• Historic inscriptions carved in the bluff at El Morro.

    El Morro

    National Monument New Mexico

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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 Governor Onate's inscription carved in 1605

The first inscription carved at El Morro was that of Governor Don Juan de Onate in 1605, 15 years before the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.