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Cafe Rio

2547 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6132
+1 575-257-7746
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (356 reviews)
“greek salad” (37 reviews)
“breadsticks” (17 reviews)
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2547 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6132
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped here at recommendation of a friend. It largely lived up to expectations. First- this place is CASH ONLY. There is an ATM, but still, it’s good to know ahead of time. Young free running the place were efficient. Pizza was delicious. Two regular...More

Thank Nursek8mcd
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

All ingredients tasted fresh, cheese bread sticks where tasty, and the salads where good as well. 2 sizes to choose from, 14” and 18”, all crusts are prepared as thin crust and homemade. Expect a wait, but well worth it! Atmosphere is laid back, limited...More

Thank grapeape14
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

When you walk by this restaurant in midtown Ruidoso, you will notice 3 things: 1) there are people waiting outside the restaurant on the sidewalk- this is because it is a favorite eatery of locals and tourists alike. 2) you can smell wonderful aromas as...More

Thank Beezerbub
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They seriously have the best pizza ever!! There is normally a wait but it is worth it! Greek salad is also good! The only reason I gave it a 4 not a 5 is because the bathrooms are nasty :( the walls look like someone...More

Thank Lacey G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just snuck in before they closed at 8pm. Disappointed there’s no beer, but large pizza with good flavors. Cash only was another surprise.

Thank captnwa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we drive by this place has a line out the door. There is no inside waiting area so if you're waiting for a table, you wait outside. This place is small but crazy busy. The pizza is very good -- lots of topping...More

Thank FXMom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The servers are nice, the food ok, but the place is in need of a HUGE CLEANING. Had a seat at the counter and OMG it was scary. The shelves are filthy, the floors, the bathroom (major filthy). The section where they make the ice...More

Thank mspatron
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pizza is a must anytime we're in Ruidoso!! During our last visit in Ruidoso, we stopped in for a couple of beers at Quarters (which is a couple of doors down from Café Rio) and the kitchen was closed. Our sweet bartender told us...More

Thank Marianne A
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Cafe Rio is Awesome! We love the Pizza and salad(s)! Glad they don’t take credit cards!!!!! The place is edgy with a bit of an old fashion attitude - quick to serve the best Pizza ever! All of our servers have been Awesome! See y’all...More

Thank Jaymontague
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

My boyfriend and I love, love, love this pizza place!! The slices are big! I also love the kale soup. It's so good!! One of my favorites in town.

Thank Cinthya G
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17 March 2015|
Response from Regina N | Reviewed this property |
I know they have wonderful items and a choice of several salads which I have tried. It's not much help of course pizza is not gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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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