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Hwy 48 And Gavilan C, Alto, NM 88312
505-336-1980
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Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in Alto
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Dallas, TX
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

My kids and I were lucky enough to stumble across the Alto Cafe yesterday for a late lunch. The place was full of locals (always a good sign) and we received a very warm greeting when we walked in. They have a lunchtime buffet, with a rotating menu, that seemed to be very popular. We ordered off of the menu-... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We love to eat at Alto Cafe...the food is always good, a good price and good portion! The owners and waitresses are very friendly and the service is great!!! They have some of the best "Green Chili Sauce" anywhere! Good breakfast, serving great pancakes or a "Naked Burrito!" (Burrito w/out the tortilla smothered in Green Chili Sauce, or other breakfast... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Looking for a different place to eat and found this place. Small and quaint but some great home cooking. Food looked and tasted like it was freshly prepared ( not packaged). I decided to have the Buffett. Chicken fried chicken with mashed potatoes green beans. This was very good food. The wait staff was very attentive and interacted with the... More 

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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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