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Nuckleweed Place

526 Laborcita Canyon Rd, La Luz, NM 88337-9305
+1 575-434-0000
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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526 Laborcita Canyon Rd, La Luz, NM 88337-9305
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best meals I have had. Service was great , the food was wonderful and wait staff great. . All the dishes we ordered were great and the deserts were to die for.

Thank blwj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The experience alone of driving near the mountains to get to Nuckleweed Place is beautiful! The service is very friendly and let us have our dog sit with us on the deck. The breakfast was perfect and the view was great!

Thank Danielle H
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit here and we were disappointed. Two out of three steaks were over cooked. The only sides you can choose are baked potato or twice baked potato. The salads were good looking... the dressing choices were somewhat limited. The bread was...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

What a great little place off the beaten path. This place was delightful. The food quality was superb. Everything was delicious. The service was very friendly. We look forward to returning for sure. The only recommendation would be to have a non-potato side option or...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Nuckleweed is the small town breakfast you've been looking for if you're in the Alamogordo area. The food is homemade, tastes great, and has a pretty good atmosphere. The service was great as well; we could tell our server actually cared. If you're visiting or...More

Thank Derrick S
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We enjoyed the friendly servers and the food was delicious. However, it is best to call for reservations ahead of time. We almost didn't get to eat there that day. The eating area is very nice, decorated with unique western items; the deck is nice...More

Thank beckybh1950
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Nuckelweed Place is a hidden gem up in Laborcita Canyon. It is a small yet mighty establishment! We have eaten there for breakfast, lunch and dinner and every meal has been amazing. You will need a reservation since their seating is limited but it is...More

Thank Casey R
Reviewed 24 January 2017

A Beautiful drive up Laborcita Canyon takes you to this quaint, totally unexpected restaurant! So quaint, nestled in the mountains, decorated perfectly with interesting table tops made of wood and beautiful pottery for dishes. FRESH warm home baked bread and a plate of fruit await...More

Thank amy f
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I've been to Nuckleweed several times and I am.never disappointed. The service is great and the staff is super friendly. I typically feel like I'm going to visit family when I go there versus a restaurant. The food is nothing short of amazing!!!

Thank Christin M
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Top notch Americana-style food. Chefs are first rate. Brunch is incredible, and dinner selections are amazing. Reservations are required!!! Relaxed dining up LaBrecita Canyon, far from the madding crowd - a 20 minute drive from Alamogordo. Be sure to allow plenty of time, the emphasis...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$10 - US$45
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 526 Laborcita Canyon Rd, La Luz, NM 88337-9305
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  La Luz
  • Phone Number: +1 575-434-0000
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