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Cafe Rio

2547 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6132
575-257-7746
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Ranked #15 of 73 Restaurants in Ruidoso
Price range: $5 - $35
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: All of Café Rio’s offerings are made from scratch.Our recipes have been accumulated through years of professional cooking and employ the highest quality ingredients obtainable.We welcome both questions and comments on the origins and ingredients of our preparations.We hope you feel at home and we look forward to your return visit.-The Management and Staff at Café Rio
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: All of Café Rio’s offerings are made from scratch.Our recipes have been accumulated through years of professional cooking and employ the highest quality ingredients obtainable.We welcome both questions and comments on the origins and ingredients of our preparations.We hope you feel at home and we look forward to your return visit.-The Management and Staff at Café Rio
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English first
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Awesome hand tossed pizza. Traditional Italian thin crust. Be sure to go or order take out !! Be prepared to wait and it's cash only.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Stopped here for lunch. We had pizza and the jambalaya. Great service and great food. The place was packed!

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Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is a little hole in the wall that has very good pizza. Don't be put off by the look from the street. The service as very good and everyone was very friendly. I would definitely eat here again.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This is a great little pizza place. I won't lie: I've had better pizza before, but Cafe Rio's is definitely above average. And not just relative to other Ruidoso restaurants; I would probably eat at Cafe Rio even if it were located in my home town.

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Midland, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great pizza, don't let the crowd turn you away because the wait usually isn't as long as you're told!

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Shiner, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you don't mind waiting for a table to open up... And being scowled through the window by the pizza making chef... It's a great meal ! I can see why there's a line out the door ! The restaurant choices in Ruidoso are getting slimmer on each of our visits. This pizza was probably the best pizza I've ever... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Because of the rave reviews on trip advisor, we just had to try this place for lunch. My husband had a slice of their pepperoni pizza and I had their Tzatziki appetizer since I wasn't very hungry and also love Greek food, plus they only had 2 choices for a single slice of pizza. The Tzatziki was terrible. It had... More

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We got 2 large pizza's to go and it was more than enough for our family of 6. We called in the order and the pizza was ready when they said it would be. They do not accept credit cards so have cash ready.

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Every year we travel to Ruidoso and must stop at Cafe Rio for one of the best pizzas we have ever had. This year was no exception. The place is a real hole in the wall, giving it a unique atmosphere. You can watch your hand tossed pizza being made, always with fresh ingrediants. The service is very basic, but... More

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San Marcos, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Everything was great. Great place, great food, great take-out. YUMMY!! We stayed close so we called in an order ahead and walked to pick it up--it was still HOT. The perfect location and just charming.

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