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Pecos River Cafe

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409 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5658
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Tool, Texas, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, super busy. Noisy, busy, but the food is fresh made, hot and yummy juicy. Ordered for take out. Small wait but worth it!

Thank Debra B
Nome, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great local place for breakfast . Friendly staff. Homemade cinnamon rolls. Fluffy pancakes. Price ranges from $6.00 on up for breakfast plates.

Thank axlenmagic
Muskogee, Oklahoma
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We went for breakfast. They had a shelf in the kitchen with hundreds of pieces of dried out pre cooked bacon sitting there. It was 10:30am. They were just sitting there all day drying out & collecting dust or flies or whatever. Disgusting. I ordered eggs scrambled with ham & cheese, & asked for a fresh side of bacon. The... More 

Thank 5SRanch
Johnstown, Colorado, Usa
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is a long time, well established, locally owned restaurant with a nice variety of food items. The decor is typical homestyle Carlsbad with friendly prompt wait staff. We ate here for breakfast mid morning and it was moderately busy with many locals who must frequent the cafe since the wait staff seemed to be familiar with many of the... More 

Thank Joyce L
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Me and all my coworkers all seem to love their burrito pronto it's a bit pricey but their the best place for breakfast in town so I don't mind their prices

Thank Felipe V
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Nothing special. A bit pricey for lunch...adult sandwich and side $9.25. Had a sandwich that was plain and cold. Tomato basil soup was really good. Kids meals $6. Choices were ham and cheese quesadilla, burger, or grilled cheese...all with fries. Good portion size.

Thank momofj3
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

popular with locals and tourists. crowded and efficient. large portions. No newspapers for a restaurant that specializes in breakfast for travelers.

Thank R L
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

We needed a place for lunch after just arriving at Carlsbad. The place was packed, and It was a Wed afternoon. Lots of locals. Good service, a lot to pick from on the menu. It seemed kind of expensive, $10 for a club sandwich, but we're from the Midwest, that may be normal in the Southwest.

Thank Sue D
Victoria, Texas
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We've eaten here for years, and always the breakfast has been plentiful and really good. This time, I had no problem with the food or service, but it does seem that the prices charged seem set to gouge the oilfield workers and anyone else that eats here. I don't mind paying a premium as long as the meal is good... More 

1 Thank Terry S
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite breakfast burrito stops. It is a bit pricy but tasty enough that it's worth it. Friendly staff & good atmosphere although when busy it's very loud & hard to hear conversation.

Thank Mindy K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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

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