place to stop. My in-laws said this spot used to be a Pizza Hut, and the decor inside fails to hide that fact. The joint isn't fancy and lacks most creature comforts, so feel free to get your food to go. You might be happier that way. :)
A nice little taco shop for lunch in Los Alamos. I had two beef tacos (shredded, not ground) and a carne abodada taco. They were delicious, and there is a nice salsa bar with good green chile. Went with my coworkers on a visit to LANL, including some guys who know good Mexican cuisine, and they liked it/ se habla espanol. One coworker really liked the rolled tacos. Quick/courteous service. Decor was maybe uninspiring, but comfortable. Near a lot of office space and downtown Los Alamos. Try it for your lunch hour! You won't regret it.
best meats in town

(505) 661-9603

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Viola’s Restaurant

1360 Trinity Dr
Los Alamos, 87544
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One of the best new-mex meals I have had, and prices/portions are very generous. I had the blue corn cheese enchiladas with green chile and loved them. I am usually not a huge fan of Pozole but I really liked theirs. Beans were also tasty and who doesn't like having a sopapilla included in the price? It was a lot for $8. No ambience to speak of but who cares? The place was packed at lunchtime but our food still came quite quickly. What's not to like?
From the outside Viola's isn't appealing. It looks like an old building and isn't inviting. It sure doesn't look like a happening place to eat. In fact, the inside doesn't look much different. It's similar to an old Burger King and brings a boring, bland feeling. Fortunately, the food is better than the decor. This place is a hidden gem, with friendly locals who cook and take orders. Having eaten at dozens of New Mexican style restaurants from Los Amamos, to Espanola, Taos, Sante Fe and many others, Viola's can hang with most, but might cost you less. There's a tremendous amount of value here and large portions that's go with it, which is kind of odd. Don't most places charge more and give you less now-a-days? Not here. You'll be impressed. Good luck finding better Green Chili Soup and Pozole. Those soups here are amazing and come in a bowl so large you won't be hungry enough to eat anything else, which is a shame because the burritos and red chili are awesome here! In fact, there isn't anything we did like or want to eat of neighboring tables plates. Viola's is a wonderful place for breakfast or lunch when cruising through Los Alamos. And, you came to this small town, why? Make a stop here and the trip will feel worth it.
Stopped by Violas today on our way up to Jemez Springs and hoped to get an amazing 4 1/2 star meal. But instead we got rushed out in 20 minutes. We were told to finish up because they were closing. Not only did they have bad service, the food was NOT WORTH STOP even for the 15 minutes we were aloud to eat.

(505) 662-5617

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Cafe Sushi

3801 Arkansas Ave,Ste C
Los Alamos, 87544
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The best spicy tuna rolls I've found in New Mexico. The Chef makes them different then you usually find. Prices good also.
Good Sushi Find in LA, all is not lost! Heard about this from the mom of a babysitter, who said we had to try the tuna salad which is served on a bed of cucumber spaghetti-like strands. Got that, plus two orders hamachi, two orders salmon nigiri, one rainbow roll (fish on inside) and one shrimp tempura roll. They included a free clamshell of edamame. Total bill $45 before tip. Quality of fish, particularly the hamachi in the rainbow-like roll and the nigiri salmon, were very generous and very good quality. Best part- you can order take-out between 10-10:30 and it will be ready to pick up at 11. That means picnic in the park for Friday lunch with my man- yippee! The ambiance of the restaurant itself is rather cramped, this is best as a take-out place in my opinion.
I have been enjoying sushi here for a few years. It is always fresh and high quality. The owners run the place by themselves and do a great job. I highly recommend this great little place

