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Southwest Cafe

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Mexican, Southwestern
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109 Danbury Rd, Ste 6, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4109
203-431-3398
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 3
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fresh, flavorful lunch

Today's fish taco (tempura cod) was cooked perfectly with wonderful fresh flavors. I started with the melon gazpacho...yum! Friendly service, too!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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English first
CT
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Today's fish taco (tempura cod) was cooked perfectly with wonderful fresh flavors. I started with the melon gazpacho...yum! Friendly service, too!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

This is the spot for margaritas and more. We love the atmosphere, especially after a hard days work. Southwest style cusine will not dissapoint. We alseays come back for more!

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Rochester
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Every time I return to Ridgefield, I visit this place for great Gold Margaritas, nachos with chicken, and guacamole, to mention just a few of the great choices. I always see the same faces - friendly waitresses and the owner - and receive the same hospitable service each time. I do not often sample the entrees, as this is more... More 

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Redding, CT, USA
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108 reviews 108 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A friend suggested this for our lunch. I am so glad she did. Food excellent. The sangrias made the bill a bit higher than a usual lunch but all good.

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99 reviews 99 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Love the fresh off the vine taste of the tex-mex here. Casual and funky. Great salsa, salads and outdoor space. Love the vibrant clean flavors.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Southwest Cafe offers fresh, flavorful Tex Mex in a casual setting. There is seating indoors and out on a patio, though it is adjacent to the parking lot so no views to write home about. The staff is consistently friendly and attentive. And reservations are usually only needed for weekend dinners. Prices are moderate and reasonable for the quality of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was our first visit and, once we found it (set back from a main road), we were delightedly surprised. The margaritas were delicious, the cuisine better than others in area that we've tried, and the dimly lit, cheerful setting was unexpected. We will return.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a great local spot which we come to often. Then menu is not your typical mexican but more of mexican theme with speciality item throughout. All of whch are delicious. They have great seasonal items as well, like the hatch chili season. Barbara also often does wine tasting dinners and pairs wines with the most inovative menu items.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Private cozy bar, great margaritas, friendly staff and southwest comfort food. We love grabbing a seat at the bar for a quick bite to eat after work and a tasty margarita. Complimentary chips and salsa with a nice bite to it.

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

After living in Ridgefield for 30 years, and spending one or two nights a week at Southwest Cafe for most of that time...we sadly moved away last Summer. We left behind great food and family at Southwest! From the Cadillac Margaritas, delicious guacamole and house made chips, nightly specials along with all the standard Southwest offerings...we miss it all and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 109 Danbury Rd, Ste 6, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4109
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield
  • Phone Number: 203-431-3398

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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