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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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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

When we first got here a longtime local told us Viola's has the best green chili in the universe. He was right. It's sublime. Don't get me wrong -- everything else is good too, but people should drive here from Santa Fe and Albuquerque (and Boston) just to have the very best of something at a great price. Decor is... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Viola's offers fast, friendly service. Excellent green chili. Prices are very reasonable. Breakfast burritos are great also.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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