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Carlsbad Caverns Restaurant

727 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM 88220-9463
+1 575-785-2281
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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good30%
  • Average42%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
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“taco” (6 reviews)
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727 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM 88220-9463
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Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Carlsbad Caverns has beautiful stalactites that can take hundreds of years to form. Waiting for our food felt similar.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CajunGreg
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

I was 5 years old when my parents took me to Carlsbad Caberns, this is the first time I have be back in 60 years. I was very impressed with the caves, the size and length of the caves unbelievable. Miles of beautiful formations. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rkimel559
Reviewed 3 November 2018

We had lunch after doing the cave tours. Kind of a limited menu, but the food was okay. You put in your order with the cashier and they call your number when it is ready. We had a Big Burro Burrito and a Pulled Pork...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank OshkoshTraveler1
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We we're going to stop for a quick lunch before going into the caves. It was 11:30 and they said they would not serve lunch until noon in spite of fact that it was all put out on buffet. So we got a breakfast burrito....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Paula M
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

It’s what you should expect for a National Park, but a bit slow. The food is prepared fresh and the prices are reasonable.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank fnct
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We had been at the caverns the entire day so at 2 pm we were ready to get a bite to eat. We had friends who said the cafeteria was pretty good. When we got up to the counter they told us it would take...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jane_A60
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This is a combination of cafeteria and snack bar where you place your orders, then pickup your food when the notice-device buzzes. Meals were produced quickly. The quesadillas were yummy.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Russell S
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We were there on a Monday in late September so we had the place to ourselves. Obviously service was very fast and the food was freshly made. For being in a park setting, I considered it very good compared to other park food.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rkliebert
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

It’s unfortunate that the restaurant at Carlsbad Caverns is so bad. I feel like a National Park should be showcasing the best of what the area has to offer but instead leave people with little other food options with such bad choices. We traveled in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 957carleec
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We came out of the caverns starving, with about a 2 hour wait until the bat program. The best option was the restaurant. We ordered nachos and our grand daughter got a kids taco plate. She inhaled it! The nachos were very good. The prices...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank newmexjags
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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.
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

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Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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: +1 575-785-2281
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