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Jorge's Cafe

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Mexican, Southwestern
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2064 W Highway 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346-9536
+1 575-378-9804
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the salsa; queso was runny if you like that. Chile relleno was delicious. We did not care for the carnitas quesadillas.

Thank Chelsea F
Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

Odd that this place does not come up when you search for Ruidoso restaurants on Tripadvisor. Actually found it on Google as a recommendation. Tried the Carne Asada and it was very good. Came with a grilled pepper, rice and beans, tortillas, guacamole, and tomatoes. The chips and salsa appeared to be made there. They had fajitas on special the... More 

Thank Kevin D
Lubbock, Texas
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210 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 766 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

I had the crispy chile relleno, cheese enchilada and beef taco dinner. Beef taco was excellent. Crispy relleno was burnt. My wife's crispy relleno was perfect. Plenty of parking in the hotel parking location where this restaurant will be found. Service was good. Facilities are older and probably was a different restaurant in the past, guessing.

Thank discip1e
Austin Texas
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2017

We enjoyed the breakfast, but they started cleaning the floors while we were eating. Can't handle the odor of cleaning solvents when I'm eating. Prices were good, but we had to get the attention of the waitperson several times.for coffee and salsa.

Thank scorpio78731
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

This is the BEST in Ruidoso for Mexican Food!! The locals eat here. I love their green sauce on the cheese enchiladas!! They serve beer, the best with Mexican Food!!!!

Thank Ginaclark3
The Woodlands, Texas
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

We have been looking for better local Mexican food since we live there part time and this place lived up to expectations. it is in from of a motel, so I normally shy away from those places however it was surprisingly good and I had the chili relleno and my wife had the enchilada plate. it was very tasty, and... More 

Thank Bill934
Austin, Texas
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86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Went to Jorge's Cafe for dinner with my family. I ordered the chicken enchiladas with green sauce, rice, and beans. I was unable to finish my plate but I will say that the enchiladas were very good. My kids ordered hamburgers and my husband ordered a plate that had a tamale, chile relleno, and a chicken enchilada with red sauce,... More 

Thank Marissa G
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93 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome and quaint Mexican food restaurant. They serve breakfast to dinner. I had the Combo Fajitas. They were awesome. The skirt steak was shaved very thin and had a great sear. Very friendly staff.

Thank 522troys
Austin, TX
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

We are here around 3 pm - well after the lunch crowd. Restaurant had a mop smell. We waited 15 min at least just to order drinks. We also ordered queso. It tasted like powdered cheese. I ordered a combo plate: cheese enchilada, tamale, and tostada plate. It tasted like a 1980 TV dinner. The tamale had ZERO meat and... More 

Thank Goodheartedwoman
somewhere, usa
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

Wow, this place is awesome. While visiting Ruidoso, wanted to try something different compared to South Texas Mexican cuisine that I'm accustomed to. I must say, the enchiladas (w/ red sauce) are the best hands down that I've ever tasted. The wait staff was also very friendly and helpful. Definitely will be coming here again!!

Thank traverler55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2064 W Highway 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346-9536
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso Downs
  • Phone Number: +1 575-378-9804

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