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2547 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6132
575-257-7746
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Tue 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Description: All of Café Rio’s offerings are made from scratch.Our recipes have been...
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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Visitor rating
  • 129
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Adorable Local Pizza Place

We carried out from here because our kids were tired after a busy day of Spring Break activities. It's an adorable looking place, definitely a good vibe for families to sit in, relax, and eat. The pizza is 'New York' style (thin crust, flavorful sauce) and we liked it. My son loved his calzone too... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
Jason L
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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
Good for:
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We carried out from here because our kids were tired after a busy day of Spring Break activities. It's an adorable looking place, definitely a good vibe for families to sit in, relax, and eat. The pizza is 'New York' style (thin crust, flavorful sauce) and we liked it. My son loved his calzone too. The greek salad was better... More 

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Small restaurant, with a great pizza. Staff was very friendly. We noticed several people waiting in line on both days we were in town. We had to wait for 20 min but it was well worth the wait. Would definitely back.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We are vacationing in Ruidoso for spring break, and are determined to eat at all the restaurants we can! this is a great place to get pizza, I ordered the Tuscan, and it was delicious! The atmosphere is relaxed and the staff was friendly, would definitely go back.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We spent the day skiing and worked up a big appetite. We read about the long wait, so we had dinner at 5:00. We walked right in, enjoyed a great dinner salad, and delicious sausage jumbo pizza. It was really good. Remember, they only take check, or cash, but an ATM is available. I would definitely recommend!

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Odessa, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This place has the BEST handmade pizza I have ever had. Small dining area - so there could be a wait. But totally worth it! This is a MUST go when we stay in Ruidoso.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Had the "pleasure" of going to this cafe again due to my past experience a few years ago. Well, let me say this, a lot can change in a few years! First, the girl working there was rude. Never welcomed us there, all she said is "you want on the list"? And the wait was ridiculous (35 min) and you... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

It's a really small place. We went in and told them we wanted to eat there, they told us there was a wait and to back outside. We needed to use the restroom and told them so. We Were waiting in the hall to use the facilities and they basically came and all but threw us out thinking we were... More 

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McKinney, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

We waited for over an hour to get a table, but were not disappointed with the food. The wait staff were not friendly, but that could be attributed to the full dining area. We ordered appetizers that did not come before the main course. The pizza was very good - the crust was appropriately crunchy and the toppings were sufficient.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

It's as if the customers are bothering the workers in this establishment. It's a small and quirky place that we did enjoy many times until we finally just realized that the workers were simply uninterested in its customers...They don't know how to be nice...The food was always quite good, but the staff were usually unpleasant. We have finally had enough... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Pizza is very good, and the large pizza is very large. We took a pizza back to our cabin, so I cannot comment on the restaurant atmosphere itself. Good meal!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2547 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6132
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: 575-257-7746

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 35
  • Cuisine: Pizza

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
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?