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Dragon China

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2125 South Canal Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220
+1 575-887-1818
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

In Carslbad with my family (hubby, me 5yo, 3yo and 1 yo) and wanted to try this buffet after reading some decent reviews. We were sadly mislead. The shrimp had no taste, the beef broccoli was rubber and so was the pork, the sushi was dried out and tasteless, the ice cream cones were stale, the ice cream was icy... More 

Thank Sarah O
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This place has a large selection of Chinese food, and at $10 is a great all you can eat option. Only complaint is that staff seemed to be eager to keep people moving.

Thank sparkles137
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The food was ok good selection and the price was right, but the restaurant needs some repairs, there is tile missing from the walls

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Thank bobbie s
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Very good selection of food even for the kids. Good atmosphere and very spacious. Staff was very friendly. Prices were competitive for a Chinese restaurant. Will be going back

Thank Cory P
Bangkok, Thailand
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

OK buffet for New Mexico. Lots of choices at OK price. If I had it to do over again I would have gone down the road for a burger or a taco.

Thank JCC-in-2016
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134 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

My family loves to come here to eat every time we visit Carlsbad. The food is always delicious. The staff are always friendly and attentive and the price is very fair. Huge selection of Chinese cuisine, deserts and fresh fruit. I recommend this establishment because of all the above! Oh! And the hot mustard really is!

Thank buddymusic
Ardmore, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

This buffet was recommended by the owners of the RV camp we stayed at, but it was nothing out of the ordinary. Service for our drinks and refills was very slow and the food was just average. There was a lot of variety, but no sushi. Desserts were interesting with apple pie a la mode one of the choices. The... More 

Thank bobscribe
Lubbock, Texas
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

This was an average Chinese restaurant. No sushi though. Service was a little slow with our drink refills. Usual buffet items, including American fare.

Thank Jill W
Gaffney, South Carolina
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

My wife, grandson and myself were staying at the Best Western Motel a very short distance from the restaurant and was in the mood for Chinese. I have been to many Chinese buffet ones but this was a very good one. They had a very large selection of items to choose from and what we each had was excellent. If... More 

Thank Dennis D
Marana, Arizona
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245 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We were starving after hiking all day at Guadalupe Mountains National Park. Driving back to our hotel in Carlsbad, we saw this place and decided to take a chance. We were quite happy with our decision. The decor is not much but the food was excellent. Hot, fresh, delicious and the employees constantly monitored the steam tables to ensure everything... More 

Thank Darryl L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2125 South Canal Street, Carlsbad, NM 88220
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 575-887-1818

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?