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Carlsbad Caverns Restaurant

727 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM 88220-9463
+1 505-785-2281
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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good30%
  • Average46%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
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“sandwich” (12 reviews)
“taco” (4 reviews)
“soup” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
727 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM 88220-9463
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Reviewed yesterday

I got a great grilled sandwich with chips and a drink. The restaurant was clean and staff very helpful.

Thank Terri T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You cannot get too picky about meals in a National Park, and this one proves the rule. Servers are friendly and given it was a lightly attended day the service was relatively quick. I had the “senior plate” one taco, beans and rice, hubby had...More

Thank Nani4eight
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We weren’t prepared the tour was going to take us this long so it was a welcome site - we have a ham sandwich and couple bottles of water - staff friendly - everything was good ! Would recommend if your visiting the caverns -...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We did the King’s Palace tour and then walked the Big Room on our own. After we were ready to eat. It was nice to have a choice between a hot lunch and a cold sandwich. I chose the chili hot dog with potato salad...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Fuel up on food before tour. Good hearty options with both local options and cold food options. Good price for food.

Thank Samantha J
Reviewed 9 February 2018

After touring the Big Room, we were definitely hungry. We enjoyed the sandwiches and side dishes here.

Thank Rosemary W
Reviewed 6 February 2018

Our fresh made sandwiches were excellent. The deserts were just OK. Prices were reasonable and the staff was helpful. We would recommend.

Thank Eileen K
Reviewed 18 January 2018

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

1  Thank LocalAdventurer2018
Reviewed 15 January 2018 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 9 January 2018

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

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Donna J
8 July 2017|
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Response from Brian R | Reviewed this property |
They have salads and fruit as I recall.
Eileene K
12 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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 727 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM 88220-9463
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • Phone Number: +1 505-785-2281
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