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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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  • Excellent7%
  • Very good31%
  • Average44%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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“sandwich” (13 reviews)
“taco” (6 reviews)
“guacamole” (2 reviews)
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727 Carlsbad Cavern Hwy, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM 88220-9463
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Carlee C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank newmexjags
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This restaurant is in the Visitor Center at Carlsbad Caverns NP. It is your only real choice unless you drive back to Carlsbad (about 45 minutes), although there is some mediocre food in White's City just outside the park. The food in the restaurant is...More

Thank jrhales77
Reviewed 26 July 2018

we waited for about 35 minutes for so-so food. The prices were not bad, but the preparation was too slow.

Thank paulskoog
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Only option at Carlsbad Caverns. They try to please with local food and did well except at 530p they had run out of most everything so they were improvising the menu with substitutions. Had the nachos but with pork instead of chicken. Grilled cheese with...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

After 4 hours in the caves, my teens were famished. The smell of food did them in. Knowing we'd be on the road for a while, I let the order. It was almost a 30 MINUTE WAIT for their order of grilled cheese and quesadillas...More

Thank Dianne T
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Something for everyone! we were tired of eating junk on our trip so it was a great meal! Lots of variety and super good! They had it alllll!

Thank drfackrell
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We just returned from visit to the Caverns. While we were there, we made time to eat at the restaurant. My husband ordered the footlong hot dog and I ordered the Frito Pie. It was awesome and you get a nice sized portion. It is...More

Thank GeorgiaKayaker
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

When we walked into the restaurant, we didn't think we'd have much vegan options. We were so wrong! Most of the meals are available with a vegan meat substitute and vegan cheese option! Fantastic! I had tostadas and my husband had soft tacos. We were...More

Thank Toni W
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Food was not stellar, but ok for a park in the middle of no where. I would recommend the grilled cheese torta. My husband had the burrito and was not that pleased. My son had the chicken soft tacos and he only ate a bite.

2  Thank Margers
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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, Highchairs Available
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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