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Grill Caliente


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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner

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Fried Green Chili Rings
Green chili, poblano, and jalapeno rings served with chipotle ranch
Hand Cut Fries
Made fresh everyday
Stuffed Avocado
Avocado stuffed with grilled veggies and deep fried
Chips and Salsa
Fresh chips and homemade salsa
Chips and Queso Blanco
Fresh chips and our own queso blanco
The GC Trio
Salsa, queso blanco, and guacamole with fresh chips
Hot Skillet Nachos
Layers of chips, black beans, jack cheese, served in a cast iron skillet, topped with roasted poblano and tomatillo salsa, and roasted tomato and chipotle relish
The GC House
Fresh mixed greens, tomato, red onion, roasted red pepper and spicy vinaigrette
Chicken $+4.00
Southwest Caesar 8
Romaine lettuce tossed with chili inspired caesar dressing. Mixed with red onion, avocado, sun dried tomatoes, and roasted red peppers. Finished with tortilla strips and cojita cheese
New Mexico Classic
Mixed​ greens, grilled chicken, black bean salsa, and fresh pico de gallo. Topped with shredded pepper jack cheese
Fresh baby spinach tossed with mushrooms, eggs, bacon, walnuts, feta cheese, red onions, and pomegranate vinaigrette
Fire-Roasted Veggies
Mixed greens, with grilled egg plant, zucchini, red onion, and red peppers, tossed in a spicy vinaigrette dressing
Chipotle Chicken
Chicken breast fired with chipotle sauce, avocado, red onion, grated jack cheese
The GC
Green chilis, pepper jack cheese, and grilled red onion
The Boss
Homemade chipotle sauce, green chilis, cheddar cheese, and pecan smoked bacon
Pepper jack cheese, fresh spinach, avocado slices, and chipotle mayo on a jalapeno sour dough bun
Cremini mushrooms and red onion sautéed with red wine, served over melted swiss cheese
Bacon Classic
Melted cheddar cheese, pecan smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and red onion
Opened faced burger smothered with our queso blanco
Large portobello mushroom topped with melted goat cheese on a cibatta bun
Cheddar cheese, bacon roasted green chili and guacamole melted between New Mexico toast
New Mexico Philly
Sliced rib-eye steak, char-grilled veggies on a kaiser roll
Chicken Poblano
Grilled poblano stuffed with roasted chicken and green chilis, topped off with sour cream, served with black beans
Veggie Poblano
Grilled poblano pepper stuffed with grilled veggies topped off with house salsa or queso blanco, served with black beans
Served with a side of black beans when 3 or more tacos
Strips of beef tenderloin on soft corn with pepper jack cheese, pico de gallo and avocado
Sauteed cremini mushrooms, poblano strips, and onions, topped with cojita cheese
Fire roasted zucchini, squash, red peppers, and red onions, topped with cojita cheese
Roasted Chicken
Hand pulled chicken mixed with green chilis, topped with jack cheese
Served 5pm - 9pm
Skillet Chicken
Breast of chicken blackened with habenero spice in a cast iron skillet with onions and peppers, and green chili mashed potatoes
8 Oz Filet
10 Oz. New York Strip
12 Oz. Rib-Eye
Prepared with our special rub and char-grilled, served with green chili mashed potatoes
Char-Grilled Chicken
Marinated and char-grilled chicken breast topped with a roasted poblano and cojita cheese, served with black beans and green chili mashed potatoes
Fiery Pork Chop
Char-grilled 10oz bone in chop topped with roasted poblano salsa and melted jack cheese served with black beans
Southwest Pork Chop
Char-grilled 10oz bone in chop topped with chipotle sauce and served with a grilled poblano stuffed with green chili mashed potatoes
Food is Southwestern
US$8 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
American, Southwestern
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews tacos mashed potatoes fried avocado skillet chicken black beans tenderloin french fries green chile cheeseburger chips and salsa an appetizer visited this restaurant outside seating great dinner service was prompt my favorite great place to eat visit ruidoso
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Reviewed 13 January 2019

Quaint and cozy with a selection of “not the same old Mexican food”. The queso is superb and I love the GCGC = green chili grilled cheese. Best fries in town or most anywhere else.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jim S
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Worst dining out experience ever. Bacon on burgers undercooked. Hamburger patty served a notch below medium rare. Our burgers were supposed to be stuffed with bleu cheese, I had one bite that had a bleu cheese taste. Run down and low quality.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Terry B
Reviewed 12 December 2018

If you're looking for clean eating with lots of healthy and vegan options then this is the place for you. I had the pork medallions, my wife had the fish tacos, and my son had a steak. All were fantastic and perfectly prepared. The atmosphere...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Marc M
Reviewed 2 November 2018

They do use peppers in their dishes so beware. The food is quite good. We enjoyed our early dinner in the outdoor section of the restaurant. Good service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jeffrey R
Reviewed 29 October 2018

I ordered pork tenderloin medallions, which were amazing--tender inside, crisp outside--in a spicy sauce. The green chile mashed potatoes were heavy on sour cream and didn't taste as though there was any chile in them, and they arrived cold. The black beans were unremarkable. I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gina m
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Four of us went to Grill Caliente for a post-birthday dinner. Unfortunately, it was a disappointment. First we had to wait a significant period of time before we were greeted, and then more time before we were seated, even though there was no one else...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Debra K
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Burgers are flavorful and cooked to your specifications. The fries are good and homemade. The service was also very accommodating and the atmosphere is quiet and comfortable.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank theTXtumbleweed
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Food was well prepared. We had skillet salmon. Although we were one of two tables, waitress was somewhat indifferent. Fairly pricey for quality of food and service. Might come back. Somewhat put off when we asked for bread and told they didn’t serve any kind...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank deb0rahparker
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

We came here for dinner with our toddler. We sat outside and ordered a bottle of wine to which our server helped us select. We shared an appetizer and a burger. All was pleasant.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TheBeachUnicorn
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We had the burgers and they were juicy and delicious, with a generous serving of house cut fries. Our little dog was very welcome on the patio and service was great. We will go back to try other menu items!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank swpr0f
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Response from Ingrid F | Reviewed this property |
No Farley's or the bar at Ranchers would be better served for you.
20 July 2015|
Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not certain about that one. You should probably contact the restaurant about that one.
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