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“A Very Nice Surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rio Grande Grill & Tap Room

Rio Grande Grill & Tap Room
441 Mechem, Ruidoso, NM 88345
575-808-8456
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Ranked #4 of 75 Restaurants in Ruidoso
Cuisines: American
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Alto, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“A Very Nice Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had heard great reviews from friends and thought we would give it a try. Glad we did.
Good to see that Chef Keith is doing his thing in the kitchen. Nightly specials are a must. Upstairs is the place to be.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Ruidoso NM
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“BEST PLACE IN RUIDOSO!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We've traveled around the nation eating at different restaurants that have been recommended by locals, by far this place has the BEST food and craft beer in town. Steaks are cut in house, cheesecake is uniquely spectacular and the home brewed craft beer selection offers a true taste of New Mexico.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Bar is Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Came here for the bar only, but the dining looks promising. I had a sampler of local beers, all of which were excellent. The bartender was extremely professional and friendly. There was a quieter/older crowd, which was a nice break from the louder, more family friendly places in town.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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South Pole
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“average food, above average price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Friendly waiters and waitresses, but I thought it was overpriced for the amount of food received. The plates have small portions although the food tasted fine.

Visited June 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Nice new find in Ruidoso!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Rio Grande has only been open a short time but we decided to try it anyway. The steaks came with a nice baked potato and veggies. We also had a salad with a sweet basil vinaigrette. It was delicious. Many at the table got sandwiches. One a veggie Tuscan and one Steak sandwich. Both were good and came with fries. The best was he green chile cornbread and sweet butter that came with the meals. Unbelievable! I would go back just for those. The place is new and the waitress wasn't great but others helped out so it was ok. We all decided we would go back so give it a try.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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