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Old Road House

Mexican, Southwestern
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Rte 70, Mescalero, NM 88340
+1 505-671-4674
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Capitan, New Mexico
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017

Several times a year we make the trip to the Old Road House restaurant with friends from out of State. I love the red chile because it's authentic and very hot. My husband whines about it, Missouri baby. It's a nice drive into the heart of the beautiful Mescalero reservation. The staff is friendly and the restaurant is a favorite... More 

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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2016

I would not go at anything like a peak time. The staff needed constant prompting to do the bare basics. They have people lined out past the door, so there is precious incentive to do anything other than rush around. The food is OK mexican, the interior funky on a good day. The clientele, a preponderance of casino-racetrack refugees and... More 

Thank MomoBobo
Tucson, Arizona
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2015

Located on Mescalero Reservation this restaurant serves all types of dishes. Sour cream enchiladas is my favorite. Also good burgers. Extremely nice operators. Worth a 20 minute drive from Ruidoso.

1 Thank jerry c
Denver, Colorado
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297 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2015

Weird hours, BYOB, dingy atmosphere, but great food. A favorite when passing through on the way to Alamo

Thank 403nateh
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2015

Stopped by on a Wednesday afternoon. Tables are dirty, service is horrible and the food was barely edible. You would be better off at Taco Bell.

Thank SamanthaRevis
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2015

Get the red beef enchiladas with onions and an egg on top. Green sauce is good too but for some spice, I like the red. Go easy on the green salsa and chips or your "buds" will be burning when the food arrives. The Wednesday special, 2 cheese enchiladas, pork chunks in red sauce... a "carne adovada" type of dish... More 

1 Thank Food_Snobb-OnTheJob
Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2015

We had a late lunch at Old Road House on a snowy, cold afternoon. The green salsa is quite good, tasting of smoky Hatch chiles. My husand and I split a combination platter, which was large enough for two. Great beef enchilada with green, good cheese enchilada with red, a fabulously authentic chile relleno with a very thin batter wash,... More 

3 Thank LatteInParadise
Alto, New Mexico
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2014

I'm not a big fan of Mexican food at any location, but I had friends visiting from out of town and they wanted to try this place. Salsa was too hot to eat for any of us. Food was average. Good service, good prices. Too far to drive for average food.

Thank Cheryl C
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 25, 2014

We went Sunday after church and it was packed. By the time we left there was a lot of people waiting for a table. The food is well worth the wait. I had the red beef enchiladas, great red sauce. The hot sauce with the chips is a green sauce and it is HOT, but great flavor. Excellent staff and... More 

Thank Jim M
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190 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

They don't have a sign so don't drive by. It is also off the highway on the old road. The best Mexican food in the area. Service was great and can't wait to come back again.

Thank William B

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rte 70, Mescalero, NM 88340
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Mescalero
  • Phone Number: +1 505-671-4674

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