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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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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good29%
  • Average45%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
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“sandwich” (12 reviews)
“quesadillas” (5 reviews)
“taco” (3 reviews)
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727 Carlsbad Caverns Hwy, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM 88220
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

I had the hot lunch special a stewed pork over rice with a tasty sauce and various item on top: lettuce, olives, jalapeno peppers, onion and cheese. For $9 it was a very tasty bargain. On the other hand, my wife had grilled chicken sandwich,...More

Thank RingoGilkey
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Regular small over priced due to being on a national park. waited to long and had to leave to go into town to eat

Thank Ronald C
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Not the best food I've had in a national park and fairly expensive but we were really hungry and there really isn't anywhere else to eat for miles. It wasn't horrible and the staff was pleasant but it was overpriced and bland. i expected more...More

Thank evac93rd
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Food was typical vendor foods hotdogs,hamburger, chips,snacks overall good but a little bit pricey. Sightseeing from outside deck was beautiful!

Thank Marlin B
Reviewed 23 September 2017

You really don't have many options for dining at the park. The staff was friendly, but the food was poor quality and expensive. It's about what you would expect to get at a tourist attraction. At least the drink refills were free.

Thank ICTtravler
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We were here near closing which made for limited meal choices. This is a typical buffet type attraction-restaurant. The food was mediocre but sufficed for a quick pre-bat flight meal.

Thank TouringTwoTimers
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Not a lot of places to eat between the time you exit the caverns until the bats fly, so we tried the restaurant. The service was poor and slow. The food was a poor value for the money and was bland to the point of...More

Thank tridcod
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We enjoyed late lunches here on 2 consecutive days. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. They aim for local, sustainable and organic. It is the only place for real food at the Caverns, as the snack bar down in the caverns really only has...More

Thank Donna T
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Four if us ate in the Caverns restaurant. The food was ok, but not great. I suggest the burger or hit dog. I had a pork in red chili sauce, served over seasoned rice; it was actually pretty tasty but somewhat tough. Given the location,...More

1  Thank John T
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We were starving after spending 3 hours in the cave (1 of which was a grueling hike out the natural entrance)! So, we would have given our right arm for food by the time we reached the restaurant in the gift shop. I got the...More

Thank Kelli H
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Donna J
8 July 2017|
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Response from bcreff | 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 features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
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Child-friendly, Kids
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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