Pajarito Mountain Cafe Opens May 5

Pajarito Mountain Cafe opens May 5, 2021 with an all new menu, developed by the lodge’s new Food and Beverage Manager, Eric Tyler. The special Cinco de Mayo grand opening will feature 50% off select New Mexican selections of the menu. 

The cafe will be open Wednesdays-Sundays from 11 am until 2 pm for in person dining exclusively on the spectacular Pajarito deck that overlooks the Sangre de Cristos or for takeout. Guests must order online using the mountain’s food ordering system, available at After ordering, the system will alert guests when the food is ready. “It’s so convenient,” said Tyler. “Just order at your desk, or place an order for the whole office and it will be ready by the time you arrive.” 

The new menu offers eight gourmet burger options, including the all-new Red Chile Tortilla Burger, the Bacon Bleu and the California Burger, as well as the favorite Big Mother Green Chile Cheeseburger. In addition, the new “Pajarito Fare” introduces a New Mexican take on cafe classics, such as a Green Chile Philly Cheesesteak. Tyler has also developed a brand new kids’ menu with tasty food for the little ones. For those seeking lighter fare, the menu incorporates new salads, fresh fruit and vegetable sides and more appetizers. 

“My goal was to create fresh, delicious takes on standbys, plus add healthy options to create food everyone will love,” said Tyler. “I want the cafe to be a place where people gather to enjoy delicious food, take in the view and come back again and again.”