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Alto Cafe

Hwy 48 And Gavilan C, Alto, NM 88312
+1 505-336-1980
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  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Hwy 48 And Gavilan C, Alto, NM 88312
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had friends recommend we try Alto Cafe on our recent trip to Ruidoso. The cafe is very busy during peak breakfast and lunch times and closes at 3 pm. We waited till off peakafternoon time to try their (recommended) chicken fried steak which is...More

Thank Ida K B
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Real homemade tasting breakfast. Two thumbs up for their buttery pancakes!!! Portions are filling. Atmosphere and staff were friendly!

Thank clozano121
Reviewed 26 February 2018

A group of us ate there on Friday and all but one person ate the catfish buffet. Everyone really liked all the food at the buffet and went back for seconds. I had the steak fingers which were some of the best I have ever...More

Thank betsyg1
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Arrived at around 2 and the place closes at 3. We’re told buffet was already shut down. Staff was already closing up around us. Closing at 3 doesn’t mean they leave at three, but here I guess it does. Owner asked how here green chille...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

Yes it is a ways to this location but it is worth it. If you are heading to the slopes or just wanting a great home cooked breakfast, this is your place. Eggs over easy, bacon, toast, pancakes and sausage. Well worth the drive to...More

Thank doobie10
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Excellent fried catfish buffet with many sides! The fried okra is as good as Momma’s! Friday evening & night! Small restaurant but can accommodate a larger group!

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We got there early morning before they were open and they were nice enough to let us go inside to wait, they had just made coffee and gave us some while we waited to order . We had breakfast , it was delicious and good...More

Thank Alex-and-Ellie
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Went one year ago, eh. Went back this year, yummy! Lunch buffet and regular menu items all good, family full and happy. Yup, recommend.

Thank artcardriver
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Chicken fried steak to die for. Open for breakfast and lunch and some weekends for dinner. Worth the trip.

Thank J1765UZcarlad
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Traveling through the area and kept seeing an overflowing parking lot, we finally decided to stop and see what it was all about. Great food, lots of choices, very friendly staff, quick service. What more do you need ?

Thank HEKneale
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28 June 2016|
Response from GrodTzu | Reviewed this property |
Uhhh - you call Alto Cafe @ 505-336-1980 & make the reservations.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hwy 48 And Gavilan C, Alto, NM 88312
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 505-336-1980
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