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212 Warm Springs Boulevard, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
+1 575-744-4896
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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El Paso, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice, small and quiet restuarant, the Chinese food was excellent. It was hot and fresh. Friendly, great customer service.

Thank lizabell07
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love eating here, and are sure to stop by when we're in town. Ample menu selection, from Chinese dishes to delicious burgers and sandwiches, and a great beer and wine variety. Great atmosphere, big screen projector is perfect for catching the game, and there's even an outdoor seating area and walled in patio where dogs are welcome!

Thank Kat S
Monticello, Minnesota
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I've visited the Elephant Butte area 4 times over the past 10 years and I always make at least 1 trip to Big Food each time. Burgers are great and so is the chow mien. Very good food for the value.

Thank locketails
Elephant Butte, New Mexico
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

the burgers are massive and delicious, the reuben is exquisite, the philly steak and cheese is mouthwatering but if you prefer, the fish and chips hit the spot and the oriental dishes are delicious.

Thank nightshadesfal
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

We had "stir fry". It was very little meat mixed with veggies that were right out of a frozen/steam bag. Sauce tasted like it was from a bottle as well. Atmosphere is dingy and dated and seems run down. Staff was not at all personable or very friendly. Would not recommend it at all. I've heard good things about the... More 

Thank Kristimey2828
Butler, Tennessee
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

My friend and I are volunteers at a nearby State Park and on a limited budget. We discovered Big Food and were so pleased that we could have a meal for under $4.00 and that it was delicious and generous. They serve some Chinese dishes and American food. Their daily lunch specials include a huge burger with fries, catfish with... More 

Thank Iris G
Saint Johns, Arizona
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

What a surprise. Big food does something very unexpected. They have Asian, jamaican, carribean,southern down home American and more at very reasonable prices and full of flavor. Each time we went there we ordered something different and each time was as good as the time before. Staff was excellent and service was fast. Our service dog was welcomed too. Every... More 

Thank lsweney
El Paso
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192 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2016

Okay let me start out by saying this is supposed to be a Chinese food joint. Supposed to be is right, the menu is all over the place with dishes to fit most any appetite. We stopped in on Christmas day of all days and was pleased to find this place actually open. The food was good and the people... More 

Thank TimWW_ELP
Eldersburg, Maryland
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2015

This place makes great burgers. We got carryout from here three times and all three times I was not disappointed. the burgers are big and moist. Putting the burger on a onion roll just makes it better. Not a fancy place but a place for a great burger.

Thank BobRetired2015
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

I have been there at least a dozen times. I like the variety and the quality has been good. For being a NON-Chinese rest, they do a pretty good job. The owners really put heart and soul into the place it it has shown.

Thank jay p

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $20
American, Asian, Chinese, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Warm Springs Boulevard, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Sierra County  >  Elephant Butte
  • Phone Number: +1 575-744-4896

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