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Pena's Place

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, American, Southwestern
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2963 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6323
+1 575-257-4135
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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Again, this is one those places that the food is never really consistent. I get the same thing every time I go and every other time, I have a problem of some kind. Under cooked, over cooked, etc. People and waiters are friendly enough. Usually has music on Friday and Sat. night. Need reservations, not because the place is full.... More 

Thank Sylvia B
Bedford, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Pena's Place is a small locally owned restaurant with the owners doing the cooking. The food is prepared fresh and is awesome. The pecan and blueberry pancakes are wonderful. I like the New Mexican dishes with Green Chile sauce- very tasty. Did I mention the chips and salsa- tangy and delightful. A must on our trips to Ruidoso.

Thank sherryandgarryh
Midland, Texas
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here every year when we visit. Wife had the blueberry pecan whole wheat pancakes with bacon. I had the breakfast burrito smothered in cheese and red sauce (huge!). Great coffee, excellent service and Jimmy the owner came out and talked awhile after the breakfast rush. Always excellent!

Thank EnglishTeacher1
Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Has the best breakfast in Ruidoso!! I have been coming here years for the breakfast. The Eggs Benedict is amazing, its a must try in Ruidoso! I would highly recommend this place to all my family and friends.

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Wolfforth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Pena's has WONDERFUL food! I've visited there for both breakfast and lunch, and both were amazing. The green chile breakfast burrito was top notch, and the quesadillas were full of great flavor. This is one of my favorite places to eat in Ruidoso!

Thank RedRaiderFan416
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

One of our favorite restaurants in Ruidoso. I especially love the cheese enchiladas! I could eat them every day! We had the combination plate too and enjoyed it. The vegie omelet was quite good. We eat there several times each visit and will go back.

Thank Rosemary C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

I always visit Pena's on a Saturday or Sunday......the only days they offer Eggs Benedict. So delicious! The sauce has just the right amount of lemony, buttery taste. My husband likes the breakfast burrito. Everything looks yummy. A must visit whenever we are in Ruidoso.

Thank Bootsy2
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 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 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, American, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2963 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6323
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 575-257-4135

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?