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Roja's Mexican Grill & Restaurant - CLOSED

2704 San Jose Blvd, Carlsbad, NM 88220-4756
+1 575-885-2146
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
27 Jan 2017
“Made us sick”
15 Jan 2017
“Food was not good”
Restaurant Hours Closed
€€ - €€€
2704 San Jose Blvd, Carlsbad, NM 88220-4756
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

Tripadvisor suggests I review this place but I don't remember when I visited. What I do remember was stale chips and mediocre salsa. When our food arrived, it did not resemble what we had ordered, nor did it smell or look appetizing. One bite told...More

Thank oldcartrader
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We didn't enjoy our breakfast it was veery generic, and the green chili sauce was just chopped green chili and onions, no sauce to it. Will not be back

Thank Robin C
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on a Saturday after Carlsbad Caverns. Quick, friendly service. Juanita's tacos were amazing - fresh and tasty street tacos. My son had the chicken fried steak, which was just ok (but I didn't expect much and it was what he wanted and he...More

Thank AAbatteries_TD
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Went along time ago before they changed ownership. Tasted good but got sick from them twice . Scared to go back

1  Thank donkeys2016
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

After a long day exploring The Caverns we were looking for some eats. Some looking around on TripAdvisor, we decided to try Roja's (Now called La Juanita's) Wow, excellent food and service. From the chips and salsa to the ice cream(included with kids meals) and...More

1  Thank spmirks
Reviewed 8 June 2016

I was a little concerned about some of the reviews but I was one of the satisfied ones. The service was timely and the food was delicious. Had chicken enchiladas with both red and green chile sauces. Both were very good and the red had...More

Thank Roxanne H
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Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Although the food was not the best, the server and cooks were all very friendly. You can tell quite a few locals come here! The carnitas made me think of chickfila but were delicious either way! Some food was traditional, most was not, but all...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 18 February 2016

This place gives you more food than you can eat. Great value for your money. Friendly staff. Food always consistent and served hot. have been many times and will return again. Open Sat and Sun, which is unusual in Carlsbad. Off the beaten path.

Thank imdun
Reviewed 1 February 2016

If you are looking for great (and authentic) Mexican, look no further. A hidden gem just off the beaten path! Flavors were amazing, portions were huge and service was friendly and attentive. The green chili sauce was fantastic and the salsa was amazing. Even items...More

Thank SCF
Reviewed 12 January 2016

After whole day of exploring Carlsbad Caverns, we ended up super hungry in Carlsbad City. Roja's was our first, and really good choice. They serve delicious guacamole, their quesadillas are full of amazing, melty cheese, and chile rellenos are tasty. Unfortunately they don't have liquor...More

1  Thank Kaja C
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2704 San Jose Blvd, Carlsbad, NM 88220-4756
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 575-885-2146
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