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Alto Cafe

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Hwy 48 And Gavilan C, Alto, NM 88312
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I've been going here for 10 years and I hope they never close. Basic diner food in a cafe setting, breakfast and lunch with some extended hours. Wonderful service, and they recognize the regulars. As good a cup of coffee as you can get anywhere, actually better than most. Easy place to meet people and take folks out for breakfast.

Thank Kenneth K
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Was up for a weekend stay with family and they suggested this restaurant for breakfast. Glad they did!!! It was awesome!!! Everything homemade and super delicious!!!!!! Cant wait to go back to Alto, NM !!!!!

Thank Joe C
Marble Falls, Texas
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83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Great service, great breakfast and about $6 cheaper that yesterday's breakfast 5 miles back down the road in town. Not truly in Alto, I would say about 1/2 way between Ruidoso and Alto on the right.

Thank Robben T
El Paso, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We make the Alto Cafe our breakfast stop every time we come to the Ruidoso area. It's local down home cooking. Quite often you see the owner in the kitchen. They recently opened for dinner on Friday and Saturdays. The green chile stew was yummy.

Thank kd915
Reyodn, OK
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

We usually stay in the Alto area and this is our standard breakfast stop. You can request anything with a side of or smothered in their delicious green chile sauce. If you love Mexican Food flair on your breakfast, you have to try Alto Cafe!!! Staff is very friendly and you will enjoy the experience.

Thank Lorrie S
Alto, New Mexico
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Good food, Pete and Cheryl are the wonderful Christian owners. We like their breakfasts and lunches. They serve American and Mexican breakfasts and lunches including BBQ and hamburgers.

Thank Kathy D
Midland, TX
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

This place never lets us down. Take the 5 min drive and save yourself from the 1 hour long wait times. The breakfast is just like grandma made it.

Thank metrotxex
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

Fastest service I have ever had!!!! Breakfast was great and well priced. The decor is beautiful and custom made. Great find.

Thank Dawnelle B
Socorro, New Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

The couple that owns this place provides some of the greatest community support of anyone else in Lincoln county - always giving. Food is really good. The week-day all you can eat lunch buffet shouldn't be missed. I eat there as often as I can!

Thank OldNMTraveler
Dallas, Texas
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90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

Every small town had a central cafe 40 years ago with great basic food. Alto cafe is this, just not downtown. Great daily buffet and excellent chicken fried steak and chicken fried chicken. Staff is also a throwback to nice, friendly hometown people. Meatloaf Monday buffet is exceptionally good.

Thank jfp01

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 48 And Gavilan C, Alto, NM 88312
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Alto
  • Phone Number: 505-336-1980

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