Pajarito Brewpub & Grill to Open in Mari-Mac!

Exterior rendering of the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill opening later this year in the former Blockbuster space in Mari-Mac Shopping Center. Courtesy/PB&G

By Carol A. Clark
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Jemez Mountains are the inspiration for a new restaurant coming to the Mari-Mac Shopping Center that is designed to blend the rustic and rugged outdoors with a clean modern edge.

Patrick Mockler-Wood and Catherine Mockler have partnered with Pawel and Dorota Listwan, all local entrepreneurs, to establish the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill in the former Blockbuster space at 614 Trinity Dr.

“In a town notorious for rolling up its sidewalks at 8 p.m., the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill is about to change that Los Alamos curfew,” Mockler-Wood said. “The new brewpub and grill will serve lunch and dinner and stay open late – seven days a week. Local residents and visitors alike have longed for a social hotspot after seeing several establishments come and go over the years. No longer will they need to drive to Santa Fe to be served a cold microbrew on tap or taste a fresh new menu.”

The Pajarito Brewpub & Grill will feature 30 world class beers on tap. The eatery’s diverse menu will include burgers, steak, fish and vegetarian dishes and “an almost endless list of mouthwatering appetizers.”

The vision of the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill is to provide a unique gathering place for people to enjoy affordable food, drink, and company in a tasteful environment with exceptional service, Mockler-Wood said.

“The eclectic community of Los Alamos needs a unique establishment. Pajarito Brewpub & Grill will rise to that need by providing a gastropub-style dining experience,” he said. “This will soon become the local after-work place to unwind, catch up with friends, or spend a relaxing afternoon on the outdoor deck seating area.” 

The 3,070-square-foot restaurant, which with the outside deck area includes 1,800-square-feet of dining space, will feature several HD televisions. The outdoor seating area will allow diners to enjoy “New Mexico’s enchanting sunsets.”

Mockler-Wood and his partners intend to create a place where people stop to enjoy a meal or beer after spending time outdoors.

“I was born and raised in Los Alamos and for as long as I can remember, my wish for Los Alamos is to be the outdoor capital of New Mexico,” Mockler-Wood said. “This place has more outdoor activities than anywhere I’ve ever been … we’ve got hiking, skiing, rafting, camping, mountain biking and the best rock climbing in the state … the sooner we start calling ourselves the outdoor capital of New Mexico, the sooner we’ll be able to be that.”

Something unique is being created inside the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill that won’t be revealed until the doors open for business.

“The elliptical bar top will host a pleasant surprise to customers at our grand opening … stay tuned,” Dorota Listwan said.

A calendar of events coming to the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill will be posted on its website soon.

Ongoing developments in the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill project will be published at

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