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“Great food”
Review of Viola's Restaurant

Viola's Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 47 Restaurants in Los Alamos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

I like to eat here on a regular basis foods always good. Nice people!! Ron's always courteous to the guess when he's here.

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

I don't know about the other New Mexican food, but the huevos are great. The restaurant itself is nothing special, but the food is pretty good. Your basic diner...New Mexican style.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Got a carryout lunch and took to our son's house. We tried the Chicken & ground beef varieties. Only down side, ordered guaqamole on the side and ended up with about a teaspoonful. Guess I should have asked the sizes offered over the phone.

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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Truly authentic Northern New Mexico cuisine. The family has run the restaurant (in at least two locations) for many years. More than reasonably priced, the staff (Viola is no longer with us, but her family continues the tradition) takes great pride in their food and service, and although we arrived late for lunch, we never felt rushed or that they wanted us to leave. One of the family took time to talk to our out of state visitor about their restaurant.

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Reviewed December 19, 2012

There are few (and perhaps only one) good restaurants in Los Alamos and Viola's is the best. A group of us, all employees at LANL, decided about 10 years ago to meet weekly for lunch and discuss world events, the economy, and share leadership experiences. For several years we hopped about town trying every place that existed. No place seemed to have the appeal or consistent quality of Viola's and we eventually settled there for our weekly meet. We started when Viola's was located at Sparky's Soda Bar by the now-defunct movie theater. After all the years, we still try to meet there regularly despite retirements and out-of-state moves by some of us. My compatriots love the Friday carne adovada special or the red chile enchiladas while my perennial favorite, as I order it, is the "Green Chicken Chile Burrito" or the "Dallas" burrito as listed on the menu. We all order extra onions. The chicken burrito contains all white meat with cheese and is not the soggy stuff found elsewhere. Their green chile sauce is authentic and only modestly hot (however, I sincerely dislike the excessive amount of inedible chile skins - easily segregated though). The waiters are all long-time employees and each knows what dish we normally order without even asking. The iced tea glasses are almost always kept full and virtually every dish we have tried has been really satisfying. It may look like a dive (it's actually an old KFC building from the 70's) but they keep it up very well and the inexpensive food is well worth the stop.

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