Dining

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Whether you're a local resident, a curious traveler, or a food enthusiast, our county offers an array of dining experiences that are sure to delight your taste buds. From traditional Southwestern fare to global cuisines to cozy cafes, Los Alamos County has something for everyone.

Explore Our Unique Culinary Landscape

Southwestern Flavors: Experience the rich and bold flavors of the Southwest at our local restaurants. Enjoy authentic New Mexican dishes like enchiladas, tamales, and chile rellenos, all made with locally sourced ingredients and served with a side of our famous green or red chile.

International Cuisine: Take your palate on a global journey without leaving Los Alamos. Our diverse dining options include Italian trattorias, Asian fusion eateries, Mexican cantinas, and more. Each restaurant brings a unique taste of its culture, offering a culinary adventure with every meal.

Farm-to-Table Freshness: Savor the freshest ingredients New Mexico has to offer. Many of our restaurants prioritize farm-to-table practices, sourcing their produce, meats, and dairy from local farms. Enjoy dishes that celebrate the seasons and highlight the best of regional agriculture.

Cozy Cafes and Bakeries: Start your day with a visit to one of our charming cafes or bakeries. Indulge in freshly brewed coffee, artisanal pastries, and homemade breads. These cozy spots are perfect for a relaxing morning or an afternoon pick-me-up.

Breweries: Raise a glass to our unique local breweries. Many of our establishments offer the perfect ambiance for unwinding with friends and family.

Must-Try Dining Spots in Los Alamos County

  • Blue Window Bistro: Known for its eclectic menu and warm atmosphere, Blue Window Bistro is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Enjoy a range of dishes from gourmet burgers to exquisite seafood.

  • Pajarito Brewpub & Grill: A great spot for craft beer lovers, this brewpub offers a wide selection of local brews and a menu that pairs perfectly with your drink of choice.

  • El Parasol: A staple in New Mexican cuisine, El Parasol serves up delicious, authentic dishes in a casual setting. Don’t miss their famous tacos and sopapillas.

  • Ruby K’s Bagel Café: Perfect for breakfast or a light lunch, Ruby K’s offers a variety of freshly made bagels, sandwiches, and salads.

  • Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op: This unique cooperative brewery provides a community-focused space to enjoy handcrafted beers and good company. Stop by to try their Hoppenheimer IPA.

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