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Blue Goose Cafe

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American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups
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201 Eagle Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345
+1 575-257-8652
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10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 92
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fresh and tasty

The carrot cake is the best you will ever find and one slice will feed 4 hungry folks. The sandwiches are very flavorful and the calm quiet patio makes a nice restful break in the day. I highly recommend this cafe.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Cathi C
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The carrot cake is the best you will ever find and one slice will feed 4 hungry folks. The sandwiches are very flavorful and the calm quiet patio makes a nice restful break in the day. I highly recommend this cafe.

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Rockport, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This business has a new name:New Cali Cafe. Same owners/same fabulous food. Huge servings of dessert, so enjoy it before your meal!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Once again the "crew" at New Cali Café knocked it out of the park. They held a private party for our family and it was outstanding. Bill, Brian, and the girls, Jennifer and Carrie we love you. Doug and Jessica

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The food was good but underwhelming. I would classify this restaurant as a 'yuppy joint". The food was good but a little pricey for what you got.

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Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We decided to go to lunch here after a tour of the Hondo Iris Farm, a must see. We showed up shortly after noon on a Friday and the six ladies in our party were seated right away. We had the option of inside or outside dining and we opted to stay inside. Our server was attentive even though she... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We stopped here for lunch and while the restaurant wasn't even close to fill the waitresses seemed overwhelmed and sparse. Service was slow as well. We got the chicken salad sandwich on croissant and it was surprisingly bland and boring. We also got the Ham and Swiss on Hawaiian, it was also very plain and unimaginative. We wanted potato salad... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This place was recommended by a local merchant. It was very good and the service was exceptional. The portions were huge, made with very fresh ingredients and were tasty. We enjoyed the outside patio very much - the day was beautiful. We will definitely be back next time we're in Ruidoso. I believe that Blue Goose is called the New... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I went to this place upon the reviews here on TripAdvisor and found it even better than the great reviews had. The place was cozy and the service was exceptional even when they were super busy on a great brunch time. The staff were friendly and professional. The food was delicious and had a wide variety, especially for vegetarians and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

now the New Cali Restaurant - great food, quaint setting, friendly people, close to Sudderth, try the patio

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W Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This was our 2nd visit to this restaurant - the first was last summer. Apparently, another restaurant was called Blue Goose, so they were forced to change their name. The new name is "New Cali Cafe". The people working there were all the same, same menu, same decor. The food was a bit above average, and was a little pricey.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 201 Eagle Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 575-257-8652

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?