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Cafe Rio


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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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
US$5 - US$35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Italian, Pizza
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Quick lunch stop while walking the mid town of Ruidoso. Great homemade food. Perfect flavors. Great pizza throwing in the window for entertainment! Quirky wall decor for conversation. Friendly staff. A must stop.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank nannerjammer
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Searching for a pizza place that was local and not a chain... found it. My family really enjoyed watching the crew have a good time at work. They often interacted with the guests and amongst each other in a light hearted fun way. It made...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 593rayp
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got take out from here during spring break. Very very busy of course, and probably a longer wait than usual. It was about 2 hours from when we called before we could pick up, but that's understandable during spring break. Our food was great!...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank mboudreaux
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good flavor, good crust, well prepared. Is it the best pizza ever? No. But it’s the best in Ruidoso by a mile and one I’d be happy to return to next trip.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jbinsa33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pizza is good. The service is unfriendly. They got our order wrong and then made us feel like we were idiots. I would say that in the end, it was worth it. We all enjoyed our food.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank txrocky
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Usually these smaller town pizza places have something special that makes the pizza exciting, but it was lacking here at the Cafe Rio. Especially with the townsfolk talking it up as we walked around the rest of the town. Just tasted like an average pizza...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Spades440
Reviewed 17 February 2019 via mobile

We had a delicious pizza. It was a little expensive, but worth it. There is always a wait so plan accordingly.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 547mistym
Reviewed 17 February 2019 via mobile

Pizza is amazing! Brick oven taste is the best! Huge slices!! Gets pretty busy and wait times could be long but so worth it!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mel2377
Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

Cafe Rio is located in the middle of the main shopping area so parking is probably best on a side street. The pizza has handmade crust and is crisp but not too thin. The ingredients are fresh and flavorful. My husband and I split a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TexasMom333
Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

Handmade, literally Hand Tossed pizza, "Jumbo" will feed 4 to 6 people ...or 2 hungry teenaged boys. Better get there EARLY on a weekend, very limited seating. The whole staff WORK here, they also help each other out at tables which make for better efficiency...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Larry E
5 August 2018|
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Response from Linda L | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. We were there in afternoon. Great place great pizza. Don't miss out.
Leah K
28 July 2018|
Response from makin-memories | Reviewed this property |
They have an extremely limited menu. As I remember, there was a choice of about 3 pizzas and some salads. I looked online and did not find a menu, but they do have one in the restaurant.
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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