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Viola's Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern, American
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124 Central Park Sq, Los Alamos, NM 87544-4023
+1 505-662-5617
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We go to Violas about twice a week. We do this because the food is amazing and the employees are friendly. Love, love, love this place!

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Thank Tim B
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The service, the food authentic Southwest, and always fresh!! Locals love it!! I usually meet on a Friday or Saturday morning to have breakfast and chat. It is always busy, and the locals greet each other like it was the best place in town to meet and greet!!

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Thank olivia4crew
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Good New Mexican, the best Los Alamos has to offer for sure, and hangs in there with the better places in Santa Fe and Espanola. Only open breakfast and lunch. The daily favorites are very popular and sell out early -- especially carne adovada on fridays.

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Thank John F
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I've been here only a couple of times for lunch and I would definitely return. The food is tasteful, well prepared and is moderately priced. They do allow for customization of meal options, red versus green chili etc. It's self seating, which is nice! The clientele is a fun mix of all classes and races. Groups are more than welcome... More 

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Los Alamos, NM
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I'm biased. Viola's serves really good northern NM cuisine. I'm talking breakfast burritio, green chili cheesburger, and the like. The answer is: Christmas.

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Thank Zastro
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Viola's has a varied breakfast with very reasonable prices. The food is very good ,the service excellent, and you don't have to wait long for your meal to be served. Both the red and the green chilli are excellent. (I prefer the green). The atmosphere is not fancy. It is a hometown restaurant where regulars frequent and enjoy each others... More 

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Thank Don G
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

A busy restaurant in the heart of Los Alamos. We were just passing through this time but very hungry. We ordered cheese enchiladas, and they were delicious! Considering how busy they were, the service was very good.

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Thank mis4mysterious
Aztec, New Mexico
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

With how busy this place is we had always been nervous on how long they take, but they are very fast we had our food within ten minutes. Must try for lunch in los alamos!

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Thank Samantha B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Their carne adobada is so good that if you don't get there before noon it's all gone. Their huevos rancheros are also great for breakfast or lunch.

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Redwood City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

From the other reviews, it seems that this is new Mexican home cooking. Perhaps, I am overly critical as I grew up eating Mexican food. There seems to be a difference, mostly in flavor, or lack there of. The best way I could describe it would be bland. Everything was light on seasoning in my opinion. I had a combination... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Central Park Sq, Los Alamos, NM 87544-4023
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Los Alamos
  • Phone Number: +1 505-662-5617

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