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Southwest Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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109 Danbury Rd, Ste 6, Ridgefield, CT 06877-4142
+1 203-431-3398
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Danbury, Connecticut
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171 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

I loved the food and service, even the décor but wow is it expensive. Almost $80 for lunch for two (with weak but good margaritas-2 of them). I loved the salsa. I got an order to go, and it was $10!!!

Thank sds
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

I had been wanting to try this restaurant for the past year or two and was disappointed after eating there last night. We were in the area and it seemed to be a popular place (lines out the door) so it looked promising. My husband and I both agreed that the margaritas were too weak and sweet and the food... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

I found the food to be not as flavorful as I had expected. It was not well seasoned and up to the standard I had been led to believe.

Thank Brenda K
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196 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Went for lunch today. Was surprised at nice interior. Music was funny mix of Roxy Music, Alicia Keys, Led Zep, Adele (well, I can like every other song). On a nice weather day I may have felt like I was in a cave, but this was a cold dark winter day so it was perfect. (they do have a patio,... More 

Thank santonez
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Specializing in the New Mexico dialect of southwestern food, this place does right by traditional and more northerly Mexican cuisine. Specially good: enchiladas with "Christmas" (red and green) sauce. Fresh salsa, excellent margaritas. Can be very crowded on weekends - its food has attracted a loyal audience!

Thank Joe W
Darien, Connecticut
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

New Mexican/South American dishes- steak chimichurri was excellent. The Red chili pepper infused Margarita (served straight up, no ice, no salt in a martini glass) was truly remarkable. Owner was extraordinarily friendly, and wait staff helpful. EXCELLENT guitarist plays there on Sat nights.

Thank Terry G
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

I can't help but like the Southwest Cafe but have never been blown away by the food. It's a cute place, lots of nice Southwestern/Mexicana touches and the services is very good, but the food is sometimes very good and other times just ok. I think this happens with lots of restaurants that have been open for so long but... More 

Thank Jennifer L
Redding, Connecticut
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015

This small cozy restaurant feature southwest take on Tex Mex food. In addition to Fajitas and enchiladas there are plates of food with protein beans and salsa. There is ample wine and beer to be had. The service is friendly and there is a guitar player on some evenings. A welcome of salsa and chips await your table. With an... More 

Thank Myrna R
Trumbull, Connecticut
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

We went to this restaurant after getting notified that we were entitled to a free margarita as part of our Buddy Guy tickets to see him at the Playhouse. We arrived around 6pm and was seated immediately in a very nice looking place with a Mexican decor. Place was cozy and clean. The margaritas came right away and were great.... More 

Thank arie1951
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

In addition to excellent southwestern food, the specials are good. The service truly makes you feel welcome.

Thank Bwyman39

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
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?