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The Rancher's Steak and Seafood

2823 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345 (Formerly Santino's Italian Restaurant)
575-257-7540
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Ranked #19 of 71 restaurants in Ruidoso
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Dinner
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Dining options: Dinner
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English first
El Paso, Texas
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My husband and I were anxious to try this relatively new restaurant in Ruidoso. Since they closed Wilmon's Prime Grille, we had not been to a nice place in Ruidoso and were really missing it. I read all the reviews online and we decided to order the prime rib and smashed potatoes which were wonderful! There definitely was not too... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

I was dying for some seafood and my wife happen to come across this place while looking through a brochure. We went on a Friday night with the restaurant not busy at all. We ordered and waited about 45 minutes for our food. I ordered the King crab legs and my wifey got the scallops. I enjoyed the bread but... More

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El Paso Tx
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We decided to give this restaraunt a try after failing to get into our usual choice of steak house in Ruidoso, and I must say I'm glad we did. The food, and the service were so great that we've decided to make this place our go to place for steaks from now on when we visit ruidoso. My husband had... More

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peterz12
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

We ate here 2 nights and the food was wonderful. Had trout and everyone else had lobster tail special the first night and we had the surf and turf skewer the second night and one ordered the trout - the food and service was way above average both nights. Very clean and relaxing.

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New Mexico
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I was excited to try the Kobe beef steak and was very disappointed to find it charred almost beyond recognition. Since one of our party's pork chop arrived well after the rest of us were served (wait staff said it took longer to cook than expected?). I didn't want to hold up the meal any longer by sending my dinner... More

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We had an excellent ribeye steak and chicken alfredo. The chicken was such a huge portion, I had to take half away in a box! Wine was a good price. Our waiter was most attentive and entertained us with several jokes. Comfortable, private table was nice.

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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Kobe burger was not grilled to order but warmed and served. Rice was undercooked...inedible. creamed spinach...worst I've ever had...how can anyone ruin it? Asparagus was mostly stalk. Table was rocking so had to ask for something to place under leg. Would never recommend to anyone...oh the bread roll was stale and crumbly...sheesh!

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Midland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We were very disappointed with our visit. For one, the restaurant did not have enough waitresses. The hostess was helping clear tables and even took drink orders. Then our food was not very good. I had the prime rib, which half of it was nasty fat, the asparagus was undercooked and the mac & cheese had zero flavor. I will... More

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Lubbock, Texas, Usa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The Rancher's steak and seafood restaurant is a very nice place. We went there for lunch and drinks. It is very nicely decorated and the wait staff were amazing and attentive. The French dip sandwich is the best i have ever had it was served warm with the au jus just as warm. And OMG, the sweet potato fries were... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Great food, atmosphere and service! Don't miss this if you want a great meal and plenty of pampering!

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