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Tina's Cafe

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522 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6011
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
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Bryan, Texas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I ATE AT TINA'S THREE TIMES IN FOUR DAYS AND would eat there regularly if we lived there. The food is all freshly prepared and well seasoned. the portions are generous and th service is fine. Be sure to try the wonderful deserts_peach and pepper pie in a crust to di for.

Thank Worth N
Irving, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just had the BEST green chile chicken enchiladas and red chili pork tamales we have ever had. Service was great and to top it all off.....green chile peach pie!! If you are in Ruidoso, don't miss this place. Also, FYI, they just take cash and checks, no credit cards.

Thank RobertVander
Ken B, Manager at Tina's Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Robert, Thanks for the kind words. Tina takes her reviews very personally. We hope to see you again next time you're in the neighborhood. KenB More 

Brownfield, Texas
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The food at this establishment was terrible I order some green chili burrito and when you eat it it has so much pork fat in it makes you gag. After about four bites and I quit. Same for my friend pulled park tacos. Furthermore the staff is not very good. We were basically ignored when we came and finally found... More 

1 Thank EoNominee
Ken B, Manager at Tina's Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Eo, So sorry for your negative experience at our café. After reviewing your many TRIPADVISOR reviews I can see that you are a very discriminating diner. I'd sure like to know more. How did you find our café? Most Ruidoso visitors discover Tina's Café via Trip Advisor and Yelp. No doubt many gracious guest to our café have taken... More 

Ruidoso, New Mexico
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here several times and it is always delicious. Highly Recommend Breakfast - the Migas or the Eggs Benedict Lunch - Tamales. Desserts are always fresh and homemade. The lavender lemonade is great. Never disappointed with Tina's

1 Thank GG75075
Ken B, Manager at Tina's Cafe, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you so much for your kind words. Tina asked me to thank you for enjoying her food. I've personally known Tina for over 20 years and I can tell you that this is the food that she raised her family with. Please LIKE us on FACEBOOK and please come back again soon! More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I ate here for lunch- it is a cozy little place with a wood fire place. I had the tacos and they were excellent. Lavender lemonade was... interesting. Very tart. I would not get that again but I would definitely Visit this place again! The pie was very good (Apple with peppers in it- I know- very odd but it... More 

Thank megoff
Ken B, Manager at Tina's Cafe, responded to this review

Hi. Tina asked me to thank you for your nice review. Next time you come by be sure to say HI to Tina. (She'll probably be in the kitchen making tamales...). It sounds like SOMEBODY did not taste the LAVENDER LEMONADE before serving. When you come by again, tell your server that KEN owes you a glass of lemonade on... More 

San Antonio, Texas
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133 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Stopped here for lunch -- enjoyed the puff pastry, the green tamale and the pork and chicken tacos. For dessert, the kids had the cinnamon roll, cherry cobbler and brownie. Everything was delicious and the portions are very large. Staff is very friendly and service was relatively quick for being full. They only take cash or checks -- but do... More 

Thank Michele S
Ken B, Manager at Tina's Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Michele. Tina was so happy to read your review. It sounds like you enjoyed a few of Tina's most popular items. Tina's GREEN CHILE CHICKEN TAMALES are famous all across West Texas. Hundreds of them have found their way to freezers in Midland, Lubbock, Brownfield and many more. Thanks again and hope to see you and your family again... More 

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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Go here unless you have bad taste in food. The omelette's are great-- great ingredients, well prepared, and large. The cinnamon rolls are so amazing that you might end up ordering several....

Thank Meghan R
Ken B, Manager at Tina's Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Meghan. I'm going to frame your words. ..................'Go here unless you have bad taste in food'.............. ENOUGH SAID! Thanks so much Hope to to see you again soon More 

Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Tina's Cafe is in a great location with a cozy house/cabin atmosphere on a beautiful rustic property (but in town) with trees and plenty of parking. The cafe serves the best cinnamon rolls I have ever eaten in my life-- amazing, tasty, buttery, cinnamon rolls. The pork omelette is also very fantastic, as is the vegetable omelette. Breakfast dishes are... More 

Thank Meghan R
Ken B, Manager at Tina's Cafe, responded to this review

I've got to say it. Another Quotable Quote.... The only reason not to go here would be if you have absolutely no taste in good food... Love Ya More 

Midland, Texas
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Food is great...service was excellent...green chili pork omelet was good and a large portion ..cinnamon bunch is grateful as well...breakfast and lunch only

Thank Jim D
Madison, Mississippi
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Cozy restaurant with fantastic food! Enjoyed breakfast by the wood burning fireplace. We had the breakfast tacos and The New Mexico breakfast which were outstanding. I would definitely recommend this place for food as well as atmosphere!

Thank napbryan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Mexican, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 522 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6011
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: 575-257-8930

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