(505) 662-7131

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Chili Works

1743 Trinity Dr
Los Alamos, 87544
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I went to Chili Works for breakfast after hearing about a hole-in-the-wall restaurant with great burritos. It truly is as hole-in-the-wall as it gets, with a 10x10 foot kitchen/ordering area and a small patio with tables for eating - not to mention the intimidating biker dudes that run it. Personally, I've never cared about fancy decor so this wasn't an issue, but if you're looking for a fine dining experience this isn't the place to go. I ordered a "Dr. Ruth" (sausage, Christmas chili, and cheese), which came out to $6 even including tax. Amazingly, I was handed my burrito even before I finished paying. The burritos is absolutely stuffed, with eggs, hash browns, sausage, and chile overflowing out the top, so you definitely get your money's worth. From the first bite to the last, the taste was phenomenal. In my 2 months here in New Mexico, this was the best tasting chili I've had so far. If I had to nitpick the burrito was slightly heavy on the potatoes, but realistically it didn't make the burrito any less delicious. As soon as I finished it, I went back and got another for lunch. The burritos here are amazing, get them.
I am glad all the out of towners love it so much! A breakfast burrito here is a food ball. That is because it is mostly potatoes. There is very little egg or meat and the chile is not hot (well, maybe for an out of towner). The service is fast and furious and you had better have your mind made up before you get to the register because it won't get any easier. But the selection is good and the prices are reasonable. Keep in mind that there are better places in town to get a burrito.
This is one of those places that you would often drive by and wonder about. Stop here. Tu-Sat breakfast burritos and lunch. Fun ordering system and very fast service. A local institution.

(505) 662-7591

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Home Run Pizza

1627 Central Ave
Los Alamos, 87544
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5 stars for both pizza and staff! We stopped in for a bite to eat on our way to Taos and ended up getting a flat tire in the parking lot. Temperature was below freezing but the staff came out to help us change our tire and give us directions. They went above and beyond and out of their way to help us as they were closing up, we are forever grateful! :)
Decent pizza and sauerkraut hot dogs.
Very friendly service and good pizzas. They'll make them thin crust or thick - however you ask them. There's one pizza guy there named Tyler who can give you some really creative ideas about what toppings to try. Combinations that I wouldn't have thought of but that are great. Other things I love at Home Run -- their HOT DOGS! I get them with cheddar cheese and lots of onions and jalapenos. Wonderful! And their strombini. Delicious! Now Home Run has some tables outside - a nice place to sit, eat, and watch people. The staff is friendly (especially the one named Tyler), service is quick, delivery is usually fast. Lunchtime is very busy.

(505) 662-3699

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Ruby K’s Bagel Cafe

1789 Central Ave,Ste 2
Los Alamos, 87544
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Let's be honest, there aren't many restaurant options in Los Alamos. While visiting friends who live in the area, my husband and I discovered this little spot for lunch. It was super busy, with a line almost out the door. We figured we'd try it out and then stop next door for a Starbucks. They have a great variety of options from bagels to sandwiches to wraps. I went with the four cheese grilled panini and was not very impressed. The onions were surprisingly sweet and it made for an odd combination with the tomatoes and cheese. It wasn't bad, but if I had the opportunity to go back I would choose something else. My husband and I were pleasantly surprised by the amount of vegetarian options though...especially for a small town. I also appreciated the fact that the sandwich prices included a side of chips. It's annoying to pay extra for something like that. The only other little thing I noticed is that during their rush hour it seemed as if they didn't have enough staff to get out to wipe tables off. There were several tables open, but they were all covered in leftover food...not too appetizing. All in all, not a bad options for a quick, decent lunch.
Ruby K is a nice spunky change of pace for an otherwise pretty serious little government-built town. The service is really friendly and uncomplicated, the decor is new-agey and cute. It's a nice place to go to if you need to unwind a bit. I tried their apple turnovers, which are quite delicious (the filling could be a little less goopy, but their mille feuille is excellent). Their bagels are, well, over-yeasted and underbaked, but I've had far worse. As they say, Ruby K's, best bagel in Los Alamos...Ruby K's only bagel in Los Alamos! Frankly, the place can be a bit pricey for what you get; $13.50 for a sandwich and a smoothie may as well be New York prices. Still, it's a very centrally located cute little locally owned place, so that counts for a lot in my book. One note: they close a 4pm daily, so you're well-served to grab your coffee and desert early in the day.
Pretty good selection and food. Clean atmosphere and nice staff. A little pricey for a bagel place. Parking is shared with other businesses, but parking has never been a problem for us.

