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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
El Paso, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is almost no parking for this cafe, you have to drive around the block or hope you can grab a curb type spot. The cafe is very narrow and there is no reservations. The atmosphere is ok, the servers are very nice. Once seated they will take your drink order quickly but it will take a LONG time to... More 

1 Thank mspatron
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very small place, located downtown. You can watch them toss their pizza dough. It appears to be privately owned. The staff is friendly and very helpful. We ordered a pizza to go. She kept us informed on the status. Would highly recommend this place.

Thank Charlene B
El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is always full but well worth the wait. Love the Greek salad and the veggie pizza. Great food great prices.

Thank nhrelp
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best pizza in the mountains!!! Giant slices super cheap! Pretty trendy too!! Kind of a dive,just FYI

Thank Jon C
La Grange, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered a meat combo pizza and chef salad to go. Both were excellent. Lots of meat om the pizza and the salad was fresh with sliced ham and mozzarella cheese. Great vinaigrette. Would definitely try again.

Thank Brodsgaards
China Spring
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a to go pizza restaurant and is cash only which they don't tell you when you order so luckily my husband had some on him. But the pizza was pretty good and definitely not your typical one.

Thank hdmawmaw

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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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, 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?