We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Cafe Rio

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
2547 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6132
+1 575-257-7746
Website
Wednesday
Closed
Hours:
Thu - Tue 11:30 - 20:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

447 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 440: English reviews
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level Contributor
32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

From the moment we walked in the door, the aroma of fresh baked pizza sweeps over you. We tried both the Classic and the Connoisseur flavors...both were delicious. The spicy cheese sticks and Greek salad was a treat. Well priced and well located in Mid-Town Ruidoso. A great stop! Price are very reasonable as well.

Helpful?
Thank BDFranks
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we ventured to Ruidoso for my birthday in the beginning of February and decided to try this place out. It usually looks really busy but this was a Monday and the town looked sleepy so we got right in. First off. The cook and our waitress-super friendly. I'm vegan and have to ask so many questions when we go... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jeeleajams
Boerne, Texas
Level Contributor
50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looked for a place to eat on TripAdvisor and found this one. The place is small with seating for about 40 at the most. We had the spicy bread with cheese, 2 side salads and a pizza. All the items were very good. We had to bring some of the pizza back with us because it was a lot of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bill L
New Mexico
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

These guys are fantastic, great pizza made as you watch, cheese sticks and great soup. They have beer for that like it. What a great place and memories

Helpful?
Thank DrWhoNewMexico
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got on a waiting list and had to wait outside in the cold. Everyone waiting was seated and yet we waited. People walked in and were seated ... and yet we waited. I walked in and saw many available tables but was asked to step back out until there was availability. So we waited... until we decided that we... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jose H
Fort Worth, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I loved the pizza and the sandwich was one of the best I have ever had! Cool funky place!

Helpful?
1 Thank joeyzana
KY
Level Contributor
30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a Saturday afternoon. It was full but not complete and we were able to sit right down. Had to do the old "tuck a folded napkin under the table leg so you don't dump your friend's dinner on his lap" trick but NBD. We ordered the spicy cheese breadsticks and the White pizza. Wow! The sticks were delicious!... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank beautifultruth
El Paso, Texas
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 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 

Helpful?
Thank marlenar84
Ruidoso, New Mexico
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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.

Helpful?
Thank GG75075
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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

Helpful?
Thank Michelle R

Been to Cafe Rio? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$35
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:00
Monday
11:30 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:00
Thursday
11:30 - 20:00
Friday
11:30 - 20:00
Saturday
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
Description
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cafe Rio and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
fairfield, texas

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Cafe Rio staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?