Pyramid Cafe and the Los Alamos Cantina, 157 Central Park Square, gets ready to open. Courtesy/Chamber
Pyramid Cafe and the Los Alamos Cantina’s new space at 157 Central Park Square. Courtesy/Chamber
While Los Alamos may not be known as a town for “foodies” it is known for creative entrepreneurism. And these entrepreneurs are cooking! There are currently more than 40 food and beverage locations in Los Alamos and White Rock. For some “dish” on the local dining scene, check out these exciting updates to come this year:
Pyramid Café owner Zig Rzig is putting the finishing touches on his new location at 157 Central Park Square, which will re-open as both the Pyramid Cafe and the Los Alamos Cantina, offering its well-loved Mediterranean food, tapas, and much more.
Chef and owner of Pig & Fig Café, Laura Crucet, recently announced a new location at 3801 Arkansas called Beef & Leaf, as well as Cochon at 1801 Central Avenue.
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Los Alamos Business Accelerator graduates Scott Baird and Kate Kudynska, owners of Wolf & Mermaid Enchanted Roasters, are currently serving coffee and more at the Bathtub Row Brewery while they renovate their new space at 181 Central Park Square. They got their start at the Los Alamos Farmer’s Market. Rose Chocolatier has re-opened an expanded concept of their locally made chocolate confections, including more savory breakfast and lunch options.
China Palace will be relocating soon to 121 Central Park Square after some renovations! They are known for their lunch buffet and more!
If you haven’t been to Muy Salsas yet, get yourself there! Sisters Christine and Gisel Martinez, along with their mother Patricia Corral, cook amazing traditional Mexican dishes. Located at 1315 Trinity Drive, they often host fun events and now also serve beer, wine and cocktails. Check out their breakfast dishes, which they also offer on Saturday mornings. Just behind Muy Salsas at the American Legion, 1325 Trinity Drive, Señor Tortas has been serving up tacos, burritos, tortas and more since 2021. They now offer all-you-can-eat tacos on Tuesdays and special seafood days featuring seafood gumbo and other dishes. This is another restaurant that started at the local Farmer’s Market with a food truck, and has become a permanent community staple!
Visit the Los Alamos Dish on Dining Facebook page for frequent updates from local restaurants, as well as the Food & Beverage map available on the Chamber of Commerce and MainStreet websites.
There are so many other local favorites including Blue Window Bistro, Pajarito Brewpub & Grill with their green chile cheeseburger, breakfast burritos at Viola’s, grilled cheese at Boese Brothers Brewpub, and anything offered at the hot bar of the Los Alamos Food Co-op!
From the fresh bagels at Ruby K’s and sandwiches and ice cream at Daniel’s Café, to the dumplings at Yuan’s Dumpling and Noodle House and the boba tea at Samizdat Bookstore & Teahouse, LosAlamos restaurants offer a delicious diversity! Visit Sirphey for Indian cuisine and an eclectic, ever-changing menu that will delight your tastebuds, or Origami and Café Sushi for a hot miso soup and sashimi. Cottonwood on the Greens always has something for the entire family, from burgers and pizza, to perogies and pasta. Don’t forget about Infinite BBQ, located within Smith’s Marketplace, for brisket, pulled pork and mac ‘n cheese.
Get your taco fix at El Parasol or El Rigobertos, and coffee, pastries, and more at Morning Glory, Film Festival or Hot Rocks Java Café, which is located in the Research Park building across the bridge (no badge required!). Don’t forget Secret City Kitchen, located on the UNM-LA campus, for breakfast and lunch!
We all need to support our local dining establishments if we want them to continue to grow in Los Alamos. By dining local, your money stays in our community and keeps the doors of these restaurants open. These small businesses — locally owned shops, restaurants and other businesses — are our community’s backbone. If you don’t feel like dining in, order takeout for home, or an evening at Ashley Pond. So why not enjoy the flavors of our diverse community while spending your dollars where it counts? Support Los Alamos and dine local!