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McCarty's Cafe

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500 W 2nd St, Portales, NM 88130-6238
+1 575-359-2023
07:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat 07:00 - 14:30
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Artesia, New Mexico
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

My family and I dined here for breakfast prior to a funeral. Very quaint- order at the counter or drive through. Although we we were waiting for the rest of our family to arrive, we were approached numerous times by staff members to get our order. But once we were ready, the staff was friendly. Received our food quick. Coffee... More 

Thank Puppett13
Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for a quick and inexpensive lunch or dinner. Mostly fried and greasy food, but if that's what you are in the mood for this place is great.

Thank Q5581TBdeb
Portales, New Mexico
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This place makes the absolute best steak finger baskets. They have many different items but these are my favorite. My wife loves their cherry-limeade......homemade and simply the best!!!

Thank theolman
Odessa, Texas
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I'm not a New Mexican, but my girlfriend has introduced me to the New Mexico love for Hatch green chili. The breakfast burritos at McCarty's are really great. Maybe the best I've had. The green chili is a bit spicy for me (again, not a New Mexican), but still very enjoyable. I don't see us ever visiting Portales without stopping... More 

Thank jvm123
Portales, New Mexico
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Great food here and really nice people. I really love there chicken sandwich it's awesome and there onion rings the r the best in town hand made fresh every time you order. And let me tell you about the amazing lemonade they fresh squeezed the best.keep it up guys and God bless.

Thank amandabK144DR
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

The breakfast burritos are to die for. I make the drive from clovis sometimes just for them. Cherry limeades are fresh and so good!

Thank Amber M
Lamesa, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Man we have been working here we stop at this restaurant the people there are soo nice the food is delious 👍

Thank teresa I
Roswell, New Mexico
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

My job has me going through Portales nearly every week. McCarty's gets my business every trip! The green chili strips are to die for and the steak fingers are second to none! Love love love this place and their staff are so friendly! Stop here.....you won't be sorry!

Thank darbytru
Odessa, Texas
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

Very friendly diner with great food - the crispy fried green chili strips were sooooo yummy!! Great chicken and steak baskets. Nice stop for lunch or breakfast. Would definitely go back!!!

Thank Debbie M
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Always excellent food and service! I've eaten here hundreds of times and never had a bad experience. It is home cooking food at its finest! They have Mexican food & hamburgers, but the best is their steak fingers and onion rings!!! Not healthy but definitely worth the splurge!

Thank D'Auna L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 W 2nd St, Portales, NM 88130-6238
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Portales
  • Phone Number: +1 575-359-2023

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?