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All 83 Ridgefield Restaurants

Southwest Cafe

109 Danbury Rd, Ste 6, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4109
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Ranked #3 of 83 Restaurants in Ridgefield
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Fairfield County
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64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It would be wrong to just label this a Southwestern or TexMex restaurant. Not to sound pretentious, but with a culinary trained Venezuelan chef in charge of the kitchen, it is more like a Southwestern/South-of-the-border fusion cuisine...and fantastic. Our meals comprised the Tortilla soup appy and Shrimp special, Pork Street Tacos and Chicken Fajitas. Everything was served in what can... More

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This restaurant has a modern spin on Mexican cuisine. The menu offers a large variety of dishes and excellent appetizers. Great for couples and families!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

One of my favorite places in Ridgefield for lunch. A changing lunch specials menu always has surprises. The Chili is truly fantastic. Wish they had hard shell tacos, though. The beer selctiin is good. All selections are fresh and reasonably priced.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We've been going to Southwest Cafe for a couple years and have never been disappointed in the food or service! Food has always been consistently delicious and the waitstaff has always been very friendly. Prices are pretty good for the amount of food you get (love the black beans that come with the meal). You can't go wrong with a... More

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Uncomplicated and consistent. I've been going there since it opened, and it is always consistent. Great salsa and margaritas and the food is creative and consistently excellent. One of our favorites!

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Somers, New York
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162 reviews 162 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We enjoyed a nice meal here, sitting outdoors in pleasant surroundings. The outdoor area was a little crowded, but they were able to make room for us (they said they wouldn't take reservations for parties of less than 6). I tried an enchilada-burrito-chilupa combination which was very good: lots of food and really tasty. We also tried the tuna, which... More

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good, consistent food. Service feels harried because of the energy that the owner gives off. That being said, we seem to wind up eating here when we want to stay local for this type of cuisine.

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Everything about this place was fun. The food. The pace between courses...not too fast. And the food was excellent -- very tasty; nicely spiced; presented with style. Our experienced server really "knew her stuff" & responded to every request in a timely fashion. Mixed drinks were very nice & beers were nicely chilled, served with lime slices. One plus was... More

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Ridgefield, CT
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I've dined here on a number of occasions and have never been disappointed. The prices are very fair for the quality of food received, the staff is friendly, the chips home made and excellent and any of the stews are excellent. For a casual dinner and enjoyable atmosphere, this affordable cafe is a real find!

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Thanks to the staff at SW Cafe for a great night out. We enjoyed the soup, the savory green chili and the enchiladas. Felt like I was transported to New Mexico. To the owner, Barb, thank you! And to the staff, keep it up!!

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