the  Food scene of Atomic city

Coffee shops


The best in town is at 1801 Central Avenue (3 minutes drive from the townhouse). Most days open 5AM to 8PM. If there is such a thing as a hip spot in Los Alamos, that would be it. Grab a sandwich from the Ruby K's cafe next door and sit outside for a view of the Main Street. Free WiFi. 

Another Sturbucks is located at Smith, right by its fabulous patio with the great views. 

Rose Chocolatier 

A small, quiet, cozy coffee shop with a friendly stuff and a great selection of homemade chocolate goodies. Warning: Chocolate mousse is addictive! Free WiFi. 5 min drive to 149 Central Park Square townhouse. M-Fri 7:30AM to 5PM. Sat 11AM - 4PM.

Breakfast burritos

They deserve their own entry. The absolutely best breakfast (and lunch) burritos in Los Alamos are at Chili Works. No dinner. A hole in the wall kind of place that has been local favorite for many years. It's almost customary for locals to take guests of town to try Chili Works burritos :)
1743 Trinity drive, 2 min drive from townhouse.


Pajarito Brewpub and Grill

Trinity drive, 2 min drive from townhouse. As far as I know, the only restaurant in town that is open till 12 AM. Trivia night on Mondays, Karaoke on Tuesdays.

Blue Window Bistro

813 Central Ave, 2 min drive. One of the local favorites for the nice atmosphere and great entries. 

CO+OP deli

95 Entrada Drive, 5 min drive. Local natural and organic food store. The best place to shop if you are short on time. The store is small, but has everything one might need. Yummy healthy food. Deli Hours: Hot Bar and Salad Bar Monday thru Saturday 7am-8pm Sunday 8am-6pm Deli Counter 8am-6pm

El Parasol

Good, budget friendly Mexican food. 1903 Central Ave, 2 min drive. 

Pyramid Cafe

Mediterranean food. 751 Central Ave, 2 min drive. Located at Mari Mac Village Shopping Center, across the parking lot from Pajarito Brewpub and Grill, between Blue Window Bistro and Daniel's Cafe.

Pasta Paradiso

1315 Trinity drive. 5 min drive. Pasta Paradiso is a pasta buffet style restaurant with four to five fresh pasta sauces, meatballs, ravioli, weekly specials such as lasagna, and a fresh salad bar.

China Moon

Central Park Square, 121 Central Ave. 5 min drive. Buffet. The better Chinese restaurant in town.

Daniel's Cafe/Mary's Gelato

Salads, sandwiches, burritos and home made gelato. 800 Trinity drive. 2 min drive.

Cafe Sushi

Many say it's the best Sushi they have tried. All food is delicious. Come early for lunch to avoid waiting for the table. 3801 Arkansas Ave, 7 min drive. 


If you are not in the mood to go out or cook, try  Family Dinner delivery on Wednesday evenings (delivery or pick-up only, no dining in). Call 505.819.3676 to order.

A new local favorite. Many Indian dishes. The food, made fresh by professional chefs, each morning, will be chilled and either delivered right to your door or held for pickup at Sirphey’s Deacon St location (VFW building). For the busy lunch crowd, Sirphey is providing fresh, hot takeout between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. For dinner, you would have an opportunity to pick a time slot during which refrigerated food will be delivered to your doorstep ready to be heated up at your convenience.

LA Soup and specialty foods 

LA Soup and Specialty Foods LLC brings tasty, fresh, and high quality food to your door step every week.  Place orders on Monday, Tuesday, or up to Wednesday afternoon, delivery will be on Thursday afternoon. 


4 min drive. The premier wine tasting room in Los Alamos. Located in Central Park Square, we serve a wine menu that features three local New Mexico wineries: Anasazi Fields and Black's Smuggler. Whether you are a fruit wine enthusiast, a connoisseur of old world style wines, or a new hybrid explorer, we have a wine flight to satisfy any taste preference or palate.

Bathtub row Brewing CO-OP

5 min drive. Bathtub Row Brewing Co-op began with a simple idea: create a brewery and taproom in Los Alamos as a place for the community to gather and enjoy great, locally brewed beer, a place to relax in a comfortable atmosphere, read, talk, be alone or in a small group — and enjoy a beer. 

Wine on the Patio by Atomic Bar and Grill. On Thursdays from 4 to 7 pm, at Smith's patio. Come every Saturday evening from 4 to 7 pm for craft beer and cigar night! (call  Atomic Bar for seasonal updates at 505.661.2757)

If you have questions about dining options, or any other questions about Los Alamos, a great place to ask (and get answers!) is a Facebook group Los Alamos Restaurant Report or KEEP IT LOCAL