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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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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
Good pizza

This is THE place for pizza in Ruidoso. The crust is thin and the toppings are delicious. This is a great little mom and pop shop right in the middle of downtown. I highly recommend the vegetarian pizza, even if you're a meat eater.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This is THE place for pizza in Ruidoso. The crust is thin and the toppings are delicious. This is a great little mom and pop shop right in the middle of downtown. I highly recommend the vegetarian pizza, even if you're a meat eater.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

This small restaurant has some of the best pizza I have ever eaten. No matter which pizza you order, it's made fresh while you wait. The roasted garlic appetizer is great! Pretty reasonable for the area. Get there early though, you may have to wait for a table!

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Roswell, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Pizza is great. Building is in need of some repairs. Very crowded. So be ready to wait. But worth it. Be sure to bring cash they do not take cards.

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Midland, Texas
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is the same good pizza that has been made in this place the past several years, just under a different name. There was always a long line waiting outside and the inside is crowded and very warm. We ordered ours to go, and still had a 45 minute wait. Even with the downside, this is always a must visit... More 

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Boerne
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Pizza cooked when ordered. Fresh ingredients and savory sauce. Small hole in the wall off main street serves up best pizza in town!

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El Paso, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Wonderful service! The women were super busy but made us feel like their only customer. Great Pizza -n- Ice cream. Make sure you take cash with you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

We've gone to Cafe Rio for years and today had to wait over an hour for a seat and our pizza. But it was worth it. It's always worth the wait for the best pizza we've ever had. Look forward to it every year!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Our pizza was great! It was ready quickly and when promised. I loved the various toppings (minus anchovies) on the "kitchen sink" pizza and the sauce was truly tasty! We also had a Tuscan, which everyone seemed to enjoy (considering they even goggled up the leftovers this morning).

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20 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This is by far our favorite place to eat!!!! We love the fun the fun atmosphere and the fantastic food!!!! Not your typical snooty Ruidoso restaurant! The staff is fun and witty. You can not beat the prices and the quality of food is wonderful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This is our all time favorite stop!!!! Best pizza and coolest ambiance! We have literally tried everything on the menu. Cafe Rio is by far the best food in Ruidoso.

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Additional Information about Cafe Rio

Address: 2547 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6132
Phone Number: 575-257-7746
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 35
Cuisine: Pizza

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?