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Pecos River Cafe

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409 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5658
575-887-8882
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Today
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What a Lunch

A sweet lady at the Chamber of Commerce told us about this restaurant for lunch. We got there about 1330, and it was still crowded. The food was good and the portions large. The service was great with lots of young folks doing the work. The patrons included what seemed to be lots of local people... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Major M
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Marshall, Texas
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Marshall, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A sweet lady at the Chamber of Commerce told us about this restaurant for lunch. We got there about 1330, and it was still crowded. The food was good and the portions large. The service was great with lots of young folks doing the work. The patrons included what seemed to be lots of local people. I'd go back, for... More 

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Thank Major M
Kyle, Texas
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was very clean, bright, and well tended to. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We were sat immediately. Our food came out quickly as well. The food was good...nothing too special, but good. I did think $2.50 for soft drinks was kinda steep. Overall, pretty good buy we'll probably try a different spot or next time through... More 

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Thank Donito B
Oklahoma City
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28 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the restaurant's atmosphere is just a notch above McDonalds for a dining room, the food and service is excellent. If you spend any time at all in Carlsbad, NM, you have to eat breakfast at Pecos River.

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Thank Philip M
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is great, the Pronto burritos are my favorite, along with my families. The lunch menu is really good as well. The restaurant is a bit crowded, and the noise can build quite loud, but the food is worth it. It's worth trying to find parking among twenty oil field/welding trucks. The food comes out really fast and never... More 

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Thank caracooke
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on a Friday afternoon on our long roadtrip. The place was packed! You could tell it was a local favorite, and the food and service did not disappoint. Everything came out fast and was delicious! Definitely recommend this place for reasonable lunch prices and good food with fast service.

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Thank Emily I
Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
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141 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

Great Food, and service. Service is usually very quick, and friendly. This restaurant is locally owned with quality food. We have eaten both breakfast and lunch here many times, and have never had a bad meal.

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Thank Robin C
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Always good food. Menu has many items, including sandwiches, soup, salad, breakfast and Mexican food - very spicy, I love it. Have the biggest, best cinnamon rolls!!

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Thank TravlnGMa
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I love this restaurant! I don't think there's anything about this restaurant that I DON'T like! The service is amazing, the food comes out fast AND just the way you order it, and it's good. I just wish they were open on the weekends, too!

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Mission, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have traveled back and forth from the south tip of Texas to Seattle. I have looked for comparable Huevos Rancheros and haven't found any that come in second best to Pecos River Cafe. I lived there for 3 years and ate there once a week. I could never bring myself to order anything else. Hot Green salsa (have a... More 

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Thank gpd329
Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Pecos river turkey sandwich large and delicious, hamburgers,salads are great values friendly service would stop here again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 409 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5658
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 575-887-8882

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?