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Grill Caliente

2800 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6306
+1 575-630-0224
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (47 reviews)
“mashed potatoes” (27 reviews)
“skillet chicken” (14 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2800 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6306
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1 - 10 of 337 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful experience at this restaurant. The staff was very courteous and attentive which mad our dining experience very pleasant. The highlight was the fried avocado which I had never heard of or had. The prices were reasonable and after being in Ruidoso...More

Thank DBSSuva
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food and service was excellent. I had the Fried Avocado appetizer and fish tacos. Both were delicious, but the appetizer was amazing. I could have made an entire meal of just the appetizer.

Thank judysdarnell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here, primarily for the location and we were not disappointed with the food. We had the grilled, green chile sandwich with bacon & avocado and it was big enough for two to share. The downside was the price, a single taco ranged from...More

Thank Janice A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location was great! Atmosphere pleasant. Noise level low. Inside and outside seating. Comfortable chairs. Staff was friendly. Nice selection on the menu. Food was delicious and came out quickly. Served hot.

Thank Madison8582
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a great dinner - the best of the trip! Went on a Sunday - returned Monday - they were CLOSED! Too bad. Maybe people don't eat on Mondays.

Thank 557berniea
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I tried this restaurant on a Wednesday evening after hearing favorable comments from friends. We started with a Southwestern Caesar Salad that was pretty good. We both ordered the Poblano Chicken at the recommendation of the waitress. What a disaster. It was...More

1  Thank Philip B
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Summers in Ruidoso, NM call for out door dining or just having a drink enjoying the mountain air. The Grill Caliente provided a great place to sit outdoors on one of their 3 outdoor areas and have a very memorable lunch and beer. The staff...More

Thank Bio_Salesman
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Friendly staff and good food. It would not be a top pick from my perspective. Nothing particularly special, but nothing bad. Hence an average rating.

Thank gwdavis3
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Everything about Grill Caliente was awesome - the food, the friendly staff, and the reasonable prices. Sitting on the patio in the crisp and cool (compared to elsewhere in southern NM) Ruidoso air was a bonus. Considering prices in Ruidoso are generally for tourists, this...More

Thank Nelson P
Reviewed 25 July 2017

The burgers were excellent, albeit caliente. What would you expect? The wait staff was way above average, the beer ice cold and the view was really pleasant. We will return.

Thank iataan
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Questions & Answers
12 December 2015|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Ingrid F | Reviewed this property |
No Farley's or the bar at Ranchers would be better served for you.
20 July 2015|
Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not certain about that one. You should probably contact the restaurant about that one.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2800 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6306
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 575-630-0224
  • E-mail
Food is Southwestern
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