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Southwest Cafe

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Mexican, Southwestern
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109 Danbury Rd, Ste 6, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4142
+1 203-431-3398
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

After living in Ridgefield for 30 years, and spending one or two nights a week at Southwest Cafe for most of that time...we sadly moved away last Summer. We left behind great food and family at Southwest! From the Cadillac Margaritas, delicious guacamole and house made chips, nightly specials along with all the standard Southwest offerings...we miss it all and... More 

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Thank Ellen B
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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142 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

We have dined at this gem for approximately 40 years, and have never been disappointed. The menu has obviously changed, but along with the "old standbys" (chicken "chimmy" is my favorite), there are more contemporary fish dishes which my wife loves. The atmosphere is inviting in a intimate and cozy way.... not too bright, not too dark, and the service... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2015

The food is excellent,. The atmosphere is cozy. The staff are friendly. Patio is nice in the summer.

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Thank Lori_Sigh
SunshineCoast Queensland
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

Great little new cafe that has opened on the Main Street called Lambrakki street. It is up from Mikels a couple of doors and the coffee is great! In real cups n mugs not paper like Mikels up the street( not all mikels in paper cups in other stores). There is an upstairs and downstairs decked out a bit retro... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014 via mobile

My wife and I love to go to Southwest Café. The chicken mango quesadillas are my favorite; although there a variety of choices, both spicy and mild. They make a great red sangria, which is perfect to mellow out with by the glass, or by the pitcher. For dessert, there is nothing better than creamy, smooth flan, swimming in a... More 

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Thank Jonathan M
Arvada, CO
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2014 via mobile

Had dinner on the patio. Really good, fresh food. Great margaritas. Better than when we had been there in the past. Would definitely go back.

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Thank jake306
Cheshire
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2014

We went here before a show last night. It was good on all counts - margaritas; meals; service; and value. Friendly owner and staff. Would absolutely return when in the area.

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Thank Ken O
Fairfield, Connecticut
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258 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

We came here on a Sunday night before a concert at the Playhouse. The Southwest Cafe was packed and noise, lots of families with children. They somehow crammed us in at a tiny table between two families. Our server was busy but attentive. Maybe it was our choices (quesadillas and enchiladas), but the food was overly starchy and not too... More 

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Thank Cedar880
Stamford, Connecticut
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

The staff greets patrons warmly upon arrival and last night happily accommodated my husband's request to move us so he could could watch the football game. We love this place. Every time we come here we try something different, and we are never disappointed. I only wish it were a bit closer to our home in Stamford so it could... More 

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Thank NancyErsk
South Salem, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014

Good cafe for when you want the heartier Tex-Mex fare, and more reasonable than many of the more fancy places that are springing up in town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Danbury Rd, Ste 6, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4142
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Ridgefield
  • Phone Number: +1 203-431-3398

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