(505) 662-9866

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El Parasol

1903 Central Ave
Los Alamos, 87544
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Been coming here for years. Pretty good New Mexican fast food. Not the best breakfast burrito I've ever had. The fried tacos are a favorite. I've always felt that they're salsas are a bit subpar given that we're in the southwest. The red and the green are both underwhelming in flavor and heat. I feel they could really improve that. The burgers are surprisingly good though. I like that you can add double meat for not too much extra as I tend to eat quite a bit. There's nothing too special about the burgers, but they're well priced and they hit the spot. Give it a try. It won't be the best burritos or tacos you've ever had, but it's far from the worst.
How can you give this place anything other than 5 stars?!!! Great breakfast burritos! When you're sick the green chili posole is the absolute best and actually you don't have to be sick to eat it either Veggie tacos are highly recommended!!!
This place is a very solid choice for delicious "fast" Mexican food. I always make a point to come here at least once when I'm in town. Let me preface this by saying that I don't like chicken tacos... anywhere.... Besides here! They are absolutely incredible, and I'm salivating just thinking about them. They come with a heaping portion of guacamole too. You MUST order at least one when you come here just to witness the magic. The smothered chile relleno burrito is also very delicious but it consistently takes forever to our order to come out when I order it. It is pretty busy around lunch so I would recommend looking at the menu online and calling in the order if you choose to come around that time. Overall, this place is incredible. Seriously, get the chicken tacos.

(505) 661-0303

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Origami

182 Central Park Sq
Los Alamos, 87544
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Pricey, but I still eat here on a regular basis. The food is excellent!
I have been eating here since they opened back in the early 2000s(?) I have had some amazing experiences here. Giant sushi boats, surprise this, surprise that. Yes, I paid more here at times but it was worth it. The owner is amazing and has always treated me like family (we have our own chopsticks). I have had sushi at many places and yet this will always be my favorite. I will say, however, that you might get a new waitress that needs to be spanked. Like any restaurant in Los Alamos, they suffer from the lack available good help. But I would not count off for that. Its just how it is up here. No help at the restaurants.
All four of us agreed this was the worst Japanese food we have ever had. Service was equally poor. Feeling bad for the residents of Los Alamos, that this is all they have. :-(

(505) 661-2592

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Timeout Pizza

1350 Central Ave
Los Alamos, 87544
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We were a group of kids and parents that drove up from Albuquerque to go sledding in the area. We lunched at Timeout Pizza beforehand and had a very pleasant experience. We would compare it to Dions here in ABQ. We found the pizza to be very fresh and tasty and the sandwiches were decent..nothing memorable but solid. I grew up in Los Alamos and would have enjoyed hanging out here in high school and would bring my family here if I lived here. Los Alamos peeps are hard to please tho' and I was surprised there were only adults dining there that day and not a single family on a school holiday. We chuckled at the reviews bashing the salad bar...it looked fresh and abundant to us. I'd say just replace that iceberg lettuce so many locals bash and give the LA people their field greens! LOL We will definitely come back to this relaxed and "breath of fresh air" type of restaurant you find in other towns and Los Alamos has never really supported when we are up in LA again! Hope it succeeds!!
Just opened. Has all-can-eat salad bar, iceberg lettuce, dead carrots. Slow service, still waiting for our pizza. It's been 20 minutes and they're not busy. Could be opening jitters. Music is loud.
I mean it's pretty hard to mess up pizza. Pizza is pizza. But the pizza here is mediocre for the price. Me and my teammates came here after practice and didn't seem too attentive to us. They have a nice salad bar with nice variety, but as soon as you take a scoop of ranch the salad bar police are watching like Hawks to charge you .50 cents for it. The pizza isn't that bad, it's the high prices and lack of good service which probably will not make me return for a while until I decide to give it another shot

(505) 662-7261

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