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Alto Cafe

Hwy 48 And Gavilan C, Alto, NM 88312
+1 505-336-1980
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (5 reviews)
“pancakes” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Vegan Options
Hwy 48 And Gavilan C, Alto, NM 88312
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped on our way home from playing in the snow. Nothing fancy, just good simple food and good hot coffee. Friendly and quick service. Recommended.

Thank Jason1076
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This restaurant had come recommended for us. We loved that they served breakfast all day because the pancakes and French toast were excellent. The chicken fried steak plate is hearty and rich, so it's not for the light-eaters. The staff was down to earth and...More

Thank Megan A
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Reviewed 25 December 2016

Had the Fried Catfish and Chicken Fried Steak. Both were great! The CFS had plenty of beef and wasn't just batter. The pinto beans were simple but some of the best I've ever had. The portions were generous, sweet tea was good, and service was...More

1  Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This great little restaurant is a short but scenic drive from Ruidoso on the way to the ski mountain. We enjoy a variety of breakfasts with a friendly staff and hearty servings. I enjoy the Huevos Rancheros. Their lunch menu and all you can eat...More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 21 November 2016

This is our go to on Sunday for great coffee,good food reasonable prices and a place to relax for a chat. Gluten free option good. Service great. Nice to have free parking which is a plus for us.

Thank Claire214_13
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've been going here for 10 years and I hope they never close. Basic diner food in a cafe setting, breakfast and lunch with some extended hours. Wonderful service, and they recognize the regulars. As good a cup of coffee as you can get anywhere,...More

Thank Kenneth K
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Was up for a weekend stay with family and they suggested this restaurant for breakfast. Glad they did!!! It was awesome!!! Everything homemade and super delicious!!!!!! Cant wait to go back to Alto, NM !!!!!

1  Thank Joe C
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great service, great breakfast and about $6 cheaper that yesterday's breakfast 5 miles back down the road in town. Not truly in Alto, I would say about 1/2 way between Ruidoso and Alto on the right.

Thank Robben T
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We make the Alto Cafe our breakfast stop every time we come to the Ruidoso area. It's local down home cooking. Quite often you see the owner in the kitchen. They recently opened for dinner on Friday and Saturdays. The green chile stew was yummy.

Thank kd915
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We usually stay in the Alto area and this is our standard breakfast stop. You can request anything with a side of or smothered in their delicious green chile sauce. If you love Mexican Food flair on your breakfast, you have to try Alto Cafe!!!...More

Thank Lorrie S
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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, Brunch, Lunch
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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