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Pecos River Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food at good prices. They have a friendly staff also. Service is excellent. Definitely top place in Carlsbad to eat breakfast and lunch.

Thank cuz77
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to eat at this place in 2003 or so, and I am back in town for work. I stopped in and the food is just as good as I remembered it. The place is full of locals from the ranching and oil/gas industry, so you know it has to be a hometown favorite. After eating breakfast there, I... More 

Thank Victor G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good is great, and price is reasonable. They're huevos rancheros is some of the best! I will phone in a order for some pronto burritos and I don't know how they do it, but the hash browns inside stay crispy.

Thank Reil R
Sand Springs, Oklahoma, United States
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70 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited 9/23/16 about 8:30 a.m. Casual. seating includes tables and booths. This is a lively, noisy, happy breakfast place, you can tell the locals like it. It wasn't hard to see why either, when we walked in we were greeted with friendly smiles and quickly seated even though they were busy. Coffee was great. I had heurvos (sp?) rancheros. hubby... More 

Thank Leesa H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Pecos River Cafe is my favorite place in Carlsbad for breakfast. The smothered breakfast burrito (with beans and hash browns) is enough to keep you going all day. The cinnamon rolls are pretty darn good. Been there for lunch as well, never been disappointed in my meal. Service is always on point.

Thank Shannon C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Food is good for the price. Always a packed house and more often than not the food is good and quick. Nice family environment.

Thank Amy S
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

There are so many good hearty sandwiches on the menu it would be impossible to pick just one. Well worth the stop.

Thank Stephanie G
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Three of us had lunch and all of us agreed that the food was just OK. Two of us had salads and there was twice as much salad dressing as was needed. The Mexican food was good- the medium green chile was flavorful and had a nice kick to it. One of us had friend shrimp and it was good,... More 

Thank davaltar3
Tool, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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?