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Cactus Cafe

26 Carlsbad Caverns Highway, Whites City, NM
+1 575-785-2291
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  • Excellent10%
  • Very good17%
  • Average33%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible23%
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07:00 - 20:00 Hours
Mexican, American
€€ - €€€
26 Carlsbad Caverns Highway, Whites City, NM
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s the only game in town if you’re staying near the caverns - so you are kind of held hostage here! The food was average at best - the beef in the fajita was a little grisly but the rest was fresh. The service was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank toml625
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped after visiting Carlsbad caverns. The exterior of the restaurant is very inviting. The flavor and quality of food was not what we expected. The taquitos tasted like they were frozen and then fried. It was almost $30 for two lunch plates . I...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank antonettec2013
Reviewed 26 October 2018

The food was good. The prices were reasonable. The service was fair. We ate out there so that we could get to the bats at the park and the food came very fast.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bairslair
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

You seat yourself and then are ignored for ten minutes. I ordered a bean and cheese burrito, which came with rice, lettuce, tomato and sour cream. There was hardly any cheese in the burrito, the tomato was a tiny sliver of half a slice, the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Booperskp
Reviewed 2 October 2018

First off, Whites City is not a city, it is just a corner a good way from anywhere, where you turn off the hi way to go to the Carlsbad Caverns. Given the previous reviews we almost ate in Carlsbad, but as we were there...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Eileen T
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We had lunch here, the restaurant is just outside the park, hours are 7-7. The staff was friendly, the place was clean, prices are average, good size portions, and our lunch was tasty. Lots of tables and booths, no alcoholic beverages.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Steve F
Reviewed 22 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Cmac2385
Reviewed 11 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Terri P
Reviewed 31 August 2018 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

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank KathyGoldman
Reviewed 30 August 2018

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

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank ZanaM
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Mel C
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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, Dinner, 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
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