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Pecos River Cafe

409 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5658
+1 575-887-8882
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (25 reviews)
“hash browns” (8 reviews)
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409 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5658
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice, clean place for a hearty breakfast... Dad loved the huevos rancheros & I had well cooked eggs, good dry hash browns (don't like them wet & loaded in oil/ butter), & light & fluffy pancakes.. friendly staff & super fast service! Recommend & would...More

Thank Rocko713
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for lunch. The food had no flavor and was expensive. The cheese enchiladas had unmelted shredded cheese inside. My salad had white lettuce and not much else. The tea was $2.75. Yikes don't waste your time or money

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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

This place has the best Huevos Ranchero in the area. The red and the hot green are both excellent. Probably try the mild green next time. There WILL BE a next time!!!

Thank Ron F
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I came here with four people. Two ordered chicken Caesar salads, one a taco salad, and I got a burger. The burger was okay. Nothing to write home about though. The two with salads said it was fine. The taco salad was good. The service...More

Thank LaceUp23
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We eat there often, during lunch mostly. Food is always excellent and the service cannot be beat. No matter how busy they are you are in and out very quickly. Very friendly place. Highly recommended.

Thank Harold H
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Food and service were great. Breakfast burrito with hot green Chile was wonderful. Jalapenos were from Hatch, and the salsa is made fresh.

Thank WYtravelers
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Nothing fancy or trendy just good food done consistently well. Best place for breakfast in Carlsbad.

Thank Chris N
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend PRC for breakfast . We had the huevos rancheros. Kids had pancakes with bacon. Service was very good. The price was a little more than I was expecting so I gave 4 stars!

2  Thank Philip V
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped here while in town to go to Carlsbad Caverns. It was delicious. We both had patty melts...mine with grilled onions and his with green chilies. Perfectly cooked-pink inside and oozing with cheese. Steak fries were fresh and crispy. All in all, a great...More

Thank Ebbe5
Reviewed 6 October 2016 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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Paula M
Is there parking for a F350 pulling a 37' 5th wheel?
21 July 2016|
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Response from imdun | Reviewed this property |
I really don't think so. I wouldn't try it. Lucy's Mexican restaurant and Buffalo Wild Wings are the only two that I know of that you wouldn't have trouble parking.
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
6 July 2015|
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Response from pagsnm32 | Reviewed this property |
The Pecos River cafe does not have a patio. it is an enclosed, one large dining area. I have never seen an animal in the cafe.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5658
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 575-887-8882
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