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“Great Fis and Chips!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pajarito Brewpub and Grill

Pajarito Brewpub and Grill
614 Trinity Drive, Los Alamos, NM 87544
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Ranked #17 of 41 Restaurants in Los Alamos
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Fis and Chips!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I don't think that I have had anything here that I did not like, but I love their fish and chips. The service is usually pretty good. Make sure and upgrade to the truffle fries when you go here. The beer selection is very good as well. Lots of New Mexico and Colorado crafts.

It is a little pricey, but definitely worth it every once in awhile.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Albany, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Nice place to hang out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My husband and I are visiting Los Alamos a few times each year. We were really happy to find out (last summer) about a new place that stays open late and on weekends. They have a good beer selection (although I don't think they brew heir own beer) and food is really good.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Greenfield, Indiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Several good meals here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Los Alamos has little to choose from in restaurants, and the Pajarito Brewpub is a welcome addition. They have an amazing collection of beer on tap for such a location. The menu has enough variety that we enjoyed 3 meals there in a 5-day visit.

Visited June 2014
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Trying Hard And Almost Right”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Can't comment about the beer aspect -- didn't have any. The place is reasonably set up for a pubby atmosphere and the food is pretty good. They do try to improve or at least improvise on standard Brit Pub fare and that is always a mistake. Perhaps they'll figure that out. It's fine to embellish by adding nonstandard items, but leave the basics alone or it's not a pub.

Visited May 2014
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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“One of the better Los Alamos restaurants”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Pros: A better-than-average beer selection. The food is basic pub fare, and the quality is consistently good. The LANL burger is delicious, the fries are very good, as are most menu items. I have not been impressed with the "Chicken Fried Steak", however. The Creme Brulee is an outstanding dessert.

Cons: Almost always understaffed as far as the wait staff is concerned. The menu selections keep shrinking (that is, the number of selections decreases). One of the owners is almost always on site; most of the owners are pleasant, although one can be a bit harsh, especially if you are enjoying your beers at too leisurely a pace. It is a loud bar, and when they have music conversation is difficult.

Verdict: We keep going back, but we never go when we are in a hurry (due to the understaffing noted above). Long waits for tables on Thursdays and Fridays.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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