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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” (322 reviews)
“greek salad” (36 reviews)
“breadsticks” (14 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2547 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6132
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were apprehensive when we walked in. The place is very small and hot but we decided to give it a shot. You can watch your order being made. The service was a bit slow at first but not awful. We ordered the tzatziki appetizer...More

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First of all it's creepy how when you try to go inside there is a girl questioning you through the screen door about what you want before she lets you in. It felt like a back alley speak easy. We tried eating inside but it...More

Thank Donna E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A long wait that was worth it! The thin crust pizza was fabulous. The kale soup is as good as ever. One disappointment was that they no longer serve spanakopita.

Thank beveykay
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our vacation our family dropped in to have some pizza. Cafe Rio won't disappoint. Generous portions, Great flavors. Moderate pricing all add to make Cafe Rio a great choice while you are there.

Thank DeanH64
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time in Ruidoso. Looking for pizza for supper. Great choice for big family. There were 9 of us. Highly recommended.

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing pizza! You can't go wrong with any of the food here. Great atmosphere,friendly staff, located right in midtown

Thank KJGB1984
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little hole in the wall pizza and more restaurant is always busy, but well worth the wait! The Greek Salad is delicious and a great complement to the pizza. We usually get the vegetarian pizza and are always very pleased.

Thank nhrelp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were told about this pizza after having been to Ruidoso countless times & never knowing about it. The exterior is fairly non-descript & nothing saying PIZZA like you will say once you've had their fare. By far some of the best pizza around. Great...More

Thank Bettyfry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss this hole-in-the-wall pizza shop where you'd swear everyone is best friends. Pizza is the speciality and they do it well. If you like laid back, eclectic, and one of a kind places, this is a must stop. Cash only.

Thank LWoolsey
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

We ordered 2 jumbo pizzas to go by phone. They said it would be about 25 minutes. We arrived 25 minutes later to pick them up. They were not ready. It took another 15 minutes to get our order. Be aware that they DO NOT...More

Thank dmccay1
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17 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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