Café opens season May 18 – Los Alamos Reporter

Photo courtesy of Pajarito Mountain


Pajarito Mountain kicks off the summer season on Sunday, May 12 with a very special Mother’s Day brunch from 9am to 2pm at the cafe. On the menu:

  • Sturdy breakfast plates
  • Spicy breakfast burritos
  • Down Home Biscuits and Gravy
  • Delicious strawberry cheesecake French toast
  • Sweet blueberry pancakes
  • Gourmet quiche

The cafe will open for the summer the following weekend on May 18. The downhill mountain bike park opens June 1 with the annual Summerfest party on the hill.

The Pajarito Mountain Cafe is expanding its hours to include an extended lunch on weekdays, dinner on Saturdays, and brunch and sundae bar on Sundays.

Summer hours Pajarito Mountain Cafe:

  • Wednesday to Friday, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Saturday 10am – 6pm BBQ and music on deck from 4pm – 6pm
  • Sunday 10am – 4pm with Sunday brunch and ice cream on the deck

The cafe is making other improvements, including a buffet to serve busy lunch guests more quickly, and an improved takeaway area for quick deli meals on the go.

Located a short drive from Los Alamos or the laboratory, the café features a large sun terrace with views of the mountains and the Rio Grande Valley. The menu features traditional New Mexican dishes, gourmet burgers, sandwiches and more.

About the Pajarito Mountain ski area

Located in Los Alamos, New Mexico, and 30 minutes northwest of Santa Fe, Pajarito Mountain Ski Area offers 44 trails and 6 lifts, all located on 280 acres of skiable surface on the eastern edge of the Jemez Mountains. Known for its spectacular views of the Rio Grande Valley and the Valles Caldera National Preserve, the ski area was founded and developed in the late 1950s by the Los Alamos Ski Club. The fall line and bump runs are considered some of the best in the state, and the mountain offers a ski school, restaurant, and equipment rentals. During the summer season, Pajarito Mountain is home to an extensive lift-accessed mountain bike trail system and hosts several festivals. Pajarito is the closest resort to the Albuquerque metro area. For more information, visit