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Larez Restaurant

1524 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
+1 505-885-5113
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good30%
  • Average25%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible10%
3 Aug 2017
“Good, hearty meal”
1 Aug 2017
“Authentic Food”
Open Now
16:30 - 20:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
1524 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We had a weeknight dinner here. I lived in Albuquerque for a couple of years and have more than a passing familiarity with NM food. This isn't bad at all - good, but not outstanding food. The green chile plate was good and definitely hearty....More

Thank Swimfins
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This is a very good restaurant. The amount of chips and salsa is small. They charge extra for additional chips. The portion size is very small. This is great authentic food.

Thank rboykins71
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We have frequented this place a half dozen times since moving to the area. Where they excel is in the service. Food is good plain Mexican stable... Served in good proportions at a decent price. But, the owner and personnel she employs are just nice...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 24 February 2016

The food here doesn't have much flavor. It's all pretty bland. They have buffet and a menu to order off of. The buffet isn't kept up with very well, so they are usually lacking much of the food on the buffet when you go, so...More

Thank CraftCrazy575
Reviewed 21 December 2014

First off the people writing these bad reviews are from outside of New Mexico, They probably prefer Tex Mex. Everything is home made from scratch on site by the owner Dora.If you don't want to wait take a look at the website online and Pre-order....More

4  Thank Dylan K
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Place looks like a hole in the wall, it is. Lunch buffet isn't that bad,the service is good, food is about what you would expect for the price.

Thank stash59
Reviewed 2 September 2014

Everything is very fresh and made from scratch. This is not TexMex but real Mexican food. We got the steak and chicken fajitas. They were very flavorful and worth the wait.

1  Thank Happyheartintx
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

The service was good but the food had no flavor at all. I did not care for it. Taco bell would of been better.

1  Thank Candace V
Reviewed 29 January 2014

We saw sign for Mexican buffet and thought on this cold chilly day they probably would have a warm soup on a a buffet , but alas no soup in buffet or evenon the menu. The buffet did not look appealing but when I ordered...More

1  Thank Laraine A
Reviewed 15 July 2013

The food was tasteless the selection was terrible the salsa looked and tasted like tomato sauce if I had to say something positive the service was very good. If you want to pay 4 star prices for 1 star food larez is a good choice.

Thank santiago v
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1524 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 505-885-5113
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