After 18 years in the same location, Los Alamos Market y Cocina has undergone quite the transformation. Owner Agustin “Gus” Juarez; his wife, Blanca; and their son, Benito, have done away with the remains of the original market. Now simply known as Los Alamos Cocina, the family business finally feels like a restaurant.
Specializing in traditional Mexican platters, it also serves pozole, a traditional Mexican stew made with hominy and pork, and menudo, a soup made with beef tripe in a red chile pepper broth. Look for a small chalkboard outside listing Juarez’s specials. May that – and his colorful array of piñatas – be all the invitation you need to go inside.
Los Alamos, 1667 Summit St., Westside, Kansas City, Missouri, facebook.com/Los-Alamos-Market-y-Cocina-1404863913111443