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Carlsbad Caverns Restaurant

727 Carlsbad Caverns Hwy, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM 88220
+1 505-785-2281
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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good30%
  • Average44%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
6 days ago
“Disappointing experience”
2 weeks ago
“Generous servings”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
727 Carlsbad Caverns Hwy, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM 88220
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm only giving them three stars because the food was decent for a snack bar, but their stated hours were that they were open until 7pm. Our group got there about 6:30 and they were "out" of almost everything. I don't know how they could...More

Thank g w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The selection was pretty good considering where you are. We had chicken nachos and they were very tasty and had ample toppings. The bad part of the experience was the cleaning staff decided that the floor around our table needed to be cleaned with a...More

Thank Norm_Nice_Guy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick and Easy food. Average cafe taste, but it works when you come up from the cave with a hungry group. There was no line, and it was quick. I ordered the 1923 sandwich. It was thin but tasted fine.

Thank 2016AB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing special but nice to have something to eat after going into the caves. It also has a nice place to sit and eat.

1  Thank Candace V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is good if you're starving and you love cold sandwiches, waters, and such. If the kids need a quick snack.

Thank TeamBosquez
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Given that there are very limited options in the parks, this place isn't bad at all. In the cavern (750' below), options are very limited - 2 sandwich/wrap selections and only potato or macaroni salad. At the Visitor Center, options are much more robust -...More

Thank LSUTraveller
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

This little resturant offers quick food sandwiches and hot items also. We got the taco meal for seniors for $5.98, which was a taco, rice and beans... good deal. The nachos and cheese were too salty for us to eat so, avoid if your on...More

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 12 May 2017

My wife and I ate lunch here after we hiked through Carlsbad Caverns. We were hungry and not expecting much. We were prepared to spend a lot of money for not much food. The food was reasonably tasty, the prices were very fair for the...More

Thank bcreff
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Our group ate lunch at the cafe located by the parking and visitor's center. There was a greater variety of food than I expected. The value was good. The taste was average. Worth eating there if you can't pack your own food.

Thank tshadday
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We were hungry after spending 3 hours in the caverns, and chose to eat at the restaurant in the visitor center. I had the large salad with balsamic vinaigrette dressing, and my husband had the turkey bacon sandwich. I was surprised at how good both...More

Thank Seas0ned-Traveler_58
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Eileene K
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11 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
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 727 Carlsbad Caverns Hwy, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM 88220
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • Phone Number: +1 505-785-2281
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