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Blue Goose Cafe

201 Eagle Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
+1 575-257-8652
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Ranked #7 of 77 Restaurants in Ruidoso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We went to the Blue Goose for lunch. We were seated quickly inside near the open windows. Our order was taken quickly and the food was great. We will be back.

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Lubbock, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The waitstaff went out of their way to make our meal special. However, they were out of a lot of things "because it is Tuesday and we do all of our prep today." The sandwiches and soup were average, and I believe the carrot cake is frozen. Nothing wrong with that, as so many restaurants choose to do that for... More 

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Lubbock
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We stopped by the Blue Goose (now New Cali) the other day while we were in town to sign some paperwork, and stopped to have lunch. We split the Famous Chicken Salad Sandwich and added on a second side for $2.50 more (I think). Their Famous Chicken Salad Sandwiches were huge, so it was just right to split! But OMG,... More 

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Las Cruces, NM
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Nothing has changed except the name! (Thank goodness!) Still the best lunch in town, but can be slow when it is packed.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Wish I could give this place five stars because what we did have was good, but when you arrive at noon for lunch only to be told the "list" of thing they are "out of"...really? I'm told the French Onion soup is great, which is why we went but nope...out. Oh well. Hubby loved his meatloaf sandwich and mine was... More 

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Texas
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971 reviews 971 reviews
491 restaurant reviews
368 helpful votes 368 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Same restaurant only the name has changed, was the Blue Goose. We stopped for lunch and sat outside on the patio, nice atmosphere. I had the French Onion Soup and my spouse had the Cream Chili both were very good. The restaurant is open for lunch only 10:30 to 3pm and has a very good sandwich/salad/soup menu.

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New Mexico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

...lawsuit with a Blue Goose cafe in Dallas caused a name change. Good lunch/brunch place. Good food and service. Especially salads (on my diet). Hear lots of raves on the sandwiches.

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a an excellent sandwich/lunch place to go. The food is fresh, healthy, and attractively presented. The staff are consistently attentive, and the owner is usually on site. Comfortable. Great performers when available.

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Additional Information about Blue Goose Cafe

Address: 201 Eagle Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Phone Number: +1 575-257-8652
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
Cuisine: American, Delicatessen, Dessert

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