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Alto Cafe

Hwy 48 And Gavilan C, Alto, NM 88312
+1 505-336-1980
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (6 reviews)
“pancakes” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Hwy 48 And Gavilan C, Alto, NM 88312
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Perfect hometown cafe with great service and amazing food. We went for breakfast and weren’t disappointed. This cafe has a hometown, cozy atmosphere and the food was delicious...whether you’re an eggs and bacon or omelet person or anything in between, you can’t go wrong. Definitely...More

Thank Courtney P
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Alto Cafe every morning during our stay. All food is made in house. Their salsa is delicious. My young son says the pancakes are the best he’s ever had...and after tasting them, I may have to agree!

Thank FWBeachGirl
Reviewed 7 August 2018

It’s a 15 mile or so drive from Ruidoso, but this small rustic restaurant Is known for its tasty breakfasts at reasonable prices. I’ve visited this cafe for both breakfast and lunch, and the food has been great for both menus. Service with a smile...More

Thank Fran3510
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We had lunch at Alto Cafe. Service was excellent. Food tasted great. We enjoyed homemade strawberry cake & German Chocolate cake for dessert.

Thank linda_anders
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

My husband and I ate breakfast at the Alto Cafe during the week of July 4th. They were busy but still managed to greet us with a smile and serve us promptly. We decided it reminded us of the cafes from our childhood. Casual atmosphere,...More

Thank Diane U
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Friday night catfish buffet was outstanding. Catfish was crisp, hot and fresh. Fried okra was yummy. Service was excellent. Peach cobbler was good too. Outstanding value for the price. Get there early cause the place is small and fills up fast.

1  Thank Charla C
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Great country cooking! Super clean, friendly staff, hometown atmosphere. Buffet is fresh and reasonably priced. Menu offers variety and has local specials and favorites.

Thank brightmorningstar17
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

We had friends recommend we try Alto Cafe on our recent trip to Ruidoso. The cafe is very busy during peak breakfast and lunch times and closes at 3 pm. We waited till off peakafternoon time to try their (recommended) chicken fried steak which is...More

Thank Ida K B
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Real homemade tasting breakfast. Two thumbs up for their buttery pancakes!!! Portions are filling. Atmosphere and staff were friendly!

Thank clozano121
Reviewed 27 February 2018

A group of us ate there on Friday and all but one person ate the catfish buffet. Everyone really liked all the food at the buffet and went back for seconds. I had the steak fingers which were some of the best I have ever...More

Thank betsyg1
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29 June 2016|
Response from GrodTzu | Reviewed this property |
Uhhh - you call Alto Cafe @ 505-336-1980 & make the reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 48 And Gavilan C, Alto, NM 88312
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 505-336-1980
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