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Cafe Rio

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2547 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6132
+1 575-257-7746
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“pizza” (347 reviews)
“greek salad” (37 reviews)
“breadsticks” (16 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2547 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6132
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Reviewed January 27, 2016

This place is your classic hidden little joint. My honey and I stopped for dinner, which was enough for 4, and we couldn't stop eating. It was amazing! We will be back! Count on that!

1  Thank Lindsey M
Reviewed January 27, 2016

The pizza is great. However, there is a female server there (who I understand is also part manager?) who is unbelievably rude and quite obviously hostile. She does not belong in the service industry and we will not be returning to Café Rio because of...More

Thank heather l
Reviewed January 20, 2016

It gets crowded on weekend nights between 5-7 (the apres-ski crowd). Call ahead to find out how long the wait is. We ordered pizza for carry out and brought it back to our condo so as not to have to wait 1 hour for a...More

1  Thank SATerribleTwins
Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to try this place because of all the great reviews we read and we can say this place did not disappoint! We loved it! Yes, we did have to wait about 30 minutes outside the place because they have no...More

1  Thank Mely B
Reviewed January 15, 2016

Always good dining, whether you're a local or just visiting Ruidoso. Salads, soups, pizza. All hand-crafted. And talk about a zing! Try that double-espresso cake! Holy Moly!

1  Thank David R
Reviewed January 7, 2016

I have visited this restaurant many times and have always had great service. The people that work the café are very colorful. But the service is always good, the pizzas are great. The only downside is that is very small, so you may have to...More

Thank Kristen B
Reviewed January 5, 2016

Very small inside but, has awesome pizza and is worth the wait! Great menu selection as well! We will go back in the future!

Thank Erin B
Reviewed January 3, 2016

We wanted pizza at a busy time on a Friday after the slopes closed. Called in a to-go order and was told it would be 45 minutes to get 3 pizzas. I had to wait a few more minutes when I arrived, but I took...More

Thank TexasMal
Reviewed December 30, 2015

What happened to your milk shakes! My grandson was visiting and he was looking forward to his chocolate shake -- he was very disappointed in the thin watery shake he received. We enjoyed the pepperoni pizza. Also, you need to have your menu online to...More

Thank mondiale
Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Good service, it takes time to get in but (in my opinion) it's worth it. The servers were very nice to us and is one of the few places open 'till 9. Food was great and the ingredients fresh.

Thank Mayra R
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March 16, 2015|
Response from Regina N | Reviewed this property |
I know they have wonderful items and a choice of several salads which I have tried. It's not much help of course pizza is not gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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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