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425 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5873
(575) 887-1931
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Mansfield, Texas
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose this place based on a suggestion from the RV park we are staying at. We were looking for something very casual. The food is very good. We got sandwiches and steak fingers, and my wife ordered onion rings. Everything was very good, except for the potato chips. They are homemade, which we generally like. But these were a... More 

Thank David B
Johnstown, Colorado, Usa
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Anytime I've been to Kaleidoscoops, it's not been very busy. They have a small to average variety of ice cream flavors as well as sherbets. The down side is they are typical of not all, but many of the businesses in Carlsbad....they are WAY over priced! For example, a small milkshake (about 10-12 oz.) costs, with tax, $5.34! Typical high... More 

Thank Joyce L
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Very neat little diner. Stopped in for ice cream for the kids while on vacation one day. Decided to come back for lunch. Great place and amazing food !

Thank Laura C
Warrensburg, Missouri
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220 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

We split a green chile cheeseburger. Actually, the base hamburger was really good, grilled right with all the right fixings - the green chile added more taste and a bit of fire to it. Price was not our of line. The hard ice cream was also very good, if a bit pricey.

Thank Old_Drum
Concord, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Ice cream choices were great. My husband would of liked a larger portion but I felt they were perfect! You can sit in or out. They serve some hot food.... but didn't try that and there is a drive thru window

Thank Lynda K
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

My family cannot live with out dessert, so we visited Kaleidoscoops a couple of times during our stay in Carlsbad. It's a decent ice cream shop - kind of what you'd expect.

Thank Ann B
Chihuahua, Mexico
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Staff was incredibly helpfull, ice cream was very good and local creations make it that much more interesting.

Thank Edgar S
Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

This place was a great casual dining experience. The cheeseburgers were fantastic. If you order the jalapeno poppers be aware that they use cream cheese as opposed to chedder in the poppers. Also the poppers here are good but they are NOT spicy! The ice cream is FANTASTIC!

Thank sherry f
Hereford, Texas
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Price was ok not ridiculously high. Ice cream was average. Staff is lacking in customer service. 1 of the ladies there was I guess overwelmmed by my order, closing time was nearing and people were crowding in. Over all I wouldn't go back.

Thank familyvacationist
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

I was staying in Carlsbad after hiking Guadalupe Peak and my family decided to get ice cream for our work. And when we went to order our treats my brother ordered a brownie sundae and the store ran out of brownies and had to use chocolate cake, and when I went to order a waffle cone they ran out of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5873
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: (575) 887-1931

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