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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 89
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 13
    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
Good food - Cute cafe

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
NewMexicoGrammer
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Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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67 reviews 67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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101 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
86 helpful votes 86 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
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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10 reviews 10 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Additional Information about Blue Goose Cafe

Address: 201 Eagle Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Phone Number: +1 575-257-8652
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 12
Cuisine: American, Sandwiches, Dessert, Soups

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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
  • Price Range: $
  • 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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