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Cafe Rio

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2547 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6132
+1 575-257-7746
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just had a great Hawaiian pizza and delicious kale soup. The customer service is fantastic!!!! Would highly recommend it!

Thank Iliana1314
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious pizza. Fun atmosphere. Get the Roasted Garlic Bulb... omg it was phenomenal. This is a great funky local staple. If you don't want to wait for a table, call for take out.

Thank EagerWander
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

very good pizza- fun, funky atmosphere. great bread sticks! Can be crowded, so be ready for a bit of a wait.

Thank 524dustyl
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Have been eating here for over 20 years. Food was awesome at first and began to suffer a bit after some ownership changes. It became a "safe" place to go, but nothing special. We ate her last weekend with friend and they had some really nice additions to their menu. Food was good, service was excellent, but if you are... More 

Thank Dan S
Midwest City, Oklahoma
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The food was really good. My son had a slice of cheese pizza, and said it was yummy. It was a huge slice, with a very thin crust. I didn't try it, but it looked good. My husband and I both had the hot italian sausage sandwich, which was great! The sandwiches were pretty big, and I could only finish... More 

Thank Libby D
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

There are few places that smell wonderful, but the baking of the pizza is one of them and the smell from Cafe Rio definitely lured us in. To sit in and dine, it is very tiny and crowded, but it was worth it. We wanted to try a calzone, but once we saw the size, and since we had no... More 

Thank Amy N
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Awesome Pizza place downtown, hour wait but it was labor day weekend and we just went to some downtown bars to pass the time!

Thank Laura S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

Cafe Rio has always provided a very good pizza and they did again. The Greek salad was okay. It was a little light on veggies. We will dine with them again.

Thank Rosemary C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Seriously bomb pizza, giant slices. Atmosphere is a quaint hole in the wall, server was on top of her game. Cool decorations on the wall, including a ton of old cell phones on the ceiling in one area..!

Thank Lauren D
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

The pizza is hand tossed when you order it, great price, great service. Small place so be patient if crowded. The walls and ceiling are covered by cash, car plates, movie posters, cell phones, flags and a variety of other assorted stuff. Cash or check only.

Thank KyReserve

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $35
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
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: +1 575-257-7746
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?