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Carlsbad Caverns Restaurant

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727 Carlsbad Caverns Hwy, Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM 88220
+1 505-785-2281
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Liberty Hill, Texas
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294 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place to catch a lunch. We had a hamburger with all the fixings. It comes with potato salad pretty filling. 2 burger and 2 drinks right at $20. They had senior and kid specials for $6.95. Enjoy

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After spending longer than we had planned at the cavern, we decided to eat at their snack bar topside. Nothing really sounded good, but we ended up ordering cheese quesadillas and a hot dog. The kids' meals came with apples and milk, which was good, but the food was sub par. They need to up their game. You are better... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must eat hundreds of feet under ground, the sounds and views are interesting, get one of the tables close to the cave wall, you will be in another world.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is a cafeteria type place with surprisingly good Mexican. My chicken quesadilla was really good. My daddies really liked her pork agrodada. Hubby got a nice looking grilled sandwich.

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Plano, Texas, United States
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Visited the snack bar-style restaurant in the Carlsbad Caverns National Park visitors center for lunch on January 9, 2017. It is important to recognize that the Nation Parks Service's mass feeding contractors do not typically do a great job with foodservice (with some exceptions). However, this one was below average. We ordered the Chicken Quesadilla ($7.45) and the King's Palace... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Bring a picnic, bag your lunch or just buy-it-elsewhere (there are open areas on the grounds). This is government food at its wurstest.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

very basic, and adequate. had tacos and adovada, and they were just ok. not over-priced, so we were OK with it.

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Sarteneja, Belize
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The place was quaint and the views were awsome. Quite an out of the way place to see and relax. Food was really good. There were 4 of us so we all ordered different lunch and shared.

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Thank SanIgnacio
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant at the Carlsbad Cavern National Park is nothing more that a poor quality cafeteria. The selection was poor, the food was over cooked and the taste was bland at best.

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Avon, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,449 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This cafeteria style restaurant is located within the Carlsbad Caverns Visitor Center and we found that it was adequate for getting a lunch during our visit to the caverns. We had the Mexican selection and it was reasonably good and the price was not too inflated like some other National Parks. Unfortunately, the line can get quite long and move... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?