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Hwy 48 And Gavilan C, Alto, NM 88312
505-336-1980
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Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic cafe

Been dining here for years. It's a must stop for breakfast every trip to Alto/Ruidoso...and lunch if we're lucky. "Cafe" is the perfect term for this small diner. The owners built the furniture and will most likely be in the kitchen cooking or at your table taking orders. They may even show you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
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Ozona, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Cute little place! Love the diner feel! We eat here every time we are in Ruidoso! Good food and service!

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El Paso, Texas
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Every time I visit Ruidoso I know a sure place where I'm not going to be desapointed. Staff is friendly. They are quick and wait time is good. Coffee is great and the breakfast is a good size for the kiddos. They ate every single crum. Good value for the amount of food.

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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Good ol classic breakfasts here or a good lunch buffet, fast, easy and friendly. Meat smoked there on sight and very good!

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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

Been dining here for years. It's a must stop for breakfast every trip to Alto/Ruidoso...and lunch if we're lucky. "Cafe" is the perfect term for this small diner. The owners built the furniture and will most likely be in the kitchen cooking or at your table taking orders. They may even show you photos of the grandkids. Breakfast is terrific,... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Meet your Hunting Guide for lunch because this is where they will be eating. Horse trail guides or photos of Deers killed past and present. Local people with great food. Ps you will need a nap after walking out this place. The Cowboy Bibles are Free!

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went there for breakfast many a times and went away full and ready to meet the day - Friendly people with homemade foods for all ages.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Wonderful food, service, and friendly too. Only open for breakfast or lunch and there are specials during the weekdays. Lots of locals eat here too!

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The breakfast here at the cafe is good, nice portions , and reasonably priced. Bring your appetite if you order the biscuit and gravy (big biscuit), fantastic huevos rancheros, delicious pancakes. Nothing fancy just good food .

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Boulder City, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We usually love going to the Alto Cafe for breakfast, however, I think the Chef missed his mark this morning. We love the juevos rancheros but I think something was missing from the green chili sauce today. The eggs, home fries (had to request those), and pinto beans were good, but the green chili sauce was anything but what it... More 

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Carrizozo, NM
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Our group went for fish and they had a run on it and had to cook more. Not enough vegetables and short on everything. Food was good, what there was.

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Address: Hwy 48 And Gavilan C, Alto, NM 88312
Phone Number: 505-336-1980
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Alto

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  • Address: Hwy 48 And Gavilan C, Alto, NM 88312
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Alto
  • Phone Number: 505-336-1980

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