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Southwest Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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109 Danbury Rd, Ste 6, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4142
+1 203-431-3398
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11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent Mexican cuisine in a charming and small local venue. In a small shopping center. Patio seating during warmer months. Good value, upscale Mexican.

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Thank jbdevinejr
Redding, Connecticut
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

the restaurant has survived almost 30 years by serving fresh southwestern food. Its menu is spans grilled hot peppers to tuna tacos to fajitas but without being Mexican. Three couples ate across the menu, not a single duplication and each of us was very happy with their choice. the person next to me had tuna tacos which were larger than... More 

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Thank allen k
South Salem, New York
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189 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Authentic, flavorful food. If it's nice weather, sit outside in this quiet (for Ridgefield) little shopping area.

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Thank lindaofny
Naperville, Illinois
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We were there for lunch. The owner has been there for over 25 years. Service was excellent. The food was great. I had one of the daily specials, Hatch Chile Stew. Awesome. We sat outdoors. I didn't go inside so I can't comment about that.

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Thank Naperlynch
Longboat Key, Florida
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Drinks were watered down, food was not very fresh tasting. Not sure how this place has survived all these years. Even with a coupon based on a donation to one of the charity events we attended, this was not a good meal.

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Thank Conn_travel_lovers
Bethel, Connecticut
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187 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

this hole in the wall might have an attractive interior, but the food's not pretty! the cornbread was dry, old old quickly refried with lard to give at a disgusting dirty black crust, by steak in diablo sauce was a terrible, gristly, old piece of meat, and the sauce had no flavor, do not go!

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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I have been dining at a Southwest Cafe since it opened years ago. Barbara foes an excellent job keeping her staff and patrons happy. One is always guaranteed a good meal and excellent service.

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1 Thank arbeebe
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I joined a friend here for lunch. We both ordered enchiladas with chicken or cheese. The food was great and the service was friendly and helpful. The waitress gave us time to have a prolonged conversation, but checked back to see if we needed anything. All in all a good experience.

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1 Thank Janet L
Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

I have visited this restaurant through the years more infrequently as time as passed because I just didn't think they had the right menu and taste for this kind of food. Well, I don't know who their chef is now, but they finally got it right. The food was delicious. The service has always been very good. It is worth... More 

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Thank Dr S
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Nice little Mexican establishment Tough to find, it's in a shopping center within another shopping center.....and GPS doesn't help. But believe me, it's worth seeking out. Great ambiance, wonderful service and the food is really, really good!!!! Try the enchiladas with the hot sauce (red, not green as is usually the case). Came with beans, rice and a small salad.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Danbury Rd, Ste 6, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4142
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield
  • Phone Number: +1 203-431-3398

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