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Jorge's Cafe

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Mexican, Southwestern
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2064 W Highway 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346-9536
+1 575-378-9804
07:00 - 21:00
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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For those of you that don't realize this, Jorge and Chef Lupe are brothers. But I'd definitely choose Chef Lupe's over Jorge's for the following reasons: 1. The menu is MUCH LESS COMPLICATED at Chef Lupe's 2. Seating is much more airy and breathable at Chef Lupe's 3. The food, overall, tastes better over there at Chef Lupe's 4. The... More 

Thank schgirldk1788
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383 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You might think of driving-on-by because Jorge's looks pretty "basic". Big Mistake. Inside, it all changes. Food is really very, very good. Their service is not just professional and friendly - their staff are just plain ol' nice people. Really enjoy their non-standard, not the same-ol'-same-ol' Méx restaurant offerings .. like, native Mexico seafood specialties. Thought I was south of... More 

Thank GrodTzu
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome view and great food. Great taste...the fajita meat, chicken and shrimp were all wonderful. Awesome taste and friendly service. Small and quiet across the street from our hotel. We will be back.

Thank Richard A
Tamarac, Florida
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182 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place doesn't look like much on the outside or the inside but boy the food is good and at reasonable price. It's clean and the staff is nice. The put chips and salsa on the table as soon as you sit down. They have beer which makes my hubby happy. I don't think you will be disappointed.

Thank Peas2013
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simple and delicious Mexican food. Good service. Cold beer. Very reasonable prices. The tortilla chips and salsa was especially good.

Thank Mark T
Arlington, Texas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

By far the best breakfast in town. If you like Menudo, theirs is the best!! Meat was very tender and tasty, and sauce had the perfect blend of sweet and spice. Service is great and food is unmatched in the area.

Thank bigdabe81
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

My family had lunch/supper there and was very please. The cheese and onion enchiladas was so tasty! It's a small place but the cooking makes up for it's lack of size. Awesome food! Would recommend to anyone wanting cheese enchiladas.

Thank Melanie B
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Loved the salsa; queso was runny if you like that. Chile relleno was delicious. We did not care for the carnitas quesadillas.

Thank Chelsea F
Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Odd that this place does not come up when you search for Ruidoso restaurants on Tripadvisor. Actually found it on Google as a recommendation. Tried the Carne Asada and it was very good. Came with a grilled pepper, rice and beans, tortillas, guacamole, and tomatoes. The chips and salsa appeared to be made there. They had fajitas on special the... More 

Thank Kevin D
Lubbock, Texas
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216 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 766 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

I had the crispy chile relleno, cheese enchilada and beef taco dinner. Beef taco was excellent. Crispy relleno was burnt. My wife's crispy relleno was perfect. Plenty of parking in the hotel parking location where this restaurant will be found. Service was good. Facilities are older and probably was a different restaurant in the past, guessing.

Thank discip1e

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2064 W Highway 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346-9536
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso Downs
  • Phone Number: +1 575-378-9804

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?