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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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  • 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
Nice Outdoor Patio

I've mostly eaten lunch here and have always enjoyed it. The outdoor patio is lovely and if it's too hot (or cold) the indoor space is festive. I recommend the Southwest Salad and the Caesar Salad, as well. The traditional Mexican dishes are also very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

After many visits to the cafe, I was disappointed during my last dining experience…maybe they changed chefs. The food was not up to usual standards..I'll give it another try tho because is is a ridgefield tradition. By the way I ordered the SW combo…it was just a big mush

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I've mostly eaten lunch here and have always enjoyed it. The outdoor patio is lovely and if it's too hot (or cold) the indoor space is festive. I recommend the Southwest Salad and the Caesar Salad, as well. The traditional Mexican dishes are also very good.

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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is our second trip here. The service is great which reflects very well on the management. The food is good and priced reasonably. Besides being tasty the food tastes to be of a better quality and, again, you can tell management takes care to keep high standards. They have beer on tap which is fresh and serve a good... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Been to Southwest 3 times now and each meal has been excellent and fresh. Service is very good. Inside seating is not too spacious, but good atmosphere for couples.

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new canaan ct
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I had lunch here a year ago on a weekday. It was not crowded; service was prompt; menu had some unusual dishes on it, and the food was well seasoned. The price was moderate. Because I was short for time, I was pleased that service and meal were prompt. It's toward the rear of a fairly upscale shopping center, but... More 

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CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Southwest Cafe

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

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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?