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Inn of The Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, Mescalero, NM 88340
505-464-7777
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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Holiday Dinning At Its Best

For a reasonably priced Thanksgiving or Christmas gourmet buffet, this is the place to go. The dishes are delicious and truly gourmet. We have taken family here often during those family holidays. We have also frequented Wendall's on other occasions for dinner and ordered from their dinner menu... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
Peter M
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Midland, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Everything is excellent. I posted a review on the Inn of the mountain gods site. The restaurant name is misspelled.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Inn of the Mountain Gods strives to be a world-class resort experience, and they do not disappoint. Wendall's, the on-site restaurant, is top-notch dining from beginning to end. The restaurant is immaculate and affords diners spectacular views of Sierra Blanca, the storied peak above the historic Apache homelands. Sunsets are picture-perfect. The service is terrific and attentive, without being pushy.... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This quiet upscale yet relaxed restaurant was a wonderful retreat from the world. The menu and wine list are excellent, and our wait staff was attentive, friendly and efficient. I have some dietary restrictions, and the Chef created a wonderful choice for me. Highly recommend an evening at Wendall's

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Grand Cayman
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Surprised to find how good it was compared to restaurants in Dallas, NYC, San Francisco, Washington DC, London, Paris, Bangkok, Tokyo, etc, etc. If you are in Ruidoso and can afford it, the overall value arithmetic of this restaurant can not be beat. Thank you Patti for having taken good care of us.

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Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

During our recent stay at the Inn of the Mountain Gods we made reservations through Open Table and dined there our first night. For some odd reason it took more than two hours to complete our dining experience. It was a Tuesday night in February which isn't a particularly busy time. There were three waiters and 9 tables of people,... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Disappointing. Since it was a higher scale restaurant, I thought the food would be better than it was. Our ceasar salads were not the freshest lettuce. My fish was good, the lamb was pretty tough, and the filet wasn't a filet cut of beef. It was bi-lobed and tough. To their credit, the waitstaff took care of us and removed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Alex was our waiter this evening and he was amazing. He gave excellent recommendations (I know I enjoyed my food) and our drinks were never empty. He was polite, courteous and I could definitely tell he was aware of our pace of meal. He did a wonderful job. If you are on a date request Alex as your server at... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

For a reasonably priced Thanksgiving or Christmas gourmet buffet, this is the place to go. The dishes are delicious and truly gourmet. We have taken family here often during those family holidays. We have also frequented Wendall's on other occasions for dinner and ordered from their dinner menu and found the food to be above average and frequently excellent. A... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I agree with most of the reviews its not great but its good. We had the filet which was better than outback but not on par with some of the nicer steak houses we have been to. Tried the elk stew which was fairly good and the chicken tortilla soup. Service was good and the reasturant was nice.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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56 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Wendall's has a plush look, but the dining is merely o.k. — This is a theme that runs through the host resort, Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino. Customer service is poor all around. Service in the restaurant varies greatly, seemingly at the whim of moody servers. Unprofessional staff is the long and the short of it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Inn of The Mountain Gods Resort & Casino, 287 Carrizo Canyon Road, Mescalero, NM 88340
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Mescalero
  • Phone Number: 505-464-7777

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

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