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Wendall's Steak & Seafood Restaurant

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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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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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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
Good, Not Great

This is a nice restaurant, probably the best in the Ruidoso area, but falls well short of exceptional. For the price, we expected great things, but the food was just good, the service just good, the presentations good, the atmosphere merely nice. The view is quite beautiful from the dining room... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
TJG214
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Cedar Crest, New Mexico
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Breckenridge, Texas
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

First, I suggest you make a reservation. Then take your time and enjoy! We had a wonderful waitress and the food was great....prime rib, crab soup, sea bass, everything was excellent!

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borger, texas, United States
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

great wine list, great wait staff, but the food! I had been seeing pics of their prime rib online, and THAT was what I expected....what I got was a bland cut of beef, NO CRUST at all, and overcooked....slapped on a plate with some DEAD veggies...it was just awful...there wan NO ESCARGOT which was on the online menu...no appetizer at... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a great choice if your staying at the Inn and don't want to venture into town for a nice meal. The atmosphere is quiet, the staff friendly and efficient. The food, while not inexpensive, was very good.

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Sebastian
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

A huge THANK YOU to everyone at Wendell's for helping to make my parents 60th wedding anniversary so special. Everyone went out of their way to make a memorable dining celebration experience. The cake, all I can say is WOW. It was fantastic and just what I wanted. The best cake I have ever eaten. Our dinners were cooked perfectly... More 

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Huntsville, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

While I use TripAdvisor extensively, I've submitted only a few reviews over the years. This experience was so bad I felt compelled to share the experience. Four of us went to what is supposed to be the best and most formal restaurant near Ruidoso, NM. This is the kind of place where you go for special occasions and expect to... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great view of the mountain from the restaurant ~ especially if you go at sunset. Food was great (pricey) and the service was outstanding.

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Cedar Crest, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a nice restaurant, probably the best in the Ruidoso area, but falls well short of exceptional. For the price, we expected great things, but the food was just good, the service just good, the presentations good, the atmosphere merely nice. The view is quite beautiful from the dining room, but shortly after we arrived they lowered the blinds,... More 

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Las Cruces
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The food was expensive and not that great. The desserts were fun to look at. I ordered the chocolate cake and it came with blueberries and strawberries and tasted fruity too.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Generous portions (the prime ribe was HUGE) and attentive service make Wendall's the go-to place when in Mescalero. We heard the couple behind us ordering chocolate cake FIRST. After we had our dinner, and ordered that same cake we could see why. OMG. Delish. Also, try the new side dish - mac & cheese with green chili. Yum.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Elegant, well appointed, well run dining room with an interesting menu. You might wish to request a window table as the view is great.

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

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  • 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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