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Cafe Rio

2547 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6132
+1 575-257-7746
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“pizza” (354 reviews)
“greek salad” (37 reviews)
“breadsticks” (17 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
2547 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6132
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Reviewed 2 days 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 days 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 3 weeks ago 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 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We discovered this place our last night in Ruidoso. We loved the roasted garlic served with toast. Hand tossed pizza crust is fabulous. Very attentive service. This "hole in the wall" is my kind of place! Note it is cash or check only, they don't...More

Thank tangojohnDallas
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

It is a small place, but the wait worth it! We ordered a pizza and one calzone, both were delicious!

Thank Daniela R
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is a place to visit. Awesome Pizza. Good Price. it is small inside. So be prepared. Good friendly service. Nice staff. I would pre order pizza and eat at hotel or where ever you are staying. But a Place to get GOOD PIZZA!!. Delicious.

Thank John R
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I come to ruidoso at least twice a year and , cafe rio is a must stop for pizza . We Never leave ruidoso without eating here. The wait is a little long and that’s why I only rated 4/5 , but...More

Thank Claudia F
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Cafe Rio is a must-do anytime we go to Ruidoso. Order roasted garlic or bread sticks with cheese while your classic pizza is cooking. Best ever! Fresh ingredients. Try the house salad. Great celery seed dressing. Small place but worth the wait. Get there when...More

1  Thank MKKennedy
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Pizza was good. Get the brisket Service was excellent. They dont take credit or cards so take cash. .

Thank STI13
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16 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
US$5 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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