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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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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We had been eating lots of beef and fried food, so this 3rd night of our 4-night visit we decided to look for a easier-on-the-waistline dinner. Ranchers had been recommended by a local shop-owner, so we decided to try it. Upscale!...I had scallops, wife had salmon, nicely done and accompanied, and a nice ambiance (fire in a nice fireplace, great... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This is a very good place to find food to suit anyone in your party from steaks to seafood, it is always good

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Winters, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Fabian was our waiter very professional and accommodating, I had the ahi tuna with fresh asparagus and my husband had the scallops and we shared a creme brûlée for desert, the presentation was top notch and delicious (melt in your mouth delicious) I can't find enough words to describe how wonderful it was

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Stopped for dinner with partner looking forward to some seafood. I had seafood spinach salad. Very little spinach. Citrus vinegarette was very oily and tasteless. Advertised lobster in it, but only got half of a tail, two shrimp, and two scallops for $20. Scallops were raw, had to send them back two times before they were edible. Waiter was unavailable... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My boyfriend and I had dinner there on a Saturday. We were repeatedly told that it would be an hour wait. We were ok with that and were seated. It took around ten minutes for the waiter to take our drink order and another 20 for him to take our food order. My boyfriend got a steak, which was mediocre.... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch while our cabin was being prepared. We had such great service (ask for Suzie she's amazing) and food that we came back for dinner the next night. Definitely a must visit place in ruidoso.

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Bertram, Texas
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Our waitress was nice and knowledgeable, we ordered chicken fried steak, crab cakes, steak and lobster and a spinach salad. The chicken fried steak was good-large portion! The steak was tasty and the lobster was good as well BUT the crab cakes were AWEFUL!!!! There was NO discernable crab in the crab cakes and they were burned on the bottom.... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Excellent meal! Steaks were very good and tender, trout was delicious, good salads, and bananas Foster to die for. Excellent service by wait staff. Well worth a stop.

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

They buy the best beef you can have....they serve Kobi beef for their hambugers and hambuger steaks,,the best ever. Wonderful prime rib and its smoked on sundays. A fantastic lounge with leather seatings. Everything I have had is great. The dessert are crazy good!!!

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Cedar Crest, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were spending a few days in Ruidoso for work and decided to treat ourselves to a night out. Our meal selection (filet) was cooked to perfection and had wonderful flavor. The only thing better that the steak was the service, spot on. Our server was attentive but not bothersome and had great menu recommendations. Will certainly be going back... More 

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Additional Information about The Rancher's Steak and Seafood

Address: 2823 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345 (Formerly Santino's Italian Restaurant)
Phone Number: 575-257-7540
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: American, Dessert, Seafood, Steakhouse

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