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Southwest Cafe

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$$ - $$$Mexican,
109 Danbury Rd, Ste 6, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4142
+1 203-431-3398
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“enchiladas” (11 reviews)
“flan” (3 reviews)
“hatch chili” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
109 Danbury Rd, Ste 6, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4142
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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.

1  Thank VacaCouple2014
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!!!

Thank sds
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...More

1  Thank lynng97
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.

Thank Brenda K
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...More

Thank santonez
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...More

Thank Joe W
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.

Thank Terry G
Reviewed November 21, 2015

I can't help but like the Southwest Cafe but have never been blown away by the food. It's a cute place, lots of nice Southwestern/Mexicana touches and the services is very good, but the food is sometimes very good and other times just ok. I...More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed November 17, 2015

This small cozy restaurant feature southwest take on Tex Mex food. In addition to Fajitas and enchiladas there are plates of food with protein beans and salsa. There is ample wine and beer to be had. The service is friendly and there is a guitar...More

Thank Myrna R
Reviewed November 9, 2015

We went to this restaurant after getting notified that we were entitled to a free margarita as part of our Buddy Guy tickets to see him at the Playhouse. We arrived around 6pm and was seated immediately in a very nice looking place with a...More

Thank arie1951
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Danbury Rd, Ste 6, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4142
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield
  • Phone Number: +1 203-431-3398
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