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Southwest Cafe

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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
Crisp & flavorfull

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Lexie R
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96 reviews 96 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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
27 helpful votes 27 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 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
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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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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have dined at this gem for approximately 40 years, and have never been disappointed. The menu has obviously changed, but along with the "old standbys" (chicken "chimmy" is my favorite), there are more contemporary fish dishes which my wife loves. The atmosphere is inviting in a intimate and cozy way.... not too bright, not too dark, and the service... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The food is excellent,. The atmosphere is cozy. The staff are friendly. Patio is nice in the summer.

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7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great little new cafe that has opened on the Main Street called Lambrakki street. It is up from Mikels a couple of doors and the coffee is great! In real cups n mugs not paper like Mikels up the street( not all mikels in paper cups in other stores). There is an upstairs and downstairs decked out a bit retro... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I love to go to Southwest Café. The chicken mango quesadillas are my favorite; although there a variety of choices, both spicy and mild. They make a great red sangria, which is perfect to mellow out with by the glass, or by the pitcher. For dessert, there is nothing better than creamy, smooth flan, swimming in a... 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?