Lucy's Mexicali Restaurant

For a number of years, this was the website for Lucy's Mexicali Restaurant. When the domain's registration expired a new owner bought the domain, but has decided to keep as much of the original content since Lucy's Mexicali Restaurant is still serving great Mexican food in New Mexico.
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Lucy's Mexicali Restaurant #1
701 S Canal Street (Right on the Main Drag) ~ Carlsbad, NM 88220-5553 ~ Phone: (575) 881-7714

Lucy's Mexicali Restaurant #2
2408 Sudderth Drive (Heart of Downtown Ruidoso) ~ Ruidoso, NM 88345-6136 ~ Phone: (866) 678-1091

Service Area:
Ruidoso • Carlsbad • Hobbs
Albuquerque • Roswell • El Paso

Hours of Operation:
Monday–Thursday, 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Friday–Saturday, 11:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m.


Enjoy authentic Mexican food favorites and convenient catering services from our Mexican restaurant and cantina in Ruidoso, New Mexico. We, at Lucy's Mexicali Restaurant, have been serving New Mexico for more than 34 years and are proud to announce the grand opening of our second location. Our new restaurant still features the same great food our customers have enjoyed for years, as well as our award-winning margaritas made from Lucy's secret recipe.

About Our Family-Oriented Mexican Restaurant
Our owner established the business to offer homemade Mexican food in a fun, family-friendly environment. Our fresh and delicious menu items and affordable rates are what set us apart.


Traditional Mexican Food Favorites
Tacos • Burritos • Refreshing and Delicious Margaritas

Lucy's Mexicali Restaurant features an excellent variety of Mexican food favorites, as well as some American-style dishes, to please the entire family. From Lucy's famous salsa appetizer to tacos and burritos, we serve it all. Below is a partial list of what we specialize in. Stop by.



Traditional Chicken and Beef Items:
Burritos • Tacos • Chimichangas • Taquitos

More Creative Dishes:

  • Asado Plate—A Red Chili and Meat Delight
  • Green Chili Queso Dip—Melted Monterrey Jack Cheese and Green Chili Salsa
  • Adams Queso—White Cheese Sauce Served over Steak and Fries



Visit Our Mexican Restaurant and Cantina for Mouthwatering Menu Items


Trip Advisor Reviews


**** Gary C
Reviewed April 2, 2017
Best Mexican food in Ruidoso
Best Mexican food in Ruidoso. Great service, attentive staff, good location. You will not be disappointed.

* Reviewer0000000000
Dallas, Texas
Reviewed March 29, 2017
Horrible Restaurant!
My family and I visited this restaurant during on vacation - the customer service was horrible, the frozen drinks were watered down and our food was cold. When asked to speak with manager, her attitude was cocky and unprofessional.

*** ACcrush
Albuquerque, NM
Reviewed March 16, 2017
Food Bland
Traveling with a tour group and restaurant seemed to be prepared for us. Very good service. Taco salad was lacking flavor. Lots of meat but not much else. Quesadillas were excellent.

***** Karla M
Reviewed February 20, 2017
Great Atmosphere
After walking around the little shops, I recommend stopping here for some good food and great drinks!

**** lalalinde
Austin, Texas
Reviewed February 15, 2017
Festive drinks and good food
Staff was super nice and helpful. Our food was good with ample portions. Drinks were very good - margarita was proper and the limited wine selected still provided a nice option. We will definitely be back.

*** Cindi H
Reviewed February 9, 2017
Great margaritas!!!
Great margaritas!!! Sat at table next to window soaking up sun and people watching. Service was very good and fast! Didn't order food, just drinks.

**** abbagrace
W Texas
Reviewed November 26, 2016
This was our 3rd choice, but others weren't open
We didn't get to eat at our favorite place, and 2nd favorite wasn't open either. Salsa & chips were good - salsa spicy, but we like it that way.
We had a nice meal - chicken fajita quesadillas and a large 'rita. There were plenty for the 3 of us for our meal! 6 large quesadillas! Service was a little slow.

***** Jane C
Reviewed November 17, 2016
simply good!
the exterior wouldn't draw you inside but it is has a nice multicolored interior that is pleasing. Most importantly the food is good with them being known for their flavorful fish tacos. Don't walk by this place and miss it as I have in the past. Its worth a visit and easy on the pocket book.