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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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El Paso, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I love the pizza from here and we have been every time we visit. The only downside is having to wait to be seated, each time we've visited it's taken approximately 45 minutes to even sometimes over an hour to be seated because the place is small. Overall the food is good, the place is clean but... More 

Thank marlenar84
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place has great hand tossed pizza. It's the best pizza in town; but the place is small so there is often a wait. The 'Kitchen Sink' with anchovies on the side is our most common order - DELICIOUS!! Also recommend we the roasted garlic bulb. Your best bet is to call it in and go pick it up.

Thank GG75075
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome pizza, small area to dine, but food is great. So much better than Pizza Hut. Love the meat lovers pizza

Thank Michelle R
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch while shopping downtown. The pizza was outstanding and reasonably priced. They only take cash or check but have an ATM on site. If you're wanting pizza this is a must stop!

Thank Jason R
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to Ruidoso you have to taste this place!!! I am a freak when it comes to eating pizza... and honestly this place is beyond amazing!!! Of course, you have to wait but I can assure you it's worth it... The pizzas are thin, the sauce is perfect and you just have to pick your ingredients!! By the... More 

Thank Alexa T
Carrollton, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe Rio opens at 11am, but be there a few mins early or you'lll need to wait. If you're stuck waiting, it's worth it! Their front window has the whole kitchen in view and you can watch the pizza dough being hand tossed. We had their cheese bread with marinara to start and shared their all the way pizza. You... More 

Thank Steve C
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant needs to amp up wait staff on duty during lunch hours. There were open tables inside and we still were asked to wait.. outside. Once we were asked to come inside we were given decent service. The food was good!

Thank Jason H
Lubbock, Texas
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347 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

I've been to Ruidoso many times but I never thought much about getting a pizza. I typically try to stick with local fare wherever I go. Everyone kept telling me that I had to try this place and I'm glad I finally did! This is not your typical small town pizza place. This was really high quality pie that made... More 

Thank BarryBroughton
Ruidoso, New Mexico
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Just had a great Hawaiian pizza and delicious kale soup. The customer service is fantastic!!!! Would highly recommend it!

Thank Iliana1314
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious pizza. Fun atmosphere. Get the Roasted Garlic Bulb... omg it was phenomenal. This is a great funky local staple. If you don't want to wait for a table, call for take out.

Thank EagerWander

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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
US$5 - US$35
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 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?