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“Pancakes very good”
Review of Pena's Place

Pena's Place
Ranked #16 of 88 Restaurants in Ruidoso
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
texas
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143 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Pancakes very good”
Reviewed October 24, 2011

Had the whole wheat blueberry pancakes and also the whole wheat pecan pancakes. Very good.

Visited October 2011
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Davidson, OK
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent breakfast!”
Reviewed October 23, 2011

They offer refried beans, tortillas and fresh salsa along with the usual breakfast fare. The Wheat pancakes with blueberries and pecans were wonderful

  • Visited October 2011
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1 Thank Suzanne R
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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“a gem hidden in plain sight”
Reviewed October 27, 2010

Please don't come - it's so full of happy customers all the time that we don't want to have to wait even longer.

Excellent food. Jimmy only cooks what he's confidant he can cook superbly. So the superbs are limited to Mexican/American breakfasts and lunches plus pancakes and weekend eggs benedict and and and.

Closed Tue and Wed.

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2 Thank macruidoso
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El Paso, Texas
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place for breakfast”
Reviewed April 14, 2010

Located in a tiny building on Sudderth Place in Ruidoso, Pena's place is a treat for breakfast or lunch. Open Thursday through Monday, this delightful gem serves up American and Mexican fare, including a specialty brunch menu on weekends. The portions were large and delicious. The chef, Jimmy Pena, trained in the US and Mexico, and is also the creator of much of the wood work in the restaurant. We sat at a table lovingly made with turquoise chips placed throughout the top of the wood veneer. Both my partner and I had burritos filled (to the brim) with various ingredients, smothered in a terrific tomatillo sauce. There were a ton of locals there, and all of them agreed that the food there was some of their favorite in Ruidoso. It was my birthday, and at the end of our meal, our server, Linda, came out with a warm, homemade cinnamon bun with a candle on top that was simply delicious. I will definitely be back on my next trip to Ruidoso.

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2 Thank chloe98765
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New Mexcio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed January 18, 2008

Our only complaint with Pena’s is that they are only open for breakfast and lunch! This small restaurant has some of the best food at the best prices in the village. From the Eggs Benedict to their Mexican food, you will enjoy your meal. The staff is very friendly and the service is great. We eat here often and have never had a bad experience. They are small and you may have to wait for a table, but it is worth the wait.

A Local

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