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Cactus Cafe

26 Carlsbad Caverns Highway, Whites City, NM
+1 575-785-2291
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  • Excellent11%
  • Very good14%
  • Average34%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible24%
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Open Now
7:00 am - 8:00 pm Hours
Mexican, American
$$ - $$$
26 Carlsbad Caverns Highway, Whites City, NM
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lupe was so helpful with the menu- answered all our questions and the food was plentiful and hot! Almost too full to walk the caverns!!

Thank Michaela S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate breakfast there everyday and it was good. Had dinner there one night and it was decent. Remember this town is only one block long so the dining is like a diner instead of a Zagatts rated restaurant. Prices were reasonable.

Thank gulfcoastfriend
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for quick bite to eat before checking out Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Went with the server's (Lupe) recommendation of enchiladas along with a half-and-half ice tea. Food was simple and good. Tea was light on ice. Service was good. Note that though this...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 7 May 2018

The ONLY dining option in Whites City, so get there in time to order before they close at 7pm! Basic, straightforward Tex-Mex menu with a burger option and a fish option. Food was pretty good and for being the only food around, very reasonably priced.

Thank audnbob
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We were in the area to visit the national park and stayed next door. This is the only restaurant in Whites City. Dinner was fine, typical Tex-Mex, and it came out of the kitchen very quickly. Beware that they close early!

Thank gaminwoman
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here. No alcohol served so if you want a beer with dinner you are out of luck. The menu was standard Tex Mex, enchiladas, burritos, nachos, burgers and such. Not much atmosphere. Service slow. We were hungry so it hit the spot but...More

Thank jsachanda
Reviewed 13 April 2018

This little restaurant completes the Whites City experience. It is the only option and it is FINE. Basic rice & beans, tacos, burgers, etc. Nothing fancy but a satisfying meal at a fair price. Plus, eating here eliminates the need for driving, if one is...More

Thank Susan O
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I had completed a successful 28-year teaching career with the World-class Ysleta Independent School District, El PasoTX-USA, and celebrated with a 1082km/649mile, 25-day, 1-country/2-state “reTIRED Biketour!”, 23JAN-17FEB2018, but it was during the sixth the closest day, 28JAN2018 that I enjoyed a much-needed luncheon at this...More

Thank Juanito_Hayburg
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The decor is conversation worthy, from the portraits of famous people from the old West tooled on actual leather to the beautiful stained glass windows depicting some of the local landscapes. Breakfast is on point, served quickly, exactly as ordered. No surprises here, just a...More

Thank Craneninja
Reviewed 27 February 2018

We were very surprised on how nice it is and how good the food is. The plates are very large and too much to ear, but we tried.

Thank Robert B
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Mel C
16 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
USD 4 - USD 15
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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