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Viola's Restaurant

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124 Central Park Sq, Los Alamos, NM 87544
(505) 662-5617
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
B I G DALLAS COWBOYS FANS!!

That fact aside, I'm an Arizona Cardinals fan, they have pretty darn good New Mexican food. I've NEVER had ANYTHING there I didn't enjoy or wouldn't eat again. Maybe one day the owner will see the error of his ways being a Cowbums fan but, until then...I'll continue to enjoy the food at Viola's.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2015
Michael S
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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

That fact aside, I'm an Arizona Cardinals fan, they have pretty darn good New Mexican food. I've NEVER had ANYTHING there I didn't enjoy or wouldn't eat again. Maybe one day the owner will see the error of his ways being a Cowbums fan but, until then...I'll continue to enjoy the food at Viola's.

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Los Alamos, NM
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Viola's has good and simple food that is served to you fast. Seasonings are salt, pepper and green chile. The staff is friendly, It's one of my favorite places to go for breakfast and lunch.

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SoCenCo
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

...just so you know! I had the best huevos rancheros of our trip so far - the red and green chile was perfectly seasoned, the fried potatos done right and the pintos tasty (not that nasty refritos mush!). My companion thought his breakfast burrito was too dry, so why doesn't he order it smothered? I've never figured this out :^)... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The breakfast choices range from traditional to burritos. I went traditional. The only complaint is that frozen potatoes were used for the hash browns. The tends to run contrary to much of the other food. I was troubled by all the Cowboy displays. But that is personal and not appropriate to consider, but be warned. It is interesting that virtually... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've eaten here a few times and each time I have enjoyed the food. It tastes great and arrives to the table hot. The staff are friendly and attentive. It's a great place for lunches.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My first exposure to New Mexican cuisine came from the legendary Viola herself, almost 40 years ago, and although she has passed on, her heirs have done a fine job of honoring her memory here. The fare is standard New Mexican -- enchiladas, burritos, sopaipillas on the side, etc. -- and reliably good, although not really great. (This is a... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

That's it... the best breakfast burrito and the green chile sauce is on top, not chopped green chile inside... just the best...

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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

If you want a restaurant that locals pack everyday, this is the place. Great food that we love to eat. It basic New Mexico Mexican food. I always get the Red Chili Beef Enchilada with Posole. Most locals don't need a menu because we all have a favorite standard. This is a must visit restaurant - but remember it is... More 

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Los Alamos, NM
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very much a local restaurant with great food and great service. Very friendly and clean! Great for breakfast or lunch!

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Roswell, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Different Mexican food than I am used to in Roswell, NM but oh so plentiful and delicious. Quite busy at lunch time but then the locals love it too! Would go again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 124 Central Park Sq, Los Alamos, NM 87544
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Los Alamos
  • Phone Number: (505) 662-5617

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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