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Carlsbad Caverns Restaurant

727 Carlsbad Caverns Hwy, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM 88220
+1 505-785-2281
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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good29%
  • Average45%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
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“sandwich” (12 reviews)
“quesadillas” (5 reviews)
“taco” (4 reviews)
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727 Carlsbad Caverns Hwy, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM 88220
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did a ranger-guided tour in the morning, then went upstairs to eat lunch, before we walked back down the natural cave entrance to tour the Big Room. I was very happy to know that there was hot food being served upstairs. In the downstairs...More

Thank LisaYE2018
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had the chicken sandwich with nachos, mediocre is the word. But we were so hungry after hiking it was good, ha

Thank Stephanie K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Inexpensive place to grab a simple lunch. Mexican food isn't that great. Recommend tapas like a side of vegetables, a quesadilla, or a simple pretzel. My 16-year-old got the pork tacos and wasn't impressed. I was shocked by the low prices for the food. Two...More

Thank 7,268
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate after doing the self tour of the caverns. As a group, we were tired and really hungry. I was delighted to see some relatively healthy options like fruit cups, yogurt parfaits, and pre-packaged pretzels with hummus dip. At the same time, we were...More

Thank Lo S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After spending all morning hiking around the caverns it was so great to have hot food. We had the pork adovada over Mexican rice. We had tortilla crusted tilapia over rice. They were out of steamed veggies that would have been a wonderful option. We...More

Thank Arch L
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I had the hot lunch special a stewed pork over rice with a tasty sauce and various item on top: lettuce, olives, jalapeno peppers, onion and cheese. For $9 it was a very tasty bargain. On the other hand, my wife had grilled chicken sandwich,...More

Thank RingoGilkey
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Regular small over priced due to being on a national park. waited to long and had to leave to go into town to eat

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Not the best food I've had in a national park and fairly expensive but we were really hungry and there really isn't anywhere else to eat for miles. It wasn't horrible and the staff was pleasant but it was overpriced and bland. i expected more...More

Thank evac93rd
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Food was typical vendor foods hotdogs,hamburger, chips,snacks overall good but a little bit pricey. Sightseeing from outside deck was beautiful!

Thank Marlin B
Reviewed 22 September 2017

You really don't have many options for dining at the park. The staff was friendly, but the food was poor quality and expensive. It's about what you would expect to get at a tourist attraction. At least the drink refills were free.

Thank ICTtravler
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Donna J
8 July 2017|
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Response from bcreff | Reviewed this property |
They have salads and fruit as I recall.
Eileene K
11 June 2017|
Response from TeamBosquez | Reviewed this property |
I think it was like 9-5 for the restaurant. Of course it may be different entering a peak season. It was not busy at all when we went. So worth it!
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 727 Carlsbad Caverns Hwy, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM 88220
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • Phone Number: +1 505-785-2281
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