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Blue Goose Cafe

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American, Sandwiches, Dessert, 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, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
    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
Very good -Excellent Service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Fredericksburg, Texas
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Fredericksburg, Texas
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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81 reviews 81 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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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1,016 reviews 1,016 reviews
523 restaurant reviews
397 helpful votes 397 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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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, Dessert, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?