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Cafe Rio

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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 153
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  • 87
    Very good
  • 21
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  • 15
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  • 21
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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
Small but great

We were downtown and decided to stop in. The smell brought me in the door. FABULOUS! My husband and I both had Italian sausage sandwiches, although all those around us had pizza and it looked great. (I'm coming back for that.) It did take a while to get our food, but it seems to be a small place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
DannyDanni
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Austin, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

They have the best pizza! They hand toss them and cook them perfectly. I always order the kitchen sink and a Greek salad and for dessert its always their chocolate cake. It's a very small eatery but has a welcoming environment and very sweet employees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Not a lot of ambiance in this small pizza place, but you'll come back again and again for the incredible New York style pizza! Watch your pizza being made, cooked in a real pizza oven, and served pipping hot. If you're lucky you'll be there on the day they also have Hummingbird cake - yum!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We were downtown and decided to stop in. The smell brought me in the door. FABULOUS! My husband and I both had Italian sausage sandwiches, although all those around us had pizza and it looked great. (I'm coming back for that.) It did take a while to get our food, but it seems to be a small place with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Stopped in for dinner, watched them hand toss our crust, add fresh ingredients and serve our pizza hot. Very good, even helped us pack up our left-overs so we could carry them on a motorcycle. Definitely will come back again when in Ruidoso

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This place is iconic in Ruidoso. They have, unquestionably, the best pizza in town. My wife and I usually order ours to go because the sit down area is so small and very noisy. Their food is consistently great. The down side is they don't accept credit cards and their hours are somewhat open ended. On the Internet, they open... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Up to your elbows good pizza. Only criticism is that it is pretty warm inside, but if you look past that one flaw, you can't go wrong stopping in here for a quick lunch or early dinner. Cheap, delicious pizza.....recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Discovered Café Rio in TripAdvisor. There was some confusion on when they closed. (listed as 9 and actually 8) They didn't mind at all that we walked in 15 minutes before closing. Great waitress who spoiled us. Some of the best pizza we have ever had. I ordered the pepperoni by the slice and my crew ordered the meat pizza... More 

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Mason
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We love this place! Each time we visit Ruidoso, we stop by this great spot. You can get pizza by the slice for this kids..one slice is more than enough for each of our kiddos. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. Very laid back atmosphere. Only small complaint is that there is no air conditioning, so it was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Cafe Rio has the best Italian food. Service and quality are outstanding. Cafe Rio is so good be prepared to wait in line.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We stopped in an Italian restaurant to eat, and they did not have pizza. We were told to try Café Rio. It is a very small place, so we were happy that we got there early! The pizza was hand tossed and I must say it was very good!!! I also ordered a side greek salad, which was tasty.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?