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Pena's Place

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, American, Southwestern
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2963 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6323
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Austin, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great authentic Mexican food - great service - good music playing in the background. Quick but not fast food.

Thank extremerevely
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had not been to Ruidoso in some years. So much has changed. On the advice from a local, we came to Pena's cafe for breakfast. A small and quaint restaurant. It is primarily a mexican food cafe. Expect a crowd, as tables are limited. M y wife and both ordered the Ranchero eggs. Hers were red ad mine green.... More 

Thank Julian S
Venice, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For sure stop by to try their pecan and blueberry pancakes and consider a cup of their pretty decent coffee. The chips and salsa are second to none while the main dishes are a good Tex-mex fusion but nothing extraordinary. Keep going if you are looking for cake, pie or any other dessert as they only offered cookies on the... More 

Thank 1_traveling_foodie
Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had breakfast there one morning before hitting the golf course. All four in our party agreed that we will come back to this place every year for breakfast. They specialize in Mexican but one can get eggs, pancakes, etc. Yummy!

Thank Ted77019
Cypress, Texas
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend recommended Pena's Place for brunch on our way out of town. The place is small, but the people were warm and friendly. The food did not disappoint either! The menu was not extensive, but everything that I saw coming out of the kitchen looked yummy. What Pena's Place lacks in decor is more that made up for by... More 

Thank Caroleboo2014
Lubbock, Texas
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Be sure you have breakfast at Pena's Place! Best servers in town and a great breakfast menu. The burrito is huge, enough for two. My eggs benedict was just great, highly recommend. The place is very small, we were lucky to get a large table outside. One of us had the tortilla soup and said it was among the best... More 

Thank jlcintexas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Friends told us about this place and glad they did. Not many tables but very friendly people working here and the food is GREAT!!!!!

Thank Linda N
Guilin, China
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Pena's is a little gem in the beautiful mountains of Ruidoso. The restaurant is small, so seating is sometimes difficult, but there are both indoor and outdoor options. Inside, quarters are quite right, but the turquoise-inlaid hand made tables are beautiful. The food is delicious: I'd recommend the blueberry pecan pancakes.

Thank Matthew J
Midland, TX
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This place never lets me down. It has remained on my Breakfast stops for a few years now. Don't let the small appearance detour you. Super fast, over the top food.

Thank metrotxex
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

You will never be disappointed in your breakfast at Pena's. The value and choices are incredible and get there early or be willing to wait. This is a popular spot.

Thank Ingrid F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, American, Southwestern
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2963 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6323
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: 575-257-4135

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?