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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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6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 33
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 0
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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
Good lunch/breakfast spot

This is probably one of the more tourist-friendly places in Carlsbad that also serves genuinely good food. in keeping with what almost seems to be a Carlsbad restaurant tradition, it has sort of odd hours and days of operation, however.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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Austin, TX
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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is probably one of the more tourist-friendly places in Carlsbad that also serves genuinely good food. in keeping with what almost seems to be a Carlsbad restaurant tradition, it has sort of odd hours and days of operation, however.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The food was good but was expensive and the restaurant was noisy. There were four of us, two adults and two kids, we had French toast and pancakes and our ticket was over $40 and that was with drinking water.

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Timberon, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great breakfast,bummer is they are so successful they are not open on weekends,it is always packed but the are Amazing at moving everyone in and out

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Super fast food, great service, everything is fabulous! Hot green chili is way hot. Whatever you order will be good! Open 6-2 m-f closed weekends

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This restaurant was packed for lunch; we had to wait for a table. Service was friendly and efficient, and the order was very correct! Excellent service, indeed. This restaurant was way too loud. We had to shout across the table at each other, as did everyone else in the restaurant. The sound was overwhelming, bordering on distressing. I had to... More 

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Estero, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

While visiting Carlsbad Caverns, the park ranger recommended this restaurant. We went for breakfast the next day and thoroughly enjoyed the reasonably priced meal. The place was really busy with local people having breakfast. Recommend.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The cafe has a nice selection of sandwiches for lunch. My husband had a Philly cheese sandwich and I chose another one from the menu. The servings are large with a nice serving of fries. The service was excellent and quick. They also have a great selection of beers. The two women had the wheat beer, which I would highly... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

You can get a decent meal pretty quickly here. It is almost always crowded and a favorite with the locals. Only open until 2pm and closed some days. If you're a gastronome, you'll be disappointed but it's on the better side of dining in this gas and oil town.

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Pasadena, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stopped here for breakfast because of the reviews. I'm giving it a three due to the fact that it is clean, the wait staff friendly, and we were in and out in 30 minutes flat. The food wasn't bad but neither was it outstanding. We both had a #1; mine with toast & his with pancakes. Toast choice was... More 

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Parker, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This place gets REALLY crowded (for good reason) and is only open for breakfast and lunch. We went for lunch, but lots of people were still ordering breakfast. The kids burgers were huge and they seemed happy. I got the green chili melt and it has lots of cheese, plenty of fresh diced chilis and was toasted perfectly. The fries... More 

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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: Cafe
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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