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China Palace Restaurant

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759 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3239
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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    3 of 5 stars
No flavor

we had three dishes last night . One was spicy so that was the flavor. The other two were very bland. The hot tea was only lukewarm. The wishes come out one at a time.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
connie s
Boise, Idaho
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Consistently good. Friendly, fast service when dining in. Reliable take out. Large menu with lots of variety.

Thank MonteCarloScientis
Durham, NC
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We ordered take-out, and the food had no flavor, at all. It was so bland, it was actually hard to eat. Even the fortune cookies were stale.

Thank akh345
Boise, Idaho
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37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

we had three dishes last night . One was spicy so that was the flavor. The other two were very bland. The hot tea was only lukewarm. The wishes come out one at a time.

Thank connie s
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Slow service; not enough waitstaff. Bland food that all tastes about the same. Expensive. There are too many tables crowded in and worse they are those horrid banquet tables and chairs. The decor is 1980 - pink walls and awful huge paintings.

Thank 7turtles84
Lenexa, Kansas
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65 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Arrived in Los Alamos mid afternoon and was starving. The local Greek place (Pyramid) was closed midday (what's up with that???), so we went next door for Chinese. Although the buffet ended at 2 p.m., the food was good - just higher per person than the buffet would have been. I'd recommend any of the dishes we had - noodle... More 

3 Thank JayhawkJim
Los Alamos, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We LOVE their pot stickers! Chicken Fried Rice is so good, I ate up all yesterday's leftovers and am going back for more tonight! Going to try the Shrimp Fried Rice and get more mu shu pork. We had chicken curry yesterday too. It was very fresh, but I wish the curry sauce had been thicker, it was more like... More 

1 Thank SepiaSunfury
Los Alamos, NM USA
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I ordered sweet and sour chicken and vegetable fried rice for takeout. The rice was tolerable, but extremely over-priced. The chicken was mostly soggy breading that tasted like it was a frozen product heated in the oven. Not at all fried and crispy as I expected. The sauce was sweet---period. No tang, no sour, and it was gooey. There were... More 

Thank Cheech47
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Always busy at lunch. Not so much at dinner. Food isn't great, service is even less so. Quick and reasonably priced

Thank arpistone
Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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122 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

For a small town, Los Alamos has a surprising number of decent Chinese restaurants, and this is probably the best of the bunch. The menu is extensive and samples a number of regional Chinese sub-cuisines, with nothing too out of the ordinary (this isn't San Francisco's Chinatown we're talking about) but enough variety to satisfy. Dinners are served seven nights... More 

1 Thank canbelto
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

The food is good, but pricey. Every now and then we'll go there just for a change of pace. Service is just ok. Food is good, but nothing special. We usually go to China Moon just because it's fast and for the money you get more.

Thank RunnerGirlNM

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 759 Central Ave, Los Alamos, NM 87544-3239
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Los Alamos
  • Phone Number: 505-662-4433

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese


Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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