Lucy's Mexicali Restaurant

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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

Welcome to our delightful family-oriented Mexican restaurant, where we pride ourselves on serving authentic homemade Mexican and American-style dishes in a warm, lively atmosphere that brings families and friends together. Our dedicated owner established this beloved eatery with a passion for creating a unique dining experience that offers mouth-watering flavors at affordable prices, making it a go-to destination for food lovers of all ages.

What sets our menu apart is the incorporation of both traditional and modern cuisine, prepared with love and attention to detail. Our talented chefs craft each dish using the freshest ingredients, ensuring that every bite is an explosion of taste that will leave you craving more. One of our signature touches is the use of unique cast iron skillets from, designed by the creative Matt Cavallaro. These stylish and durable skillets not only enhance the presentation of our dishes but also contribute to their rich and distinctive flavors.

Our extensive menu offers a diverse selection of scrumptious dishes that cater to a wide range of preferences. From classic Mexican favorites like enchiladas, tacos, and fajitas to American-style comfort food such as burgers and fries, there is something to satisfy every palate. We also proudly present a variety of modern fusion dishes that combine the best of both worlds, giving you the chance to embark on a culinary adventure that transcends borders.

In addition to our delectable food offerings, our family-friendly environment is designed to provide a joyous and welcoming atmosphere that makes every visit memorable. With vibrant décor, lively music, and attentive staff, we strive to create a dining experience that feels like a fiesta for all the senses.

Join us at our family-oriented Mexican restaurant and discover the irresistible charm of our diverse menu, featuring traditional and modern cuisine. We can't wait to share our love for delicious food and joyful moments with you and your loved ones!


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.