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721 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6911
+1 505-257-0279
08:00 - 20:00
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Houston, United States
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I had a 'western style' omelet for breakfast which was the best omelet I have had in MANY an omelet eaten out. Just wonderful. I went back for lunch today and had the shredded beef tacos which were VERY GOOD as was the obviously made just this morning salsa served with fresh chips. I will be eating there again, no... More 

Thank Scott S
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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181 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

Went for breakfast to try out the food. It you would expect from area Mexican restaurants. Food portions are good, prices are about what you would pay anywhere in the area. Staff is friendly, plenty of seating. Food flavors are not bad. If you are used to Tex-Mex, it will be a bit different.

El Paso, Texas
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

This is a family owned restaurant that, for the money, serves one of the best breakfasts in Ruidoso. The staff is friendly and always aiming to please. The menu offers traditional American and Mexican breakfast plates; all good.

Thank MikeBwest
Lubbock, Texas
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015

Wound up here as a result of being recommended by several locals. What a find! The food was simply great. Service was nice and pleasant. Had the JUMBO shredded beef burrito and it was one of the best I have ever had. It was almost too large for the plate. My wife had chicken fajitas and wound up bring half... More 

Thank Rick U
New Mexico
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104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

...but the breakfast food is good. Had a good taco salad for lunch once. It is a clean place with good service. Good value. Not expensive.

Thank HornDozer
Wichita, Kansas
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

Every time we are in Ruidoso (yearly) we eat breakfast here. The food is always good the service excellent and the food is not overpriced. We all had different omelets and they were all delicious The waitress was friendly and made you feel welcome. We also ate a dinner there and it was home cooked food. Very good.

Thank jsfollett
Eureka, Montana
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

Ambiance is lacking. Place felt a little dirty. It wasn't, just felt that way. Maybe dirty isn't the right word, but can't think of another. Food was ok. Nothing special and what I would call below average, but wasn't horrible. Service wasn't nothing to write home about but was adequate. There are better in town.

Thank Mojo1988
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

Chicken tacos were perfect - tortillas were just soft/crunchy enough, chicken was high quality. Beans cooked with lard, the way nature intended. Perfect everything - very good salsa.

Thank GinaKelley
Ruidoso, New Mexico, United States
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2013

Nice for a quick lunch or breakfast. Local hang out. a meal under 10 bucks and food is pretty good. Hidden and next to Lawrence Brothers Grocery store. Thanks, Ms Annie

Thank Ruidoso A
Alto, NM
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2012

I have been coming to this restaurant ever since moving into the area and average close to once per week to join friends for good food and great service all at a fair price. The food is always flavorful and it arrives at the table quickly. Good value for the entire family.

Thank 7kaltoid

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 721 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6911
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 505-257-0279

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