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Cafe Rio

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2547 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6132
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really good pizza! We often eat here when we come to Ruidoso. If I come with the girls , I have to take a pizza home yo my husband.

Thank Cheri R
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the Tuscan! Great little place lots of flavor! And it was open on a Wednesday! Friendly staff and greeted everyone coming through the door! Will definitely head back when I am in town!

Thank Christina K
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Never make a trip to Ruidoso without eating at Cafe Rio. I've been coming here since 1997 and it has always been great and is even better now. Everything made from scratch. Pizza is always excellent but the milkshakes and homemade chocolate cake are the best kept secrets in Ruidoso. We often just stop by for milkshakes later in the... More 

Thank PabloCruise99
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the best pizza I have had in a long time. The crust was authentic and the toppings were plenty and delicious. I called in ahead of time and they had the pizza ready exactly when they said they would. We will be back for more!

Thank Jacob J. N
Amarillo, Texas
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome Homemade Pizza! Cant beat it! We always get pizza here for one night to take back to the cabin and relax for the evening! The only thing we dont like about this place is there is no AC or at least it wasnt working when we went there this last time at the end of June 2016. Therefore it... More 

Thank Briana R
Fort Worth, Texas
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best pizza ever....the crust is awesome and they don't skimp on ingredients. Very friendly staff eager to please. I agree it's warm inside but compared to our TX heat not so bad! I will come back every time I visit Ruidoso.

Thank Marla H
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great pizza and Greek salad. It takes approximately 30 minutes so not a fast meal but worth it. Always have called in order and picked up. It is warm inside so pick up and eat on your porch in beautiful Ruidiso

Thank Mary B
Garland, Texas, United States
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always visit Cafe Rio when we are in Ruidoso since the kids love pizza. Expect to wait for a table at peak times because it only has a few tables. The pizzas are good, and they even offer huge individual slices, which are great for the kids. My favorite dish is the spicy breadsticks. They pack an awesome spicy... More 

Thank Heather R
Alto, New Mexico
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We LOVE the pizza and Greek salad but the over all cleanliness of the place (especially the restroom) is border line GROSS! I'm surprised the health department hasn't shut them down! But they do make great pizza if u can overlook the dirt. Don't go on a hot day. No AC and if you want a beer or glass of... More 

Thank Cheryl C
North Richland Hills, Texas
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pizza is really good. The place is hot so carry out seems to be a better idea. We would go back to enjoy the pizza.

Thank Karen R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $35
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2547 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6132
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: 575-257-7746
All of Café Rio’s offerings are made from scratch.Our recipes have been accumulated through years of professional cooking and employ the highest quality ingredients obtainable.We welcome both questions and comments on the origins and ingredients of our preparations.We hope you feel at home and we look forward to your return visit.-The Management and Staff at Café Rio

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