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Cactus Cafe

26 Carlsbad Caverns Highway, Whites City, NM
+1 575-785-2291
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Overview
  • Excellent10%
  • Very good15%
  • Average30%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible27%
1 week ago
“Only game in town”
2 weeks ago
“Sign Says White's Restaurant”
Open Now
07:00 - 20:00All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
26 Carlsbad Caverns Highway, Whites City, NM
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1 - 10 of 127 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Restaurant empty. Horrible service. 15 minutes to get drinks. All food was frozen or from a box. Flautas were boxed taquitos. $50 for $5 worth of food. I've been in restaurant business for 18 years. This place all round deserves a -10. Restaurant empty for...More

Thank JillFranco
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was blah, the service wasn't any better and the prices were high. I guess you can survive like that when you are the only game in town. Not a lot of dining choices in the area. $17 for 12 chicken wings.

Thank djwillis07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent and service was very good. Please be aware this restaurant is not open several days a week so call ahead because there is not anywhere else to eat in Whites City. The visitors center at Carlsbad Caverns does have a cafe...More

Thank Momokidsncats
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was basically non-existent. Basic food choices took 30+ minutes to appear and even then were missing key things like sauce and sour cream that were supposed to be included. Things were so bad they comped one of our meals without us even asking. The...More

Thank From_Dallas2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were confused until we saw Cactus Cafe on the menus. Service was good, people were friendly. Food was ok. Very convenient for those visiting the canyons. No competition.

Thank 2014psr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I just visited the Carlsbad Caverns and were hungry for lunch before he got back on the road. So we are greeted with a cool alien statue outside of the restaurant. We ordered a lunch consisting of fresh soft shell tacos with...More

Thank Ray-Harrison
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We chose cactus cafe because we were staying in a hotel and it's pretty much the only option to eat at near the caverns. This was by far the strangest environment we have ever ate in. The service was terrible, and the food was not...More

Thank Leah W
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

I love me some Mexican food. This place by far has the best food I've ever had. Price is a little high but I gladly pay for that high quality of food

Thank Jessica F
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Positives: scenic viewing of the surrounding Chiuahuan Desert, staff is friendly and nice, prices are good (given the lack of competition), and the menu variety and number of options are good Negatives: food quality If you're not expecting great food and need a quick bite...More

Thank LSUTraveller
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Pancakes, eggs, bacon were great. Service was excellent, the exterior and interior could use some updates. Opens late at 7 AM. Good pit stop.

Thank KyReserve
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Mel C
15 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 20:00
Monday
07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 20:00
Thursday
07:00 - 20:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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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