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Chili Works

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Fast food
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1743 Trinity Dr, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3045
+1 505-662-7591
06:00 - 13:00
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Tue - Fri 06:00 - 13:00
Sat 07:00 - 00:00
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chili works always has really fast service and for a good price! And the chili is delicious and spicy.

Thank Lydiagurule
Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome and fast, even if you customize your order. Great red and Green chili. Breakfast burritos are really good and big. The chicken burrito at lunch is huge, healthy and tasty. Classic short order cooks, could be on Saturday night live.

Thank Billy C
Fremont, California
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235 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

A small place that is popular with the locals and for good reason. You simply can't go wrong with any of their burritos. Quality ingredients and large. Check for specials and prepare to be delighted.

Thank Glenn M
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is literally a shack. It's kind of a soup nazi experience in a good way. You better know what you want because this place relies on speed. When it's your turn in line you spit out your order, pay, and they order is made freshly and handed to you practially before you are done paying. It's got fantastic breakfast... More 

Thank NapoleanBorn2Party
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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183 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Hours are tailored to the lab clientele, menu is broad. Limited seating outside, and it's basically a shack, but that adds to the charm.

Thank gregnx
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

One of the most popular breakfast burrito spots for 50 miles. It's a tiny shack with only outdoor seating next door to Sonic. So fast that most days your burrito is ready within 30 seconds of you getting your change. Massive burritos that are best described as tacos because the tortillas never quite close up. If you can eat two... More 

Thank DilbertThreePtO
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Has some of the best breakfast burritos on town. I prefer the red chile more than the green. Service is quick and efficient!

Thank Steve R
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Sure, at first glance this place seems a little run down. It doesn't have fancy, modern signage or vibrant paint on the outside. No, most people who visit this restaurant aren't staying to have a sit-down breakfast or lunch (therefore there is no indoor seating...there is outdoor seating in the back). But don't let that sway your decision to visit!... More 

Thank Heather H
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Hands down, Chili Works is THE BEST when it comes to breakfast burritos. Try one with sausage and green chile. Your nose will run because the chile is hot, but your taste buds will be forever grateful, and you'll be hooked. Another of my favorites is their taco salad, which is really more like super nachos than a salad. Set... More 

Thank Skyye K
Ammon, Idaho
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

I ordered a bacon breakfast burrito w/cheese and green chili with no special instructions. The green chili was great, but the burrito was real heavy on potatoes and a bit light on the bacon. I'll give them another try due to the very positive comments here, but I'll customize my order a bit at the counter. Service was awesome and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Fast food
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 13:00
06:00 - 13:00
06:00 - 13:00
06:00 - 13:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1743 Trinity Dr, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3045
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Los Alamos
  • Phone Number: +1 505-662-7591

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?