The View Restaurant: Taste the tradition

With a great expanse of windows looking out into the grandeur of Monument Valley, The View Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner from a complete menu of Navajo inspired dishes and classic American cuisine created by our Navajo chefs—who combine their sophisticated Le Cordon Bleu culinary training with their unique heritage of Navajo cooking learned at the wood stoves of their grandmothers.

Enjoy your meal and the breathtaking views—and be sure to bring your camera. Entrance to the restaurant is via the second floor foot bridge or through the courtyard or observation patio.

Start your day with the breakfast buffet, which offers a hearty selection of everything from eggs, potatoes, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage and pancakes to assorted fruits, muffins, yogurt, cereals and juice. Lunch offers the finest in burgers, sandwiches and salads. Try our Navajo Taco sampler or enjoy a piece of blue-corn Navajo fry bread drizzled with honey. You’ll notice that many of our entrees are named for Navajo residents or Hollywood actors who helped make Monument Valley famous—like the half-pound John Wayne burger.

For dinner, try a Navajo Taco or our famous Green Chile Stew, which was featured in Delta Sky and recommended by Esquire Magazine in their “25 Best Bites to Eat in the U.S.A.” The View also serves the finest steaks and chops—seasoned a cooked to perfection. We pride ourselves in using the freshest ingredients. Though we offer a wide selection of salads and fruits, we are happy to prepare entrees to suit the needs of vegetarians or vegans.

Top off your meal with one of our fine desserts—delicious cheesecakes, homemade pies and cakes. Or, try our Navajo blue corn mush. This unique dish is long on tradition and made by sifting burnt juniper ash into the blue corn mixture, which adds calcium and Vitamin A to the native diet. Add a little sugar to the smooth, warm blue corn mush for a healthy dessert.

Taste the Tradition

Combining professional training and ancestral heritage, our Navajo chefs recommend
World Famous Green Chile Stew*—Red Chile Pork Posole*—Sheep Camp Mutton Stew*
*Served with your choice of a blue corn flour tortilla or blue corn Navajo fry bread
Navajo Taco—Navajo Taco Sampler—Navajo Fry Bread with Honey

The Navajo Taco sampler plate has four
mini tacos with miniature Navajo frybreads
that have all the taste, without the size.
Topped with fresh vegetables when
available from the nearby school garden
and mild green chili it is a perfect starter
you won’t find anywhere else in the world.


Red Chili Posole is a New Mexico Tradition.
If you haven’t ever tried it, this mild Posole
is made with generous chunks of tender
pork and soft buttery hominy. Match it with
a piece of frybread and you will be fueled for
an afternoon exploring the Valley.


  • Breakfast 7am to 11am
  • Lunch 11am to 2pm
  • Dinner starts at 5pm to close

Every season from January 15 to March 1, the breakfast will be a complimentary continental breakfast. Lunch will be a limited menu.

The View Express

The View Express is adjacent to the restaurant and offers deli sandwiches, hot and cold food to go, as well as cold drinks and ice cream.

Beer & Wine:

Beer & Wine are not allowed to be sold within the Navajo Nation borders. Since the Navajo Nation is a dry nation, The View Restaurant offers non-alcoholic beer and wine.

PO Box 360457, Monument Valley, UT 84536; 1-435-727-5555