Restaurant

Visitors to the Park will be happy to find a fresh, flavorful, healthy menu that offers both hot and cold entrees. Our food service provides some of the finest regional Southwestern dishes, such as burritos, tacos, and quesadillas. All hot food is made-to-order and customized for your preference.

For those guests who are in a rush, we offer “Grab & Go” sandwiches, a wide range of salads, parfaits, and baked goods, along with a wide selection of healthy drinks.

BREAKFAST

Breakfast Burrito
Egg, local chorizo and cheese burrito

Breakfast Quesadilla
Egg, HATCH green chile and cheese quesadilla

Vegan Breakfast Quesadilla
Tepa meatless breakfast sausage and vegan cheese quesadilla

TORTAS

Mexican Sandwiches, served with jicama, cilantro and orange coleslaw

PRICKLY PEAR BBQ PORK TORTA
BBQ Pork is tossed in prickly pear (purple desert cactus pears) BBQ sauce and served on a fluffy bun

NIMAN RANCH HOT DOG
All natural 4oz beef hot dog from one of the country’s premier ranches is grilled and served on a warm bun

4 CHEESE GRILLED CHEESE
Local cheddar, Monterey Jack, asiago and smoked gouda are grilled with Hatch green chile

NEW MEXICAN SPECIALTIES

All New Mexican Specialties are served with red Chile rice and Young Guns Farm pinto beans

** STEP 1: CHOOSE THE MAIN INGREDIENT
Chicken, Carnitas, Beef, Calabacitas, Vegan Tepa

** STEP 2: SAUCE IT UP!
Hatch Green Chile, Guajillo Red Chile, Christmas (Red & Green)

QUESADILLA
With Hatch green chiles, Roswell Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream and guacamole

TOSTADA
With Tucumcari Mountain cheddar cheese, refried beans, local lettuce, Graves Family Tomatoes, sour cream and guacamole

SOFT TACOS
With Tucumcari Mountain cheddar cheese, local lettuce, Graves Family tomatoes, sour cream and guacamole

BIG BURRO BURRITO
With Tucumcari smoked gouda, calabacitas, local lettuces, Graves Family tomatoes, sour cream and guacamole

FRITO PIE
With local Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, local lettuces, pinto beans, Graves Family tomatoes, Hatch green Chile, sour cream and guacamole

SENIOR MENU

Choose one main ingredient: local chicken, carnitas, New Mexico grass-fed beef, calabacitas (mixture of summer squashes), or vegan Tepa

Single Taco Plate
One taco served with red Chile rice, pinto beans, lettuce, salsa and sour cream

Half a Grilled Cheese
With a side salad or cup of soup

Frito Pie
Local Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, local lettuces, Graves Family tomatoes,Hatch green chiles, sour cream and guacamole

LIL’ CAVERS MENU

Served with a choice of fresh fruit or veggie sticks and a choice of 1% milk or apple juice

Chicken or Beef Taco
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Cheese Quesadilla
All Natural Beef Hot Dog

SNACKS

Queso Fundido
With local chorizo, tomatoes, Hatch green chiles and blue corn chips

Housemade Salsa
With fire-roasted tomatoes, Young Guns Farm onions & green chiles, jalapeños and blue corn chips

Carlsbad Guacamole
With roasted poblano chiles, pepitas and blue corn chips

Trio of Dips
With quest fundido, salsa, guacamole and blue corn chips

Cavern Nachos
With quest fundido, salsa, guacamole, local chicken, Hatch green chiles and cilantro lime crema

Green Chile Stew
Cup or Bowl with a warm flour tortilla

Chili Con Carne
Cup or Bowl with a warm flour tortilla

Fresh & Local

In spite of our desert location, we partner with New Mexico and Texas farms to provide local food products and to sustain local economies. Our aim is to provide some of the finest and most affordable food in the National Park system, and we hope that you find yourself refreshed after your hike in the caverns.

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