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“Trendy and romantic”
Review of Grill Caliente

Grill Caliente
Ranked #15 of 89 Restaurants in Ruidoso
Price range: $8 - $25
Cuisines: Southwestern
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Food is Southwestern
Reviewed October 10, 2013

Ate there twice while Visiting. Staff was awesome and service was prompt but unrushed. I recommend a bottle of 2010 Earthquake wine if you enjoy a good red! Food was well prepared and probably would rate a 5 out of 5! The pork chop is fabulous as well as the skillet chicken!

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Reviewed October 1, 2013

Service and food were good. The burger and fries were excellent. It was a quiet Sunday night, so not crowded. Portions were not huge, but just enough.

Thank snoopydeb
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

My wife and I had very different dining experiences. She had a chicken-stuffed pepper and swears the chicken was merely boiled before shredding. She was not pleased.
I had a green chile cheeseburger that was the finest example of this delicacy I've ever encountered. Ruidoso's Hall of Flame makes a nice GCB, but Grill Caliente's was off the charts. So were the deep-fried mixed pepper rings with the chipotle cream dipping sauce. Together, the burger, the rings and an ice cold Tecate make for an absolutely perfect New Mexican meal.
Service was pleasant, and I liked the decor, but the piped in music was a bit offputting. It was a chaotic mix of wildly different styles and was a bit loud. I suggest the owners choose a unified musical theme and reduce the volume somewhat.

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Thank PerilaguKhan
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

We sat outside on the porch and enjoyed a delicious lunch. Food was tasty and atmosphere was very relaxing.

Thank Melanie B
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Reviewed September 14, 2013

Delicious, wonderfully prepared food with abundant use of popular hatch chilies. The hatch chili mash was terrific with just enough kick. Friendly staff, nice ambience with outdoor seating both street side and overlooking the trees in the back. I could have eaten there a few more times on our trip. Reasonably priced for food of this quality.

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Thank agiToki
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