Chili Works may be described by many as a ‘hole-in-the-wall’ establishment, but this modest joint is all about dishing out really good food. Drawing in both locals and tourists – many of whom return time and time again – for its authentic Northern New Mexican cuisine, Chili Works keeps it simple: pick your meat (bacon, chorizo, or carna adovada are all popular choices), your chile (red, green, or both), and if you would like cheese or not (a definite yes). Then something magical happens – it’s all stuffed inside a warm tortilla with eggs and hash browns. Grab a table outside, or take it to-go, but either way, be prepared to be wowed.
Chili Works, 1743 Trinity Dr, Los Alamos, NM, USA, +1 505 662 7591
Many food lovers will shy away from chain restaurants, but the family-owned El Parasol is something special. Since 1958, this casual spot has been dishing out flavor-packed Mexican and Northern New Mexican food, like handmade tamales, chili relleno burritos, crispy tacos, posole, and house-made tortilla chips and guacamole. Expanding to include six locations across New Mexico, El Parasol is the key to getting fast-service without sacrificing flavor and quality. Plus, diners can get their hands on American dishes as well, like burgers, Frito pie, fries, and chili cheese dogs.
El Parasol, 1903 Central AveLos Alamos, NM, USA, +1 505 661 0303