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Southwest Cafe

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Mexican, Southwestern
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109 Danbury Rd, Ste 6, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4109
203-431-3398
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I joined a friend here for lunch. We both ordered enchiladas with chicken or cheese. The food was great and the service was friendly and helpful. The waitress gave us time to have a prolonged conversation, but checked back to see if we needed anything. All in all a good experience.

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Thank Janet L
Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this restaurant through the years more infrequently as time as passed because I just didn't think they had the right menu and taste for this kind of food. Well, I don't know who their chef is now, but they finally got it right. The food was delicious. The service has always been very good. It is worth... More 

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Thank Dr S
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63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice little Mexican establishment Tough to find, it's in a shopping center within another shopping center.....and GPS doesn't help. But believe me, it's worth seeking out. Great ambiance, wonderful service and the food is really, really good!!!! Try the enchiladas with the hot sauce (red, not green as is usually the case). Came with beans, rice and a small salad.... More 

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Thank ParkerSturbridge
New York City, New York
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123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This is a great place for Mexican/Southwestern food. The nacho chips on the table are a nice touch - just don't eat too many or you won't have room for the great food. Drinks are good too. Casual with some outdoor seating in the summertime.

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Thank VacaCouple2014
Danbury, Connecticut
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132 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

I loved the food and service, even the décor but wow is it expensive. Almost $80 for lunch for two (with weak but good margaritas-2 of them). I loved the salsa. I got an order to go, and it was $10!!!

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Thank sds
easton
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

I had been wanting to try this restaurant for the past year or two and was disappointed after eating there last night. We were in the area and it seemed to be a popular place (lines out the door) so it looked promising. My husband and I both agreed that the margaritas were too weak and sweet and the food... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

I found the food to be not as flavorful as I had expected. It was not well seasoned and up to the standard I had been led to believe.

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Thank Brenda K
connecticut
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169 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Went for lunch today. Was surprised at nice interior. Music was funny mix of Roxy Music, Alicia Keys, Led Zep, Adele (well, I can like every other song). On a nice weather day I may have felt like I was in a cave, but this was a cold dark winter day so it was perfect. (they do have a patio,... More 

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Thank santonez
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Specializing in the New Mexico dialect of southwestern food, this place does right by traditional and more northerly Mexican cuisine. Specially good: enchiladas with "Christmas" (red and green) sauce. Fresh salsa, excellent margaritas. Can be very crowded on weekends - its food has attracted a loyal audience!

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Thank Joe W
Darien, Connecticut
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

New Mexican/South American dishes- steak chimichurri was excellent. The Red chili pepper infused Margarita (served straight up, no ice, no salt in a martini glass) was truly remarkable. Owner was extraordinarily friendly, and wait staff helpful. EXCELLENT guitarist plays there on Sat nights.

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Thank Terry G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Danbury Rd, Ste 6, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4109
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield
  • Phone Number: 203-431-3398

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