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Viola's Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern, American
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124 Central Park Sq, Los Alamos, NM 87544-4023
+1 505-662-5617
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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Viola's has good service and friendly folks. However, if you're expecting something exceptional, look elsewhere. The food here is average. Something you could make at home as well, if not better, and it would cost much less.

Thank Bruce L
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our party of four had lunch here on a windy Tuesday in early March. It's modest little place with excellent food and good service. Owned and run by women. Friendly atmosphere. There are so many millionaires in Los Alamos, how can the delicious, filling food at Viola's be so reasonably priced? OK, the sopapillas could have been hotter, but the... More 

Thank Brent A. P
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Basic Northern New Mexican food. Great sopapillas, mild to hot green chile, burritos, hamburgers, etc. Good prices to fill you up!

Thank kathybooks
Naperville, Illinois
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619 reviews
298 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Really excellent food and filled with locals. Everything we ate had green chilies, which were fresh and delicious. We enjoyed the sopapillas at the end of our meal very much.

Thank mja1982
East Lansing, Michigan
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We had a late lunch at Viola's. We were a larger group, and the wait took a while, with us mostly managing it by eyeing who looked close to departure. This is not a place for fine dining or atmosphere - worn tabletops, utilitarian chairs, with tables close to your fellow diners, and with a line to pay at the... More 

Thank MichTraveler8
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Great food really quick service once we were seated. Food really good. Lines to pay were ridiculous at 14 people. Took longer to pay than to eat. Make sure you time your visit for non rush hour!

Thank Louise40
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

True to the Southwest,the food is fresh, and loyal to the local royals!! The best Southwest food in the west.

Thank filmwritenm
Los Alamos, New Mexico
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Small, local cafe. My husband and I go about 3-4 times a month. They are not open for dinner. Menu is limited, but we almost always order the huevos rancheros. My husband does not eat meat or do dairy and he gets the veggie green chile, and no cheese. He is happy to have a meal he can eat and... More 

Thank Carol B
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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183 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Been around for a while, regular selection of meals, but service can sometimes be spotty. Long line to pay that goes pretty slow.

Thank gregnx
albuquerque, NM
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

After reading the RAVE reviews of Viola's from my fellow Trip Advisor writers I decided to make the TWO hour drive to Los Alamos from Albuquerque to give it a try. Upon arriving at Viola's I was impressed by very "dineresque" atmosphere inside. Viola's is somewhat small with tables that are a tad near to each other. I actually liked... More 

Thank Jim R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 Central Park Sq, Los Alamos, NM 87544-4023
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Los Alamos
  • Phone Number: +1 505-662-5617

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?