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Pena's Place

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2963 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6323
575-257-4135
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  • 78
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  • 27
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  • 11
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Vacation Breakfast

Excellent coffee, Eggs Benedict and Huevos Ranchero enjoyed on a lovely outdoor patio. Pena's Place offers the best breakfast in Ruidoso!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
DJean63
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Covington, Texas
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Lubbock, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We were 4 who went for Sunday breakfast around 9:00am. The patio was full and there was a notebook by the door with a couple of names on it. We waited for several minutes and finally a waitress came outside to deliver an order and asked if we had signed in. I told her we didn't know if we were... More 

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Covington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Excellent coffee, Eggs Benedict and Huevos Ranchero enjoyed on a lovely outdoor patio. Pena's Place offers the best breakfast in Ruidoso!

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Abilene, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We loved the whole wheat blueberry pancakes so much we came back to have them a second time. You can't get a bad breakfast there, and the service is fast and pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Found this spot on Trip Adviser so I deviated from my #1 breakfast spot. Visit Ruidoso twice a year and wouldn't even think of venturing from my usual agenda if it hadn't have been for Trip Adviser. This place is amazing!!!!!!!!! Do yourself a favor and eat breakfast here.

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Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Can't add much more to the great reviews this place gets except to say they are all true and then some. Obviously the Eggs Benedict is their premier dish, but I also had the blueberry pancakes with pecans which I highly recommend. Take the time to visit for a minute or two with Jim Pena, cook and owner, as he's... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Upon arrival, we were not greeted but told by a waitress we needed to wait for her to clean the table before sitting down. When we went to order beverages, we were told in a very sarcastic twangy fake voice by the same waitress, "we don't have sweet tea." Being Texans, we were quite offended but decided to order anyway.... More 

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Breckenridge, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Breakfast on our way out of town. Small but efficient with great food and service. Whole wheat blueberry pecan pancakes were very good! Will make this a regular stop!

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Big Spring, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Nice enjoyable breakfast in pleasant cafe. Wonderful eggs and bacon with a good pancake. Nice place to enjoy breakfast in cool mountain air

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Had great breakfast here twice....wonderful! Small, but we always seem to get a table...Nice folks, too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The breakfast was fantastic! The service was great and the decor, including table tops, were made by the owner. When we go back to Ruidoso, we will definitely make this one of our go to eateries!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2963 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6323
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: 575-257-4135

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?