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Cactus Cafe

26 Carlsbad Caverns Highway, Whites City, NM
+1 575-785-2291
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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good16%
  • Average35%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible24%
Travellers talk about
“cream gravy” (2 reviews)
“chorizo” (2 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00 Hours
Mexican, American
€€ - €€€
26 Carlsbad Caverns Highway, Whites City, NM
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had the “steak” it was an over cooked salty piece of meat ($17.99). I would not call it steak. My husband got the hamburger which was also over cooked. The only thing that looked good was my son’s grilled cheese kids meal. The service...More

Thank Cmac2385
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was satisfactory. Fajitas were a pretty good choice. Flautas were ok. Pepperoni pizza was probably frozen but baked to order. A bit greasy, but not bad. Seems to be family run and let's just say, not all family members pull their weight. So service...More

Thank Terri P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We waited and waited for service. When we received our meal it was not anything to brag about. I asked numerous times to see a breakfast menu and never did receive one. We chose to do the cavern the next morning and have a late...More

1  Thank KathyGoldman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not many opitons to eat in White's City, NM while seeing the cavern. We honestly had no choice but to give it a try. No cars in the lot, appeared to be closed. Glad we went to the door. It was open. Greated warmly. Figured...More

2  Thank ZanaM
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Decent breakfast and Chorizo, Fairly good ambiance considering the surrounding territory, but the waitress (one of) was operating at close to slave labor conditions. When we dined, there were at least 6 other groups eating and only a single person to handle drinks, dishes, payment,...More

Thank Denny R
Reviewed 25 July 2018

It is the only restaurant in the area. The food is OK. But the staff is short-handed, so the service is quite slow.

Thank paulskoog
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Asked motel clerk where to eat. This was it. Asked if food was OK. He said pretty good. Yeah right I thought. Big surprise, it really was. Had New Mexico flare to Mexican food, a long with tilapia, burgers, chicken fried steak and regular steak....More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

I stopped in for a quick meal before going to see the bats emerge from the bat cave at Carlsbad. Service was good and friendly. My hamburger was served open faced with lettuce, tomato and onion on the side along with a packet of mayo,...More

Thank Cyndi M
Reviewed 2 July 2018

We arrived about 4 PM. There appeared to be only three individuals working at the restaurant. The hostess/waiter, the bus person/waiter and I assume a cook in the back, but I did not see another person. The two employees I mentioned above, could well also...More

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

We ordered chips and salsa appetizer. It is not free like many places. The crips were fresh cooked and the salsa was the puréed type. It was on the hot side which we like. My husband and I each ordered the large menudo. It was...More

Thank kdeaver
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Mel C
15 November 2015|
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Response from Dasibeth | Reviewed this property |
Same as above. Eat anywhere else.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Lunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Carlsbad Caverns Highway, Whites City, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Whites City
  • Phone Number: +1 575-785-2291
  • E-mail
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