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Cafe Rio

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2547 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6132
+1 575-257-7746
11:30 - 20:00
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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The smell alone will draw you in. The garlic and butter draws you into Cafe Rio. All the pizzas are homemade and wonderful. It is not possible to pick a favorite as they are all great. A cute, small local restaurant in town that also has sodas and other fantastic menu items. Indulge yourself!!!

Thank liksagdtime
El Chuco
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to watch a pizza master at work, get a seat near the open kitchen, and enjoy the view, as the maestro whirls your dough, measures out your toppings like a boss, and bakes your pie to a golden masterpiece.

Thank LChuco
San Antonio, Texas
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after we were highly recommended to. My and my girlfriend got a large pizza, half pepperoni and half brisket!! Delicious!! Afterwards, I shouldn't have but I did, I ordered a strawberry ice cream cookie and my girlfriend had a shake.

Thank ivandenata
Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We have traveled to Ruidoso for years and have never eaten there. So our last visit we decided it was time. Very glad we did!! Plenty of topping to choose from. We were pleases that our pizza was served with lots of the toppings and it wasn't like your chain store that just barely put on toppings. So we were... More 

Thank SamSammyDog
Galveston, TX
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I realize it was spring break and this is a small restaurant, but a 1.5 hour wait for a take out order of one pizza?! Give me a break. Food was decent but not worth waiting on.

Thank MyCubanz
El Paso, Texas
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Almost every time I come to Ruidoso I come here for pizza. Service is always great and the pizza is amazing. I think it's a must have here.

Thank Kyle C
Midland, TX.
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We read the reviews and thought: "We have to try this place out!" Pizza = Average. We ordered the 12" and the pizza was ok. Unfortunately, 100% of the ingredients were in the center. 4-5" around the circumference was just a cheese pizza. 4 ceiling lights were out in the back and people were using the lights on their fones... More 

Thank Dan L
San Antonio, Texas
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We had the cheese sticks and a pizza. Both were very good. The ingredients were fresh and everything was cooked perfectly. Be sure to bring cash or a check since they do not take cards!

Thank Bill T
Odessa, Texas
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

A little pricy for lunch. The burgers were really good. Waitress very attentive and friendly. They have lunch specials.

Thank Denise S
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We go to Ruidoso at least 3 to 4 times a year. Café Rio is A have to stop. We always have lunch at Café Rio the day that we get there. The pizza is always wonderful. And if you enjoy dessert They have amazing desserts

Thank Regina N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 35
Italian, Pizza, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2547 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6132
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 575-257-7746
All of Café Rio’s offerings are made from scratch.Our recipes have been accumulated through years of professional cooking and employ the highest quality ingredients obtainable.We welcome both questions and comments on the origins and ingredients of our preparations.We hope you feel at home and we look forward to your return visit.-The Management and Staff at Café Rio

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