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Lucy's Mexicali Restaurant

) #47 of 59 Restaurants in Carlsbad $$ - $$$ Mexican,
710 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5554
+1 575-887-7714
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good22%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible28%
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“fajitas” (13 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
710 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5554
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Well, the salsa had zero heat, as did my red chile cheese enchiladas. Allow me to also say that I am a wimp when it comes to eating hot food. I prefer mild to medium heat, but this was pretty close to ketchup. I ordered...More

Thank zabryli
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Los Lunas, New Mexico
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived about 5pm for an early dinner. We were asked how many was in our party by an old hipster. I told him 7 and he said he couldn't seat us due to a full house. However in the main room there were 6...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were seated quickly and the waitress came quickly. We ordered margaritas and were fortunate that our waitress told us they were wine based, so we cancelled them. Some people on this site have not been told. I had chicken fajitas and they were delicious,...More

Thank Darryl H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was friendly, but a little slow. Food was good. Not the best - far from the worst. Decent local flavor with service you might expect in a small town.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lucy's was just confusing. There are signs on both sides of the road. We went to both sides, and, despite the sign confirm our visit was during afternoon operating hours, the place was locked up. Not great for business.

Thank Gabe10101
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate at your restaurant on canal st around 3 today.. My food was horrible. It was cold in the center and hot on the outside like it was microwaved. I didn't even eat a 1/4 of my plate it was so bad. Not even...More

Thank Joshua W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this small, homey restaurant for a late lunch after visiting the nearby caverns and all enjoyed our food tremendously - including two picky teenagers. :) I had the cheese enchilada plate. The enchiladas were casserole style, with stacked corn tortillas and filling in...More

Thank melsbells88
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

Needed a place to eat fairly late- it was after 8 pm. Most places in Carlsbad were closed already, so decided to give Lucy's a try since it was open & recommended by my Fodor's travel book. Restaurant is tired- seat cushions had tears in...More

Thank Rocko713
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Heard lots of good things. Found out that they were not accurate. Only wine and beer. Ordered a Margarita, they were made with wine!!! WTF? Not busy at all, except for the flys.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

We tried to eat here. After entering the restaurant, we were ignored by the TWO women up front who were busy carrying on their conversation for about 5 minutes. Finally someone else came up and asked how many? She was not friendly in the least....More

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Debra A
June 11, 2017|
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Yes, they have a full bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 710 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5554
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 575-887-7714
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