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Jorge's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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2064 W Highway 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM
+1 575-378-9804
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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209 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 765 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Austin Texas
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the breakfast, but they started cleaning the floors while we were eating. Can't handle the odor of cleaning solvents when I'm eating. Prices were good, but we had to get the attention of the waitperson several times.for coffee and salsa.

Thank scorpio78731
Level Contributor
24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is the BEST in Ruidoso for Mexican Food!! The locals eat here. I love their green sauce on the cheese enchiladas!! They serve beer, the best with Mexican Food!!!!

Thank Ginaclark3
The Woodlands, Texas
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We have been looking for better local Mexican food since we live there part time and this place lived up to expectations. it is in from of a motel, so I normally shy away from those places however it was surprisingly good and I had the chili relleno and my wife had the enchilada plate. it was very tasty, and... More 

Thank Bill934
Austin, Texas
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Went to Jorge's Cafe for dinner with my family. I ordered the chicken enchiladas with green sauce, rice, and beans. I was unable to finish my plate but I will say that the enchiladas were very good. My kids ordered hamburgers and my husband ordered a plate that had a tamale, chile relleno, and a chicken enchilada with red sauce,... More 

Thank Marissa G
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This is an awesome and quaint Mexican food restaurant. They serve breakfast to dinner. I had the Combo Fajitas. They were awesome. The skirt steak was shaved very thin and had a great sear. Very friendly staff.

Thank 522troys
Austin, TX
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We are here around 3 pm - well after the lunch crowd. Restaurant had a mop smell. We waited 15 min at least just to order drinks. We also ordered queso. It tasted like powdered cheese. I ordered a combo plate: cheese enchilada, tamale, and tostada plate. It tasted like a 1980 TV dinner. The tamale had ZERO meat and... More 

Thank Goodheartedwoman
somewhere, usa
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Wow, this place is awesome. While visiting Ruidoso, wanted to try something different compared to South Texas Mexican cuisine that I'm accustomed to. I must say, the enchiladas (w/ red sauce) are the best hands down that I've ever tasted. The wait staff was also very friendly and helpful. Definitely will be coming here again!!

Thank traverler55
Gresham, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We eat at Jorge"s cafe every time we pass thru Ruidoso, NM. It is a small place but it is always full of people. My wife loves their pork and green chili. The prices are very reasonable and servings are generous. We have never been disappointed.

Thank N595LDjosephh

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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
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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
  • 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?