• Historic inscriptions carved in the bluff at El Morro.

    El Morro

    National Monument New Mexico

Where To Eat

While there are no restaurants within El Morro National Monument, there are many options within 15 miles, and many more in the towns of Gallup, Grants, and Zuni. The closest eateries are listed below.

Inscription Rock Trading and Coffee Company (1 mile east)

The Ancient Way Cafe (1 mile east)

Tinaja Family Restaurant: 505 783-4349 (5 miles east)

Stagecoach Restaurant: 505 783-4288 (12 miles west)

Did You Know?

Image of Inscription Rock at El Morro National Monument

Early Spanish travelers called the questa El Morro, which is Spanish for the headland or the bluff. Subsequent American travelers referred to El Morro as Inscription Rock, but when it came to naming the National Monument in 1906, the earlier Spanish name persevered.