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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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Lubbock, Texas
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Pena's is a great breakfast place. That is where they shine. They close at 2:00PM each day because they only serve breakfast & lunch not dinner, just like a lot pf places do. Love the pancakes & omelets . Good burgers too. We eat there every time we are in town.

Thank jkirkc
Gold Canyon, Arizona
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159 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Had breakfast twice at Pena's during a visit to Ruidoso - exceptional both times. A tiny, simple place, maybe 6 tables inside and 3 picnic tables outside. Huevos Rancheros were the best I've ever had - served on top of a corn tortilla, green sauce on the bottom, perfectly fried egg on top, some green chiles and melted cheese on... More 

Thank Roberta R
Bedford, Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Charming little place on Sudderth Dr. Quiet and unassuming. We were there a few minutes before closing time and weren't rushed to leave. The food was great and the service was excellent. Chips and Salsa are delicious. The restaurant also sells awesomely hand carved items. BTW, I am still thinking about the wooden mirror in the bathroom. My bf met... More 

Thank GameSetLiz
Murphy, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Huevos Rancheros, french toast, pancakes, eggs and sausage. Quaint little family owned place with good service and a small town feeling. These guys know how to serve their customers. You leave with a full belly and a warm feeling of being welcomed by a family in their home. In today's world this is an experience we do not see enough... More 

Thank benhug
High Springs, Florida
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Couldn't find the hours for this place, so I'm posting. The sirloin steak and eggs are a BARGAIN, and delicious! Local feel, VERY friendly staff!

Thank Alana C

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