I am a big fan of burgers, and Charlie's has some good ones. There is not really much in Los Alamos, but it is worth it to drive 15 minutes from Santa Maria to go to Charlie's. The meat in the burgers is seasoned very well and they have great french fries as well. They have many other menu options as well in case you don't want a burger. They also serve breakfast. It is a small place, but you can eat inside or take the food to go. It has been under the same ownership forever and that makes a big difference. The owner takes real pride in his business and treats his customers wonderfully.