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El Camino Nuevo

$$ - $$$Mexican,
1025 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-7047
+1 575-258-4312
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible18%
Travellers talk about
“chile relleno” (4 reviews)
“flan” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
1025 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-7047
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was very good. The staff stayed busy and we didn't have to wait long for our food. We ordered the Nachos. They lacked the spicy seasoning we have come to expect but they wern't bad either.

Thank Jerry C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of our very favorite places to eat in Ruidoso! The service is awesome and staff are attentive and friendly! The entire menu is prepared from scratch and made from authentic family recipes!

Thank Lisa Z
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is a family run business and has the best Mexican food in our little town. Mama is always in the kitchen to make sure that everything is to her specifications. The heat depends on the chilies cooked ;up that day, so you may need...More

Thank S Lynn M
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The food was absolutely terrible. Sour cream runny. Queso and salsa were completely nasty. Chips stale and hard. Our 11 year old could have made better guacamole. So awful.

Thank Sheila L
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

My family and I went there and it was so/so. I had the enchilada plate, and they were definitely different than the enchiladas I'm used to, but they were okay. The consensus of my family was don't get the fajitas or combination plates. The burritos...More

Thank KRMN101
Reviewed 21 July 2017

When we ordered frozen margarita's, tne waitress said "Are you sure you don't want our house special on the rocks. They have more taste?" We wanted frozen. Boy, was she right....they were horrible. We refused them and she brought us the "on the rocks" version....More

Thank fmartin1
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants. The Mexican combination is divine with fantastic red and green enchilada sauce. The chile relleno is perfection. I have ordered this dish multiple times, first at the Mescalero restaurant Old Road, and then at this place. Always consistently tasty. Their...More

Thank Jacqueline J
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We had such high hopes for this restaurant. The service was great! Our server was delightful. But the food! Yikes! Our kids liked their burgers and fries, and the pork carnitas were a hit. The chicken soft tacos were bland with maybe a quarter cup...More

Thank ImABoyMom
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The service was fast and friendly. Chips and hot sauce were very good. The flautias were very good. The beef and potato burritos were nice sized and very tasty. One with red sauce and one with green sauce. They offer both BEEF and CHICKEN burritos...More

Thank Rick U
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

First, I want to say I'm from here and currently live in Dallas and had some friends come up with me to visit, one of my local friends suggested we eat here. Secondly, I'm a little biased because I'm Mexican and nobody cooks Mexican better...More

1  Thank UncleRicky5859
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1025 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-7047
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 575-258-4312
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